Disarm toddlers

According to this Washington Post article, toddlers have shot at least 23 people this year. From Christopher Ingraham: Last year, a Washington Post analysis found that toddlers were finding guns and shooting people at a rate of about one a week. This year, that pace has accelerated. There have been at least 23 toddler-involved shootings since …

Swords into plow shares — or guns into shovels

From Isaiah comes the idea of turning weapons into farming implements — swords into plowshares, spears into pruning hooks. From Culiacán, Mexico, comes the idea of melting down guns for shovels.  You can read more about the artist, Pedro Reyes, here. From Reyes: This ritual has a pedagogical purpose of showing how an agent of death …

Thank you, Permanent Commission on the Status of Women

While the Connecticut legislators hurl their way toward Wednesday, the end of this legislative session, can we take a quick moment to thank the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, a 43-year old powerhouse of an organization that works tirelessly for the women of Connecticut. By Connecticut General Assembly mandate, the commission monitors, critiques and recommends changes to legislation …

What the hell’s wrong with Mississippi?

Alison sends this link about a bill — just passed by the Mississippi state senate —  that would allow guns in church. That’s concealed carry, without a permit. And if the gun approved by this bill is used in defense of the church, there’d be no prosecution. Mississippi? We’ll be a-prayin’ fer ye.