Sunday, August 30, 2015
gun control
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‘If I Have To Be The John Walsh Of Gun Control': Victim’s Father To Become Advocate

The father of a victim in Wednesday’s murder of the local TV crew in Virginia is quickly emerging as a new spokesman for gun control — determined that these mass shootings not just keep on happening.

August 27, 2015
AR-15 gun rifle

Wal-Mart To Stop Selling AR-15, Other Semi-Automatic Rifles

A spokesman for the world’s largest retailer said the decision was based solely on demand and was not related to recent high-profile incidents involving the rifles.

August 26, 2015
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Amy Schumer Promotes Gun Check Legislation With Cousin Sen. Chuck Schumer

Amy Schumer: ‘Two lives were tragically lost, and others injured. And I’ve thought about these victims each day since the tragedy.’

August 3, 2015
Bystanders watch over the scene at a movie theatre where a man opened fire on film goers in Lafayette, Louisiana

Gunman Kills 2, Wounds 7 In Louisiana Theater Before Killing Himself: Police

The Louisiana shootings took place almost three years to the day after 12 people were killed at a cinema in Aurora, Colorado.

July 24, 2015
James Comey

FBI Chief Says Agency Should Not Have Cleared Gun Sale To Dylann Roof

FBI Director James B. Comey said agency employees should have rejected Dylann Roof’s attempt to purchase a gun because Roof had earlier been arrested for possession of drugs.

July 10, 2015
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4 Bogus Controversies About Bernie Sanders

Yes, Bernie Sanders identifies as a socialist, but that and other “controversies” are really non-issues.

July 10, 2015
open carry

The Right To Be Free From Guns

What’s needed is a long-term national effort to change popular attitudes toward handgun ownership. And we need to insist on protecting the rights of Americans who do not want to be anywhere near guns.

June 25, 2015
Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders On Gun Control: Certainly Not Liberal

Bernie Sanders is considered the liberal savior of the 2016 political race. But there’s one issue in which he deviates from the party line: guns.

June 24, 2015
Charleston church shooting

Guns, Racism, And White Privilege — Clinton Discusses Charleston

Clinton forcefully of the roles that racism, unchecked guns, and unacknowledged white privilege play in American culture, and how they contribute to violence and tragedy.

June 22, 2015
Martin O'Malley

‘White Racism,’ NRA Are To Blame For Lax Gun Rules, O’Malley Says

“If the thousands of young men killed by gun violence every year across America were young, poor and white — rather than young, poor and black — it is hard to imagine that our Congress would continue to block common-sense measures to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.”

June 22, 2015
Charleston, S.C., aftermath

Charleston And The Politics Of Evasion

Millions of words will be written and spoken about the victims in Charleston. We’ll deal with everything — except the need to change.

June 22, 2015
Rick Perry

The 5 Most Appalling Conservative Reactions To The Charleston Shooting

Dive into the lunatic fringe of right wingers weighing in on the events in Charleston — and you’ll find some truly appalling, noxious, and deranged reactions. Here are just five of them

June 19, 2015
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Endorse This: When A Conservative Did Something About Guns

Former Australian prime minister John Howard explained: “How many more people need to be murdered by a madman to convince the government to do something?”

June 19, 2015
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Obama Calls For U.S. Reckoning On Guns

“At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.”

June 19, 2015
Smart guns may help prevent violence if they can make it on the US market

‘Smart’ Guns May Help Prevent Violence — If They Can Make It On The U.S. Market

Although smart guns have broad support among gun owners, the staunchest supporters of the Second Amendment say they only make it easier for the government to control the sale and use of lawful firearms.

June 18, 2015
Concealed Handguns

Obsession With Guns Now Infects College Campuses

College campuses don’t have enough problems with rapes, binge drinking, and cheating. The Texas Legislature had to add concealed weapons to the mix.

June 6, 2015
Rick Perry

This Week In Crazy: Rick Perry Makes It Rain

Who wants to take a shower with Mike Huckabee? It’s bring your gun to school day! And Rick Perry’s hard rain’s a-gonna fall. It’s “This Week In Crazy.”

June 5, 2015
Gun Boys

Nearly 9 Percent Of Americans Are Angry, Impulsive, And Have A Gun, Study Says

What’s more, 1.5 percent of people who have these anger issues carry their guns outside the home. Tread lightly.

April 9, 2015
Eric Holder

Holder Says Lack Of New Gun Laws Is His ‘Single Failure’

The attorney general explains how the gun lobby won after Sandy Hook.

February 9, 2015
assault rifle

Texas Gun-Rights Leader Says Failure To Pass Open Carry Law ‘Punishable By Death’

Tensions are running high in Texas after an open carry advocate threatened the lives of pro-gun control lawmakers.

February 4, 2015
guns and ammo

Lawmakers Cooking Up Recipe For A Bloodbath

Introducing one of the NRA’s most horrible ideas ever.

January 27, 2015
Sig Sauer pistol

Veronica Rutledge And America’s Gun Cult

No gun death is horrific enough to make the “gun rights” crowd reexamine its obsession.

January 7, 2015
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While National Gun Lobby Gloats, States Seek Sanity On Firearms

Despite a dysfunctional Congress, gun control advocates see growing momentum for “sensible” laws at the state level.

December 27, 2014
US congressional negotiators have finalized a huge spending bill that funds most federal operations through next September, concluding weeks of haggling to avoid a looming government shutdown (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad)

Senate Confirms Obama’s Surgeon General Pick Despite Gun Control Views

Democrats beat the NRA on Monday, with a little help from Ted Cruz.

December 16, 2014
A photograph of Jessica Redfield Ghawi, killed in the Aurora shooting, sits near the podium during a press conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on December 10, 2014 (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb) (Correction: Jessica Redfield Ghawi was originally misidentified in this caption.)

Newtown Marks Massacre Anniversary With Reflection

On Sunday, Newtown marked the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre.

December 15, 2014
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