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This is What Happens When a Cop Kills an Unarmed Black Teen in America

This is What Happens When a Cop Kills an Unarmed Black Teen in America
Police in riot gear fired tear gas into a crowd of protesters in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager had been fatally shot by police over the weekend, as tension rose even amid calls for collective calm.
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Gun Nuts Target New Demographic: Children

Gun Nuts Target New Demographic: Children
"My Parents Open Carry" is the first ever children's book that promotes the Open Carry culture for children. Wonder if there will be a follow-up starring a nice young black family carrying assault rifles openly.
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Sorry Gun Nuts, Colorado Tourism Is Booming Post Regulation

Sorry Gun Nuts, Colorado Tourism Is Booming Post Regulation
​After the passage of gun safety bills in the Colorado legislature last year, Republicans and their gun lobby allies predicted, we'd even go as far as say hoped for, a crippling boycott of the state's vital tourism industry. This prediction quickly proved unfounded, as the most likely indicator of a boycott by pro-gun tourists — a reduction in hunting licenses — didn't take place. That isn't the only set of numbers showing an explosion in the state's tourism.
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By Golly, Gun Culture in Missouri Is Getting Extreme

By Golly, Gun Culture in Missouri Is Getting Extreme
Numbers tell stories. Based on statistics from 2010, "24/7 Wall St." ranked Missouri eighth for overall gun violence. Missouri had 14 gun injury deaths per each 100,000 people — only 11 states had a higher rate. The story these numbers tell isn't surprising. Almost all of these states are poor, Southern or Western and deep red or getting redder. Missouri isn't quite as poor or — maybe — as red as some, but given the inclinations of the Republicans who run our legislature, we'll soon be charter members of the hard-scrabble, hand-to-mouth, red-state contingent.
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MO Gov Nixon Nixes Absurd Gun Law

MO Gov Nixon Nixes Absurd Gun Law
On Tuesday, Governor Jay Nixon shone a brief light of sanity on the gun debate playing out in the US when he vetoed a bill allowing teachers to carry weapons to school.
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Comic Book Supervillain/Alabama AG Luther Strange Calls for Guns at Polling Booth

Comic Book Supervillain/Alabama AG Luther Strange Calls for Guns at Polling Booth
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange (a name fit for Superman's nemesis) decided that the polls would be a great place to bring your handgun. Can you say, "intimidation"?
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Just How in Love With Guns Is This VA AG Candidate?

Just How in Love With Guns Is This VA AG Candidate?
The Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) is more extreme than the NRA when it comes to guns. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence notes that, "When it comes to women and domestic violence, the VCDL is about as backward and wrong as they come." A candidate for Virginia's attorney general recently told the VCDL that their concerns are his concerns. Really.
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Target Tells Open-Carry Maniacs to Go Back to the Walmart Whence They Came

Target Tells Open-Carry Maniacs to Go Back to the Walmart Whence They Came
Guns aren't banned at Target — but they're no longer welcome, thanks to nationwide pressure from mothers like Rebecca Lowen of Minnesota. Lowen and other members of "Moms Demand Action" petitioned Target to change its policy after "open carry" gun activists began posting pictures of themselves carrying weapons in Target stores.
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Questions Abound in Camp Shooting Death of Boy Scout

Questions Abound in Camp Shooting Death of Boy Scout
Police say a 12-year-old boy who died from a gunshot wound at a Boy Scout camp in San Diego brought the handgun with him from his hometown of Las Vegas.
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Pro-Gun Think Tanks Re-Classify Post-Newtown School Shootings Stats from 74 Down to 15

Pro-Gun Think Tanks Re-Classify Post-Newtown School Shootings Stats from 74 Down to 15
How do conservatives get the number of school shooting down from 74 to just 15? It's all elementary math, whether bullets are flying around the classroom or not. So what happened to the other 59 additional shootings that were previously reported? Only an honor student killing himself in front of a class or a principal getting murdered by her an ex-husband. Gang violence or drug-related shootings don't count either.
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