Safely Back in the USA

Safely Back in the USA

A visitor holds a pistol at a gun display during a National Rifle Association outdoor sports trade show on February 10, 2017 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Photo: Dominick Reuter, AFP After two weeks in central Mexico, Whataburger marked my entry point back into the United States. Located in one of those dystopian nowheresville districts that border major airports, the fast-food restaurant near DFW was the perfect venue for my re-acclimatization back into American life. Customers were obese, slouchy, and grumpy, and, I assumed, heavily armed. For the first time in a fortnight I felt anxious. Would I be the victim of yet another mass shooting here in the heart of Texas? Had Governor Greg Abbott , competing head-to-head with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for the worst state leader in the nation, been alerted that a Chicago-raised libtard who despises the NRA and this country’s lax gun laws had just set foot on Texas soil? Did he know I am pro-choice, pro-book, and that I support the teaching of LGBTQ topics in public schools? Safe in Mexico I admit Mexico felt safer than my own native country. I roamed around five cities in the central part of the country, beginning in Mexico City and ending in Oaxaca. Not once did I feel frightened. (I also felt safer visiting Cuba where citizens are not allowed to own guns. And, no, I do not want to live in a Communist country. Well, at least not until the embargo is lifted.) When night fell […]

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