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Man Tries ‘Stand Your Ground’ Defense For Shooting A Guy Over Pizza

Michael Jock - 'Stood his Ground' over pizza.

While it’s easy to address assault weapons as an unnecessary source of killings in our country, gun discussion needs to be comprehensive.

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Mass Killings In The U.S. Actually Occur Very Frequently

Mass Killings In The U.S. Actually Occur Very Frequently

Mass killings in the U.S. happen an average of once every two weeks, according to research published by USA Today.

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Just How Powerful Is The NRA In The Post-Sandy Hook World?

Is the NRA now just a powerless “man behind the curtain”?; courtesy of The Wizard of Oz

They are the ‘men behind the curtain,’ pulling levers that no longer have the power of the past. Let’s make sure they know that.

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A Kinder, Gentler Rush Limbaugh? No Thanks (VIDEO)

A Kinder, Gentler Rush Limbaugh? No Thanks (VIDEO)

A kinder, gentler Rush … that’s still just as awful as always.

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The David Pakman Show – Lt. General: All This Spending Isn’t Making Us Safer (VIDEO)

The David Pakman Show – Lt. General: All This Spending Isn’t Making Us Safer (VIDEO)

The Secretary of Defense just sent a memorandum objecting to $8billion of expenses that Congress added for projects in their states and districts.

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Texas Man Carves Pentagram On Son’s Back For 12-12-12

Texas Man Carves Pentagram On Son’s Back For 12-12-12

Brent Troy Bartel of Forth Worth, Texas believed the day to be a “holy day” and to celebrate it, carved a pentagram on his 6-year-old son’s back.

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Time Magazine Names President Obama 2012 Person Of The Year

Time Magazine Names President Obama 2012 Person Of The Year

If his win in 2008 was extraordinary, then 2012 is confirmation that demographic change is here to stay.

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NRA Breaks Silence To Issue Bland Statement On Sandy Hook Massacre, Finds Self In Cross Hairs

NRA Breaks Silence To Issue Bland Statement On Sandy Hook Massacre, Finds Self In Cross Hairs

Fox News speculates that the NRA will push back against stricter gun safety measures, but admits that public sorrow over the deaths of so many children will make it tough for them to get support.

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Discovery Channel: Ted Nugent Will Definitely Not Be Returning. Like Ever.

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They’re dumping firearms enthusiast and aging rocker Ted Nugent completely.

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Occupy Wall Street Makes It A Very Merry Christmas For Medical Debtors

Occupy Wall Street Makes It A Very Merry Christmas For Medical Debtors

This holiday will be a very happy one for 44 people in upstate New York who were struggling under medical debt.

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Five Steps For Common Sense Gun Regulations

Five Steps For Common Sense Gun Regulations

The fight against common sense gun regulations is a fight to eliminate gun rights in this country, and it’s time to take a stand against the NRA in order to preserve them.

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Family Research Council Employee – Birth Control Pills Are For ‘Whoring Around’

Family Research Council Employee – Birth Control Pills Are For ‘Whoring Around’

An employee of the conservative think-tank was fired after her boss described birth control as something for sluts.

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6th Grader Caught With Handgun After Threatening Classmate, Claims Gun Was Parents’ Idea

From KSL TV's December 18th newscast.

After a fellow student reported being threatened with the handgun, the 11-year old boy was taken into custody, faces criminal charges, and will not be returning to this school.

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Newsweek Contributor Thinks Newtown Kids Should Have ‘Rushed The Shooter’ (VIDEO)

Newsweek Contributor Thinks Newtown Kids Should Have ‘Rushed The Shooter’ (VIDEO)

Megan McArdle believes we could have averted the tragedy in Newtown if only all those 6-year-olds had dog-piled the man with the gun.

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Another NRA Talking Point Bites The Dust – Guns Becoming Deadlier Than Cars

Another NRA Talking Point Bites The Dust – Guns Becoming Deadlier Than Cars

Guns are so deregulated, thanks to the NRA, that they aren’t even regulated as a consumer product.

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‘Simpleminded’ Sarah Palin Blames ‘Fallen Culture’ For Shooting And Shares CeeLo Green Video (VIDEO)

Strange BFFs Sarah & CeeLo...

It is kind of refreshing to know Sarah appreciates a hip-hop artist whose biggest single was called ‘F**k You.’

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13 Ways To Help Sandy Hook Survivors Cope With Shootings

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When tragedy strikes, our first instinct is to mourn, and our second instinct is to help. But how?

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NBC’s Richard Engel Escapes After 5 Days In Syrian Captivity (VIDEO)

Richard Engel and production team in Turkey; screen shot from Today video

‘They made us choose which one of us would be shot first and when we refused there were mock shootings…a very traumatic experience.’

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Mental Illness Wrong Focus For Gun Debate

Mental Illness Wrong Focus For Gun Debate

Let’s focus on getting the military-grade weapons out of the hands of the general populace and let’s focus on getting more help for the mentally ill. Let’s just not confuse the two.

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Todd Akin’s Last Hurrah: Let’s Neuter The Repeal Of ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’

Todd Akin’s Last Hurrah: Let’s Neuter The Repeal Of ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’

Perhaps Akin’s amendment will be passed in the final version, but it’s doubtful. It seems that anything that his name attached to it eventually fails.

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