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Mental Health Test for Guns

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Conservatives Upset Over Jim Carrey’s ‘Assault Rifle’ Tweet

The actor, who is mostly known for comedic roles, took on a serious tone when he used Twitter to focus on the gun debate that has emerged in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shootings.

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On Guns, Unfinished Business

Despite the best efforts of the National Rifle Association and like-minded groups to make sure this business remains unfinished, reducing gun violence remains stubbornly high on the nation’s agenda.

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Even Fox News Thinks NRA Is Being ‘Ridiculous’

The National Rifle Association may want to consider adding conservative media outlet Fox News—or at least “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace—to its enemies list after Wallace took on NRA chief Wayne LaPierre during a tense interview Sunday morning.

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Death Wish Recognized: A Case for Long-Term Treatment

Who creates a massacre? Can we identify those people? Can they be stopped? Congress hopes to address these questions, but where will these answers come from? Enter the Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety, the Connecticut legislators who will draft a bill, informed in part by public hearings related to the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook.

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The NRA Has an Enemies List and It’s Really Long

There are 506 organizations and people named, which, as Wonkette points out, means that “it’s virtually impossible not to find something on that list that represents you or something you believe in.”

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GOP Senator: ‘Video Games Are a Bigger Problem Than Guns’

In an interview on MSNBC ahead of the Senate’s hearing on gun safety Wednesday, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., responded to a question by Chuck Todd on background checks for gun buyers by changing the subject to ... video games.

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Watch: Gabrielle Giffords Speaks to the Senate on Gun Violence

The former Arizona congresswoman who survived a gunshot to the head said in her opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee, “Speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important.”

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There’s Nothing Racist About Gun Control ... Anymore

Just when you thought the debate over gun control couldn’t get any more twisted, the old claim has been revived that slavery might not have lasted so long in America if black people had been granted the right to bear arms at the outset of their arrival in the new world.

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Guns in the Classroom

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‘Sensible’ Gun Control

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Background Checks

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Debt Ceiling Gun

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I Mock the Sheriff

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High Capacity Guns

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Armed Teachers

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NRA and Hunting

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High Capacity Magazines

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Gun Rage

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Well-Regulated Gun Rights

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Obama’s Guns

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Rep. John Lewis Schools Rush Limbaugh on Civil Rights Movement

Rush Limbaugh asked on his radio program Friday, “If a lot of African-Americans back in the ’60s had guns and the legal right to use them for self-defense, you think they would have needed Selma?”

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Gun Reform in Congress

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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.

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Nuts for Guns

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The Second Amendment vs. the First Amendment

After more than a week of residual buzz from radio host Alex Jones’ now-famous meltdown during a CNN discussion of gun control, it is worth taking a deep breath and considering the spectacle’s two big lessons, especially now that the White House is pushing Congress to debate firearm legislation.

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Biden Goes ‘Boom,’ Maddow Takes on NRA ‘Trolls,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Michelle Obama’s social media foray and word on Karl Rove’s future at Fox News.

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Bachmann Accused of FEC Violations, Fox News Hires Kucinich, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Jamie Dimon’s “punishment” for a massive trading loss and Jimmy Kimmel spoofs the gun control debate.

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Obama’s Sweeping Action on Gun Control Panned by GOP

President Obama launched the country’s biggest push on gun control in decades Wednesday, rolling out wide-ranging plans that include 23 executive actions.

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NRA’s Latest Attack Ad Includes Obama’s Children

The National Rifle Association is facing criticism for a new ad that drags President Obama’s two daughters into the gun control debate. The controversial video says the president is an “elite hypocrite” because he doesn’t support the powerful gun lobby’s proposal to put armed guards in schools across the country.

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NRA Calls New York’s New Gun Law ‘Draconian’

New York legislators took just two days to pass a new gun control law, making it the first state in the union to do so in response to the school massacre in Connecticut last month.

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What Congress Should Do About Gun Control

Recent mass shootings have rightly sparked a national debate about gun control. Unfortunately, like so many political debates, this one has been loud, divisive and lacking in substantive analysis or reasoned compromise.

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