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Amy Schumer’s Skit on Just How Easy It Is to Buy Guns in America Is Hilarious and Horrifying (Video)

When callers on Schumer’s faux home-shopping show say they can’t buy guns because of silly things such as violent convictions or being on the no-fly list, the comedian puts them at ease.

Posted on May 8, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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The Media Buy In to Donald Trump’s Authoritarian America

Now that he has bullied his way into the mainstream, it’s time for the media to take a serious look at his policies and the dreadful consequences they would have if he occupied the Oval Office.

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: Apple’s Tim Cook

This week, it’s a no-brainer. Tim Cook is our Truthdigger of the Week for his willingness to take on the “1984”-like security state with a statement of principle on behalf of privacy.

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: ‘Days of Revolt’: Chris Hedges, Jill Stein Take On the Scam of American Politics

Hedges and the Green Party presidential candidate explore the problems plaguing American politics, including the essential dysfunction of a two-party system, the staged hypocrisy of the presidential debates and the lack of difference between Republicans and Democrats.

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Bernie Sanders Will Co-Sponsor Gun Control Bill

Responding to pressure from critics, the Democratic presidential candidate announced he will co-sponsor a bill to repeal protections for gun manufacturers and dealers.

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 READ MORE



The Supreme Court Approaches Judgment Day

With a bench containing three octogenarians, the next president will have a historic opportunity to reshape the court. At stake: five pivotal legal and social issues.

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Obama Control









When President Obama announced a few limited gun control measures he was enacting using an executive order, it didn’t take long for the Republican presidential candidates to warn of jackbooted Obama thugs at our doorstep.
Posted on Jan 14, 2016 ENLARGE



In His Last Year, Can Obama Complete the Unfinished Business of Gun Control?

The president’s recent executive actions—spurred by mass shootings that seem to be endless—promise to breathe new life into the debate on gun control. But will Congress act?

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Rides a Big Wave of Disgust

For Democrats who might be rooting for the Republican presidential contender, thinking he would be easy to beat in November, I have some advice: Be careful what you wish for.

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 READ MORE



How Much Can Obama’s Executive Actions Affect Gun Violence?

President Obama’s recently unveiled executive actions on guns drew predictable praise from gun control advocates and bile from gun rights supporters and Republican lawmakers, including some who called his actions unconstitutional. But others have noted that the actions themselves are extremely modest, raising questions about how much they will really do to stem gun violence.

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 READ MORE


Tweak Tears









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VIDEO: Obama Announces Executive Action Plan for Gun Control

President Obama is well aware that he faces one of the biggest battles of his White House tenure in taking up the gun control issue, but on Tuesday, he exercised his executive authority and moved to restrict sales of certain kinds of firearms.

Posted on Jan 5, 2016 READ MORE



America’s Addiction to Violence

Mass shootings have become routine in the United States and speak to a society that both lives by violence and uses it as a tool to feed the coffers of the merchants of death.

Posted on Dec 28, 2015 READ MORE



Kids’ Questions on a Lockdown Planet

I just couldn’t square my son’s loving exuberance and confidence in the people around him with the sheer, teeth-hurting terror of children being stalked by an armed killer through the halls of the Friendship School. How, after all, do you practice for the unthinkable?

Posted on Dec 23, 2015 READ MORE


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The San Bernardino Massacre Isn’t Part of a ‘World War’

In most mass shootings, politicians shrug that “stuff happens”—unless the shooters are Muslims.

Posted on Dec 17, 2015 READ MORE



Those Radical Aussies, and How They Tackled Gun Violence

What worked so well for Australia—firearm confiscation—unfortunately seems out of reach for the U.S. Even so, there are common-sense approaches in some foreign countries that could work here. Pictured right, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is proposing a 2016 ballot initiative to strengthen the state’s gun laws.

Posted on Dec 15, 2015 READ MORE


Gun Research









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Posted on Dec 9, 2015 ENLARGE



Obama’s ‘Suspected Terrorists’ Gun Ban Makes for Great Sound Bite but Terrible Policy

To achieve gun control, Democrats should embrace principle, not repackage Bush-era civil liberty abuses to troll the GOP.

Posted on Dec 8, 2015 READ MORE


The Gun Lobby









Posted on Dec 7, 2015 ENLARGE



The New York Times Calls for Tougher Gun Control in Its First Page 1 Editorial Since 1920

In the wake of the San Bernardino massacre and the attack at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic, the Times’ editorial board describes as a “moral outrage” and “national disgrace” the fact that under constitutional protection, Americans are legally permitted to buy weapons that “kill people with brutal speed and efficiency.”

Posted on Dec 5, 2015 READ MORE


Gun Debate









Posted on Dec 5, 2015 ENLARGE



Buy Today, Kill Tomorrow

Suspected terrorists can buy guns legally in the United States—and that’s how the NRA wants it.

