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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?

Posted on Jun 4, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


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Nearly 200 Children Killed by Gunshot Since the Sandy Hook Massacre

Mother Jones’ analysis of deaths related to guns reported in the media shows that at least 194 children under the age of 12 have been killed in accidents or homicides since the Newtown shooting a year ago. Other research estimates the true toll is closer to 500. How can the NRA keep saying we need more guns?

Posted on Dec 10, 2013 READ MORE

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‘Slow-Motion Mass Murders’

Public officials are very selective about when violence and death matter. Massacres and terrorist incidents cannot be ignored, but the day-to-day toll from gun violence is often swept aside. Politicians who tout themselves as advocates of law and order don’t want to be unmasked as caring even more about their ratings from gun lobbyists.

Posted on May 12, 2013 READ MORE

Public Opinion Shifts on Pot, Colbert Declares War on Scarborough, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Connecticut’s tough new gun laws and a recently created PAC looks to support candidates based on one nonpolitical trait.

Posted on Apr 4, 2013 READ MORE

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Maximum Mayhem on His Mind

It’s hard for me to accept that the right to “keep and bear arms” extends to the kind of arsenal that Adam Lanza—and his mother, Nancy, whom he also killed—assembled and kept in their home.

Posted on Mar 29, 2013 READ MORE

As a Member of Congress

Posted on Mar 26, 2013 ENLARGE

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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.

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 READ MORE

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Violence Is Deeply Rooted in American Culture

The gun violence figures flooding the media in the wake of the Newtown massacre are startling, “but they do not tell us enough about the cult and spectacle of violence in American society. Nor do they make visible the myriad of forces that has produced a country drenched in bloodshed and violence,” Henry Giroux told C.J. Polychroniou in a Truthout interview.

Posted on Jan 22, 2013 READ MORE

Armed Teachers

Posted on Jan 22, 2013 ENLARGE

NRA Child Safety

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 ENLARGE

Anderson Cooper Rips Newtown Shooting Conspiracy Theorists

In case you missed it, a smattering of conspiracy theories about last month’s shooting in Newtown, Conn., has been making the rounds on the Internet. One claims the massacre never happened, while another states it was a plot by the government and the media in order to take people’s guns away.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN

Duck Hunting

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 ENLARGE

American Love Affair

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 ENLARGE

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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.

Posted on Jan 14, 2013 READ MORE

Gun Laws

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Original Intent

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 ENLARGE

U.S. Gun Culture

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 ENLARGE

Kids Vests

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 ENLARGE

Everybody Hates John Boehner, Piers Morgan and Alex Jones Face Off, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Gabrielle Giffords’ new PAC, Elizabeth Warren admonishing AIG and Nate Silver talking politics and data analysis on Reddit.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 READ MORE

Year of the Gun

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 ENLARGE

Congress Rights a Wrong, Ann Coulter’s Epic Rant, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including President Obama’s reported pick for secretary of defense and why Joe Biden could be America’s next reality TV star (or not).

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 READ MORE

Teachers and Guns

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 ENLARGE

NRA School

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 ENLARGE

New Year’s Resolution

Posted on Jan 1, 2013 ENLARGE

2013 Food for Thought

Posted on Jan 1, 2013 ENLARGE

New Year Magnums

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 ENLARGE

Survived the 2012 Zombie Apocalypse

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 ENLARGE

Happy New Year

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 ENLARGE


Posted on Dec 30, 2012 ENLARGE

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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

Dedicated Public Servant

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 ENLARGE

Wayne LaPierre

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 ENLARGE

Gun Control

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 ENLARGE

Violent Video Games

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 ENLARGE

Wayne LaPierre

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 ENLARGE

Sacred Cows

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Guns Don’t Die

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 ENLARGE


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Santa and Gun

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 ENLARGE

Gun Culture

Posted on Dec 24, 2012 ENLARGE

NRA Cracking

Posted on Dec 24, 2012 ENLARGE

Arming Teachers

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 ENLARGE


Posted on Dec 23, 2012 ENLARGE

If Only It Were Just a Pipe

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 ENLARGE

Smoke Signals

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 ENLARGE

Bulletproof Liberty

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 ENLARGE

Guns Galore

A writer suggests children be taught to “gang rush” shooters; studies show a slight shift in Americans’ attitudes toward gun toting; and it seems the lesson Israel has to offer on gun policy is education, not control. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 READ MORE

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