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Donald Trump and His Words, Words, Words

“Sacrifice” and “sarcastic” are the most egregious examples of the Republican presidential nominee’s blatant misuse of words. It’s high time the media called his bluff.

Posted on Aug 13, 2016 READ MORE


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Second Amendment People









Posted on Aug 11, 2016 ENLARGE



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.

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 READ MORE



Trump Appears to Threaten Clinton With ‘Second Amendment People’ (Video)

The Republican presidential nominee said Tuesday there was nothing his supporters could do if Hillary Clinton won and got “to pick her judges.” Then he amended his pessimism by making a remark that some observers have interpreted as a deadly threat against his rival.

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 READ MORE


We Don’t Need Gun Control









Posted on Jul 14, 2016 ENLARGE



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



Clarence Thomas Argues Strenuously to Keep Guns in the Hands of Domestic Abusers

Despite his protestations of Second Amendment rights, things didn’t go well for the Supreme Court justice Monday.

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 READ MORE


Politicon 2016: Sarah Palin Hails the Rise of ‘Golden Wrecking Ball’ Donald Trump (Video)

Palin knows the publicity game, and she knows how to work the spotlight to her political advantage. Sound familiar?

Posted on Jun 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Gun Sale









Posted on Jun 24, 2016 ENLARGE



#NoBillNoBreak: Democrats Occupy the House to Demand Gun Reform

Their sit-in comes just days after the Senate rejected four gun control measures.

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 READ MORE



Antonin Scalia and the Clear and Present Danger of Second Amendment Fundamentalism

The late Supreme Court justice, having bestowed the Constitution’s blessing on personal gun rights, bears responsibility for our collective impotence in response to the madness of gun violence in America.

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 READ MORE


Southern Bathrooms









Posted on Apr 4, 2016 ENLARGE



The Supreme Court Approaches Judgment Day

With a bench containing three octogenarians, the next president will have a historic opportunity to reshape the court. At stake: five pivotal legal and social issues.

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 READ MORE



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?

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 READ MORE



Public Sector Unions Pin Hopes on Antonin Scalia Going Rogue

The conservative Supreme Court justice holds the key to their fate in a case with blockbuster potential.

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 READ MORE


United States of Militiadom









Award-winning animator Mark Fiore takes stock of the showdown in Burns, Ore., in this week's installment of colorful cartoon commentary.
Posted on Jan 7, 2016 ENLARGE


Amend the Second Amendment









Posted on Dec 4, 2015 ENLARGE



Buy Today, Kill Tomorrow

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

Posted on Dec 4, 2015 READ MORE



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



5 Right-Wing Idiocies From Last Week—Let’s Start With Bill O’Reilly’s Gun Violence Delusion

Here are five lowlights from the right from the week that was. Enjoy!

Posted on Oct 4, 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


The Undertaker









Posted on Sep 2, 2015 ENLARGE



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.

Posted on Aug 27, 2015 READ MORE



Suspect in Muslim Students’ Murders Called Chronically Upset and Confrontational

People who knew the man accused of gunning down three Muslim American students in North Carolina—an act many suspect to be a hate crime motivated by cultural differences—describe him as angry and lacking compassion.

Posted on Feb 12, 2015 READ MORE


Open Mind on Guns









Posted on Jan 4, 2015 ENLARGE


Gun Violence









Posted on Dec 20, 2014 ENLARGE


NRA Logic









Posted on Aug 30, 2014 ENLARGE


American Hearse-Story









Posted on Jul 22, 2014 ENLARGE


Gumball Machine









Posted on Jul 9, 2014 ENLARGE


Gun Violence









Posted on Jun 22, 2014 ENLARGE


Another Mass Shooting









Posted on Jun 1, 2014 ENLARGE


Bullets









Posted on May 31, 2014 ENLARGE



The Best Reporting on Guns in America

In the wake of last week’s shooting, we’ve laid out the most revealing reporting about guns.

Posted on May 29, 2014 READ MORE


Gun Nut Argument









Posted on May 28, 2014 ENLARGE


Senseless Shootings









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Another Shooting









Posted on May 25, 2014 ENLARGE


Gun Rights Nation









Posted on Apr 30, 2014 ENLARGE


Trigger Lock









Posted on Apr 24, 2014 ENLARGE


Mental Illness









Posted on Apr 6, 2014 ENLARGE


Stand Your Ground









Posted on Feb 23, 2014 ENLARGE


Guns









Posted on Feb 20, 2014 ENLARGE


Gun Tools









Posted on Feb 17, 2014 ENLARGE


Bullet Brained Idiots









Posted on Feb 10, 2014 ENLARGE


Head Burial









Posted on Jan 31, 2014 ENLARGE


NRA Maul









Posted on Jan 28, 2014 ENLARGE


School Shootings









Posted on Jan 22, 2014 ENLARGE


Gun Deaths









Posted on Jan 18, 2014 ENLARGE


Sandy Hook









Posted on Dec 14, 2013 ENLARGE


NRA Candle









Posted on Dec 14, 2013 ENLARGE


Weapons Sale









Posted on Dec 13, 2013 ENLARGE


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