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Gun Reform in Congress

Posted on Jan 19, 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.

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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.

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 READ MORE

The White House/Pete Souza

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.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN

Michael Saechang (CC-BY-SA)

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.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 READ MORE

Flickr/Kasi Metcalfe

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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Gun Laws

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U.S. Gun Culture

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 ENLARGE

CEO Says He Will ‘Start Killing People’ if Obama Takes Action on Gun Control

“Vice President Biden is asking the president to bypass Congress and use executive privilege, executive order to ban assault rifles and to impose stricter gun control,” says James Yeager of Tennessee weapons training company Tactical Response. “I’m telling you that if that happens, it’s going to spark a civil war, and I’ll be glad to fire the first shot.”

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN

Bullets Over Bedlam

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 ENLARGE

Arms Race

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 ENLARGE

Biden: White House Will Take Action on Gun Control

The vice president pledged Wednesday that the White House will take action on gun control in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN

Gun Sales

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 ENLARGE

Gun/Animal Rights

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 ENLARGE

Year of the Gun

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 ENLARGE


Mass Shootings Do Little to Change State Gun Laws

Following the mass shooting in Connecticut, the Obama administration and lawmakers around the country have promised to re-examine gun control in America. Here’s a look at what’s happened legislatively in states where some of the worst shootings in recent U.S. history have occurred to see what effect, if any, those events had on gun laws.

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 READ MORE

Charles Knowles (CC-BY)

An Urgent Resolution for 2013

Guns do kill people. Our national New Year’s resolution must be to stop the madness.

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 READ MORE

The American Hunter

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Obama’s ‘Worst Day’ as President, Bachmann’s Surprising Honor, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the company that would rather pay a daily $1.3 million fine than fund contraceptive coverage and a news magazine’s accidental posting of an obituary of an ex-president who is still alive.

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New Year Magnums

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Dutch Catholics Seek to Ditch a Homophobic Church

Many Dutch citizens are attempting to “de-baptize” themselves to protest Pope Benedict’s anti-gay marriage declarations; a national database of gun owners may have helped prevent the Newtown shooting; and although the media insist the president is giving in to the Republicans’ demands to make cuts to Social Security, Obama’s been trying to reduce it all along. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 READ MORE

Gun Nut

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 ENLARGE

AP/Elise Amendola

Cerberus Collected Ex-Government Opportunists

How fitting that Dan Quayle, a bumbling excuse for a vice president of the United States, should end up as a top executive of a $20 billion private equity firm mired in controversy.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 READ MORE

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A Look at Gun Deaths in America

“You know that line, ‘guns don’t kill people, people kill people?’ It’s true, so far as it goes,” writes Ezra Klein on The Washington’s Post Wonkblog. “But in the United States, when people decide to kill people, or kill themselves, they typically reach for a gun.”

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 READ MORE

Flickr/Gage Skidmore

The Time Dick Armey Attempted an Armed Coup of Tea Party Group

New reports are surfacing that Dick Armey, a former House majority leader, attempted a power grab of the tea party organization FreedomWorks before eventually leaving the group.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 READ MORE

Pull the Global Trigger on Gun Control

While the final funerals for the victims of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre have been held, gun violence continues apace, most notably with the Christmas Eve murder of two volunteer firefighters in rural Webster, N.Y., at the hands of an ex-convict who was armed, as was the Newtown shooter Adam Lanza, with a Bushmaster .223 caliber AR-15 semiautomatic rifle.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 READ MORE

Violent Video Games

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 ENLARGE

Wayne LaPierre

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 ENLARGE

Sacred Cows

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Safe Handgun

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 ENLARGE

No Pointing

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 ENLARGE

Ron Paul Denounces NRA Gun Plan, the Top 10 Media Stories of 2012, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the late Sen. Daniel Inouye’s last political wish and the worst pundit predictions of this year.

Posted on Dec 24, 2012 READ MORE

Gun Culture

Posted on Dec 24, 2012 ENLARGE

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Firefighters Shot Dead at N.Y. Blaze

Yet another mass shooting has taken place, this time claiming the lives of two firefighters who were responding to a blaze at a house in a suburb of Rochester, N.Y., early Monday morning. (UPDATED)

Posted on Dec 24, 2012 READ MORE

Romney the Reluctant Presidential Candidate, Another Kennedy Weighs Senate Run, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker’s personal connection with gun violence and the surprising information revealed by the FBI’s internal records on the Occupy movement.

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 READ MORE

‘Call Me Crazy,’ NRA Chief Says of Controversial New Gun Proposal

During a Sunday morning appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Wayne LaPierre doubled down on his much-maligned proposal to have armed guards in American schools.

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN


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If Only It Were Just a Pipe

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 ENLARGE

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