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Sunday, May 27, 2018

NRA TV Channel Calls For Censorship Of News Coverage

The National Rifle Association’s media outlet sent a pro-censorship message on social media and then went ballistic when people called it pro-censorship.

May 26, 2018
Obama, Trump

To Spite Obama, Trump Allows Hunters To Kill Bear Cubs

In his continuing crusade against the record of President Barack Obama, Trump has decided that hunters must be allowed to shoot and kill defenseless bear cubs.

May 23, 2018

New NRA Chief Oliver North Struggles In Santa Fe Aftermath

The NRA spin is even getting hard for Fox to swallow.

May 21, 2018

Texas Pol Says Santa Fe Massacre Caused By Abortion Rights

Republicans will blame gun violence on anything other than guns. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick took that to new levels of absurdity.

May 21, 2018
Houston chief of police Art Acevedo

Houston Top Cop Slams Lawmakers Who ‘Do Absolutely Nothing’ On Guns

Responding to the shooting at Santa Fe High, Houston chief of police Art Acevedo offered a blistering indictment of politicians who refuse to buck the NRA and take action on gun safety.

May 20, 2018

In Santa Fe, This Week’s School Massacre Elicits More ‘Thoughts And Prayers’

The epidemic of deadly campus shootings spreads to Santa Fe High School as Republicans and the NRA stand in the way of gun reform, offering ‘thoughts and prayers’ and nothing else.

May 19, 2018
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NRA Suffers Embarrassing Defeat In Deep Red Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed an NRA-backed gun bill on Friday, dealing a major blow to the gun group.

May 13, 2018

At NRA Convention, Trump Insulted Three Heroic American Veterans

Trump targeted three veterans during his venomous speech to the NRA Friday, repeating his pattern of contempt for those who have served in the U.S. military. He attacked former Secretary of State John Kerry for his approach to diplomacy, and for some reason brought up his participation in a bicycle race “where he fell and broke his leg.”

May 6, 2018

The Most Ridiculous Moment In Trump’s NRA Speech

Speaking before a gathering of the National Rifle Association, President Donald Trump tried to defend gun rights Friday by comparing firearms to automobiles — but he actually demonstrated the exact opposite point of the argument he was trying to make.

May 6, 2018

House Intel Committee Ignored Evidence Of Trump-Russia Ties

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee released a report Friday summarizing the findings from their investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. But before they could finish saying “no collusion!”, a slew of damning new evidence was made public in the form of a Minority report — and unlike Republican committee members, Democrats brought receipts.

April 28, 2018

Report: NRA Insiders Bracing For Probe Of Russian Connection

The NRA’s precautions could be little more than due diligence as the group faces inquiries from congressional investigators and the media about its relationship with Torshin. But the feeling among some officials internally is that the group appears to be readying for an investigation.

April 28, 2018
Trump, Kanye

While Praising Kanye West, Trump Persistently Ignores Waffle House Hero

Trump has thus far adamantly refused to acknowledge the heroism of James Shaw Jr., the man who saved lives in a mass shooting. But he managed to find the time to reach out to Kanye West multiple times on Twitter. Shaw saved the lives of multiple people Sunday morning when he wrestled an AR-15 away from a gunman at a Tennessee Waffle House.

April 26, 2018
Kris Kobach, Muslim Ban, Terrorism

Republican Kobach Lashes Out Childishly At Student Gun Protesters

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach lashed out at a group of students protesting against gun violence Friday, telling them to “stay in class” and study the Second Amendment. Kobach made the remarks Friday morning, as tens of thousands of students streamed out of their classrooms as part of a National School Walkout to demand action on gun violence.

