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Tag: Firearms

Americans Are Killing Themselves at the Highest Rate in 30 Years

More than 42,000 Americans killed themselves in 2014, and middle-aged people are leading the trend.

Posted on Apr 22, 2016 READ MORE


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Ending the Gun Lobby’s Con Game

The apologists for the weapons industry demonstrate their intellectual bankruptcy by regularly contradicting themselves with a straight face.

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 READ MORE

Gun TV Aims to Sell Weapons in Your Home

In 2016, a new shopping channel will sell firearms, ammunition, hunting jackets and concealed-carry holsters in the households of a nation where 30,000 people die in shootings every year.

Posted on Dec 3, 2015 READ MORE

Guns R Us: The Stats Behind America’s Firearms Industry

Of all the revolvers, rifles, pistols, shotguns and other types of firearms made in the U.S. since 2013, only 4 percent were sent abroad. The other 10,413,880 stayed home.

Posted on Oct 2, 2015 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders Is No Gun Nut

When the Vermont senator votes or speaks about gun control, he’s representing his people, many of whom are responsible gun owners. Painting him as a rabid gun fanatic is disingenuous.

Posted on May 20, 2015 READ MORE

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Printed Weapons? Not In My State

Guns produced using 3-D printers have found an opponent in state Sen. Leland Yee, who plans to introduce legislation that would ban in California the use of the do-it-yourself technology to create firearms.

Posted on May 8, 2013 READ MORE


This Man Just Fired the World’s First 3-D Printed Gun

Exhibiting no concern for the inevitably deadly consequences of his actions, 25-year-old Texas law student Cody Wilson hopes to bring about “a complete explosion of all available gun laws” with his designs for 3-D printable firearms.

Posted on May 6, 2013 READ MORE

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Bullets—Not Apples—for South Dakota Teachers

Upon Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s signing of a law Friday, South Dakota appears to be the first state to allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom.

Posted on Mar 8, 2013 READ MORE

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Can’t Buy a Gun? Soon You Can Print One

A new dimension is emerging in the battle between gun enthusiasts and their less-thrilled opponents. A 3-D printer, which is exactly what it sounds like, has been used to make parts for a firearm. The composite gun works, and the plans are available freely online.

Posted on Oct 5, 2012 READ MORE

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American Officials Enjoy Lives Without Shame

Three recent news headlines illustrate how shameless some American officials have become when it comes to breaking the rules or messing up and pretending that everything is still OK. They also prove that in modern America, it’s possible for screwups to continue their lives and careers with hardly a blip.

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 READ MORE

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SCOTUS Considering Change in National Gun Ownership Laws

The U.S. Supreme Court may be ready to change the scope of the Second Amendment, as five of the top court’s justices (guess which ones?) have signaled their opinions about American citizens’ rights to bear arms and appear ready to take steps that could override some local and state gun rules, with Chicago as a potential starting point.

Posted on Mar 2, 2010 READ MORE

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