Shooting At Seattle Pacific University Leaves Four Shot, One Dead

By: Friday June 6, 2014 6:00 am

Another day, another mass shooting in America. The latest one was at Seattle Pacific University and has left four people shot and one dead. The shooter, 26 year-old Aaron Ybarra, is said to have been obsessed with the Columbine School Shooting, even visiting the site of the massacre. Ybarra’s obsession with Columbine apparently led him [...]

What Would Have Happened If Elliot Rodger’s Parents Told Police He Converted To Islam?

By: Monday May 26, 2014 9:17 am

If Rodger's parents really wanted the cops to do something about their son, they should've claimed he had converted to Islam. — Phan Nguyen (@Phan_N) May 24, 2014 Social media is generally a place for snark, burns, and the sporadic display of silly hashtag activism. But occasionally you see something worth giving further thought to [...]

Bloomberg Plans To Spend $50 Million To Fight NRA

By: Wednesday April 16, 2014 8:42 am

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has decided to take on the National Rifle Association in his first post-office political contest. Bloomberg is pledging to spend $50 million to build a cross-country gun control activist organization. Bloomberg says he plans to use the same tactics he believes the NRA uses. “They say, ‘We don’t care. [...]

VIDEO: Santa Shot With Pellet Gun At Toy Giveaway

By: Wednesday December 25, 2013 8:03 am

Peace on earth and goodwill towards men? Not so much. Xavier Hawkins dressed up as Santa Claus to give toys away in Southeast Washington, instead he was shot in the back with a pellet gun. The incident was caught on camera by the local ABC News affiliate. The video is disturbing. The man dressed as [...]

3D Printing Tech Comes To Guns

By: Tuesday May 7, 2013 6:55 am

Shortly after the latest attempt at gun control in Washington went down in flames, Defense Distributed announced that they had completed a project to produce an open source 3D printable handgun. Effectively nullifying many of the meager gun control laws that have been passed. Anyone with a 3D printer and the internet can now make [...]

Nearly Half Of Republicans Believe “Armed Revolution Might Be Necessary in Next Few Years”

By: Thursday May 2, 2013 9:06 am

Well this poll surely puts Sandy Hook and the failed gun legislation in context. 29% of the American population and 44% of Republicans believe an armed revolution might be necessary in the next few years. Twenty-nine percent of registered voters think that an armed revolution might be necessary in the next few years in order [...]

Obama To Make Statement In Response To Failed Gun Control Vote

By: Wednesday April 17, 2013 2:04 pm

President Obama will make a statement at 5:30 pm EST in response to the Senate failing to pass universal background checks which may likely end the renewed effort on gun control. The NRA released this statement: Today, the misguided Manchin-Toomey-Schumer proposal failed in the U.S. Senate. This amendment would have criminalized certain private transfers of [...]

NRA Claims Obama’s Plan Will Lead To Gun Confiscations

By: Wednesday February 13, 2013 7:27 am

In a video that was designed to go live around the time of President Obama’s State Of the Union, the NRA asserted that the ultimate goal of the Obama Administration’s gun control policies was to confiscate guns. The National Rifle Association will assert that President Barack Obama’s attempt to enact new gun control laws will [...]

LaPierre and Giffords Testify Before Senate On Gun Control

By: Thursday January 31, 2013 5:55 am

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre both testified before the Senate yesterday on gun regulation. Giffords made a plea for the government to act now before more die needlessly while LaPierre claimed enforcing existing gun laws would suffice. The former Democratic Arizona congresswoman, who struggles to walk and is partially blind, stoutly [...]

New Armed Guard Leaves Gun In Student Bathroom

By: Friday January 18, 2013 7:52 am

The hits keep on coming for the NRA. Responding to the Sandy Hook School shooting Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the NRA, proposed a program to immediately put armed guards in every school. LaPierre placed an emphasis on getting “good guys” with guns inside schools as soon as possible. A charter school (of course) followed the [...]

Obama Signs 23 Executive Orders On Guns

By: Wednesday January 16, 2013 10:45 am

At the end of his press conference today on gun control, President Obama signed 23 executive orders and unveiled a $500 million gun violence package: President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style [...]

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