One Day at a Time

The Week in Review


Hey Ann, big fan. But your rigorous full-time occupation of reading and reporting celebrity drivel has left you somewhat bereft of what's actually going on in this country. All of the recent school/Batman shooting atrocities have occurred in places with stricter gun laws - compelling evidence that banning weapons does NOT stop insane people from doing insane things. In Mexico there is a country-wide ban on weapons and gun violence there is apocalyptic in scale because LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS HAVE NO WAY TO DEFEND THEMSELVES FROM RUTHLESS GANGSTERS AND UBER-CORRUPT POLICE WHO DO NOT GIVE A RATS ASS ABOUT LAWS. And while the media (your team!) plays and replays tape of these isolated incidents, in which the stories frequently don't add up (Why does the Sandyhook student shooter have NO school records? Why was the theater shooter "easily apprehended in the parking lot", never to be heard of again?), The Department of Homeland Security has purchased over 1.6 billion rounds of high-power ammunition over the past year – enough to wage a 20 year plus ground war. If you really care, read some history. EVERY movement by a government to disarm its people has ALWAYS been followed by Martial Law. The second amendment wasn't written so Dick Cheney could go hunting with his "buds", it was written so law-abiding citizens could protect themselves from a corrupt government turning on its own people, something our forefathers LIVED THROUGH, not watched on CNN. I adore you Ann, but wake up. Or stick to the smut. I read your column to laugh at rich people, which you are very good at. That world, though a complete fantasy, is much cozier and comfier than the nightmare brewing in our country. If you want to write about real events - and I say this with love - become a real journalist.