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by CJ Waldron
Every time there is another mass casualty shooting, those on the Right scream about the Second Amendment and how Liberals are “coming for your guns”. They use terms like “law abiding citizen”, “Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.” and Molon Labe (Come and take them). They blame the mentally ill for these deadly events, calling for more help for those afflicted while cutting off funding to do just that.
Those on the Right conveniently ignore the part about the Second Amendment that mentions a “well-regulated militia”, and insist the only meaningful part of the amendment is the part that guarantees them the “right” to bear arms. They claim firearms possession is a God given right as they hypocritically clutch a Bible in one hand and an assault weapon in the other...
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FEATURED PODCAST INTERVIEW
by Bob Gatty
The mass shootings keep coming and innocent people keep getting gunned down. In fact, every day 110 people are killed by guns. On Feb. 14 it will be the five-year anniversary of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, when 17 people were murdered and 17 others injured.
Yet, the politicians do nothing. Today’s Lean to the Left podcast episode looks at that through the eyes of Gabrielle Zwi, a young woman who wrote a song she created from her own experiences. It's called "Guns to a Playground Fight."
Late last year Gabrielle, a 22-year-old singer-songwriter, educator, and community organizer based in Rockville, MD, graduated from Columbia University, having safely made it through elementary and secondary school without being gunned down in her classroom...
FEATURED VIDEO INTERVIEW
by Bob Gatty
Lynne Parmiter Bowman, author of the Amazon best selling cookbook, "Brownies for Breakfast", has lived with diabetes for some 30 years and has turned that into a positive experience from which others with similar health issues can benefit.
Lynne is 76 and has been featured at women's expos throughout the country, speaking on kitchen table culture, community planning and the gift of diabetes.
During the interview, Lynne talks about how she's adapted over the years since here diabetes diagnosis, including writing and producing "Brownies for Breakfast." If you are struggling with diabetes or know someone who is, this episode will be of interest -- and value -- to you.
Do You Care About Justice?
Attorney/author Mark M. Bello and writer/commentator Bob Gatty co-host Justice Counts, a podcast that goes beyond the law to what matters to people, what's fair, what's right, what's justice.
"If you look up "justice" in the dictionary," Mark says, "you'll find something like 'just or fair behavior or treatment.' So justice is not just a legal term, it's a broader term and in a broader sense, it's giving people what they deserve."
Our guests are those skilled in the law as well as people who seek justice, in one of its many forms in our daily lives. The episodes are filled with insight, info, and no small amount of humor.
Episodes stream bi-weekly every other Monday on all major podcast platforms.
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