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At Kroger, loaded guns are safer than skateboards, ice cream, and bare chests

Posted by Tom Megginson | 6-11-2014 17:33 | Category: Activism

At Kroger, loaded guns are safer than skateboards, ice cream, and bare chests

It’s hard to fathom why anyone thinks it’s a good idea for citizens to bring loaded weapons into public places. But many of the United States of America, it is considered a right.

Some national chains, like Starbucks, have asked that customers “no longer bring firearms into our stores or outdoor seating areas.” But others, such as the huge grocery chain Kroger, refuse to take a stand. So Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America are pushing for consumer action.

The campaign points out the absurdity of a store prohibiting things like skateboards, outside foods, and shirtlessness from their stores, to protect shoppers, while allowing loaded guns. “This inconsistency is particularly shocking given that the laws in a majority of states do not require a background check, permitting or even training to open carry a firearm. In all states, but especially those where gun laws are lax, businesses have an obligation to protect their employees and patrons,” says Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action.


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Amnesty International bypasses Russian demonstration laws with mannequins

Posted by Tom Megginson | 7-10-2014 16:48 | Category: Human rights

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Amnesty International just shared this video, of an unusual one-person demonstration in Moscow:


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[#TBT] Jimmy Carter as a Spokesman for Pot Decriminalization, 1979

Posted by Tom Megginson | 1-05-2014 11:36 | Category: Drugs

Jimmy Carter as a Spokesman for Pot Decriminalization, 1979.

My friend and colleague Kerry shared this find with me. It’s from a March 1979 issue of Playboy, and it reveals an interesting moment in United States drug history.

In the late ‘70s, decriminalization of marijuana seemed to be a natural next step in the liberalization of laws in the West.


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