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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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The NRA Successfully Silences Another Obama Nominee

The NRA Successfully Silences Another Obama Nominee
Like conservative opposition to abortion rights, conservative support for unfettered access to guns greatly depends on controlling information and gaming science, and the fight over the nomination of Vivek Murthy for surgeon general is making that connection even clearer.
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Mass Murders and Mental Health: The Elephant Gun in America's Living Room

Mass Murders and Mental Health: The Elephant Gun in America's Living Room
After mass shootings, like the ones these past weeks in Las Vegas, Seattle and Santa Barbara, the national conversation often focuses on mental illness. So what do we actually know about the connections between mental illness, mass shootings and gun violence overall?
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Lois Beckett
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Fox News Has Finally Yelled Fire in a Crowded Theater

Fox News Has Finally Yelled Fire in a Crowded Theater
There were two terrorist attacks in America over the weekend, but don’t expect the mainstream media to call them that. On Friday, 48-year-old Georgia resident Dennis Marx was scheduled to appear at the Forsyth County Courthouse in Cumming, Georgia, to face charges on 11 different felony counts.
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Blame the Victims: Gun Nuts' Awful Response to Mass Shootings

Blame the Victims: Gun Nuts' Awful Response to Mass Shootings
Matt Binder and Michael Brooks talk about the psychotic need that some second amendment absolutists have to attack those that have been affected by mass shootings and gun violence when tragedy compels those victims to speak out.
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Father of UCSB Shooting Victim's Heartfelt Call for Gun Control

Father of UCSB Shooting Victim's Heartfelt Call for Gun Control
Christopher Michael-Martinez was one of the 7 killed by Elliot Rodger, the UCSB student who went on a mass-murdering rampage this past week. Richard Martinez has made a heartfelt call for something to be done...
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You'll Never Believe What One Reporter Saw at the NRA Convention (OK, You Probably Will)

You'll Never Believe What One Reporter Saw at the NRA Convention (OK, You Probably Will)
Cliff Schecter joins "The Majority Report" to talk his visit to the NRA convention, why crazy new gun laws in Georgia empowers crazy people, a mass shooting in a "must carry" town in Georgia, crime keeps going down in contrast to NRA fear mongering, the horrifying arsenals on sale at the NRA convention, a Maryland gun dealer gets death threats for trying to sell a "smart" gun, and why the gun companies want criminals to have access to guns.
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