Bob Higgins

A Day Of Guns, A Day In America

Posted in News, Politics by Bob Higgins on January 15, 2011
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Former Pelham, Mass., Police Chief Edward Fleury and Christopher Bizilj 8

Edward Fleury and Christopher Bizilj 8 (AP)

Once again a country that experiences more violent gun deaths than any other country on Earth has been shocked by a maliciously motivated madman with a gun. The talk all week from the various electronic chatterboxes has been guns, their control, their abuse, the somehow sacred right  to possess them…guns.

In a darkly funny piece written in the bleak light of the Arizona murders Elayne Boosler relates her experience with writing and speaking her views about guns, gun control and the NRA and includes a couple dozen  responses to her essays and twitter posts on the subject.

Her columns and tweets were in favor of controlling guns, they were measured, reasonable and since she is a comedian with a flair for writing humor they were funny, and like the best humor,  there was an element of tragedy or darkness woven into their fabric. (more…)