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Republicans Poised For Massive Losses This November

With the Republican majority gone, Democrats can finally start solving some of the country’s problems.

by Mike Sainato· · News
The Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson, Mississippi is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of Mississippi, housing the Mississippi Legislature. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969 and designated a Mississippi Landmark in 1986.
 
The current Mississippi State Capitol building, often called the "New Capitol," is located in downtown Jackson and has been the home to Mississippi's state legislature since 1903. It is the third capitol building in Jackson.
 
The capitol is 402 feet (123 m) long and 180 feet (55 m) to the top of the dome. The exterior is made up of Georgia granite, foundation concrete walls and bedford limestone.
 
The Beaux-Arts architecture style building was designed to house all branches of the Mississippi state government. Currently, only the Legislature and the executive branches are contained in the capitol. The judicial branch is housed in the Gartin Justice Building across High Street.
 
In the Rotunda, walls are Italian white marble with a base of New York jet black marble. Eight big columns are art marble called scagliola. The dome interior contains 750 lights which illuminate the blind-folded lady representing "Blind Justice" and four scenes: two Indians, a Spanish explorer and a Confederate general. Balustrades are cast iron and original to the building.
 
An eight foot tall, fifteen foot wide eagle soars above the dome, made of solid copper and gilded with gold leaf.
 
One of the 53 replicas of the original Liberty Bell, as well as a statue erected in memory of the ladies, mothers, sisters, wives and daughters of the Confederate soldiers is located on the capitol grounds. Among the trees on the grounds are the state tree, the magnolia tree, along with two Japanese magnolia trees.
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If You’re A Domestic Violence Victim In Mississippi, You Can’t Get Divorced

Despite the negative publicity Mississippi has received over discriminatory LGBT laws, the state’s Republicans have now decided to remove domestic violence as a justifiable reason for divorce to be legally granted.

by Mike Sainato· · News
Samantha Bee Takes On The NRA And Its ‘Asinine’ Mascot And It Is GLORIOUS (VIDEO)

Samantha Bee Takes On The NRA And Its ‘Asinine’ Mascot And It Is GLORIOUS (VIDEO)

This…is brilliant.

by Shannon Barber· · News
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Mainstream Media Gets Called Out For Manipulating Bernie Sanders’ NY Daily News Interview

CNN, your bias is showing. The mainstream media has been manipulating Bernie Sanders’ NY Daily News Interview to fit their own agendas.

by Mike Sainato· · News
SPRINGVILLE, UT - JANUARY 9:  Jaden Adams person look over a unloaded semi automatic handgun during a class to obtain the Utah concealed gun carry permit, at Range Master of Utah, on January 9, 2016 in Springville, Utah.  Utahs permits, available for a fee to non-residents who meet certain requirements, are among the most popular in the country because they are recognized in more than 30 states. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Mississippi Senate OKs Bill Giving Church Members License To Kill Perceived Threats

Church-trained militia groups armed with guns and no permit requirements. What could go wrong?

by Jameson Parker· · News
NRA Recreates Children’s Stories And Gives All The Heroes Guns (IMAGES)

NRA Recreates Children’s Stories And Gives All The Heroes Guns (IMAGES)

The NRA tries to be kid-friendly and gets it really, REALLY wrong.

by Vera· · News
Florida Police Recommend Unbelievably Light Charge For 2nd Amendment Mom

Florida Police Recommend Unbelievably Light Charge For 2nd Amendment Mom

This will make your blood boil.

by Shannon Argueta· · News
Trump Makes An Even Scarier Threat After Promising Riots: We’ll ‘Win With Our Second Amendment’ (VIDEO)

Trump Makes An Even Scarier Threat After Promising Riots: We’ll ‘Win With Our Second Amendment’ (VIDEO)

The only thing scarier than Trump is Trump with a pro-gun message.

by Vera· · News
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‘Newtown’ Documentary Sheds New Light On Gun Violence In America (VIDEO)

A new documentary on the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut will make you truly understand the implications of gun violence in America.

by Mike Sainato· · News
Republicans Hold CPAC Event In A Gun Free Zone, Reach New Level Of Hypocrisy (IMAGE)

Republicans Hold CPAC Event In A Gun Free Zone, Reach New Level Of Hypocrisy (IMAGE)

Turns out gun-crazy Republicans don’t actually trust their own supporters to open carry around them.

by Jameson Parker· · News
Largest Gun Control Study In History Completed–The NRA Is Gonna Be P*ssed

Largest Gun Control Study In History Completed–The NRA Is Gonna Be P*ssed

Maybe it’s time for Republicans to look at the facts.

Pastor Shot And Killed In The Middle Of Church Service In Ohio

Pastor Shot And Killed In The Middle Of Church Service In Ohio

A routine church service at the St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio turned violent when a gunman walked in and shot the pastor.

by Shannon Barber· · News
Here’s A Simple How-To Guide For Shooting Down A ‘Gunsplainer’ (VIDEO/TWEET)

Here’s A Simple How-To Guide For Shooting Down A ‘Gunsplainer’ (VIDEO/TWEET)

It’s like mansplaining…but more dangerous. A short tutorial on how to handle your sexist gun nut.

by Vera· · News
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Ted Nugent Attacks Jews Who Support Gun Control By Calling Them Nazis (IMAGES)

Professional douchebag Ted Nugent took his love of guns way too far on Monday, demonstrating how conservatives really feel about Jews.

by Stephen D Foster Jr· · News
‘Responsible’ Texas Father Shoots His 9-Year-Old Daughter While Showing Her His Gun

‘Responsible’ Texas Father Shoots His 9-Year-Old Daughter While Showing Her His Gun

Another example of the right’s “responsible gun owner.”

by Shannon Argueta· · News
Video Of Man Casually Doing Interview After Just Being Shot Goes Viral (VIDEO)

Video Of Man Casually Doing Interview After Just Being Shot Goes Viral (VIDEO)

The man just got shot in the chest and does an interview like it’s no big deal.

by Marcus Aurelius· · News
SNL’s Rachel Dratch Exposes The Terrifying Lunacy Of Open Carry Laws In Less Than 2 Minutes (VIDEO)

SNL’s Rachel Dratch Exposes The Terrifying Lunacy Of Open Carry Laws In Less Than 2 Minutes (VIDEO)

Dratch teamed up with Moms Demand Action for this brilliant anti-open-carry PSA.

by Shannon Argueta· · News
Congrats NRA: Man Who Shot Woman At Benghazi Movie Was ‘Afraid Of Mass Shootings’

Congrats NRA: Man Who Shot Woman At Benghazi Movie Was ‘Afraid Of Mass Shootings’

This is what America’s gun culture has done to people.

by Shannon Argueta· · News
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Two Dead After Father-Son Shootout At Gun Store

An argument over a $25 charge led to a shootout between two fathers and their sons at a Mississippi gun shop.

by Randa Morris· · News
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Oops: Ammosexual Playing With Gun During Benghazi Movie Shoots Woman (VIDEO)

A drunken ammosexual ‘accidentally’ shot the woman sitting in front of him, as he played with his substitute penis during the new Benghazi movie.

by Randa Morris· · News