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Conservative Writer Blames Sandy Hook Shooting on ‘Feminized Setting’

According to anti-feminist and backward-thinking author Charlotte Allen, the killing spree in Newtown, Conn., could have been avoided if only another man had been there and the setting hadn’t been so “feminized.”

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AP/Narciso Contreras

Don’t Be Afraid of NRA Bullies

Politicians are still terrified of the NRA, even though analysis shows that the organization’s power is greatly exaggerated.

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America Reacts

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The Shot Heard Round the World

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Schoolhouse Glock

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Self Gun Control

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NRA-Hole

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Rob Bixby (CC-BY)

First, Get Rid of the Guns

Politicians who are too craven or stupid or ideologically rigid to finally move forward on gun control will have the blood of future victims on their hands.

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Feinstein to Introduce Gun Legislation, Boehner Proposes Tax Hike, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including an update on Hillary Clinton’s health scare, why a pizza chain founder is suing the Obama administration and what Stephen Colbert is doing with the rest of his super PAC money.

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The Future of Gun Control in the Aftermath of Sandy Hook

As a result of a grotesque confluence of cultural iconography celebrating the virtues of an armed citizenry, political cowardice in the face of pro-gun lobbies like the NRA, and a judiciary that has redefined the meaning of the Second Amendment, we have become a nation bereft of effective gun control, reduced to waiting for the next firearm fueled massacre.

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AP/Julio Cortez

Questions I Ask Myself About the Connecticut School Shooting

Why do U.S. cable news networks intensively cover these mass shootings, making it the only story for a day or two and prying into every detail of them, when they aren’t interested in preventing them from happening again through banning semiautomatic weapons?

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AP/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks

Dear God! When Will It Stop?

Once again we are faced with unspeakable horror from gun violence and once again we are reminded that there is no safe harbor for our children. How young do the victims have to be and how many children need to die before we stop the proliferation of guns in our nation and the killing of innocents?

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Mike Huckabee Blames Connecticut Shooting on Separation of Church and State

How does one explain the massacre of 20 children at a school in Connecticut? Madness? A society that values gun rights ahead of human life? No. The answer, according to former Arkansas governor and Fox News commentator Mike Huckabee, is the secularization of schools.

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Gunning for Santa

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Fox News Host Tells Female Victims of Violence to ‘Make Better Decisions’

Former Bush administration White House press secretary Dana Perino offered up the piece of victim-blaming advice Wednesday while discussing the recent deaths of NFL player Javon Belcher and his girlfriend.

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‘This Is No Country for Young Black Men’

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry says that the killing of Jordan Davis is not the killing of Trayvon Martin or Emmett Till, but a sad reminder that in America, “They need not wield a weapon to pose a threat. Because, if you are a young, black man, who you are is threat enough.”

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Can’t Buy a Gun? Soon You Can Print One

A new dimension is emerging in the battle between gun enthusiasts and their less-thrilled opponents. A 3-D printer, which is exactly what it sounds like, has been used to make parts for a firearm. The composite gun works, and the plans are available freely online.

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University Regents Allow Guns on Colorado Campus

After a March court decision overturned a systemwide ban on guns, the University of Colorado on Wednesday decided to allow concealed-carry permit holders to bring them almost everywhere on its Boulder campus.

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Photo illustration from an image by Colin Grey (CC-BY)

Mass Murderers’ Weapon of Choice

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: There’s a reason one particular handgun keeps showing up at mass shootings: It works. Also: Paul Ryan and life after journalism.

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Mass Murderers’ Weapon of Choice

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: There’s a reason one particular handgun keeps showing up at mass shootings: It works. Also: Paul Ryan and life after journalism.

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Appreciation

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NRA

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On Your Mark

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Photo by Joel Gonsalves (CC-BY)

Is America Crazy?

Are we just dangerous people living out fantasies and lies?

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Wounded and Pregnant, an Aurora Family Without Health Coverage

The political salience of the Aurora tragedy extends beyond the usually sterile argument over gun control.

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In Guns We Trust

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Gun Addiction

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Rationalizing Gutlessness on Guns

Talk about power: The gun lobby barely had to say a word before the media sent advocates of saner gun regulation shuffling off in defeat.

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Photo by Michael Glasgow (CC-BY)

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.

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Photo by Flickr user Sean (CC-BY-ND)

Gun Sales Are Through the Roof

In reaction to the deadly shooting spree in Aurora, Colo., Americans are stockpiling their own arsenals. Sales are up across the land, from Georgia to California.

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Dangerous Nut

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If Batman Acted Like Congress

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AP/Barry Gutierrez

The Next One Out There

When that next atrocity comes, we’ll tell each other we’re shocked and stunned, knowing full well we should be neither.

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Face the Nation

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Crime Scene

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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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Creative Commons

Need to Bear Arms? The Internet Can Help

The bowels of the Internet can be a scary place, as evidenced by a site called The Armory—a no-questions-asked, anonymous weapons-supply store.

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What You Don’t Know About the ‘Fast and Furious’ Scandal

Fortune magazine has dug into the Fast and Furious scandal to expose political distortions and popular misconceptions.

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Our Guns-and-Butter Economy

There are troubling consequences that come from the particular kind of export economy we’re building.

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Right-Wing Center

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Guns Are Us

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Photo by Smarterlam (CC-BY)

Ending Fecklessness on Guns

Mayors have filled the void left in state legislatures, Congress and the White House by moderates, liberals and many conservatives who ought to know better but are too petrified by the NRA to confront it.

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Too Many Gun Nuts

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School Shooting

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Shootings

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Obey

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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News

Repeal the ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

The “Stand Your Ground” laws in Florida and other states should all be repealed. At best, they are redundant. At worst, as in the Trayvon Martin killing, they are nothing but a license to kill.

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NRA and the GOP

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Florida Shooting

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Stand Your Ground

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