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HILARIOUS (and also true): How to Create a Gun-Free America in 5 Easy Steps

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The Hill: Gun control push coming in Senate on Thursday

BE ON ALERT: Senate Democrats are planning to unveil a new gun-control proposal on Thursday in the wake of a shooting at a community college in Oregon. “We’ve had a number of meetings today with Democratic senators,” Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters. “So... Read More

Opinion: Columnist attacks Obama’s stance on gun control

Susan Stamper Brown for reports: President Obama told the BBC he’s “stymied” because he’s not gotten his way regarding gun control –yet…Obama’s upset more Americans don’t agree with his definition of “common sense” gun control. If Pew Research is correct, a majority of us... Read More
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ATF says gun production has increased “140 percent” under Obama’s administration

AWR Hawkins for Breitbart News reports: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is reporting that gun production has more than doubled during the Obama presidency, increasing “140 percent.” This jump is based on 2013 production numbers, which is the most recent year... Read More

Bernie Sanders calls for “common sense” gun laws

Kevin McGill for the Associated Press reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders wrapped up a weekend campaign swing in Louisiana with a typically fiery speech railing against income inequality and touching on issues of racism and criminal justice during a rally that drew close to 4,000 people... Read More
Handgun Lafayette shooting spurs gun control debate reports: The Lafayette theater shooting is sparking arguments over gun control once again and whether more laws are needed to prevent such tragedies. Violence Policy Center Executive Director Josh Sugarman says we need stronger gun laws so that Americans can feel safe going about... Read More

New Orleans homeowner defends daughter, shoots burglar

Andy Cunningham for WDSU News reports: A suspect was shot Wednesday during a burglary at a home in New Orleans East, police say. The New Orleans Police Department responded to a call of a shooting about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 6700... Read More

Christie defends his record on gun rights at Iowa town hall

Eric Bradner for CNN reports: Chris Christie tore into a gun rights activist who questioned his Second Amendment record in an Iowa town hall event Saturday night, displaying the fiery and confrontational style the New Jersey governor is known for. “I’m still waiting for one... Read More Alabama governor lifts gun free zones at state rest areas

Chris Eger for reports: Gov. Robert Bentley late Friday ordered workers to remove “no weapons beyond this point” signs at all state rest areas. The governor’s move came following a back and forth between Alabama Department of Transportation and state lawmakers over the legality... Read More

Donald Trump says Louisiana shooting “has nothing to do with guns”

Scott Olson for CBS News reports: After a gunman opened fire in a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater last week, killing two people and injuring nine others, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is pushing back against repeated calls to strengthen gun control legislation. “These are sick people,”... Read More