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Not Satire: New NRA Video Endorses Gun Permits for Blind People

Several weeks ago, we covered one of several bizarre new videos released by the National Rifle Association in which a “commentator” pitches one or more ridiculous ideas for how to expand gun rights in the United States. In that video, … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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We Watched This Insanely Ridiculous NRA Video So You Don’t Have To

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has been responsible for countless nonsensical, totally illogical and sadistically irrational pro-gun slogans. It’s kind of what the NRA does. Its executive vice president and chief crackpot, Wayne LaPierre is a never-ending geyser of these … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Heresy

Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, parents of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting delivered 55,000 signed petitions to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s office today but, rather than accept the petitions, Christie vetoed a bill … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Let’s Call ‘Open Carry’ Gun Gangs What They Are: Extremists and Terrorists

On Monday, the Houston chapter of Open Carry Texas had originally planned an armed march into the Fifth Ward, a predominantly African-American community. The group canceled the event because, they say, one of the members was committed to a previously … Continue reading
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Crazy Florida Tackles Non-Crisis: Kids Who Are Unfairly Punished for Pop Tart Guns

Over the weekend, Twitchy.com and Michelle Malkin blasted President Obama for ordering an investigation into the very serious issue of the dwindling bee population, noting that he should probably be focused on more important things like the never-ending tensions in … Continue reading
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How Many Responsible Gun Owners Shot Themselves in the Penis?

A few days ago in Macon, Georgia, at a Sunoco filling station, an unidentified man was holstering his firearm when his gun accidentally discharged. The bullet slammed clean through his penis and exited from his butt. Instead of calling an … Continue reading
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SCOTUS: Straw Purchases of Guns Are Illegal

In a rare win for gun control advocates and people who aren’t insane, the Supreme Court ruled today that purchasing a gun for someone else is illegal even if the person who ultimately receives the weapon can legally obtain it … Continue reading
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The National Rifle Association Doesn’t Give a Flying Rip About Mental Illnesses, the Constitution or Your Civil Liberties

Two months ago, the National Rifle Association (NRA) joined an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit over the National Security Agency’s (NSA) phone metadata collection program, most recently published by Glenn Greenwald based on leaked documents from Edward Snowden. The NRA, … Continue reading
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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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