Tuesday, October 6, 2015
gun control

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
Concealed Handguns

Surrender On Guns Is Not An Option

There’s no more tangled issue in our age than the expanding right of the individual to bear arms when it collides with the right of society to be protected from troubled, armed individuals.

September 17, 2015
Andy Parker Everytown Rally

Gun-Control Activists Stage Nationwide Rallies

United under the #WhateverItTakes, supporters and allies called out politicians in the name of enacting gun safety reform measures.

September 11, 2015
Black Lives Matter NYC Protest

Black-On-Black Violence Demands Our Attention

No matter how those black lives are snuffed out, the senseless loss of black life demands a response.

September 5, 2015

If Sandy Hook Is ‘Bearable,’ What Is Not?

Every time there is a tragic gun shooting, we say it’s going to be different now. But it never is.

September 2, 2015

‘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

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

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

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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