Aide Arrested Bringing Gun Into U.S. Congressional Building

Aide Arrested Bringing Gun Into U.S. Congressional Building

Washington (AFP) - A congressional aide was arrested Friday as he carried a handgun and magazine into an office building in the U.S. Capitol complex, police said. Ryan Shucard, pr ...

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Gun Laws And What The Second Amendment Intended

Gun Laws And What The Second Amendment Intended

By Michael Waldman, The Seattle Times As school shootings erupt with sickening regularity, Americans once again are debating gun laws. Quickly talk turns to the Second Amendment. ...

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Gun Advocacy Has Now Become Parody

Gun Advocacy Has Now Become Parody

When I was growing up in the Cold War era, teachers instructed their pupils in the fine art of ducking under the desk as a shield against a strike from an atom bomb. That was a fu ...

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Texas’ Open Carry Movement Raises Passions, Threats

Texas’ Open Carry Movement Raises Passions, Threats

By Doug J. Swanson, The Dallas Morning News DALLAS -- The death threats began, James Henry recalled, about an hour after the confrontation. "One of them said, 'You're going to wis ...

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To Right-Wing Nutjobs, Ordinary Voters Are The Enemy

To Right-Wing Nutjobs, Ordinary Voters Are The Enemy

“You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” --Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues. So the Bonnie and Clyde of the great Bundy ranch standoff thought they co ...

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NRA Backtracks From Rare Instance Of Making Sense

NRA Backtracks From Rare Instance Of Making Sense

A few days ago, the NRA inadvertently said something reasonable. This, in response to a series of protests in Texas. It seems advocates of the right to carry firearms openly have ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘The Second Amendment: A Biography’

Weekend Reader: ‘The Second Amendment: A Biography’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you The Second Amendment: A Biography by Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. In The Second Amendment ...

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Deputy Shot In Courthouse Assault, May Have Stopped Slaughter

Deputy Shot In Courthouse Assault, May Have Stopped Slaughter

By James Salzer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution CUMMING, Ga. -- A man identified as a "sovereign citizen" assaulted the Forsyth County courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy befor ...

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Gunman Kills One, Injures Three On Seattle Campus

Gunman Kills One, Injures Three On Seattle Campus

Los Angeles (AFP) - A gunman killed one person and injured three others Thursday on a college campus in the northwestern U.S. city of Seattle, the latest of what the mayor denounc ...

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