Guns in America

NRA Board Member, Actor Calls Bullied Kids Who Commit Suicide 'Neutered'

NRA Board Member, Actor Calls Bullied Kids Who Commit Suicide 'Neutered'
Did you know R. Lee Ermey – the drill sergeant in the movie Full Metal Jacket – was also an NRA board member? He is! And with that position apparently comes the ability to put your foot in your mouth. The rabid second amendment nut made some choice comments about bullied children recently.
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GOPer: ‘Maybe A Good Thing’ Aurora Shooter Had 100-Round Mag

GOPer: ‘Maybe A Good Thing’ Aurora Shooter Had 100-Round Mag
Herpin was trying to make a point, not wholly inaccurate, that some of the cheaper civilian-grade high capacity drum magazines aren't very reliable. But the idea that anyone would count on product defects to protect the public in an actual shooting is, of course, ludicrous beyond words.
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GOP Group in OR to Raffle Off AR-15 Rifle for MLK Day

GOP Group in OR to Raffle Off AR-15 Rifle for MLK Day
The Multnomah County Republican Party is pumped that Martin Luther King Day and Abraham Lincoln's birthday are both on the way. To kick off the celebrations they are raffling off an AR-15 assault rifle.
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'No Guns Allowed,' Says TX Mall After AR-15 Carrying Man Charged With Disorderly Conduct

'No Guns Allowed,' Says TX Mall After AR-15 Carrying Man Charged With Disorderly Conduct
Parkdale Mall in Beaumont is clarifying its ban on all guns in response to an incident where Derrick Poe was charged with disorderly conduct for slinging an AR-15 across his back.
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Whoops: KY Rep. Accidentally Fires Gun In State Capitol

Whoops: KY Rep. Accidentally Fires Gun In State Capitol
A Kentucky lawmaker says she accidentally fired her gun in her office in the Capitol Annex. Democratic Rep. Leslie Combs of Pikeville said Wednesday that no one was hurt or in harm's way when the gun went off Tuesday — the opening day of the legislative session.
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People Can Still Buy Guns in CO, State Legislators Still Lying About People's Ability To Do Just That

People Can Still Buy Guns in CO, State Legislators Still Lying About People's Ability To Do Just That
Colorado's gun laws are among the most hotly debated in the country, spurring recall elections and heaps of out-of-state money to pour into local politics. Did you really think the debate and all the lies that go with it would change just because the calendar page did? First up for 2014, CO Sen. Minority Leader Bill Cadman.
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14-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead After Stepfather Allegedly Mistakes Her for a Burglar

14-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead After Stepfather Allegedly Mistakes Her for a Burglar
29-year-old Daniel Meade, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, shot his 14-year-old step-daughter, Kiana O'Neil, about 6 a.m. as she was crawling though a window in their home. Meade thought the girl was a burglar.
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Best and Worst of 2013: Gun Control

Best and Worst of 2013: Gun Control
The national conversation about guns was very loud to start 2013 after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but little was done on a federal level to prevent another massacre from happening. Some progress, however, was made on the state level.
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Jersey City Mayor Fires Back at Gun Fanatics Who Invoke Holocaust in Name of Second Amendment

Jersey City Mayor Fires Back at Gun Fanatics Who Invoke Holocaust in Name of Second Amendment
Many conservatives have invoked Holocaust comparisons - and claimed that if European Jews only had guns in the 1930's and 1940's there would have never been a Holocaust - when it comes to any effort to implement new gun control laws.  This time, the focus of their anger is Jersey City mayor Steven Fulop, himself a grandchild of Holocaust survivors.
Mayor Fulop's offense is that he supports a measure which would require gun vendors that seek contracts with Jersey City to fill out
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40 Percent of Gunshot Injuries in FL Hospitals Are Due to Unintentional Shootings

40 Percent of Gunshot Injuries in FL Hospitals Are Due to Unintentional Shootings
Data collected by the Florida Department of Health has found that four out of every ten people who are rushed to a Florida hospital with a nonfatal gunshot injury were unintentionally shot. In Orange County, Florida that number jumps to more than half of the people treated for nonfatal gunshot injuries.In addition to leaving injuries which can be permanent, these gunshot wounds cost more than $57 million. The average unintentional gunshot patient admitted
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