The Etymology of Guns

From the Contra Costra Times, an enlightening piece on the violence laden and gun ridden language we use every day. and how that might alter our opinion of them: We often value the "straight shooter," yet are wary of those who "shoot their mouths off," those who "shoot from the hip" or glibly end an… Continue reading The Etymology of Guns

Unbalanced Response

A fatal shooting took place today not far from where I work, where police shot and killed what they're calling 'an aggressive panhandler' who threatened a passerby with a large knife. An officer was accidentally shot in the chest but his body armor absorbed the shot and he was not seriously injured. Police turnout in… Continue reading Unbalanced Response