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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jeb Bush is the real life-version of the robotic, soulless, gaffe-prone Mitt Romney we parodied in the last election cycle.
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.
The president was blunt: In order for the stem this “continuing cause of death for innocent people,” America needed to pass new laws.
Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) released a fiery statement Thursday evening, in reaction to the mass murder at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.