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Gun Rights or Gun Whites?

© Matt Bors I’ve noticed that reasoning — “he had a gun” used as an excuse for the police shooting someone (even to the point of police planting a gun on a dead person). So if that is considered a good reason for the police to shoot someone, then how can the NRA keep telling […]

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The Hypocrisy of the NRA

The National Rifle Association usually doesn’t mince words when defending the right of Americans to arm themselves. But we now have a case where a person, legally licensed to carry a concealed weapon, was stopped by the police for a broken taillight. He informed the officer that he had a firearm. The officer asked him […]

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Equal Rights

I’m very happy about the Supreme Court ruling throwing out the Texas law that had already closed half the abortion clinics in the state and would have closed half of the remaining clinics if it had fully gone into effect, leaving just ten clinics for the entire state. What really pisses me off about the […]

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Gun Control

Who’s in charge of our gun laws? Right now we are seeing fights in both houses of Congress over common-sense changes to gun laws. We already require background checks when someone buys a gun from a gun dealer, but that is easy to get around by buying a gun online or from an individual seller […]

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The Gun Problem

Australian comedian Jim Jefferies uses humor to point out why US gun laws are crazy. Being from Australia, which suffered the worst mass shooting in the world before they decided to pass strict gun laws to prevent future tragedies, gives him a good perspective on what the rest of the world must think of all […]

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Loophole

Less than two weeks before the Orlando massacre — the worst mass shooting in US history — Barack Obama warned about a dangerous loophole in US gun laws. On a PBS Town Hall event, Obama said: I just came from a meeting today in the Situation Room in which I’ve got people who we know […]

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The Lyin’ King

© Phil Hands People are tired of politicians who will say anything to get elected, so they pick someone who will say anything to get elected, but who isn’t a politician. Doesn’t that make sense? UPDATE: Trump not only leads PolitiFact’s “Pants on Fire” brigade (a stunning 76% of his statements are Pants on Fire, […]

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Mother of the Year

A whole bunch of people I know are probably going straight to hell for laughing at this story, but it is just too ironic. Jamie Gilt is a gun activist on social media. Her Facebook page is full of pro-gun messages. Earlier this week Gilt had an online discussion where she claimed that having a […]

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Changing the Rules

We seem so willing to give up our rights in exchange for a little safety, by forcing technology companies like Apple to install backdoors in their encryption. But not for gun rights. Think about how many lives would be saved if we just tightened up a few loopholes in gun laws, like the loophole that […]

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Can you see the difference?

© Matt Bors How hypocritical is it that many of the same people who take up arms against the government are also screaming to kick out the Mexicans, deport the Muslims, and want the right to kill anyone who threatens them. To me, it is an old story — people want laws, police, prisons, and […]

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Guns and Roses

Conservatives say that because owning a gun is a protected right we should not restrict their sale in any way, no matter how much that restriction makes sense. Keep loopholes in background tests so that terrorists and the criminally insane can easily buy guns? Of course! On the other hand, even though the Supreme Court […]

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Someone has had Enough

Even a very conservative newspaper like the NY Daily News has had enough. This is their front page from Thursday. © NY Daily News Electoral Vote points out that virtually all the Republican candidates reacted on Twitter with “prayers”, but none of them specified even approximately what they are asking God to do: Usually when […]

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Gun Deaths by County

This interactive map shows the average number of gun deaths (including suicides, homicides, and accidents) per 100,000 residents, for the years 2004 through 2010, broken down by county: Data is from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The total number of gun deaths in the US numbered 33,636 in 2013. There are some […]

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Helpless?

[this story is from The Onion, but it hardly seems satirical.] ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens ROSEBURG, OR—In the hours following a violent rampage in southwestern Oregon in which a lone attacker killed nine individuals and seriously injured seven others, citizens living in the only country where this […]

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Stuff Happens!

The news today is that Jeb Bush doesn’t even seem to be trying to run for president. When asked about the latest (45th this year, and counting) school shooting, he replied: We’re in a difficult time in our country and I don’t think more government is necessarily the answer to this, I think we need […]

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