Guns in America

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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GA Town's 'Must Carry' Gun Requirement Didn't Stop This Mass Shooting

GA Town's 'Must Carry' Gun Requirement Didn't Stop This Mass Shooting
There was a mass shooting in Kennesaw, Georgia, a "must carry" town that mandates a gun in every home. But even a town where everyone is armed can't prevent this kind of violence. The only thing that is proven to work is – wait for it – fewer guns.
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Homeowners Set Traps to Kill Intruders. Then Use 'Castle Laws' to Claim Innocence

Homeowners Set Traps to Kill Intruders. Then Use 'Castle Laws' to Claim Innocence
Castle laws spawned the much-reviled stand-your-ground laws that followed. They also spawned some pretty sick individuals – men lying in wait and luring trespassers onto their property so that they can surprise, shoot and kill these "invaders."
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Batter's Up: Man Terrorizes Little Leaguers With Gun (and It's All Legal)

Batter's Up: Man Terrorizes Little Leaguers With Gun (and It's All Legal)
A Georgia man terrifies a Little League game with a gun and it's all legal thanks to Georgia's new insane gun law. What's wrong with bringing guns into bars, churches or public parks?
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Meet the Doctor Who Gave $1 Million of His Own Money to Keep His Gun Research Going

Meet the Doctor Who Gave $1 Million of His Own Money to Keep His Gun Research Going
Federal funding for research on gun violence has been restricted for nearly two decades. President Obama urged Congress to allocate $10 million for new research after the Newtown school shooting. But House Republicans say they won't approve it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's budget still lists zero dollars for research on gun violence prevention. One of the researchers who lost funding in the political battle over studying firearms was Dr. Garen Wintemute, one of only a dozen researchers across the country who have continued to focus full-time on firearms violence.
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Lois Beckett
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