MacDonald: "What was once an organization focused on gun safety has now become an organization focused on commercial enterprise without regard for the implications of their policies."
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Shooting BB guns was a right of passage for a 12 year boy. I couldn't wait to get one, and I remember that Christmas morning when I saw the long, bow-wrapped package standing up against the wall. I eagerly ripped open the package to find the most beautiful wood-grained Daisy BB rifle gun I'd ever seen. My friends and I would set up targets in the yard, which could have been anything from cans, to bottles, to bulls-eyed sheets. My friend's dad (Barry) was an avid gun sportsman. Barry was a hunter who belonged to a gun club where I was introduced to skeet shooting. But, before I even held one of his guns, Barry impressed safety rules on me. We signed up for gun safety classes, which were sponsored by the NRA. There was a definitive tone of …
MacDonald: "There are many examples of politicians who get negative press for doing terrible things. However, here's an an example of a selfless act of kindness that has truly touched me."
Saturday, July 7, 2012
I met (Boston City Councilor) Felix (Arroyo) and his lovely wife Jasmine for the first time Thursday. It was not under the best of circumstances, considering I was splayed out on the sidewalk on Longwood Avenue after crashing my bicycle. I live in Framingham, and my wife is at a Boston hospital recovering from surgery. I'm also participating in the Pan Mass Challenge, which is on Aug 4. So, as a way to both get a training ride in, as well as to be able to spend more time with my wife, I decided to ride into Boston. As I was coming down Longwood Ave., I crashed my bike into the sidewalk. Felix was in a car behind me, and he stopped to see if I was ok. He could see that I was a bit shaken up, and also, that I had cuts and scrapes on my arms …