Tag Archives: gun control

CONNECTICUT: Nine Dead In Workplace Massacre By Disgruntled Employee

Eight people were shot and killed this morning at a Manchester, Connecticut wholesale alcohol distributor, where a truck driver for the company opened fire on an office full of workers. The gunman is dead, but reports conflict over whether he was shot by police or took his own life. Sources said Omar S. Thornton, 34, was a driver for Hartford …

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Bring Your Gun To The Beach Day

Gun nuts from a group called Open Carry staged a “Bring Your Gun To The Beach Day” this weekend in Hermosa Beach, California. “Just because somebody is carrying a gun doesn’t mean that they’re a criminal,” said Scott Brownlie, a 25-year-old firefighter who stood outside Peet’s Coffee & Tea with an unloaded Colt M-4 Carbine slung across his back. “If …

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Today In Crazy Teabaggers

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Moms With Guns

“You don’t need a gun to protect kids” says Amber Watch Alert. Oh, but here’s a super slo-mo video of angry moms shooting off their automatic weapons, just in case that’s your bag. SRSLY, what IS the message here, exactly? (Via – Andrew Sullivan)

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Obama’s Coming For Yer Guns!

Attendees at this week’s NRA convention are convinced that the president is going to make gun ownership illegal. Because Fox News told them so!

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Students To Wear Empty Holsters In Protest Of Rules Against Concealed Carry

Because it’s the God-given right of every American college student to bring a loaded handgun to class, the Students For Concealed Carry On Campus are staging a national protest during which they’ll wear empty holsters to school. The group claims that school won’t even allow them to discuss the issue. “Colleges aren’t content to ban the right to self-defense anymore,” …

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Armed Militias Plan April March On DC

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Tenthers Advance On Gun Control Laws

The Tenther movement scored another victory today when South Dakota declared that it had exempted itself from federal gun control laws. Via World Net Daily: A fifth state – South Dakota – has decided that guns made, sold and used within its borders no longer are subject to the whims of the federal government through its rule-making arm in the …

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The Back-Up

For only $39.95, you too can have a shotgun conveniently stored against your mattress. (Tipped by Dr. Jeff)

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West Virginia Pol To Bloomberg: Don’t Try To Stop Our Illegal Gun Sales

West Virginia state Sen. Jeffrey Kessler doesn’t like it that NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg sends private investigators to his state to trace the origin of the illegal handguns that flood into New York. So Kessler wants to make it illegal for outside law enforcement to bust illegal gun sales in West Virginia. SRSLY. “It’s for us to handle within our …

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Afternoon View – Gun Control

On display in the lobby of an Orlando Sports Authority are these safes for storing your rifles and automatic weapons in advance of the coming teabagger-led revolution.

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Welcome To America

Rex Wockner points us to this bit of holiday Americana. Wayne Spring shot off his mouth. And then a firing squad of Saints fans shot up his 60-inch flat screen – may it rest in pieces. The Louisiana man predicted a Washington Redskins’ victory over undefeated New Orleans last Sunday – and offered local fans a chance to blast his …

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A Truly Black Friday

While cities around the country try to beef up this week’s Black Friday (traditionally the #1 retail sales day of the year) by granting temporary suspensions of sales tax on clothing or other goods, the state of South Carolina will let you buy GUNS tax-free. Via NY Daily News: The great state of South Carolina is putting its own sick …

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AGAIN: At Least 8 Shot, 2 Dead In Orlando Office Tower Shooting

For the second day in a row, a mass shooting in the United States. This time it’s an apparently lone gunman who went on a rampage at a office tower in downtown Orlando. The gunman was fired two years ago from an architectural company in the tower and is at large. At least eight people were injured in a mass …

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Them Eye-Talians Is Comin’ Ta Get Ya

GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell gets some help from the NRA, who uses a Sopranos-type character to warn Virginians that the mafia (or something) will be coming for their guns if they don’t vote for him.

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Arizona Assault Rifle Guy Is A Parisioner Of Baptist Rev. Steven Anderson

OK, now this is getting scary. It turns out that the loon who showed up at President Obama’s speech with a machine gun is a parishioner of Rev. Steven L. Anderson, the nutjob who made national news for saying he prays every night for the death of the president. We better hope the Secret Service has these guys under 24/7 …

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Quote Of The Day – Arthur Frommer

“For myself, without yet suggesting that others follow me in an open boycott, I will not personally travel in a state where civilians carry loaded weapons onto the sidewalks and as a means of political protest. I not only believe such practices are a threat to the future of our democracy, but I am firmly convinced that they would also …

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Maddow: Guns N Poses

Turns out wingnut radio host Ernest Hancock, the guy who staged the assault rifle stunt at Obama’s event in Arizona, has ties to militias who may be linked to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.

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Man With Assault Weapon At Obama’s Event Was Planted By Wingnut Radio Host

It turns out that the man with the assault rifle who appeared outside of the president’s town hall event in Arizona yesterday was planted by a teabagger Libertarian wingnut internet radio host. Shocker! The host, Ernest Hancock, says, “We’re up against a tyrannical government that will rob the next generation as long as they can get away with it. If …

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Arizona: Assault Weapons And Handguns At Obama’s Town Hall Event

Arizona’s “open carry” law means it’s PERFECTLY LEGAL to bring a machine gun to an event featuring the president of the United States. INSANITY.

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