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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: A sign calling for a ban on assault type weapons is held at a vigil for the worst mass shooing in United States history on June 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, United States. A gunman killed 49 people and wounded 53 others at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida early yesterday morning before suspect Omar Mateen also died on-scene.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Support For Banning Assault Rifles Skyrockets After Orlando Shooting

An overwhelming majority of Americans now support a ban on assault weapons.

by Ryan Denson· · Current Issues, News
WATCH: Fox Host Unexpectedly Declares Support Of Assault Weapon Ban On The Air

WATCH: Fox Host Unexpectedly Declares Support Of Assault Weapon Ban On The Air

Fox viewers are screaming at their televisions right now.

by Stephen D Foster Jr· · News
Sen Lindsey Graham Believes Government Isn’t The Answer To Safety, Unless It Applies To Domestic Surveillance

Sen Lindsey Graham Believes Government Isn’t The Answer To Safety, Unless It Applies To Domestic Surveillance

In an interesting contradiction, Graham claims there’s precedent for censoring the mail, but ignores precedents for stronger firearms legislation.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Senate Heavily In Favor Of Debating Gun Legislation, Dashing Rand Paul’s Hopes For Filibuster

Senate Heavily In Favor Of Debating Gun Legislation, Dashing Rand Paul’s Hopes For Filibuster

The Senate voted to allow debate on gun legislation Thursday morning by 68-31, which destroyed any hope some Senate Republicans had of filibustering this key vote.

by Rika Christensen· · News
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Sandy Hook Shooter May Have Used NRA’s Own Literature To Hone Skills For Sandy Hook Massacre

If makers of violent video games are held responsible for their role in mass shootings, the NRA should be more careful about who can purchase their instructional manual.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Texas GOP Lawmaker Wants To Turn Cops Into Criminals For Doing Their Jobs (VIDEO)

Texas GOP Lawmaker Wants To Turn Cops Into Criminals For Doing Their Jobs (VIDEO)

One Republican lawmaker in Texas wants to arrest and charge police officers with a crime if they enforce federal gun laws.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
McCain Tells Aurora Shooting Victim’s Mother She ‘Needs Some Straight Talk’ About Guns

McCain Tells Aurora Shooting Victim’s Mother She ‘Needs Some Straight Talk’ About Guns

In case you’ve ever wondered or suspected it, I can now confirm the truth – Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is an insensitive ass.

by Justin Acuff· · News
NRA Brags About Politicians In Their Pockets While Dismissing The ‘Connecticut Effect’ (AUDIO)

NRA Brags About Politicians In Their Pockets While Dismissing The ‘Connecticut Effect’ (AUDIO)

The NRA tells politicians that when it comes to gun regulations ‘No, we’re not going to do that’ according to their Wisconsin lobbyist, Bob Welsh.

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
Pro-Gun ‘Sandy Hook Father’ Not Actually A Sandy Hook Father (VIDEO)

Pro-Gun ‘Sandy Hook Father’ Not Actually A Sandy Hook Father (VIDEO)

Nothing says honest debate like lying about testimony before Congress. The right-wing continue to defend themselves from their position of unfettered gun ownership.

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
So, What Exactly Was Forbidden Under The Assault Weapons Ban?

So, What Exactly Was Forbidden Under The Assault Weapons Ban?

With all of the talk about a new Assault Weapons Ban, we all should sit down and look at exactly what would be banned, and allowed, under the now-expired ban from 1994.

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
Ann Coulter Says ‘Screw You’ To President, And Blames Him For Reagan’s Actions (VIDEO)

Ann Coulter Says ‘Screw You’ To President, And Blames Him For Reagan’s Actions (VIDEO)

She then invoked the fallacious slippery slope argument by saying that universal registration will lead to ‘universal confiscation,’ which, of course, leads to ‘universal extermination.’

by Rika Christensen· · News
Shooting Down More NRA Myths

Shooting Down More NRA Myths

The NRA can’t win by facts, so they turn to distortion in order to try and continue their argument that people need unfettered access to military grade weapons in their private lives.

by Winning Progressive· · News
Right-Wing Hopping Mad That Gun Control Bill Doesn’t Eliminate Military’s Weapons

Right-Wing Hopping Mad That Gun Control Bill Doesn’t Eliminate Military’s Weapons

In an about-face, the right-wing is throwing fits that gun control measures don’t strip away weapons that the military and police use to defend us.

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
Fox’s Dennis Kucinich (Yes, That Kucinich) Takes A Hard Right Turn On Guns (VIDEO)

Fox’s Dennis Kucinich (Yes, That Kucinich) Takes A Hard Right Turn On Guns (VIDEO)

If you closed your eyes while listening to Friday’s Sean Hannity Show, you might think that the paranoid rhetoric was coming from an Alex Jones follower.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Republican Governor Chris Christie Slams NRA For Ad Targeting Obama’s Children’s Armed Protection

Republican Governor Chris Christie Slams NRA For Ad Targeting Obama’s Children’s Armed Protection

‘Don’t be dragging people’s children into this. It’s wrong, and I think it demeans them, and it makes them less of a valid, trusted source of information.’

by Rika Christensen· · News
Now Is the Time To Act On Sensible Steps To Curb Gun Violence

Now Is the Time To Act On Sensible Steps To Curb Gun Violence

Public opinion research shows that the majority of Americans support each one of these proposals. Let’s heed our President’s call and get to work.

No Shame: NRA Sets Sights On Obama’s Daughters In New Ad (VIDEO)

No Shame: NRA Sets Sights On Obama’s Daughters In New Ad (VIDEO)

The ad, released ahead of Obama’s Wed. gun control conference, has drawn criticism about the NRA being ‘sick in the head.’

by Liberal Lamp Post· · News
Governor Andrew Cuomo pushes bill with strict assault weapon ban; photo courtesy of

BREAKING: All Eyes On NY As First Post-Sandy Hook Assault Weapons Ban Is Put To Vote

‘No one hunts with an assault rifle,’ Cuomo said. ‘No one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer. End the madness.’

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
Gun Nut James Yeager Issues A Retraction, Sort Of (VIDEO)

Gun Nut James Yeager Issues A Retraction, Sort Of (VIDEO)

There’s something about having a lawyer by his side that can have a calming effect on a volatile gun nut.

by McAllister· · News
Joe Biden Suggests ‘Smart Gun’ Technology

Joe Biden Suggests ‘Smart Gun’ Technology

To the firearm industry’s dismay, Biden has suggested considering ‘smart gun’ technology, which will only allow the owner of a gun to fire it.