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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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Doing What They Can, Obama Administration Moves Forward Unilaterally on Gun Control

Doing What They Can, Obama Administration Moves Forward Unilaterally on Gun Control
Months after gun control efforts crumbled in Congress, Vice President Joe Biden stood shoulder to shoulder Thursday with the attorney general and the top U.S. firearms official and declared the Obama administration would take two new steps to curb American gun violence.
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Dozens Arrested in Peaceful NC Protests Against GOP

Dozens Arrested in Peaceful NC Protests Against GOP
After the Republican-led State Congress has forced through legislation designed to decimate public education, deny/restrict access to health insurance, kneecap labor rights, seize local control from elected municipal governments, restrict women's access to reproductive healthcare, expand firearms permissions, eviscerate oversight boards, permit exploitation of public lands, implement "fracking" and other environmental abuses, and suppress voter rights—the people of North Carolina have finally had enough.
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Umm, Err, Well, Uhh: Ayotte Tries to Explain Gun Vote to Daughter of Newtown Victim

Umm, Err, Well, Uhh: Ayotte Tries to Explain Gun Vote to Daughter of Newtown Victim
At her first town meeting since the vote, Ayotte was confronted by a visibly angry Erica Lafferty, daughter of slain Sandy Hook principal Dawn Hochsprung. In response, Ayotte stammered, stuttered, fell ingloriously into silence because, really, what is there to say?
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Cartoonists Demand Action on Gun Violence

Cartoonists Demand Action on Gun Violence
A bunch of cartoonists - including Roz Chast, Tom Tomorrow and Garry Trudeau - have gotten together and are calling on Congress to not back down and take action to enact common sense gun laws that will prevent violence and save lives.
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Five Cartoons About Our Spineless, NRA-Fearing Senate

Five Cartoons About Our Spineless, NRA-Fearing Senate
Any questions about the spinelessness of our current crop of politician was put to rest last week, as the Senate failed to pass even the most watered-down gun control legislation. Leave it to the nation's cartoonists to cut through the nonsense and hold these dopes accountable.
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Yellow-Bellied Cowards

Yellow-Bellied Cowards
And now for a few choice words about the recent Senate vote that scuttled universal background checks on gun purchases. Gutless, Craven, Chicken-Hearted Invertebrates. Dastardly, Lily-Livered Yellow-Bellied Cowards.
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America's Shameful Day: A Few Lessons from JFK

America's Shameful Day: A Few Lessons from JFK
The sorry spectacle of the Senate vote calls to mind its opposite: John Kennedy’s 1956 book, Profiles in Courage. Written while he was still a senator, it highlights the political courage of eight senators from John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) to the Republican Robert Taft (1889-1953).
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Susan Collins: Strengthening Background Checks Doesn't Infringe on Second Amendment Rights

Susan Collins: Strengthening Background Checks Doesn't Infringe on Second Amendment Rights
A bipartisan Senate proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers gained the backing of one Republican and the potential support of a second Sunday as sponsors said the vote expected this week was too close to call.
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