This Week In Crazy: Obama Shot Down Another Plane, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

This Week In Crazy: Obama Shot Down Another Plane, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. ...

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Two Years After Aurora, Where’s The Gun Reform?

Two Years After Aurora, Where’s The Gun Reform?

It’s been two years since the tragic Aurora, Colorado theater shooting, which killed 12 people and injured 70. But although many politicians, including President Obama, vowed that ...

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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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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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NRA Apologizes For Calling Texas Gun Demonstrators ‘Weird’

NRA Apologizes For Calling Texas Gun Demonstrators ‘Weird’

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times The National Rifle Association has learned the hard way not to mess with Texas. After chastising some of its Texas supporters for bringing lon ...

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NRA Rips ‘Open Carry’ Rallies In Texas

NRA Rips ‘Open Carry’ Rallies In Texas

By Chuck Lindell, Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas — In a blistering criticism of “open-carry” rallies in Texas, the National Rifle Association said gun enthusiasts who bri ...

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Mental Illness And Guns Have Created A National Epidemic

Mental Illness And Guns Have Created A National Epidemic

Before day's end, 86 Americans who were alive yesterday will be dead from gun violence. One of us dies from a bullet every 17 minutes. That statistic lends a certain futility to t ...

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NRA: Open-Carry ‘Hijinx’ Not Just ‘Counterproductive,’ But ‘Downright Weird’

NRA: Open-Carry ‘Hijinx’ Not Just ‘Counterproductive,’ But ‘Downright Weird’

In a rare display of common sense -- albeit steeped in self-interest -- the Institute for Legislative Action, the lobbying arm of the National Rifle Association -- has issued a le ...

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