Guns ‘n’ Bread ‘n’ Roses

GunBy Sarah at ProgressiveKid

This is a call to arms. The kind that are attached to hands and often linked via shoulder and neck to heads with brains, eyes, ears, and mouths.

After Seung-Hui Cho killed 33 people last Monday and President Bush responded in part to the massacre by reaffirming his commitment to guns, I was reminded of my friend Victor. I knew Victor about 20 years ago when I worked for a teacher-training program in Chicago. We met at an Act-Up meeting. Victor, an intelligent, soft-spoken, powerful, opinionated, gay carpenter, was the guy we called in to help train our future teachers on how to work best with gay students.

One day, during one of his presentations to our students, Victor mentioned—I can’t remember the context—that he was a firm supporter of the unfettered right to bear arms. Continue reading