BLUNTweets: "Meanwhile, in Michigan now it's legal to carry guns in an elementary school."

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As regular readers know, I produce an online video series called “BLUNT” in which anyone can concisely and civilly speak their minds for 30 seconds and be heard. I'm about to produce a new one on gun violence, so feel free to submit a short video to me in the next 2 or 3 days.

Tweets are another wonderful grassroots outlet. I've posted some below, because emotions are running very high today due to the horrific Connecticut tragedy, and the messages are strong, fascinating, and important.

In my post "WTF is the matter with Michigan? Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse…" there was this:

Michigan gun owners with extra training could carry concealed weapons in schools under a bill OK’d by a House panel Yes, guns in schools are A-OK with Michigan’s “pro-life” Republicans:

Gun owners with concealed weapon permits could get additional training that would allow them to carry their concealed firearms in schools and at sporting events on school property under legislation approved Wednesday by a Michigan House committee.

The bill, OK’d 7-2 by majority Republicans along party lines, is awaiting potential final votes before lawmakers conclude their lame-duck session. [...]

Public schools – currently gun-free unless someone openly carries a weapon – would have to allow concealed weapons under the bill… [U]nintended consequences – more potential for altercations at football games or students finding teachers’ guns in locked places.

Is it the right time to discuss responsible gun regulation yet?

Then the Connecticut school shooting massacre happened. All day I've been reading tweet after tweet; most were very insightful, thoughtful, even devastating, and a few made me want to scream. I thought I'd share a few of the more recent ones, because our voices matter:

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  • Hooker

    Barbarians not only at the gate, but inside our schools. It comes down to dollars trumping our children's lives.

  • Harbor Guy

    I have no doubt, that the sicko bastards at the NRA, will defend this killer and his gun.