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What will it take to penetrate America’s gun culture?

The vast majority of people in the United States who support common-sense regulations about guns once again are forced to throw up our collective hands in disgust and sorrow at the latest school shooting and the epidemic of gun violence in this country. By some counts, there have been 142 school shootings since the tragedy […]

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Think Jade Helm is insane? Five right-wing conspiracy theories

The delusional belief among a third of Republican primary voters that the U.S. military is poised to take over the state of Texas is just the tip of the nutjob iceberg. You thought it was just some fringe extremist belief? No. According to a recent poll from Public Policy Polling, the idea that the special […]

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“Gun tourism”? How about gun idiocy with an Uzi?

Why would anyone think it was a good idea to teach a 9-year-old girl how to shoot an Uzi? “Gun tourism” is apparently a growth industry to let those with itchy trigger fingers feel what it’s like to hold and operate a high-powered weapon. Dozens of such ranges, many in the Las Vegas area, have […]

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Militia plus guns equal killing. Why are we surprised?

Sometimes you wonder what it will take to make America wake up to the insanity of its twisted gun culture. A few days ago, two self-styled, anti-government militia members decided to start their own revolution against law enforcement. Before long, five people would be dead. Jerad and Amanda Miller left a friend’s apartment after telling […]

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When — and why — did the U.S. become so gun-crazy?

Another weekend — another mass killing, this one in California on a college campus. A no-doubt mentally ill young man stabs and kills his three roommates, then goes on a shooting spree, killing three others and injuring 13 before finally turning the gun on himself. His motivation, according to videos he made and page after […]

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