Could Gun Control Be Millennials’ Vietnam War?

by Shelton Bumgarner

It occurred to me the other day that in a weird way, one could make a direct comparison between the Vietnam War and our current debate about gun control. With each mass shooting at a school, it hits home that the lives of young people are at stake, much like the draft put the lives of young people at risk.

So, it’s logical that it’s possible, just possible that the Parkland kids efforts at enacting common sense gun control might spark protests similar to what we had in the late 60s, early 70s with the Vietnam War. Millennials are at just the right age, too. They entering their late teens and they’re at just the right age to start to protest.

One difference, of course, is that 18-year-olds can now vote, unlike 50 years ago. So, it’s possible that if the Parkland movement really begins to take off they might be able to get things done more through the ballet box than protesting.

But only time will tell. The historical comparison eerily holds up, the more you think about it. It really does. Let’s hope it plays out that way. I’ve often said that the bad rap Millennials got came more from people my age feeling old and there being a lack of any reason for them to rise to the occasion than them being any different than any generation before them.

Maybe, just maybe, gun control will prove me right.

V-Log: Mulling #GunControl, #AR15s, War With The #DPRK & #Screenplay #Writing

by Shelton Bumgarner

It looks as though we’re hurdling towards a war with the #DPRK. Or maybe not. Only time will tell. But this v-log has a few other interesting things in it as well.

‘Good Guy With A Gun’ — #Lyrics To A Woke Country-Pop Song

This is a homage to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Saturday Night Special. It seems odd to believe that there was the possibility of an anti-gun country rock song. But it exists. The music to these lyrics would be like that.

Good Guy With A Gun
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
please give credit if you produce or perform

they tell me that the cure
to all our problems
is a good guy with a gun
but I can only tell you
tell you true as can be
that the answer to our woe
ain’t more guns, that’s for sho

good guy with a gun
ain’t gunna fix nothing
good guy with a gun
is just a scam
we need to fix this problem
yes ma’am

good guy with a gun
good guy with a gun
don’t screw this one up son
good guy with a gun
isn’t the way to run

it seems like
every day we got more death on the TV
too many people are dying let me tell you
too many people shot down in the prime of life
at church, at the concert, God knows where else

good guy with a gun
good guy with a gun
don’t screw this one up son
good guy with a gun
isn’t the way to run

good guy with a gun ain’t the cure
it’s just a part of the problem
let me set things right
we need more control
more control of the guns we got
that’s for sure, right?

women and children shot dead
every time of day
when is this going to fade away
into the night
when are we going to stop hoping
that a good guy with a gun
will set things right

What’s The Craic? #TrumpRussia #ParadisePapers #Podcast

by Shelton Bumgarner

What’s the Craic?
This is a new podcast like thing we’re doing where we talk about events of the day. In today’s edition, we talk about the shooting in #Texas, #GunControl and the #NRA. We also talk about the #ParadisePapers, #Trump and #TrumpRussia. It takes a little while to get going, but in general this is a pretty good chat. If you like it, be sure to follow us and share this video as well.