Thursday, November 26, 2015
guns and ammo

Fact Is No Match For Fear

Toddlers in America have been shooting people this year at a rate of one a week. You know how the story goes. We fixate on stopping the stranger kicking in the front door. Meantime, there goes the toddler, balancing atop the chair, chubby little hands closing on the gun in the top drawer.

November 9, 2015
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NRA And Michael Bloomberg Square Off Over Guns; Who’s Winning?

Both sides of the gun issue claim to be winning the hearts, minds and votes of Americans.

November 2, 2015

Chicago Becomes Exhibit A For Both Sides In The Gun Control Debate

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.

October 26, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Larry Wilmore Just Can’t Take It Anymore

Larry Wilmore got so sick of the latest statistics about gun accidents — involving toddlers — he had to step into the special Soundproof Despair Booth.

October 21, 2015
guns don't kill people

From God’s Lips To Matt Gaetz’ Ears

For God (perhaps) sayeth, “Go ye forth, and let all the people of the world know that their Heavenly Father is totally into guns. Seriously. I beseech all the lambs in my flock to lock and freakin’ load!”

October 19, 2015
Prepped for the next zombie apocalypse

‘If I Only Had A Gun…’

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.

October 19, 2015
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Gun Industry Must Not Be Shielded From Liability

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?

October 16, 2015

Missouri Man Drives Over Garbage Fire With Car Full Of Bullets — Hilarity Ensues

The small city of Liberty, Missouri, has now become the site of a great victory for gun safety and freedom in America.

October 14, 2015
gun control protestor

Sensible Gun Owners Should Abhor The NRA

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?

October 10, 2015
Wayne LaPierre

Concealed-Carry Crazy: What Gun Lobbyists Mean When They Tout ‘Gun Safety’

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.

October 10, 2015
Northern Arizona University released booking photo of suspected gunman Steven Jones

One Killed, Three Wounded In Northern Arizona University Shooting

An 18-year-old student killed one peer and wounded three others when he opened fire during a confrontation on the Northern Arizona University campus early on Friday before being arrested

October 9, 2015

This Week In Crazy: The Stupidity Of A Free State

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.”

October 9, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Kindergarten Carson

Larry Wilmore showed a kindergarten class where Ben Carson’s ideas on guns are actually put into practice.

October 8, 2015
handguns, lots of them

Study: States With Stricter Gun Control Laws Have Fewer Gun-Related Deaths

America is #1 in many things, and sadly, we top the charts when it comes to anything related with guns.

October 7, 2015

With This Statistic, Canada Demonstrates What A Difference Gun Control Can Make

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.

October 7, 2015

Bush Family’s War On English

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.

October 7, 2015
College alumnus is embraced after a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg

Twisted Social Media And Mass Murder

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.

October 6, 2015
Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin speaks during a news conference, updating the public a day after after a mass shooting Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Oregon Sheriff Wrote, ‘Gun Control Is NOT The Answer,’ And Residents Agree

The tone in Roseburg is different than it was in Santa Barbara, Connecticut or Tucson.

October 5, 2015
Concealed Handguns

Surrender On Guns Is Not An Option

There’s no more tangled issue in our age than the expanding right of the individual to bear arms when it collides with the right of society to be protected from troubled, armed individuals.

September 17, 2015
Handout of Vester Lee Flanagan, who was known on-air as Bryce Williams is shown in this handout photo in Roanoke

Virginia TV Journalists Killed By Suspect With ‘Powder Keg’ Of Anger

How could something like this possibly happen? “I’ve been a human powder keg for a while…” the killer wrote, “just waiting to go BOOM!”

August 26, 2015
Handout of Vester Lee Flanagan, who was known on-air as Bryce Williams is shown in this handout photo in Roanoke

Virginia TV Journalists Killed In On-Air Shooting; Suspect Fatally Shoots Self

The suspect, 41-year-old Vester Flanagan, shot and wounded himself as police pursued him on a Virginia highway. He died later at the hospital, police said.

August 26, 2015
AR-15 gun rifle

Wal-Mart To Stop Selling AR-15, Other Semi-Automatic Rifles

A spokesman for the world’s largest retailer said the decision was based solely on demand and was not related to recent high-profile incidents involving the rifles.

August 26, 2015
Mike Licht via Flickr

Gun Advocate Ted Nugent: The Whole Cecil The Lion Story Is A ‘Lie’

Ted Nugent does not share the Internet’s concern, or its capacity to be so easily duped, calling the entire media storm a trumped-up lie.

July 29, 2015
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
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