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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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Bloomberg Is Bad? Georgia Just Banned Being Nice

Bloomberg Is Bad? Georgia Just Banned Being Nice
No more paying it forward at Georgia toll booths - the State Road and Tollway Authority has banned paying for the person behind you in line. A overreaction to some complaints, the move comes after drivers said the toll booth operators were pocketing the money rather than throwing the money in the basket to open the gates.
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Oil Company That Started Tea Party Now Fighting Tea Party

Oil Company That Started Tea Party Now Fighting Tea Party
Koch Oil founded the Tea Party, but the Georgia Tea Party now supports free market alternatives to oil monopolies. The Koch brothers are none too pleased with their errant offspring. Georgia Power wants to expand its use of solar energy as the price of solar goes down. Georgia's Tea Party likes the idea because it means consumers will get free-market choices. Koch Oil hates it because it cuts into their bottom line.
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Four States with HIV-Specific Criminal Statutes That Fly in the Face of Science

Four States with HIV-Specific Criminal Statutes That Fly in the Face of Science
States began adopting laws criminalizing certain conduct of people living with HIV back in the late 1980s. Now, more than 30 states carry HIV-specific criminal statutes, laws that were passed in response to fear harvested in the early years of the epidemic.
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GA Ranks 50th in State Ethics Laws - This Email Might Explain Why

GA Ranks 50th in State Ethics Laws - This Email Might Explain Why
As for being accused of being “paid off,” Mr. O’Neal has received over $63,000 in gifts from lobbyists in just eight years. That’s more than my annual salary – yet he accuses me of being paid off? This is why Georgia is the punch line of ethics reform jokes, and will remain such unless legislators like Mr. O’Neal start taking reform seriously.
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