April 22, 2018

Sandy Hook Parents Sue Alex Jones For Defamation

Jones has said the shooting has “inside job written all over it,” called it “synthetic, completely fake, with actors, in my view, manufactured,” claimed “the whole thing was fake,” said it was “staged,” called it a “giant hoax,” suggested that some victims’ parents lied about seeing their dead children, and pushed other toxic conspiracy theories…

April 18, 2018

Ted Nugent Runs Into Twitter Buzzsaw After Attacking Parkland Teens

NRA board member Ted Nugent spent his Friday night launching an unhinged verbal assault on the Parkland shooting survivors, becoming just the latest member of the right-wing outrage machine to attack the teen activists. Hours later, social media users spent their Saturday morning dragging Nugent, making him just the latest member of the right-wing outrage machine to get publicly savaged for attacking the Parkland teens.

April 1, 2018
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Parkland Activists: March First, Vote Later

oaquin Oliver loved basketball. So much so, family friend Carol L. Chenkin told AlterNet, that his father, despite not being a huge sports fan, became his team’s coach as a way to bond with his son. On February 14, Joaquin was among the 17 people killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He was buried in Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat’s jersey.

April 1, 2018
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Wonder Woman + Me

The one with the ponytail kept looking around at the crowd of thousands, as if she couldn’t believe her eyes. The other girl marched face-forward, holding up a handmade sign: “I cannot stand by while innocent lives are lost. — Wonder Woman + Me” They had most likely seen Gal Gadot utter those very words as Wonder Woman in the 2017 film, and now they saw themselves in her. What a lift on such a somber day.

March 30, 2018

One Midwestern State May Well Require Teachers To Carry Guns

Despite nationwide calls for strengthened gun controls, the Kansas legislature is mulling over a bill that would effectively require school teachers to carry guns. House Bill 2789—which proposes the creation of the Staff as First Emergency Responders Act—seeks to hold schools legally accountable for shootings if they prohibit their teachers from carrying firearms.

March 29, 2018

Students March 50 Miles To Paul Ryan’s Hometown To Demand Gun Control

They’re urging Ryan to help ban all military-style weapons and all accessories that turn semiautomatic weapons into automatic weapons, such as bump stocks. They are also calling for a four-day waiting period on all gun purchases, required background checks on all gun sales, and to increase the legal purchasing age of all guns to 21.

March 27, 2018

New Right-Wing Smear Campaign Against Parkland Survivor

Stoneman Douglas high school student Emma Gonzalez’s words, “We call BS,” have already become iconic, adorning thousands of placards at this weekend’s March for Our Lives rally across the country. Now the right is attempting to weaponize the Parkland survivor’s newfound fame in the form of a photoshopped image of her tearing up a copy of the U.S. Constitution.

March 27, 2018

Hey Kids! Don’t Let The Gun Lobby Wear You Down

The 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado opened a new horrifying chapter in U.S. gun violence. The nation stood transfixed for months. But a subsequent parade of mass shootings has worn down the shock over carnage on school property. The public became so numbed that even the 2012 slaughter of 20 elementary school children in Newtown, Connecticut, failed to produce meaningful response in Washington.

March 26, 2018
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Six Stunning Moments From The March For Our Lives

Across the world Saturday, March for Our Lives brought millions of people out to the streets in protest of gun violence, school shootings and the lack of U.S. gun regulations. At the main event in Washington D.C, organizers estimated 850,000 people or more attended the event.

March 26, 2018

Major Donors Turning Away From GOP Over Guns

Even in the wake of tragedy upon tragedy, Republicans have governed under the thumb of the NRA. But more funders are joining mega-donor Al Hoffman Jr. to demand action on gun safety. Consequently, the GOP may finally realize the need to make a change. Days after the mass shooting at a high school in Florida, Hoffman made his stance clear to the party.

March 26, 2018
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Teen Survivor To NRA-Owned GOP: ‘You Have Chosen Death. We Choose Life’

17-year-old Alex Wind survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. And at the March for Our Lives on Saturday, he drew a bright line between NRA-backed lawmakers and the students who escaped with their lives. “You have chosen death,” Wind declared. “We choose life!”

March 25, 2018

Trump Shames America With School Safety Cuts As Students Defiantly March

Both the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative (CSSI) and Research and Evaluation of Technologies to Improve School Safety have been canceled due to the funding cuts. A terse notice posted on the Department of Justice’s agency charged with administering the programs made the reason clear.

March 25, 2018