Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Clinton Vows To Take On Gun Lobby, Pledges Tighter Restrictions

Hillary Clinton: “How many people have to die before we actually act, before we come together as a nation?”

October 5, 2015

‘Thoughts And Prayers Are Not Enough’ — Obama, Yet Again, Calls For Gun-Control Laws

The president was blunt: In order for the stem this “continuing cause of death for innocent people,” America needed to pass new laws.

October 1, 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

If Sandy Hook Is ‘Bearable,’ What Is Not?

Every time there is a tragic gun shooting, we say it’s going to be different now. But it never is.

September 2, 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
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

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

Gun Rights Vs. Public Discomfort In Georgia

“There is not an airport official in the world who would say that carrying an AR-15 makes sense. So the question is why would that be allowed to happen?”

June 12, 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

This Week In Crazy: Satan Is In Your Marijuana

Weed is the Devil’s leaf! Sharia law has invaded Walmart! The federal plot against Texas thickens! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

May 15, 2015
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Knives Are The New Guns In Lawmakers’ Second Amendment Expansion

Second Amendment advocates are pushing for a “right to slice” as repeals on knife and blade laws gains an edge across the nation.

May 7, 2015

Will Someone Tell Wayne LaPierre ‘Normal’ Is Gone For Good?

In America, markers of identity — gender, race, ethnicity — have a way of becoming identity itself, of blinding us to the singular, individual one in front of us.

April 20, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Hillary And The Right Wing

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign announcement was the talk of the late night comedy shows.

April 14, 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
assault rifle

Florida Senate Panel Approves Campus Guns Bill

The NRA has won a frightening victory in Florida.

March 17, 2015
Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) asks questions of Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey testify before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee for Defense, concerning the fiscal year 2013 budget at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., June 13, 2012. (DoD Photo By Glenn Fawcett)

This Week In Crazy: Generalissimo Graham Prepares To Seize Congress

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. Starting with number five: 5. Lindsey Graham Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has long complained about President Obama trampling the Constitution, and over the weekend, we may have learned […]

March 13, 2015
Eric Holder

Holder Says Lack Of New Gun Laws Is His ‘Single Failure’

The attorney general explains how the gun lobby won after Sandy Hook.

February 9, 2015
guns and ammo

Lawmakers Cooking Up Recipe For A Bloodbath

Introducing one of the NRA’s most horrible ideas ever.

January 27, 2015

While National Gun Lobby Gloats, States Seek Sanity On Firearms

Despite a dysfunctional Congress, gun control advocates see growing momentum for “sensible” laws at the state level.

December 27, 2014
US congressional negotiators have finalized a huge spending bill that funds most federal operations through next September, concluding weeks of haggling to avoid a looming government shutdown (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad)

Senate Confirms Obama’s Surgeon General Pick Despite Gun Control Views

Democrats beat the NRA on Monday, with a little help from Ted Cruz.

December 16, 2014
another shooting

Yet Another Shooting

But it’s still not the NRA’s responsibility.

October 27, 2014

Midterm Roundup: Willie Horton 2.0

Get all of the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 17, 2014
chuck norris screenshot

Endorse This: Chuck Norris Wants You To Register To Vote…Or Else

Find out why Chuck Norris wants your voice to be heard.

September 23, 2014
Mark Begich

WATCH: This Is Why Democrats Shouldn’t Suck Up To The NRA

Mark Begich sold out to the gun lobby, and this is what he got in return.

September 22, 2014
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