Monday, November 30, 2015
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Prepped for the next zombie apocalypse

5 Things You Should Actually Be Afraid Of

Conservatives have proven to be experts in making the media — and thus America — afraid of all the wrong things. For young males, car accidents and use of firearms are far too likely causes of death — and 2015 may be the first year ever when gun deaths outnumber automobile deaths.

November 30, 2015
A committee made up of student body presidents from Kansas state universities has invited all students in the system to weigh in on a survey to gauge attitudes toward guns on campus. Results are expected sometime next month. (Mike Hutmacher/Wichita Eagle/TNS)

Kansas Colleges Prepare For Gun-Toting Students

As Kansas moves toward a time when guns will be as welcome on university campuses as laptops, students are starting to take notice and talk about how they’ll handle that day when it comes.

November 29, 2015
Ambulances wait on a road leading to a Planned Parenthood center after reports of an active shooter in Colorado Springs

Colorado Embodies Nation’s Divide Over Gun Control

This state where gun violence resonates with profound power remains divided among Democrats, Republicans and unaffiliated voters — so no one side in the gun debate prevails for long.

November 29, 2015

Obama Says U.S. Has To ‘Do Something’ About Guns After Colorado Shooting

“We have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them. Enough is enough.”

November 28, 2015
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NRA And Michael Bloomberg Square Off Over Guns; Who’s Winning?

Both sides of the gun issue claim to be winning the hearts, minds and votes of Americans.

November 2, 2015

Chicago Becomes Exhibit A For Both Sides In The Gun Control Debate

Critics say the stream of deadly shootings in Chicago are proof that gun laws don’t work, but Obama’s team believes that they are evidence of the need for exactly what he’s pushing.

October 26, 2015
Prepped for the next zombie apocalypse

‘If I Only Had A Gun…’

It’s so clear to me now. Guns don’t take lives, they save them. Guns make everything better. Carson is a surgeon, not an optometrist, but golly gosh, he’s sure opened my eyes.

October 19, 2015
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Gun Industry Must Not Be Shielded From Liability

The NRA has filled people’s heads with the nonsense that it is unfair to expect a seller to know whether a gun he sells will be used later in a crime. Really?

October 16, 2015
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Sensible Gun Owners Should Abhor The NRA

What has happened to responsible gun owners? Where did the sane hunters go? Why aren’t they standing up to protest the outrageous politics of the NRA?

October 10, 2015
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Concealed-Carry Crazy: What Gun Lobbyists Mean When They Tout ‘Gun Safety’

Even with the best training, studies show that police have a very hard time hitting their intended targets. New York City’s Police Department has some of the best-trained officers in the country. But when 12 Brooklyn cops opened fire on a fleeing gunman last month, only one of 84 shots fired hit the suspect.

October 10, 2015

This Week In Crazy: The Stupidity Of A Free State

A well-regulated militia — which consists predominantly of disturbed white men who retch at the mere mention of “regulation” — being necessary to the stupidity of a free state, we can always look forward to hearing more pro-gun idiocy after a tragic mass shooting. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

October 9, 2015

Endorse This: What Ben Carson Actually Said To A Gunman

As Carson tells the story, he did even worse than the exact opposite of what he’s telling everyone else to do now.

October 8, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Kindergarten Carson

Larry Wilmore showed a kindergarten class where Ben Carson’s ideas on guns are actually put into practice.

October 8, 2015
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Study: States With Stricter Gun Control Laws Have Fewer Gun-Related Deaths

America is #1 in many things, and sadly, we top the charts when it comes to anything related with guns.

October 7, 2015

With This Statistic, Canada Demonstrates What A Difference Gun Control Can Make

As a country that allows private gun ownership and also has a robust hunting culture, Canada offers a useful point of comparison with the United States.

October 7, 2015
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4 Issues To Watch When Clinton And Sanders Debate Next Week

As the campaign progresses, differences between Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have become increasingly clear.

October 7, 2015

Bush Family’s War On English

To say “stuff happens” about a mass shooting is to suggest that mass shootings are somehow inevitable and unavoidable. But that is simply not true. This “stuff” doesn’t happen everywhere — not with the numbing frequency it does here.

October 7, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘Shoot First, Ask Questions Never’

Larry Wilmore looked at “America’s conversation about not talking about guns,” detailing all the ways that the right changes the subject away from gun control after a mass shooting.

October 6, 2015
College alumnus is embraced after a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg

Twisted Social Media And Mass Murder

These online communities for the ill and the lonely let the killers know that after the deed, which usually includes their death, they will have lots of people following them.

October 6, 2015
Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin speaks during a news conference, updating the public a day after after a mass shooting Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Oregon Sheriff Wrote, ‘Gun Control Is NOT The Answer,’ And Residents Agree

The tone in Roseburg is different than it was in Santa Barbara, Connecticut or Tucson.

October 5, 2015

Clinton Vows To Take On Gun Lobby, Pledges Tighter Restrictions

Hillary Clinton: “How many people have to die before we actually act, before we come together as a nation?”

October 5, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Bush speaks during the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley

Why Jeb Bush Is The Worst Major Presidential Candidate We’ll Ever See

Jeb Bush is the real life-version of the robotic, soulless, gaffe-prone Mitt Romney we parodied in the last election cycle.

October 5, 2015

‘Stuff Happens’: Jeb And Trump Talk Down Gun Control

The two biggest-name Republican candidates clearly don’t like each other very much, but they do appear to agree on one thing: There’s nothing more we can do about mass shootings.

October 2, 2015

‘Thoughts And Prayers Are Not Enough’ — Obama, Yet Again, Calls For Gun-Control Laws

The president was blunt: In order for the stem this “continuing cause of death for innocent people,” America needed to pass new laws.

October 1, 2015

Senator Chris Murphy Slams Congress For ‘Quiet Endorsement’ Of Murders, Mass Shootings

Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) released a fiery statement Thursday evening, in reaction to the mass murder at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.

October 1, 2015
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