Posted on Dec 4, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: ‘It’s Happening Too F**king Much’: Larry Wilmore Addresses San Bernardino Shooting

By Kali Holloway / AlterNet

The “Nightly Show” host puts jokes aside at the top of the Wednesday episode to discuss the mass murder and its aftermath, events that were still unfolding as the program was being taped.

Posted on Dec 3, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Enough’s Enough









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VIDEO: The Blood Never Dries









Posted on Dec 3, 2015 ENLARGE



How the NRA Is Harming American Security: Mass Shootings as Serial Terrorism

What must not be lost sight of is that the San Bernardino shooters had legally bought assault rifles, and it was the assault rifles that allowed them to commit this carnage.

Posted on Dec 3, 2015 READ MORE


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Horn of Plenty









Posted on Nov 29, 2015 ENLARGE



Brazil May Soon End Most Gun Ownership Restrictions, Risking a ‘Wild West’ Scenario

Despite having one of the highest murder tolls on the planet, Brazil is considering a law under which anyone over 21, including people accused of crimes or convicted of less serious crimes, would be allowed to purchase up to nine firearms a year and 50 rounds of ammunition a month.

Posted on Oct 30, 2015 READ MORE



Amy Schumer Joins Forces With Sen. Chuck Schumer to Combat Gun Violence

Turns out Amy and Chuck share more than their last name, their gene pool and public recognition.

Posted on Oct 25, 2015 READ MORE



With a Spate of New Laws, California May Be the Most Progressive State in the Nation

In the span of just a few weeks, the state Legislature passed—and Gov. Jerry Brown approved—a series of bills that further the cause of social justice on a wide range of issues.

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders in Tucson: Immigrants Are ‘Doing the Hardest Work in America’

The Democratic presidential candidate called for reforms that would protect from deportation the estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the U.S. without permission. He also called for an end to the easy availability of assault weapons.

Posted on Oct 10, 2015 READ MORE



FBI Admits Lack of Data on Police Shootings Is ‘Embarrassing,’ ‘Ridiculous’

Director James Comey says The Guardian and The Washington Post are doing a better job of tracking information than the U.S. government.

Posted on Oct 8, 2015 READ MORE



Let’s Focus on the Gun-Makers

Governments at all levels account for roughly 40 percent of gun industry revenue. The federal government alone accounts for about 25 percent. Taxpayers have a right to demand responsibility from an industry that gets so much of our money.

Posted on Oct 7, 2015 READ MORE



The Conservative Evasion on Guns

Conservatives all over the world are aghast at our nation’s permissive attitude toward guns. Is a dangerous and harebrained absolutism about weaponry really the issue on which American conservatives want to practice exceptionalism?

Posted on Oct 5, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: John Oliver Dares Politicians to Actually Do Something About Mental Health

“If we’re going to constantly use mentally ill people to dodge conversations about gun control,” comedian John Oliver said angrily on Sunday’s episode of “Last Week Tonight,” “then the very least we owe them is a fucking plan.”

Posted on Oct 5, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Is the Gun Lobby’s Power Overstated?

The National Rifle Association and other anti-gun-control groups are formidable, but political trends may be loosening their grip on lawmakers.

Posted on Oct 5, 2015 READ MORE



5 Right-Wing Idiocies From Last Week—Let’s Start With Bill O’Reilly’s Gun Violence Delusion

Here are five lowlights from the right from the week that was. Enjoy!

Posted on Oct 4, 2015 READ MORE



Roseburg Shooter Mercer Killed One-Third the Annual Gun Death Toll of England and Wales

The U.S. is downright weird compared with many other countries: We continue to be peculiar in handing out powerful magazine-fed firearms to almost anyone who wants them. 

Posted on Oct 4, 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



Murder, USA: Why Politicians Have Blood on Their Hands

Ten people died and seven were wounded this week in a mass shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Ore. Such shootings are more than another tragic expression of unchecked violence in the United States; they are symptomatic of a society engulfed in fear, militarism, a survival-of-the-fittest ethos and a growing disdain for human life.

Posted on Oct 2, 2015 READ MORE



Your Guns or My Kids?

Whose rights are more important—those of people who seek to bear arms at any cost or those of people who want their children to live without fearing for their safety?

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 READ MORE


Gun Deaths









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U.S. Gun Deaths









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NRA Terror









Posted on Aug 28, 2015 ENLARGE



Father of Virginia Shooting Victim Alison Parker Makes Gun Control Plea to President Obama

Maybe now is a good time for the president to get a grip on America’s gun problem.

Posted on Aug 27, 2015 READ MORE



Reporter, Cameraman Shot and Killed in Virginia; Details Emerge About Gunman

Following Wednesday morning’s on-air shooting of two employees from WDBJ7 TV in Virginia, in which 24-year-old journalist Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward were killed, details from the back story about the gunman and his potential motives came to light.

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 READ MORE


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