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Some people only know one amendment and they don’t understand consequences.

I think everyone knows that guy. The one says he needs all those guns because he must defend liberty. And while I support an individual right to bare arms, I never actually think that liberty is the reason why that guy wants those guns. I’ve been to gun shows. I’ve fired long guns. I can […]

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N.R.A. Magazine Draws Criticism for ‘Target Practice’ Headline With Photo of Pelosi and Giffords

“The photo, taken last month at an announcement about proposed legislation to expand background checks for firearms purchases, carried the headline in large letters: “Target Practice.”” They are about killing people, not defending the Constitution. They want guns to go after liberals and kill them. They keep telling us that. Stop taking them at their […]

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Can school design help prevent school shootings?

“IT IS called a lockdown drill,” says Max, a nine-year-old pupil at a private school on the North side. “One teacher pretends to be an intruder. We have to hide in classroom, turn over our desks and hide behind them. via Can school design help prevent school shootings? Guns are creating the tyranny their advocates […]

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Dick’s Sporting Goods took a public stand against assault weapons and sales went up

That was the statement the National Rifle Association released in April after retail giant Dick’s Sporting Goods announced they would destroy their existing inventory of guns and ammunition. via Dick’s Sporting Goods took a public stand against assault weapons and sales went up

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A pregnant black woman is in prison for defending herself. Mainstream gun groups are silent.

Last summer, a black woman in Michigan defended herself, her mother, and her 2-year-old daughter with a registered (and unloaded) gun against a woman who she and her attorneys say tried to hit them with a car. via A pregnant black woman is in prison for defending herself. Mainstream gun groups are silent. This should […]

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To Keep and Bear Arms

To Keep and Bear Arms Only fantasts can think the self-styled militias of our day are acting under the mandate of, or even in accord with, the Second Amendment. Only madmen, one would think, can suppose that militias have a constitutional right to levy war against the United States, which is treason by constitutional definition […]

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Counterfactual Identity Swap – MattBruenig | Politics

Counterfactual Identity Swap – MattBruenig | Politics we actually have historical examples of nonwhite groups doing this that are directly on point. For example, in 1971, the American Indian Movement took over Alcatraz Island and held it for 19 months. The occupation ended after the government laid siege to the island and the thing more […]

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‘Daily Show’ Debunks ‘Good Guy With A Gun’ Theory About Mass Shootings (VIDEO)

‘Daily Show’ Debunks ‘Good Guy With A Gun’ Theory About Mass Shootings (VIDEO) Correspondent Jordan Klepper went across the river to New Jersey to train for his concealed carry permit. After finishing his training, he went to the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training in Texas to learn how to respond to an active shooter. […]

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Paul Ryan Throws Support Behind Mental Health Reform Bill

Paul Ryan Throws Support Behind Mental Health Reform Bill Ryan called mental health issues the “common theme” you see in mass shootings, along with attackers who are “terrorist-inspired.” And good for him for noticing and taking some action on it. Let’s see how the rest of his party acts. The speaker also said he opposed […]

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To families of mass-shooting victims in U.S., Paris attacks sadly familiar

To families of mass-shooting victims in U.S., Paris attacks sadly familiar She has become painfully familiar with mass shootings since a gunman killed her daughter in a crowded suburban Denver movie theater, and she’s frustrated when pundits wonder if similar attacks on “soft targets” could happen in America. “What ‘soft-target’ are you talking about? A […]