Guns in America

No Sanity in Our Sights: Another Shooting, Another Non-Response

No Sanity in Our Sights: Another Shooting, Another Non-Response
6 people shot at a high school in Seattle, Washington: Another tragedy with little to no response from a public grown inured to the horrors of daily gun violence.
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Gun Sense Commands Big Dollars in Colorado Elections

Gun Sense Commands Big Dollars in Colorado Elections
Just over a year ago, state Senate President John Morse was recalled from his Colorado Springs seat for playing a leading role in passing gun-control measures in the state legislature that now require universal background checks for all public and private gun sales as well as banning magazines holding more than 15 rounds. This year, he’s helping gun-control advocacy group Colorado Moms Demand Action establish an independent expenditure committee to support candidates running for the state legislature.
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Pennsylvania GOP Attempting to Add Pro-Gun Amendment to Domestic Violence Bill

Pennsylvania GOP Attempting to Add Pro-Gun Amendment to Domestic Violence Bill
Republican legislators in Pennsylvania are trying to add an anti-gun control amendment to a bill designed to protect victims of domestic violence.
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Racist Revolutionaries: Tea Party Talk of Armed Revolt is Dangerous and Possibly Illegal

Racist Revolutionaries: Tea Party Talk of Armed Revolt is Dangerous and Possibly Illegal
Not that sedition laws were ever a good idea, but it's sickening that people think it's okay to talk about armed revolution because they don't like the black man in the white house, and they're not smart enough to know that folks whose politics disagree with their own are not, in fact, criminals.
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Irony In Action: Open Carry Enthusiast Mugged for Hand Gun

Irony In Action: Open Carry Enthusiast Mugged for Hand Gun
Sad (ironic?) LOL of the week: An "open carry" gun enthusiast has his gun stolen by gunpoint by a man who saw and "liked" his pistol.
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Fact-Checking Feinstein: Assault Weapons Ban Not Nearly Enough

Fact-Checking Feinstein: Assault Weapons Ban Not Nearly Enough
The data is in, and definitive: the assault weapons ban didn't work. So why is Senator Dianne Feinstein still pushing for it? And what options are there that can end the scourge of violence plaguing the US.
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NRA's Coffman-for-Congress Campaign in Gun-Rattled Aurora Could Backfire

NRA's Coffman-for-Congress Campaign in Gun-Rattled Aurora Could Backfire
Aurora, Colorado, was the setting two summers ago of the horrific movie theater that made national headlines. It is also home to high-level everyday gun violence. Aurora has a 4 percent higher murder rate than does the country at large. Yet, its stance on gun rights and restrictions is nuanced (and often confused). Just don't tell that to the NRA, which is blanketing the city with Mike Coffman for Congress mailers.
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Reading, Writing, Automatic Weapons: Missouri Wants All Its Teachers to Carry a Gun

Reading, Writing, Automatic Weapons: Missouri Wants All Its Teachers to Carry a Gun
The idea of guns in schools raises several questions that go beyond the issues involved in adequately training teachers, itself a veritable minefield: Will teachers go through mandatory mental health screening? Can the authorities guarantee that no teachers with anger management issues will be armed in schools? Do schools mandate that guns are locked up while teachers are in class — rendering the good guy response moot — or are they left accessible to children in purses, lockers, desk drawers, or, better yet, on the desk tops? Missouri might just find out.
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PTSD: The Forgotten Victim of America's Gun Violence

PTSD: The Forgotten Victim of America's Gun Violence
The trauma that shooting victims suffer lasts long after their physical wounds heal. And while research shows shockingly high rates of PTSD among shooting victims – more than 40 percent at Chicago’s Cook County Hospital – money for screening is hard to come by.
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Nicole Collins Bronzan
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Open Carry Unless You're Black: Man Killed by Police for Trying to Purchase BB Gun at Walmart

Open Carry Unless You're Black: Man Killed by Police for Trying to Purchase BB Gun at Walmart
John Crawford was walking through the aisles of Walmart with a BB gun he picked up from the store shelves. A hysterical customer saw a young black man with what they thought was a gun and called police. Beavercreek police showed up and shot John Crawford dead.
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