I shudder to think how I would have reacted if I’d shot that man. The Air Force would probably have given me a medal. I probably would have stopped valuing the two serious medals I received for doing important work.

But more than that, I would have spent years anguished and tortured.

When I see people proudly showing off guns like macho thugs just because the Supreme Court says they can, I feel nauseated.


Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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