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After the NRA put a target on his back: The Senate narrowly confirmed a new surgeon general whose nomination was delayed for months in a fight over his comments alleging that guns are public health issue. The confirmation represents a victory for gun control advocates, even as recent polling has shown Americans moving in the […]

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A perfectly fine idea

Of course, Massachusetts has the most educated population in the country, while Texas is, well, Texas: AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Long depicted as the rootin’-tootin’ capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on the open carry of handguns. That could change in 2015, with the Republican-dominated […]

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‘Are you John Lennon?’

The night of December 8th, Jimmy Breslin was at home when he got the call that John Lennon had been shot. This is the column he wrote on deadline. ARE YOU JOHN LENNON? That summer in Breezy Point, when he was eighteen and out of Madison High in Brooklyn, there was the Beatles on the […]

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What would Emily Post do? Why, she’d pull out her Kel-Tec P-11 and peel off a warning shot, of course! Because a tender moment between man and hooker deserves privacy, and an armed society is a polite society, amirite? AUGUST 27–A tuxedoed Seattle man was arrested early yesterday after he fired a gun at a […]

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Hard times ahead

I do fear for our future — not the least because of the kind of batshit crazy wingnuts who, seeing themselves as Marvel superheroes, are itching for a civil war. Here’s an ad from a Tea Party newsletter: Bookmark It

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That seem to happen when you leave loaded guns where kids can get them: DENVER — A 3-year-old girl was shot and critically wounded by a 5-year-old boy on Monday with a handgun belonging to her mother’s boyfriend. Pueblo police said that a 9-year-old was playing with a gun in the backyard of a home […]

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From Raw Story… Come and Take It Texas, a group affiliated with the open carry movement, is complaining that topless protestors are ruining their monthly walks in support of gun rights. They are being “trolled by skanky topless libtards,” one post on the group’s Facebook page reads. Another post identifies the counter-protestors as members of […]

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Oh, our wonderful PA GOP legislators and the crazies who staff them! Can’t wait to hear his excuse: U.S. Capitol Police arrested a press secretary for Rep. Tom Marino (R-Penn.) on Friday after he attempted to bring a 9mm handgun into the Cannon House Office Building. At 9:15 a.m., police arrested Ryan Shucard on the […]

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Reynolds High School teacher: It’s Time To Put The NRA In Its Place (via FreakOutNation) A Reynolds High School science teacher’s worst nightmare came true after one of his students, Jared Michael Padgett, came to school with firearms and fatally shot another student. On a Facebook post he wrote of the incident, “It was absolutely […]

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Be proud, America

Can a $1,000 blanket shield students from gunfire? (via PBS News Hour) A blanket designed to shield students from debris flying through the air from tornadoes is selling as gunfire protection, due to anxiety over national school shootings. The orange, 5/16th in. BodyGuard Blanket was developed by ProTecht in Oklahoma after… Bookmark It

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