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All-American Slaughter: The Youthful Carnage of America’s Gun Culture

The presence of gangs in neighborhoods where many American children are killed with guns daily is used as a way to dismiss serious thinking about why this is happening.

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Donald Trump’s Implied Assassination Threat, Fox News and the NRA

The Republican presidential candidate is giving new meaning to “bully pulpit,” ratcheting his irrational campaign rhetoric to new and dangerous lows.

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No Lives Matter









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Poll: Should Ohio’s Open Carry Gun Law Be Suspended During the GOP Convention?

Deadly incidents in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La., have Cleveland police fearing for their lives.

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Our Skewed Politics on Gun Ownership Are a Deadly Joke

The National Rifle Association and lawmakers who pander to it bear much of the blame for our ridiculous gun laws, but it’s up to ordinary Americans to fix the problem.

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 READ MORE



A House Divided on Gun Control Cannot Vacation

“Give us a vote. Let us vote. We came here to do our jobs. We came here to work. The American people are demanding action.”

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Samantha Bee Wistfully Recalls a Time When the GOP Was Not in the NRA’s Pocket (Video)

Despite massacre after massacre, too many Republicans refuse to even consider passing common-sense gun laws to help protect innocent Americans. But it wasn’t always like this, the “Full Frontal” host reminds us.

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Senate Fails to Pass Four New Gun Safety Bills, Even After the Mass Killing in Orlando

It was business as usual on gun legislation in Washington on Monday. But some lawmakers remain hopeful that a compromise can be reached to provide common-sense gun laws in America.

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Is the Gun Lobby Finally Cornered?

Even the most fervently held dogma is not immune to reality and logic. The collapse of the opposition to reasonable steps toward making us a safer country may not happen all at once. But it is in sight.

Posted on Jun 20, 2016 READ MORE



Comments of the Week: Reading Between the Lines

We detected a pattern in this week’s roundup of noteworthy comments on Truthdig.

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Trump Guns









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Trump’s Plan to Discuss Gun Restrictions With the NRA Shows His Ignorance ... Again

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee says he wants to ban gun sales to people on the “no-fly” list, but the NRA says its position—that purchases should be “delayed” for people on terror watch lists while the FBI investigates—hasn’t changed.

Posted on Jun 17, 2016 READ MORE


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Let’s Learn From Australia: Semi-Automatic Weapons Bans Work

About 10 days before he committed the single largest shooting massacre in modern U.S. history, Omar Mateen walked into the St. Lucie Shooting Center, in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and bought an AR-style semi-automatic rifle and a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol.

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 READ MORE


‘Daily Show’ Finds the NRA Defends Constitutional Amendments, as Long as They’re Gun-Related (Video)

“Daily Show” correspondent Desi Lydic realizes the National Rifle Association is certainly big on the Constitution, just not on the First Amendment nor on any amendments that come after the Second, when she visits the gun lobby convention in Louisville, Ky.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Samantha Bee Proves It’s Easier to Buy Guns Than to Buy an NRA Bird Costume (Video)

Ever heard of Eddie the Eagle, the National Rifle Association mascot? Well, even if you haven’t, you’ll never forget his ridiculous face again after watching this hilarious clip from “Full Frontal.”

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



In His Last Year, Can Obama Complete the Unfinished Business of Gun Control?

The president’s recent executive actions—spurred by mass shootings that seem to be endless—promise to breathe new life into the debate on gun control. But will Congress act?

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VIDEO: Obama Announces Executive Action Plan for Gun Control

President Obama is well aware that he faces one of the biggest battles of his White House tenure in taking up the gun control issue, but on Tuesday, he exercised his executive authority and moved to restrict sales of certain kinds of firearms.

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Those Radical Aussies, and How They Tackled Gun Violence

What worked so well for Australia—firearm confiscation—unfortunately seems out of reach for the U.S. Even so, there are common-sense approaches in some foreign countries that could work here. Pictured right, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is proposing a 2016 ballot initiative to strengthen the state’s gun laws.

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Obama’s ‘Suspected Terrorists’ Gun Ban Makes for Great Sound Bite but Terrible Policy

To achieve gun control, Democrats should embrace principle, not repackage Bush-era civil liberty abuses to troll the GOP.

Posted on Dec 8, 2015 READ MORE


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The New York Times Calls for Tougher Gun Control in Its First Page 1 Editorial Since 1920

In the wake of the San Bernardino massacre and the attack at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic, the Times’ editorial board describes as a “moral outrage” and “national disgrace” the fact that under constitutional protection, Americans are legally permitted to buy weapons that “kill people with brutal speed and efficiency.”

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Buy Today, Kill Tomorrow

Suspected terrorists can buy guns legally in the United States—and that’s how the NRA wants it.

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How the NRA Is Harming American Security: Mass Shootings as Serial Terrorism

What must not be lost sight of is that the San Bernardino shooters had legally bought assault rifles, and it was the assault rifles that allowed them to commit this carnage.

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Amy Schumer Joins Forces With Sen. Chuck Schumer to Combat Gun Violence

Turns out Amy and Chuck share more than their last name, their gene pool and public recognition.

Posted on Oct 25, 2015 READ MORE


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Let’s Focus on the Gun-Makers

Governments at all levels account for roughly 40 percent of gun industry revenue. The federal government alone accounts for about 25 percent. Taxpayers have a right to demand responsibility from an industry that gets so much of our money.

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The Conservative Evasion on Guns

Conservatives all over the world are aghast at our nation’s permissive attitude toward guns. Is a dangerous and harebrained absolutism about weaponry really the issue on which American conservatives want to practice exceptionalism?

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Is the Gun Lobby’s Power Overstated?

The National Rifle Association and other anti-gun-control groups are formidable, but political trends may be loosening their grip on lawmakers.

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Roseburg Shooter Mercer Killed One-Third the Annual Gun Death Toll of England and Wales

The U.S. is downright weird compared with many other countries: We continue to be peculiar in handing out powerful magazine-fed firearms to almost anyone who wants them. 

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Guns R Us: The Stats Behind America’s Firearms Industry

Of all the revolvers, rifles, pistols, shotguns and other types of firearms made in the U.S. since 2013, only 4 percent were sent abroad. The other 10,413,880 stayed home.

Posted on Oct 2, 2015 READ MORE



Your Guns or My Kids?

Whose rights are more important—those of people who seek to bear arms at any cost or those of people who want their children to live without fearing for their safety?

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 READ MORE



Trump’s War on ‘Anchor Babies’

It’s no laughing matter. A small yet influential collection of academics actually supports his position.

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 READ MORE


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Father of Virginia Shooting Victim Alison Parker Makes Gun Control Plea to President Obama

Maybe now is a good time for the president to get a grip on America’s gun problem.

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Reporter, Cameraman Shot and Killed in Virginia; Details Emerge About Gunman

Following Wednesday morning’s on-air shooting of two employees from WDBJ7 TV in Virginia, in which 24-year-old journalist Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward were killed, details from the back story about the gunman and his potential motives came to light.

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