WASHINGTON (AP) ― New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is applauding Wal-Mart for toughening it’s (sic) regulations for selling guns. Wal-Mart is the nation’s largest seller of firearms.
The store says it will make videos of purchases and create an internal log so guns they sell can be traced if later used in crimes.
Mayor Bloomberg has been leading a national campaign called “Mayors Against Illegal Guns.”
Wal-Mart didn’t say how low (sic) it would take to implement the changes in its eleven hundred stores.
The National Rifle Association denounced the company’s move.
I won’t take sides in this fight. What’s the point? I’m no fan of Wal-Mart, but I do shop there, especially for the lowest prices on ammo — always! I am a defender of the 2nd Amendment and an oft-embarrassed member of the NRA. (Someone has to hang around to apologize for the knuckleheads who run that place.)
Do you think it coincidence that Wal-Mart’s announcement comes just days following the death of former NRA president Chuck Heston? Holy Moses!
It was one step forward and two steps back at Kent State this week…
After what looked like the start of fruitful dialog on race — on campus and in life — (I wrote about it here), Black United Students Monday published this strong rebuttal to Beth Rankin’s “I am not a white bitch” column.
I won’t try analyze it. You can if you’d like. And I won’t take sides on this one, either. Instead, I’ll let out a loud sigh of disappointment if that’s OK with you.
I had hopes that our feisty columnist from the Daily Kent Stater had triggered a real conversation on race. And I’m damned proud to have her in my school. Whatever happens, I believe this generation we call the millenials may be the ones who finally overcome racial animosity in our country.
We old hippies talked a good game; this group of young 20somethings really seems to get it. Peace!