Gun laws

Senator Wants to Be Productive, Keeps 'Options Open' for Return to State House

Senator Wants to Be Productive, Keeps 'Options Open' for Return to State House
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said Sunday he's keeping "all options open" on whether to seek the governor's office in 2016 or remain in the Senate, where he has expressed frustration with partisanship and gridlock. Manchin, a Democrat, said his time as governor was the most productive period in his life but he hasn't felt the same way since his election to the Senate in 2010 to finish the term of the late Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd.
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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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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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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Gun Ban Case

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Gun Ban Case
The Supreme Court will decide whether a man's Tennessee misdemeanor domestic assault plea should ban him from owning a gun. The high court on Tuesday agreed to hear an appeal of James Castleman's case.
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Big Gun Cartel: Why Gun Control Legislation Does Not Pass Congress

Big Gun Cartel: Why Gun Control Legislation Does Not Pass Congress
This past Friday, political strategist Cliff Schecter joined Sam Seder to explain why gun control legislation does not pass Congress, the big gun cartel, and why we need campaign finance reform for public safety.
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82 Gun Deaths a Day…Every Day

82 Gun Deaths a Day…Every Day
Aaron Alexis killed 12 people in the Navy Yard in our nation’s capital on Monday. There are an average of 10,000 gun homicides every year in the U.S. Basically, two of the Navy Yard casualties a day. Everyday. If you add gun accidents and suicides, we as a country averages 82 gun deaths a day. Everyday. The equivalent of Bangor, Maine. Everyday.
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Tina Dupuy
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Double-Barrel Standard: Self-Defense in Missouri

Double-Barrel Standard: Self-Defense in Missouri
As Florida recently proved, self defense and gun laws can be tricky areas awash in shade after shade of gray. In Missouri, the court's attitude towards a man's defense of his property and a woman's defense of herself in the face of domestic abuse are striking — and worrisome. While it's not a one-to-one comparison, the similarities and differences are certainly obvious.
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The Show Me Your Gun State: Missouri Governor Vetoes Gun-Friendly Bill

The Show Me Your Gun State: Missouri Governor Vetoes Gun-Friendly Bill
Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Friday that would have made it a crime for federal agents to attempt to enforce federal gun laws in Missouri and could have landed journalists in jail for publishing the names of gun owners in the state.
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David A. Lieb
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LaPierre Says NRA Members: 'Exemplify Everything That's Good and Right About America'

LaPierre Says NRA Members: 'Exemplify Everything That's Good and Right About America'
Fresh off a huge victory over President Barack Obama on gun control, the message from the National Rifle Association is clear: The fight has just begun.
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