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January 18, 2014
You have to look in the mirror too. I have to choose movies that aren’t violent, or as violent as they used to be. For me, personally, I can’t continue to do that. The change starts here.
Harvey Weinstein says that his studio, which is working on an anti-NRA movie starring Meryl Streep, is going to make fewer violent movies. That might pose a problem for Quentin Tarantino, who makes really violent movies that Weinstein’s studio releases almost exclusively.
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January 23, 2013
Obama wants to put every private, personal firearms transaction right under the thumb of the federal government and he wants to keep all of those names in a massive federal registry. There’s only two reasons for a federal list on gun owners – to either tax ‘em or take ‘em.
NRA executive Wayne LaPierre • Cherry-picking a single phrase from President Obama’s inaugural address to become the subject of his latest rant against the President and the push for stricter gun control. While we’re not big fans of LaPierre ourselves, we’d hate to see the man work himself into an early grave over these fears, and just like to remind him that sometimes tracking the sale of certain products can be extremely beneficial. Even when the products being tracked were manufactured with nothing but the best intentions (We’re looking at you pseudoephedrine). source
17:20 // 1 year ago
January 16, 2013
Most Americans agree that a president’s children should not be used as pawns in a political fight. But to go so far as to make the safety of the president’s children the subject of an attack ad is repugnant and cowardly.
White House Spokesperson Jay Carney - Commenting on a new political ad, released by the National Rifle Association, which calls President Obama an “elitist hypocrite” for opposing the stationing of armed guards in every school. We’re inclined to agree with Carney on this one. Say what you will about the man’s legislative agenda, but reasonable human beings should be able to agree that children aren’t acceptable targets for political attacks. source
15:35 // 1 year ago
January 14, 2013

Tumblr user perzadook has some exciting news, guys.


After the Sandy Hook shootings in Newton, Connecticut I started a petition urging the Obama Administration to work with Congress to limit access to guns.  I first posted it here on tumblr and it quickly took off, making it’s way to Twitter and Facebook, eventually going viral.

In a few days it became the most popular petition on the “We The People” White House petition site, and even prompted a video response from the President.  Here’s the fun part… I found out a few days ago that I am invited to the White House this Wednesday.

While details are up in the air, I know there will be an interview, and a good chance to meet the king of Dad Sneakers and his #2, as well as some other fun stuff.  So with that said, here’s a big thanks to everyone who supported the petition, because it does matter.  If you have any questions/comments please let me know and I’ll do my best to answer them.  Wish me luck (I need a haircut and a shave).

Now this is awesome. Best of luck!

20:49 // 1 year ago
January 10, 2013
There is a surprising, so far, a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. Not just close the gun show loophole, but total, universal background checks, including private sales.
Joe Biden re: the proposals being considered by his gun control task force. John Hickenlooper, the Democratic Governor of Colorado, echoed this same sentiment today. In addition, Biden said that he’s “never quite heard as much talk about the need to do something about high-capacity magazines as I’ve heard spontaneously from every group that we’ve met with so far,” and said that the president has given him until Tuesday to present a set of recommendations as to how best prevent future incidents like the one in Newtown. source
16:48 // 1 year ago
December 27, 2012

Blame the David Gregory gun flap on crossed wires

  • situation On Sunday, “Meet the Press” host David Gregory discussed gun control with the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre. During the interview, Gregory pulled out an empty gun magazine for purposes of showing the audience at home. 
  • claim He was in D.C., however, which has very strict gun control laws. The city claimed that they told NBC they could now do this, leading to an investigation of Gregory. People rolled their eyes or criticized Gregory for being stupid.
  • counterclaim However — and here’s the fun part — NBC asked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives before the show if they could show ammunition or an empty magazine on air. The ATF asked the city, and based on info provided to them, told NBC it was OK to show an empty magazine. So basically, this all happened because someone screwed up somewhere. source
18:42 // 1 year ago
December 26, 2012
It’s no secret that I don’t like guns. But neither am I someone who thinks gun owners are all wingnuts who are stockpiling guns to protect themselves against the government (which is why I frequently lampoon those who are doing this) or to murder their neighbors. If you want to think seriously about ways to put a brake on gun deaths in our country — apart from arming everyone, which is the NRA position — simply publishing a list of (some) (potential) gun owners isn’t going to help.
Ari Kohen • Offering an effective bit of commentary regarding the gun registry map put online by a New York-based newspaper. What benefit does posting public information about people who have guns offer? Not a lot, honestly. It doesn’t add much to the gun control debate, it shames and endangers people who don’t necessarily deserve either shaming or endangerment, and it gets away from the actual issue at hand. Yes, it’s public data. No, it doesn’t really shine a light on anything, other than that this is a really effective way of pissing people off.
18:38 // 1 year ago
December 25, 2012
We’re fighting terrorism, which comes under very specific geopolitical and military circumstances. This is not something that compares with the situation in the U.S.
Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor • Disputing claims, made by the National Rifle Association last week, that they were an example for the U.S. to follow in adding police officers to schools. But they dispute this, first off, because those officers are dealing with terrorism, not school shootings. Secondly, the rate of school shootings and civilian gun ownership is actually very low in Israel. Third, the officers were added in a period where there were no recent attacks at schools. And finally, there have only been two school shootings in Israel in the past four decades. As it is, the guards Israel does have are lightly armed and have a support system in case something does happen.
9:52 // 1 year ago