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Tag: Gun Laws

America Has Two Types of Gun Laws—One for Blacks and One for Whites

Our gun laws should be changed. Until then, however, they must be enforced equally. Does the National Rifle Association disagree?

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 READ MORE


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Classroom Participation

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 ENLARGE

Gun-Free Zones

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 ENLARGE

Gun Control

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 ENLARGE

Samantha Bee Demands Americans Work, Not Pray, for Change in Wake of Orlando Massacre (Video)

“There is no shortage of troubled 20-somethings out there, and whether they’re radicalized by ISIS or homophobia or white nationalism or a dislike of movies,” said the “Full Frontal” host, “we are making it far too easy for their derangement to kill us.”

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

‘Daily Show’ Finds the NRA Defends Constitutional Amendments, as Long as They’re Gun-Related (Video)

“Daily Show” correspondent Desi Lydic realizes the National Rifle Association is certainly big on the Constitution, just not on the First Amendment nor on any amendments that come after the Second, when she visits the gun lobby convention in Louisville, Ky.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

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

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.

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Gun Laws

Posted on Dec 28, 2015 ENLARGE

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

In the Fantasyland Your Neighbors Live in, More War Is a Smart Idea

People in the United States believe that Islamic State is present within the United States trying to kill them. You can’t poll them on what to do in the actual universe, because they’re living in la-la land.

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 READ MORE

Gun Storm

Posted on Dec 7, 2015 ENLARGE

Congress Responds

Posted on Dec 7, 2015 ENLARGE

Planned Parenthood

Posted on Dec 7, 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

The Moon: Who Will Lead It?

He already thinks he hung it, so Donald Trump would be a natural leader for Jeb Bush’s future moon colony.

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 READ MORE


Posted on Oct 11, 2015 ENLARGE

Mental Illness

Posted on Oct 11, 2015 ENLARGE

VIDEO: Gun Logic

Posted on Oct 8, 2015 ENLARGE


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Brazil’s Ascendant, Hard-Line Right Wants to Imprison 16-Year-Olds

The left wing of Brazil’s Legislature has become weak and demoralized, and the “Bullets, Beef and Bible Caucus” is ready to seize power.

Posted on Apr 18, 2015 READ MORE

Open Carry

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 ENLARGE

Feminist Gaming Critic Threatened With ‘Montreal Massacre Style Attack’

Feminist gaming critic and blogger Anita Sarkeesian chose to cancel a Wednesday speech at Utah State University after an anonymous email purportedly sent by a student promised to violently attack her and her audience if she went forth with the event.

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 READ MORE

Burgers and Bullets

Posted on Sep 7, 2014 ENLARGE

Open Carried Away

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 ENLARGE


The Gun Supremacists’ Folly

Have we gone stark raving mad? The question is brought to mind by the new gun law signed last week in Georgia by Gov. Nathan Deal.

Posted on Apr 28, 2014 READ MORE

Trigger Happy

Posted on Mar 30, 2014 ENLARGE

The Gunfire State

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 ENLARGE

That Day in Dallas…

Posted on Nov 23, 2013 ENLARGE

JFK Flame

Posted on Nov 22, 2013 ENLARGE


How Many More Black Boys Have to Die?

Florida has one more chance to deliver justice to the parents of a slain black boy. The state that faced calls for boycott over the acquittal of George Zimmerman is currently holding pretrial hearings in a similar case.

Posted on Oct 4, 2013 READ MORE

The Pro-Life State

Posted on Jul 26, 2013 ENLARGE


A Big Tragedy and a Big Story: Race, Guns and Television

What happened in the killing of Trayvon Martin was a crime and the acquitted shooter, George Zimmerman, is no role model for anyone. I have no basis for judging him racist, but there is no doubt he was aggressively stupid. But for me, the moronic vigilante killer is not the issue. I think this story is about guns and television.

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 READ MORE

Victims in Perspective

Posted on May 2, 2013 ENLARGE

Weapons of Mass Destruction

Posted on Apr 26, 2013 ENLARGE

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Newtown’s Call to Reason

The heroic and inspiring role played by the families of the Sandy Hook massacre’s victims should not be used to create what would be a dangerously misleading narrative about how they changed the politics of guns.

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 READ MORE


Posted on Apr 3, 2013 ENLARGE

Mass Shooting

Posted on Apr 3, 2013 ENLARGE

Gun Laws

Posted on Feb 4, 2013 ENLARGE

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No Impossible Dream

Don’t listen to those who say President Obama’s bold plan to reduce gun violence—including an assault weapons ban—has no chance in Congress.

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 READ MORE

Gun Laws

Posted on Jan 14, 2013 ENLARGE

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U.S. Gun Laws: Guilty by Reason of Insanity

James Holmes, the alleged shooter in the massacre in Aurora, Colo., reportedly amassed his huge arsenal with relative ease. Some of these weapons were illegal as recently as eight years ago.

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 READ MORE

More Romney Bain Woes, ‘Fox & Friends’ Hits New Low, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the controversy over an alleged Romney campaign remark and Herman Cain comes to Mitt’s defense on tax returns.

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 READ MORE

Youth Handgun Violence

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 ENLARGE


Killing Time (and People) In Tenn. Bars

There’s a war on guns raging all over the United States ... except in Tennessee. Thanks to American hero/state Sen. Doug Jackson, Tennessee gun owners can now carry concealed weapons into bars to settle their differences over a round of shots. Check out this clip from Wednesday’s “Colbert Report.”

Posted on Jul 16, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN

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Getting Loaded in Tennessee

Believe it or not, Tennessee is relaxing its already liberal gun laws even more. Starting Tuesday, residents of the state will legally be able to go to bars and restaurants with loaded guns. Letting people get drunk in public places while they’re packing heat = a really really smart decision.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009 READ MORE

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