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The assault weapons ban is the flash point in the congressional debate over gun violence, but the wrangling over background checks is the battle to watch. Requiring the checks for all gun sales is the true heart of reform.
The howls of protest have been loud and long since Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the bill that will come to the Senate floor next month will not include a ban on...Read more »
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters today, as they flew to Minneapolis for an event on tougher gun control, that The White House released a photograph of President Barack Obama shooting skeet at Camp David in an attempt to quiet “persistent questions.”
Clearly, that didn’t go very well.
The photograph, released on Saturday, depicts Obama shooting clay targets on Aug....Read more »
MISINFORMATION: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT
Did Adolf Hitler say, "To conquer a nation, one must first disarm its citizens"?
"Hitler's infamous quote ... is probably a fraud and was likely never uttered." (Vol. 73, Issue 2 Article 11, 2004), according to University of Chicago law professor Bernard E. Harcourt, writing in the Fordham Law Review.
He offers an...Read more »
Mark Wilson is a New York political cartoonist and illustrator who lives in the Adirondacks. He publishes under the pen name Marquil.
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So the problem isn’t real guns killing real people. The problem is video games and movies, fake guns killing fake people.
That and, of course, the media, who by publicizing slaughter give shooters a path to notoriety.
So says Wayne LaPierre, head of the National Rifle Association, who cited mainstream shooting videogames like “Call of Duty,” as well as ones few have ever heard of, like...Read more »
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Barry and Cheryl Ogowetsky brought a bouquet of flowers to a makeshift memorial outside Newtown High School.
It was a small gesture like so many others here in recent days.
Thousands of people trekked to this picturesque New England town on Sunday to pay respects and mourn with a community that is struggling in the aftermath of the mass killings of 20 children and six...Read more »