Obama To Announce New Gun Proposals Today

By: Wednesday January 16, 2013 5:22 am

President Obama and Vice President Biden will hold a press conference today at noon on the administration’s new gun proposals in response to the Sandy Hook shooting. President Obama and Vice President Biden are scheduled to unveil a package of proposals designed to reduce gun violence. They will make the announcement at an event in [...]

DHS Releases Video On Responding To Mass Shootings

By: Wednesday January 2, 2013 10:38 am

The Department Of Homeland Security in Alabama has released a video on responding to a mass shooting. The video called Run, Hide, Fight has some interesting instructions: Occasionally life feels more like an action movie than reality… There a three things you could do to make a difference: run, hide, fight… Always try to escape [...]

Godfather of Tea Party Slams NRA School Safety Plan

By: Tuesday December 25, 2012 5:59 am

Trouble in paradise. Outgoing Texas Congressman Ron Paul, often described as the Godfather of the Tea Party, attacked the NRA’s school safety plan. In a statement on his website Paul condemned the NRA’s endorsement of Big Government policies: The political right, unfortunately, has fallen into the same trap in its calls for quick legislative solutions [...]

Both Parties (And Israel) Wary Of NRA’s School Safety Plan

By: Monday December 24, 2012 7:04 am

What was presumably considered a slam dunk inside the NRA brain trust is not going over well on either side of the aisle. Even Republicans seem skeptical of LaPierre’s proposal,

NRA’s LaPierre Calls for Armed Guards in Schools – You Know, Like at Columbine

By: Friday December 21, 2012 10:45 am

In a bizarre press conference, NRA Chairman Wayne LaPierre called for the immediate placement of armed guards in all public schools. This is classic “fighting the last war” thinking, along with a dash of “think of the children” policymaking. Just quickly, because you shouldn’t even dignify this with much of a response. One, it would [...]

After Tragedy, Bloomberg Rips Presidential Candidates for Not Talking About Gun Laws

By: Friday July 20, 2012 10:16 am

In the wake of a shooting tragedy, it is only because of the dedicated work of gun control supporters that the implement used in the tragedy even gets mentioned. The President in his remarks this morning on the incident in Aurora, Colorado, referred to a “gunman” but not the guns he used. It’s proper and [...]

Congressional Black Caucus to Walk Out of Holder Contempt Vote

By: Thursday June 28, 2012 8:15 am

The Congressional Black Caucus plans to walk out en masse from the House chamber during the vote today to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. The CBC believes that the contempt vote is a ploy to embarrass the President and his Administration. They are circulating a letter to get other Democrats to [...]

On Eve of Contempt Vote, Revelation that Fast and Furious Is a Convenient Fiction

By: Wednesday June 27, 2012 12:04 pm

White House officials have been in consultation with the GOP House leadership in advance of tomorrow’s contempt of Congress vote for Attorney General Eric Holder over the Fast and Furious scandal and the Justice Department’s response to an Oversight Committee investigation and document request. However, the two sides have not reached an agreement, and as [...]

Zimmerman Pleads Not Guilty in Trayvon Martin Shooting, Will Invoke Stand Your Ground Law

By: Thursday April 12, 2012 11:38 am

As I’m sure you know, George Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder yesterday, a charge that surprised many legal experts who expected something more like manslaughter. “It seems like an enormous swing to be able go from not feeling you have enough evidence to arrest him, to charging him with essentially as high as you [...]

NRA Refuses to Meet with Obama on Background Check Plan They Support

By: Tuesday March 15, 2011 7:55 am

After the baby step entrance into the gun control debate, the Obama Administration has planned a series of policy meetings aimed at putting together a new set of policy ideas. You’d think this would have happened before entering the debate, but I’m feeling charitable today, so good for them. But while the talks, initiated by [...]

Tucson Shooting Video Reinforces Need for Gun Safety Laws

By: Wednesday January 19, 2011 8:16 am

I don’t think this signals much of anything, because Dick Cheney doesn’t have to vote for anything. But it’s notable that our nation’s most prominent errant shooter acknowledged to NBC that “maybe it’s appropriate” to limit high-capacity gun magazines in the wake of Tucson. I really hope this video of the shooting doesn’t get leaked, [...]

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