Guns in America

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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Refusal to Learn: Republicans Won't Allow CDC to Research Gun Violence

Refusal to Learn: Republicans Won't Allow CDC to Research Gun Violence
For nearly 20 years, Congress has pushed the CDC to steer clear of firearms violence research. As chairman of the appropriations subcommittee that traditionally sets CDC funding, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) has been in a position to change that. Soon after Sandy Hook, Kingston said he had spoken to the head of the agency. "I think we can find some common ground," Kingston said. More than a year later, as Kingston competes in a crowded Republican primary race for a U.S. Senate seat, the congressman is no longer talking about common ground.
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Lois Beckett
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Feeling Gun Shy: Congress Unlikely to Act on Firearms Restrictions in Election Year

Feeling Gun Shy: Congress Unlikely to Act on Firearms Restrictions in Election Year
Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms. But with Reid wary of exposing Democratic senators facing tight re-election contests in some conservative and Western states to politically risky votes people aren't holding their breath waiting for proposed gun restrictions to reach the Senate floor before Election Day.
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Alan Fram
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CT Gov Candidate Deletes Pro-Gun Control Facebook Comments

CT Gov Candidate Deletes Pro-Gun Control Facebook Comments
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton was caught erasing critical comments from his Facebook account regarding the CT gubernatorial candidate's flip-flop on common sense gun control. Of course, this is the same man who whitewashed his Twitter account when he announced his run for governor.
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Why the Gun Safety Laws Made in Colorado Stayed in Colorado

Why the Gun Safety Laws Made in Colorado Stayed in Colorado
Almost unnoticed, something remarkable happened in Colorado over the last month: The common sense gun safety regulations passed in the wake of the Aurora and Newtown massacres survived despite attempts to overturn them. Once again, Colorado’s legislature has achieved what Congress could not. The gun safety laws made in Colorado have stayed in Colorado.
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2 Killed in Shooting at VA Naval Base

2 Killed in Shooting at VA Naval Base
A sailor was fatally shot aboard a guided-missile destroyer docked at the world's largest naval base late Monday, and security forces killed the lone suspect, according to the Navy.
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Behold Wayne LaPierre's Nightmarishly Paranoid Vision Of America

Behold Wayne LaPierre's Nightmarishly Paranoid Vision Of America
There are few regular CPAC speakers who can match the NRA's Wayne LaPierre when it comes to peddling wholesale paranoia and nightmarish visions of the future as he did while speaking today when he warned that neighborhood streets that were once filled with laughter and freedom now sit ominously silent because Americans are in fear for their lives, which is why they are loading up on all the ammunition and weapons they can get.
"In the world that surrounds us," he proclaimed, "there are terrorists, and there are home-inv
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