The United States of America made history again last weekend. With two more months left in the year, we experienced our 308 mass shooting. On Sunday, a gunman walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland, Texas and opened fire, killing 26 parishioners in the worst mass shooting in Texas’ history. If you get the feeling […]
Some people worry about the impact of the NRA on American politics. Some people worry that the pro-gun group has been able to control the political debate in our country. Some of us are right. RawStory reports that in addition to the many millions of dollars that the NRA has poured into the campaign for […]
The NRA and the gun lobby seem to own every single Republican member of Congress. RawStory reports that this is the view of Andy Parker, the father of slain journalist Alison Parker who was shot to death on the air one year ago. Alison was a young TV news reporter in Virginia. Vibrant, beautiful, and […]
Too often, politicians use fear to get what they want. Lobbyist also use the same tactic successfully. Think: “They’re coming for our guns!” When they put fear and money together to advance their cause, it can be very productive. These are the tactics of the National Rifle Association and the politicians in their pocket. Now, there […]
The National Rifle Association’s Facebook fans weren’t too happy when they learned former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was renewing her push for increased background checks on gun purchases. That’s no surprise. However, they sank to a new low by making appalling death threats against Giffords. Last week, Giffords returned to Capitol Hill to garner support for […]
If you’re somewhat fuzzy on how lobbyists work, you’re not alone. I don’t really like the tone of this infographic, which was written by a lobbyist and praises the tradition of lobbying. And there is the title of the infographic: “how we run Washington.” It’s disturbing. We all know how corrupt lobbying has become. […]
For as long as anyone can remember, the gun lobby’s main contribution to the gun control debate can be summed up as “(noun) (verb) more guns.” It’s remained that way even after Sandy Hook. But there’s a new type of gun being developed that has the National Rifle Association and its compatriots pitching a […]
Fresh off their recall wins in Colorado, pro-gun groups are now aiming to recall several California Democratic lawmakers. In Colorado, an NRA supported recall effort succeeded in removing State Senate President John Morse and State Senator Angela Giron from office. Pro-gun groups were able to place a recall effort before voters and Morse was defeated […]
You’ve just gotta love “responsible gun owners.” This unbelievable video shows what is presumably a young couple who have had an awesome date at the shooting range. As the young woman tries to figure out if she has any more rounds in the AK, she turns the gun on her boyfriend in confusion. The conversation: […]
GOP legislators in Missouri are on the verge of passing, over their governor’s veto, a law claiming to nullify all federal gun laws in that state and even making it a crime for federal agents to enforce them in Missouri. This, the August 28 New York Times reported, is “the far edge of a growing […]
So far this year, seven states have passed laws allowing guns in schools. In three of those states, the laws took effect last week. However, there’s one obstacle that lawmakers failed to factor in as they forged ahead with their plans. That obstacle? Insurance!
Approaching politics with an open mind is something in which liberals rightly take pride. Listening, respecting opposing views, attempting to understand different cultures – these are fundamental tenets of the liberal identity. This is both a gift and a curse, though, and in the war over gun policy, liberals’ reflexive tolerance and apologetic tone is […]
As the national debate over gun control rages on, we watchful citizens are being constantly reminded by those on the political “right” (directional, not necessarily correct!) side of the discourse, that there is no great shortage of people suffering from a lack of common sense.
Bill Maher continuously fights against pro-gun Republicans who are innately paranoid over their liberties being infringed upon. The fear is so intense that those conservatives believe we may need to start an armed insurrection.
Sometimes when facts and logic don’t work, the only thing left is humor.