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We Watched the Psychotic ‘Blow Your Balls Off’ Campaign Ad So You Don’t Have To

We’re all familiar with the caliber of insane politicians in states like Florida, South Carolina and Texas. But it appears as if Iowa is making a concerted effort to field its own array of wackaloons in addition to, of course, … Continue reading
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Another Baby With a Gun for Steve Stockman

Yep. Babies still have guns, congressman. Over the weekend: A Cincinnati, Ohio boy fatally shot his 8-year-old brother in the chest on Saturday while playing with a loaded handgun he thought was a BB gun, police told the Associated Press. … Continue reading
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Another Baby With a Gun for Steve Stockman’s Bumper Sticker

And it just keeps happening… A 4-year-old boy was shot and killed by his 4-year-old female cousin while they were playing with a gun, according to the Detroit police. Three cousins were at the home when the shooting occurred — … Continue reading
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The American Gun Culture: Standing Your Ground Against the Deadly Use of Popcorn

As gun violence increases and pro-gun forces achieve new legislation, the gun control movement in the United States is rapidly unraveling. In the year since Sandy Hook, when you’d think there’d be the political and popular will for reasonable new … Continue reading
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You Stay Classy, Ted Cruz Fans

A conservative blogger at a rally for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) joked about shooting at cars with California license plates: “You will see a lot of cars coming west heading east on Interstate 10, and they’re going to have California … Continue reading
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A Man is Shot and Killed for Texting in a Theater; the Internet Says He Deserved It

Last week, my wife and I saw the Disney-masturbates-to-itself film Saving Mr. Banks. It was a sweet, heartwarming tale about how alcoholism, daddy-issues and mental illness led to the creation of the timeless classic Mary Poppins. Seated in the middle … Continue reading
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Another Baby with a Gun

This kid wasn’t even two-years-old and he shot his mother. A South Dakota woman was shot by her 23-month-old son on Thursday while she tried to take away a loaded revolver from the boy. According to the Rapid City Journal, … Continue reading
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Ted Nugent Thinks Poor People Should Be Stripped of Their Right to Vote

Because of course he does. In exchange for agreeing to close the gun show loophole (he acknowledges it exists, which is something) he thinks the poor should be disenfranchised: National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent proposed a compromise that … Continue reading
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What Do Adam Lanza and a Would-Be Assassin Have in Common? Easy Access to Firearms.

A right-wing extremist named Elwyn Nels Fossedal was arrested yesterday after he publicly announced his compulsion to assassinate President Obama. While standing in line at the post office last month, Fossedal reportedly declared, “If President Obama was here I would … Continue reading
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Sorry, Gun People, a Smiling Photo Doesn’t Disprove the Open-Carry Gunmen Story

By way of a follow-up to my column from earlier today, 40 Gunmen Armed with Assault Rifles Terrorize Gun Control Group at a Texas Restaurant, I thought I’d address the pro-gun meme circulating Facebook and the comment section of Banter. … Continue reading
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40 Gunmen Armed with Assault Rifles Terrorize Gun Control Group at a Texas Restaurant

My Monday column: This should’ve been one of the biggest domestic news stories of the weekend, but as a sense of futility sweeps nation in the face of increasingly commonplace incidents of gun violence followed by aggressive, defiant reactions from … Continue reading
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Assault Rifle Ban Upheld

Good news — the Court of Appeals in the fourth appellate district of California has upheld the state’s ban on assault rifles. California’s law banning possession of a semi-automatic assault rifle is constitutional, according to a state appeals court that … Continue reading
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Navy Yard Gunman Tried to Buy an AR-15, Passed a Federal Background Check

My Wednesday column: Yesterday morning I had to post an update on my Navy Yard article, some of which I’ve incorporated into today’s article for the sake of emphasis. Recapping what I wrote yesterday, I had waited until the very … Continue reading
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Speaking of Crackpots Interfering in the Gun Control Debate

As you might have heard, Alex Jones thinks the Navy Yard shooting yesterday was a false flag because nonsense nonsense nonsense nonsense: Before we knew the names of the victims, the motive behind the attack, or even how many shooters … Continue reading
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Another Gun Massacre and Another Powerful Reason for Stronger Gun Control Laws

My Tuesday column and familiar territory: At approximately 8 a.m. eastern time on Monday, a man named Aaron Alexis, a former reservist with the U.S. Navy, entered the Naval Sea Systems Command office building at the Navy Yard in Washington, … Continue reading
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Fox Touts Strong Voter Turnout In Colorado Recall

Gun nuts in Colorado are currently on the march, heading to the polls to try to recall two state senators who had the audacity to vote for expanded background checks and limited clip capacity. In what is Colorado’s first legislative … Continue reading
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National Rifle Association Keeps a Massive Gun Owner Database

HAHAHAHAAAHHHAAAAAA! The National Rifle Association has rallied gun owners — and raised tens of millions of dollars — campaigning against the threat of a national database of firearms or their owners. But in fact, the sort of vast, secret database … Continue reading
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Another Baby with a Gun for Rep. Steve Stockman’s Hilarious Bumper Sticker

It just keeps happening. Eight-year-old boy in critical condition after shooting An 8-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot Wednesday afternoon in what was reported as an accidental shooting. “The little boy that was shot ran outside and … Continue reading
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The NRA Continues to Lose Its Shpadoinkle

The National Rifle Association thinks it’s a trespass against the 2nd Amendment to ban bullets containing lead. Lead bullets are totally unnecessary, of course, but the NRA think the ban would discriminate against the constitutional rights of hunters. The NRA … Continue reading
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Your American Gun Culture

Utterly tragic: (Reuters) – A police officer shot an armed 14-year-old boy in New York City early on Sunday after he did not drop his gun when ordered, police said. After hearing gunshots, two officers came across the boy, whom … Continue reading
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