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A Year After Sandy Hook, Are We Any Safer? In a Word, No

Since the massacre that was supposed to have changed the national debate over gun control, more state laws have been enacted that loosen gun restrictions than restrict them. So the lesson from Sandy Hook is that we need to change our name to the Insane States of America.

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NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Like ‘Clown at Circus,’ Connecticut Governor Says

Fresh off the heels of signing some of the nation’s toughest gun regulations into law last week, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy had some harsh words for the National Rifle Association’s “out of whack” executive vice president on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

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Public Opinion Shifts on Pot, Colbert Declares War on Scarborough, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Connecticut’s tough new gun laws and a recently created PAC looks to support candidates based on one nonpolitical trait.

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Anderson Cooper Rips Newtown Shooting Conspiracy Theorists

In case you missed it, a smattering of conspiracy theories about last month’s shooting in Newtown, Conn., has been making the rounds on the Internet. One claims the massacre never happened, while another states it was a plot by the government and the media in order to take people’s guns away.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 READ MORE



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What Congress Should Do About Gun Control

Recent mass shootings have rightly sparked a national debate about gun control. Unfortunately, like so many political debates, this one has been loud, divisive and lacking in substantive analysis or reasoned compromise.

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Kindness in the Face of Horror

We must act forcefully to contain gun violence, and that is a political matter. But a year that ended on notes of heroism in response to natural disaster and endurance in response to human horror brings to mind George H.W. Bush’s challenge: We need to become “a kinder, gentler nation.” That seems a worthy resolution for 2013. 
   

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Pull the Global Trigger on Gun Control

While the final funerals for the victims of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre have been held, gun violence continues apace, most notably with the Christmas Eve murder of two volunteer firefighters in rural Webster, N.Y., at the hands of an ex-convict who was armed, as was the Newtown shooter Adam Lanza, with a Bushmaster .223 caliber AR-15 semiautomatic rifle.

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Gun Lobby Uses Congress

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From Day One

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Guns Don’t Kill

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Next to the Diet Coke

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NRA and Gun Debate

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NRA Grip on Congress

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America Reacts

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The Shot Heard Round the World

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First, Get Rid of the Guns

Politicians who are too craven or stupid or ideologically rigid to finally move forward on gun control will have the blood of future victims on their hands.

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Innocence Lost

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Feinstein to Introduce Gun Legislation, Boehner Proposes Tax Hike, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including an update on Hillary Clinton’s health scare, why a pizza chain founder is suing the Obama administration and what Stephen Colbert is doing with the rest of his super PAC money.

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Newtown: An American Tragedy

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School Shooting Question

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School Shooting Vultures

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The Downside of Sandy Hook

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The Future of Gun Control in the Aftermath of Sandy Hook

As a result of a grotesque confluence of cultural iconography celebrating the virtues of an armed citizenry, political cowardice in the face of pro-gun lobbies like the NRA, and a judiciary that has redefined the meaning of the Second Amendment, we have become a nation bereft of effective gun control, reduced to waiting for the next firearm fueled massacre.

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 READ MORE



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Questions I Ask Myself About the Connecticut School Shooting

Why do U.S. cable news networks intensively cover these mass shootings, making it the only story for a day or two and prying into every detail of them, when they aren’t interested in preventing them from happening again through banning semiautomatic weapons?

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AP/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks

Dear God! When Will It Stop?

Once again we are faced with unspeakable horror from gun violence and once again we are reminded that there is no safe harbor for our children. How young do the victims have to be and how many children need to die before we stop the proliferation of guns in our nation and the killing of innocents?

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 READ MORE


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