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More Than Half of Americans Now Have Tougher Gun Laws

By Mark Follman An unthinkable massacre ignites an intense national debate. Then, Congress does nothing. The powerful gun lobby wins again. End of story. So went the popular narrative last spring with the collapse of gun control legislation on Capitol … Continue reading

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White House announces new executive actions on guns

By Carrie Dann The White House on Thursday announced two executive actions that it says will close loopholes that allow the most dangerous types of firearms from falling into the wrong hands. The new policies come as legislative action on … Continue reading

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David Simon: “I can’t look an African-American parent in the eye”

David Simon, certified genius and creator of “The Wire,” shared his thoughts on the Zimmerman verdict fray with a short, pungent post on his site. The key graphs: If I were a person of color in Florida, I would pick … Continue reading

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The Fight Over Gun Control Has Revealed America’s New Civil War

By Robert Reich My first reaction on hearing of the Senate’s failure to get 60 votes for even modest measures to regulate the flow of guns into the hands of people who shouldn’t have them, such as background checks supported … Continue reading

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Obama Gun Policy Agenda Comes To Maddening End

By Sam Stein & Jennifer Bendry It ended in a flash. Months of work aimed at revamping the nations gun laws prompted by one of the worst shooting tragedies in U.S. history met an inglorious conclusion on the floor of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Gallery of Cowards

Yesterday’s vote in the Senate is again proof that Congress is out of touch with the wishes of the American people. They don’t just cower and are the minions of special interests but they also succumb to their own greed and … Continue reading

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The gun amendments need 60 votes to pass. But why?

By Sean Sullivan The Senate will begin voting Wednesday afternoon on nine proposed amendments to President Obama’s gun control bill — all of which will need at least 60 votes to be added to the overall legislation. That high bar … Continue reading

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We’re all to blame for Newtown

By Rebecca and Jon Bond We can all impact culture. The news out of Newtown is once again a punch in the gut and heart. Adam Lanzas mother planned on giving her son money for a shiny new gun for Christmas, had … Continue reading

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STOP GUN VIOLENCE!!!

Make sure Washington D.C. knows you want domestic “arms controls” that will save lives!!

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While Feds Debate, States Take Up Gun Fight

In the wake of the Newtown shooting, President Obama repeatedly called for new gun-control legislation, insisting in his State of the Union address that such measures at least “deserve a vote.” On the Congressional level, high-profile bills making it a … Continue reading

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