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Friday, February 23, 2018

5 Places Where GOP Hypocrites Ban Guns (For Their Own Safety)

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

After every mass shooting, a portion of this country insists the real problem is that there aren’t enough guns. The group that pushes this absurd lie includes Republican politicians, many of whom fear that admitting otherwise would drive away NRA donor funds. There’s been a lot of recent discussion about how GOP legislators do nothing in response to gun massacres, but a 2016 Harvard Business School study proves that’s not quite true. In states with overwhelmingly Republican legislative bodies, after mass shootings, “the number of laws passed to loosen gun restrictions [increases] by 75 percent.” Despite being counterintuitive and demonstrably dangerous, more firepower is the GOP’s go-to solution because “something something don’t tread on me.”

It’s a bad-faith proposition.…

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How Dare They Ask Whether Nunes Will Hold A Town Hall?

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com

 

Apparently, House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) feels no accountability to his constituents. Not only does he refuse to hold a town hall, the very idea of doing so is ridiculous to him.

When a reporter for his hometown paper, The Fresno Bee, asked him if he planned to hold any open forums for people in his district, Nunes not only said no, he furiously attacked the paper.

“Your paper is a joke to even bring these issues up or raise these issues,” said Nunes. “I actually feel bad for the people who work at The Bee, because sadly it’s become just a left-wing rag … when the paper becomes just part of regurgitating Democratic talking points, it’s no longer a news outlet that’s actually being fair or objective.…

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