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Alex Jones

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Exposes Alex Jones’s Snake Oil Empire

In his first ultra-long-but-incredibly-well-worth-it segment after returning from hiatus on Sunday, “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver examined Alex Jones “in his full context.” For the none of you unfamiliar with Jones, he founded conspiracy-based media outlet InfoWars.com and then ate a “big bowl of chili” and lost custody of his kids. Of course, there’s […]

July 31, 2017
Alex Jones, conspiracy theories, Donald Trump

Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Claims The CIA Is Trying To ‘Assassinate’ Trump

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been repeatedly warning Trump that “rogue elements” within the CIA are trying to “assassinate” him before he takes office. Trump reportedly speaks to Jones on the phone and watches his videos, and he has previously echoed Jones’ other conspiracy theories and rhetoric.

December 20, 2016
Guns are seen inside a display case at the Cabela's store in Fort Worth, Texas, June 26, 2008. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Gun Control Groups Spend Millions On State Ballot Initiatives

Gun safety advocates are pouring tens of millions of dollars into Maine and Nevada to support ballot initiatives that would mandate background checks for gun sales in an effort to clinch state-level victories after years of failed drives in Congress.

November 2, 2016
A selection of AK and AR rifles are seen for sale at the Pony Express Firearms shop in Parker, Colorado December 7, 2015. Many Americans are stocking up on weapons after the country's worst mass shooting in three years. Gun retailers are reporting surging sales, with customers saying they want to keep handguns and rifles at hand for self-defense in the event of another attack. REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTX1XMR4

The Sandy Hook Lawsuit Is Bad News For Bernie Sanders In Connecticut

Sanders had voted for a 2005 federal shield law that generally provides immunity to gun manufacturers against such lawsuits, claiming in a Michigan debate that gun companies and dealers would go out of business if they were sued for selling guns legally to people who might later use them for criminal acts.

April 26, 2016
Bernie Sanders’s gun position

Bernie’s Gun Record Won’t Help Him In New York

Last week, a Superior Court judge in Connecticut denied a motion by lawyers for Bushmaster Fire Arms International, the rifle’s manufacturer, to dismiss the law suit, allowing the litigation to continue.

April 19, 2016
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
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
Andy Parker Everytown Rally

Gun-Control Activists Stage Nationwide Rallies

United under the #WhateverItTakes, supporters and allies called out politicians in the name of enacting gun safety reform measures.

September 11, 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

The Troubled Young Terrorist Next Door

The similarities between the stories of the various young men who commit acts of terrorism in this country are hard to ignore.

July 21, 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

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
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

Sandy Hook Families Sue Newtown, Schools, Citing Lax Security

At least two families of Sandy Hook victims are suing the town of Newtown.

January 13, 2015

Obama Must Remember Sandy Hook

How the president can honor the children who were murdered two years ago.

December 13, 2014

We Need To Talk About Guns, Whether The NRA Likes It Or Not

Will Congress ever summon the courage to act on this pressing public health crisis?

December 11, 2014

Sandy Hook Families File Wrongful Death Claim Notices

The families are considering legal action against the manufacturer of the gun used in the massacre.

December 9, 2014

School District Was Discussing Mental-Health Funding On Day Of Shooting

The day of the shootings at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, Superintendent Becky Berg was discussing a $10 million grant for mental health services in her school’s district.

November 3, 2014

LAUSD Police To Give Up Some Weaponry Obtained In Federal Program

By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Unified school police officials said Tuesday that the department will relinquish some of the military weaponry it acquired through a federal program that furnishes local law enforcement with surplus equipment. The move comes as education and civil rights groups have called on the U.S. […]

September 17, 2014

Proposed Site Of Sandy Hook Playground Sparks Debate

By Jenny Wilson, The Hartford Courant HARTFORD, Conn. — Environmentalists in West Haven, Conn., have raised objections to the proposed site for a Sandy Hook memorial playground because development of the idyllic shoreline location is restricted under a 2007 agreement. But city officials and project leaders say they remain committed to building the playground in the […]

April 15, 2014

Peter Lanza: ‘Adam Would Have Killed Me’

By Alaine Griffin, The Hartford Courant HARTFORD, Conn. — Peter Lanza, the father of Sandy Hook Elementary School killer Adam Lanza, said in an interview in The New Yorker that he wished his second-born son who shot 20 elementary school children and six educators “had never been born.” In an article written following a series […]

March 10, 2014

Alleged 12-Year-Old U.S. Shooter ‘Planned’ Attack: Police

Los Angeles (AFP) – The 12-year-old gunman accused of wounding a teacher and two students when he opened fire at a New Mexico middle school planned his attack, police said Wednesday. “We found evidence to believe it was thought out, and planned, prior,” New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas told reporters. In the latest […]

January 16, 2014
Guns, Shootings, Schools, Teachers, Sandy Hook, Second Amendment Rights, Politics, Unions

Armed Teachers With Guns: The Republican Solution To Preventing School Shootings?

After years of hostility towards educators, Republicans have a new use for teachers: Give them guns.

December 18, 2012