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June 4, 2014
The truth is, an alert went out that referred to this type of behavior as `weird’ or somehow not normal, and that was a mistake. It shouldn’t have happened.
Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, walking back a blog post that criticized demonstrators in Texas who were bringing large weapons into restaurants such as Chipotle, Jack in the Box, and Chili’s. The gun-rights group’s uncharacteristic stance—driven by those chains asking customers not to bring guns inside their locations—led to gun-control supporters applauding the move and open-carry advocates destroying their membership cards. Clearly, this alternate universe could not stand.
9:34 // 1 month ago
December 31, 2013
15:59 // 6 months ago
January 16, 2013
guardianuspolitics:

Gun laws in the US, state by state: President Obama has indicated a move towards strengthening federal gun control measures, but the reality is that the majority of gun legislation in the US is enacted at the state level. That has brought broad variations across the country, with states taking different approaches to issues ranging from sales, permits, licensing, self-defence and carry laws
Seven key points about the data: Weapons laws can vary dramatically from state to state. Here are the key findings we collected while building our interactive
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Obama’s gun laws agenda: Live blog
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Interesting graphic. The Southeast is looking mighty empty …

guardianuspolitics:

Gun laws in the US, state by state: President Obama has indicated a move towards strengthening federal gun control measures, but the reality is that the majority of gun legislation in the US is enacted at the state level. That has brought broad variations across the country, with states taking different approaches to issues ranging from sales, permits, licensing, self-defence and carry laws

Seven key points about the data: Weapons laws can vary dramatically from state to state. Here are the key findings we collected while building our interactive

More reading: 

Interesting graphic. The Southeast is looking mighty empty …

(via thekatierogers)

11:02 // 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
November 8, 2012
You tried to create for all of us a world as dark and evil as your own. But know this, and remember it always: You failed.
Gabby Giffords’ husband, Mark Kelly, to Jared Loughner. The 24-year-old Loughner has been given 7 life sentences and 140 years in prison for killing 6 and injuring 13 in a shooting rampage last year. Giffords was shot in the head but survived; Loughner pled guilty three months ago to 19 federal charges and has no possibility of parole. source
15:14 // 1 year ago