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More Secret Romney Documents, GOP Senator on Gun Control, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including some bad news for the California Republican Party and a Mitt Romney ballad you won’t want to miss.

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Shooting Rampage in Colorado

A gunman opened fire in a packed movie theater in Aurora, Colo., killing a dozen people, wounding scores of others, and inviting a national debate about gun laws and mental health policy.

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The Gag Rule on Guns

For all the dysfunction in our political system, a healthy pattern usually takes hold when a terrible tragedy seizes the nation’s attention. Unless the tragedy involves guns.

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Youth Handgun Violence

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Targeting the Second Amendment

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Obama Backs Down From Gun Control Showdown

Eighteen years ago, the late Betty Friedan called her friend Ann Reiss Lane, a prominent Los Angeles civic activist. She was angry about the gun industry’s latest outrage—high-fashion ads marketing guns with grips made for a woman’s hand.

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SCOTUS, Guns and the Second Amendment

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that the individual right to bear arms can’t be impinged upon by local and state governments—a decision that immediately affects Chicago, and as this New York Times editorial argues ... (continued)

Posted on Jun 28, 2010 READ MORE


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Top 10 Films in Favor of Gun Control

When someone points a gun in a movie, that’s usually the audience’s cue that adrenaline-cranking good times are about to be had. Not so in this lineup of films, compiled by Participant Media’s TakePart.com with the aim of countering the overplayed guns=fun equation.

Posted on Jun 30, 2008 READ MORE


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Supreme Court Considers Second Amendment

The Supreme Court examined the District of Columbia’s handgun ban Tuesday, a case that could at last yield a conclusive ruling on the Second Amendment. So far, it doesn’t look good for gun control advocates.

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A Loaded Issue

If you want to understand why the gun debate is so intense, look no further than Virginia, where Second Amendment advocates flaunt their rights in the faces of parents whose children have just been shot.

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Virginia Closes Insane Gun Loophole

Mentally ill people who’ve been deemed a danger to themselves and involuntarily committed will no longer be able to legally buy guns in Virginia. Gov. Timothy Kaine issued the executive order in response to the massacre at Virginia Tech.

Posted on Apr 30, 2007 READ MORE


It’s the Guns, Stupid

With enough money behind it, any ridiculous argument will find supporters, especially in Congress. It shouldn’t take mass murder for politicians to realize the obvious: Guns kill people.

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Politics Aside, Guns Still Kill

Gun control may be politically passé, but even basic precautions might have saved lives in Virginia. Winning elections at the expense of human life simply isn’t worth it.

Posted on Apr 19, 2007 READ MORE


Scheer: Brought to You by the NRA

The National Rifle Association and gun manufacturers are right—if George Bush is elected president, they’ve got it made.The gun sellers who want to add to the national supply of 200 million guns in civilian hands have broken off negotiations for new safety measures in the hopes of a kinder Bush administration. Only last week, NRA First Vice President Kayne Robinson boasted that if Bush wins the White House, “We’ll have a president ... where we work out of their office—unbelievably friendly relations.”

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