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A Brief History On August 5, 2019, while the nation reels from recent mass shootings in Gilroy, California (3 dead), El Paso, Texas (22 dead), and Dayton, Ohio (9 dead), the calls for “common sense” gun control are ringing loud and strong.  Problem is, what is “common sense” when it comes to gun control?  Not everyone agrees!  (Note: We sincerely want to stem the violence in the United States and decrease the number of murders and crimes by criminals with guns.  We also advocate for measures that actually help, and not “feel good” useless laws that do not really address…

A Brief History On August 2, 2019, word of a decision by a New York City police judge to ask the Police commissioner to fire Officer Daniel Pantaleo was made public.  Pantaleo was almost immediately suspended from duty.  Pantaleo was the officer involved in the tragic case in which career petty criminal Eric Garner died shortly after being arrested for selling loose cigarettes in 2014.  The case became infamous as the “I can’t breathe!” case, with Pantaleo being accused of putting Garner in an “illegal” choke hold.  (Note: Despite the fact that you will see over and over on television…

A Brief History On July 26, 2013, a 40-year-old man from Alfredówka, Poland was found by Municipal Police Patrol from Nowa Dęba lying in the ditch along the road in Tarnowska Wola.  At the hospital, it was recorded that the man had a blood alcohol content of 1.374%.  The man survived, but the episode is just one of many cautionary tales of driving recklessly. Driving your car around the block is something quite entertaining, and it can be one of the best ways to take your mind off things. It is relaxing just to cruise around with nothing but music…

A Brief History On July 30, 1419, The First Defenestration of Prague took place, which of course, means there was a second Defenestration!  Prague, the capital in what was then called Bohemia and today the capital of the Czech Republic, is a vibrant city as the seat of government today, just as it was back in 1419.  Why would such a beautiful city be the scene of violence? Digging Deeper First of all, we must let you know what “defenestration” means.  Not a word you hear every day although the action described by it is not all that unusual.  (Drum…

A Brief History On July 26, 2016, a bizarre mass killing near Tokyo was reported in which a 26 year old man, a former employee of a facility for disabled people, went to that facility at 2:30 am local time on July 26, 2016 (still July 25 in Eastern Daylight Time) and killed 19 people with a knife and wounded about 26 more.  Police arrived too late to stop the mayhem, and the perpetrator turned himself in at the local police department.  Once again, we have tragic proof that a deranged person does not need a gun to commit mass…

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