Friday, July 3, 2015
guns
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
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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
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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
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Conservatives: Charleston Shooting Is About Anything But Race

Law enforcement officials are calling it a hate crime. So why is it that some conservatives — including two running for president — have such a hard time using that phrase?

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
Photo: The University of Texas at Austin might be a tobacco-free campus, but if a new law is passed by the state legislature, it won't be a gun-free one. ctj71081 via Flickr

Texas House Passes Measure To Allow Concealed Handguns On College Campuses

Texas moved closer to allowing concealed handguns in classrooms and other areas on public and private college campuses late Tuesday night, as House members gave tentative approval just minutes before the midnight deadline.

May 27, 2015
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56 Shot – 12 Fatally – Over Memorial Day Weekend In Chicago

With no one in custody after these attacks, the Memorial Day weekend shootings is a blight on the city of Chicago.

May 26, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: Capitol Hill Bathroom Training

Jimmy Kimmel looked at the latest problem on Capitol Hill: Police offers who have been leaving their guns in the public bathrooms.

May 22, 2015
JamesWebb

“Republicans Ain’t Done Nothin’ For Me” — A Tea Partier Confesses He Might Vote For Hillary

This “Commie-hating, Obama-hating, lead-spraying” gun enthusiast and stalwart Republican voter for 32 years decided he likes his Obamacare.

April 16, 2015
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Police Shooting Shows Need For Major Changes, Advocates Say

Following the fatal shooting of Walter Scott, State Senator Gerald Malloy’s body-camera bill is gaining the attention it needs from his fellow South Carolina pols to finally pass it.

April 9, 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
Welcome to Florida

The Republican List Of Things You Cannot Say

From abortion to guns to climate change, the list of topics that Republicans would rather avoid is growing.

March 18, 2015
assault rifle

Florida Senate Panel Approves Campus Guns Bill

The NRA has won a frightening victory in Florida.

March 17, 2015
Police take cover after two officers were shot while standing guard in front of the Ferguson Police Station on Thursday, March 12, 2015 in Ferguson, Mo. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

Police Search For Those Who Shot Two Officers In Ferguson ‘Ambush’

Police are searching for those responsible in Thursday morning’s police shooting in Ferguson.

March 12, 2015
After controversial killings, police departments seek 'less-lethal' weapons

After Controversial Killings, Police Departments Seek ‘Less-Lethal’ Weapons

A new wave of less-deadly police weapons could do more harm than good.

March 10, 2015
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Guns On Campus: Not An Agenda For Women’s Safety

Allowing guns on campus won’t reduce sexual assault on campus — instead, it will increase the risk of homicide.

February 25, 2015
Florida became 'hotbed' for sovereign citizens, called domestic terrorists by FBI

Florida Became ‘Hotbed’ For Sovereign Citizens, Called Domestic Terrorists By FBI

Inside the group that police officers consider to be their greatest threat.

February 17, 2015
Funeral of victims of Chapel Hill shooting

Grand Jury Indicts Man Accused In Chapel Hill Shooting That Killed 3

No hate-crime charges were brought against Craig Stephen Hicks.

February 16, 2015
Chapel Hill police arrest man in triple homicide

Slayings Of 3 In North Carolina Arouse Muslim Fears

Muslims have long feared an incident like Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill.

February 12, 2015
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