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Facebook To Prohibit Private Firearm Transactions On Its Service

Company moves to counter concerns that it was increasingly being used to circumvent background checks on gun purchases.

January 29, 2016
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5 Reasons Democrats Should Be Proud Of This Presidential Primary

Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have fervent supporters who oppose the other, although the fanatics are a minority. Both candidates are historic in their own right. And both candidates represent the kind of energy necessary to grow the Obama coalition.

January 25, 2016
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TSA Finds 20 Percent More Guns In Carry-On Bags In 2015, And Most Are Loaded

Airport security screeners in the U.S. found a record high number of firearms in carry-on bags last year, officials said.

January 22, 2016
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Open Carry Is No Big Deal In Texas So Far

Open carry seems to be going off without a bang in Texas.

January 19, 2016
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Here’s A Fact: No Democrat Gets High Marks From NRA

The liveliest portions of Sunday’s Democratic debate, the last before Iowa’s caucuses Feb. 1, were sparked by gun control and Wall Street regulation.

January 19, 2016
A memorial still remains outside as workers return to work for the first time at the Inland Regional Center (IRC) in San Bernardino

Family Of San Bernardino Shooting Victim Voices Concerns To Lawmakers On Both Sides Of Gun Issue

The U.S. shouldn’t put the Second Amendment above all others.

January 19, 2016
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Firing Florida Atlantic Professor Long Overdue

Florida Atlantic University finally canned the despicable James F. Tracy. Despite what he might say, his travails have nothing to do with the First Amendment.

January 12, 2016
U.S. President Obama reacts while talking about Newtown and other mass killings during an event held to announce new gun control measures at the White House in Washington

President Obama’s Tear A Starkly Human Thing

One nation, two realities, one of them populated by the NRA and its GOP henchmen, by extremists who don’t just own guns or like guns, but who sanctify and worship guns and so regard even the most humble effort to check their destructive power as blasphemy against their god.

January 10, 2016
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Wal-Mart Workers On Pistol Patrol As Law Lets Texans Tote Guns

Managers at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Texas have a new task to add to their list of duties: asking customers if they have a permit to carry a handgun.

January 8, 2016
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This Week In Crazy: Welcome Back To The Nuthouse

And we’re back. The right wing kicked the year off by freaking out in spectacular fashion to President Obama’s executive actions on gun control, indulging in some pandering to those precious Iowan evangelical ballot punchers, and kicking that dead horse called “traditional marriage” into a pulp. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

January 8, 2016
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Obama’s Beautiful Words: Actions Fall Short

The president wept and spoke eloquently on gun violence. This is altogether fitting. Yet his actual actions are not always as sweeping as his beautiful language suggests.

January 8, 2016
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Late Night Roundup: Obama Cries At Gun Deaths — And Fox News Scowls

President Obama’s emotional speech for his new actions on gun control was the talk of late-night shows — along with the right-wing response.

January 7, 2016
A selection of AK and AR rifles are seen for sale at the Pony Express Firearms shop in Parker

A President Cries, And The NRA Trembles

Republican right-wing propagandist Ted Cruz said: “We don’t beat the bad guys by taking away our guns. We beat the bad guys by using our guns.” If he weren’t serious, he’d be hilarious. It’s so easy to imagine all 5 feet 8 inches of him standing there in the dirt with spurs jingling as his hands hover over the Colts in the gun belt slung around his hip-huggers.

January 7, 2016
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Huckabee Sells ‘Obamacare’ Gun Targets

The target depicts the president’s name and the “O” campaign logo.

January 6, 2016
U.S. President Obama delivers statement on administration efforts to reduce gun violence at the White House in Washington

Connecticut Democrats Take Lead Turn On Obama Gun Actions

Obama’s actions are considered to be modest in terms of gun control.

January 6, 2016
U.S. President Obama delivers statement on administration efforts to reduce gun violence at the White House in Washington

Bullets, Ballots And Baloney

This is America. You feel blue or you get angry or you get drunk or you take drugs or you get driven by the demons speaking to you from inside your skull, and you grab a gun. When it comes to gun violence, it’s not about the numbers anymore. It is about the numbness.

January 6, 2016
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Obama Quotes Reagan — For Gun Control

During his speech Tuesday to roll out his latest executive actions on background checks for gun purchases, President Obama quoted an unlikely source.

January 5, 2016
U.S. President Obama sheds a tear while delivering statement on administration efforts to reduce gun violence at the White House in Washington

President Obama, Wiping Away Tears, Announces Executive Actions On Guns

In a speech outlining executive actions his administration plans to take in an effort to curb gun violence, many of which he has been trying to implement for years, he stressed the common sense of his directives, and urged Americans to stand up to those who oppose his efforts.

January 5, 2016
Posters of the 14 people killed are displayed on stage during a vigil for San Bernardino County employees after last week's shooting in San Bernardino, California

Obama, Frustrated By Congress, Plans Unilateral Gun Control Steps

President Barack Obama, frustrated by Congress’ inaction on gun control, will meet with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday to discuss ways of reducing gun violence unilaterally through measures that do not require congressional approval.

January 1, 2016
Obama delivers remarks on the recent shootings in San Bernardino

Obama’s Challenge In 2016 Campaign Year: Stay Relevant

Advancing gun control, closing the U.S. military prison in Cuba and reforming criminal justice laws are likely to top President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address agenda next month as he starts his last year with a key goal: remaining relevant.

January 1, 2016
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What’s Next On Gun Control: Obama And The Loophole

The next shoe to drop on gun control may come by mid-January, when President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order.

December 30, 2015
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Altering Gun Laws Isn’t An Absolute Answer, But It’s Change Within Our Control

If America in 1791 had IEDs, jihads and YouTube, our Second Amendment wouldn’t read the way it does. But we cling to words written 224 years ago in a world that changes by the blink.

December 30, 2015
2015

The 5 Worst Things To Happen In 2015

You didn’t have to look very hard to find things to depress you in 2015. These five events are not meant to be an exhaustive list. But these problem symbolize the worst of what we’ve experienced in 2015 with the most potential for wrecking more havoc in 2016.

December 28, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: Happy Holidays, You ‘Tragedy Dry-Humping Whores’

Hello, fellow warriors against Christmas. Please take your seat under this non-denominational spruce tree, next to this avowedly un-sacred crackling December fire. Everyone have their mug of profane winter nog? Good.

December 18, 2015
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Metal Detectors Stand In For Real Action On Gun Violence

Walt Disney World, along with other major theme parks, just caved to the threat of a mass shooting. The Happiest Place on Earth can only remain so by bracing against the possibility of children being mowed down by assault weapons as they await a turn on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster.

December 18, 2015
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