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Canadian Parliament Terrorized by Armed Gunman

A shooter killed a Canadian soldier and stormed the parliament building in Ottawa on Wednesday, where he was himself killed by the sergeant-at-arms.

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Whatever It Takes

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Did the Assault Weapons Ban Really Work as Sen. Dianne Feinstein Claims?

The senator says “the evidence is clear: the ban worked.” Except there’s no evidence it saved lives—and the researcher behind the key statistic Feinstein cites says it’s an outdated figure that was based on a false assumption.

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Why Gun Control Groups Have Moved Away From an Assault Weapons Ban

A decade after the ban expired, gun control groups say that focusing on other policies will save more American lives.

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Burgers and Bullets

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NRA Logic

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Ice Bucket Challenge Gone Wrong

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Our Selective Outrage

The killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown has rightly provoked widespread outrage, drawing international media attention and prompting a comment from President Obama. The same should be true—but tragically is not—of the killing of 3-year-old Knijah Amore Bibb.

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Russell Brand’s Battle Against Fox News Doesn’t Stop at Sean Hannity

A recent squabble between the British comedian and Fox News’ Sean Hannity got quite a bit of attention, but Russell Brand’s scathing critique of Fox News did not begin with Hannity, nor is it likely to end with him.

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Stephen Colbert on ‘My Parents Open Carry’ Children’s Book

Though a storybook designed to explain a day in the life of a family that walks around with loaded guns sounds like something “The Colbert Report” host would make up for a laugh, it’s a real thing.

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Gun Ban

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American Hearse-Story

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Gumball Machine

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Open Carried Away

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The Scariest Part of the Facebook Emotion Study

Facebook’s manipulation of users is only half the story; two men in Georgia have already proven why the “Guns Everywhere Law” is idiotic; meanwhile, the fact that the majority of the current Supreme Court justices are Catholic has a bearing on the tribunal’s decisions. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 READ MORE


Target Gun Ban

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Target: Guns Are Not Family Friendly

The nation’s second-largest retailer has announced that guns are not welcome in its stores, even in states where it is legal to carry firearms.

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Gun Violence

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Gunfire Alarm

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Jihadi Rifle Association

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Beyond Sex and Soccer: Why Brazilians Are Pissed About the World Cup

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The World Cup opens with a bang, how thinking mothers should deal with gunplay, and we interview the directors of two new documentaries—one on the late, great Gore Vidal, the other on prison escape artist and possible criminal justice victim Mark DeFriest.

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Beyond Sex and Soccer: Why Brazilians Are Pissed About the World Cup

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The World Cup opens with a bang, how thinking mothers should deal with gun play, and we interview the directors of two new documentaries—one on the late, great Gore Vidal, the other on prison escape artist and possible criminal justice victim Mark DeFriest.

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Fear the Government

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Open Carry

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Myth vs. Fact: Violence and Mental Health

A Q&A with an expert who studies the relationship between mental illness and violence.

Posted on Jun 11, 2014 READ MORE



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Boys and Gun Love: A Thinking Mother’s Dilemma

My sons know how I feel about gunplay, yet the more I forbid it, the more their curiosity draws them toward these forbidden objects—the toy version of the lethal instruments at the center of our national debate.

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Georgia Courthouse Is Shot Up by Sovereign Citizen After GOP Backs Bundy, Open Carry

If you encourage crazy people and hand out guns like candy, the courthouse incident is what you get back.

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Jon Stewart: America Has Reached ‘Breakthrough’ in the Way That We Deal With Mass Shootings

Why don’t we just accept the senseless killings that most developed countries don’t experience as an inevitable fact of American life and stop trying to fix them?

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Another Mass Shooting

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Bullets

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NRAuto

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Mental Illness

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#YesAllWomen

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The Best Reporting on Guns in America

In the wake of last week’s shooting, we’ve laid out the most revealing reporting about guns.

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Gun Nut Argument

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2nd Amended

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Senseless Shootings

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There Were 30 Murders by Firearm in England in 2012 (Equiv. 164) Vs. 8,855 in U.S.

The mentally imbalanced individual who Friday hunted down UC Santa Barbara students and knifed three and shot six of them to death, wounding with gunfire seven more, used a semiautomatic handgun.

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Another Shooting

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Democrats Push to Restart CDC Funding for Gun Violence Research

New legislation would increase CDC funding for gun violence research from zero dollars to $10 million. The NRA calls the push “unethical” and an “abuse of taxpayer funds.”

Posted on May 22, 2014 READ MORE


Jon Stewart: ‘Finally the NRA’s Fight to Protect the Second Amendment Has Met Its Match’

Gun toters are facing challenges everywhere, from Chipotle Mexican Grill to the National Rifle Association itself.

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Why Don’t We Know How Many People Are Shot Each Year in America?

How many Americans have been shot over the past 10 years? No one really knows.

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National Flaws

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Gun Rights Nation

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Research to Prevent Gun Violence

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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 Lock

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Cliven Bundy’s Home on the Range

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