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NRA VP Statement: More Guns and Police in Schools

Earlier this year National Rifle Association Executive Vice-President Wayne LaPierre accused Barack Obama of giving “first term lip service to gun owners” to “deceive voters and […]

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Gun Sales Higher in PA After Sandy Hook Shooting

Mirroring a national trend, several gun stores in the Philly area saw spikes in gun sales since the school shooting in Connecticut last week. While […]

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Bob Casey Now Pro-Gun Control

Bob Casey has come out forcefully in favor of a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazine clips, marking a staggering shift for the […]

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New Jersey Residents Giving Up Their Guns in Record Fashion

  This weekend, gun owners (or ex-gun owners) in Camden County sold their weapons to New Jersey through a state-sponsored buyback program at an astounding […]

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UPDATE: Charles Ramsey to Sit on Obama Gun Task Force

A day after signaling his support for a ban on assault weapons and for closing the “gun show loophole,” President Obama will announce the formation […]

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Why We Need to Understand Adam Lanza

Here are a few things that we know about Adam Lanza that we didn’t in the first, furious hours after last week’s Newtown massacre: We […]

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NRA Issues Statement (Sort of) on Sandy Hook Tragedy

After last Friday’s events in Newtown, Connecticut, the National Rifle Association took down its Facebook page and went silent on Twitter. This afternoon, the NRA […]

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Two Early Signs of Post-Shooting Political Action Today

Four days after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we’re already seeing indications that seemingly intractable political barriers to gun control are being lowered. […]

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How to Buy an Assault Rifle in Pennsylvania

Walk into a gun shop (say, Clayton’s Hunting and Fishing in Horsham), display a driver’s license, fill out a 16-question form to verify you’re not […]

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A Quick Timeline of the NRA’s Descent Into Madness

To many Americans—particularly those who have little interest in guns—the NRA is a shadowy monolith, a faceless network of right-leaning, pistol-toting Charlton Hestons fighting for […]

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“Dad, Why Do People Own Guns?”

Days after the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting, I am still shaken as a parent and disheartened as a human being. I walked into […]

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NRA Gives Toomey an A, Casey a Fake B+

Don’t get your hopes up for Pennsylvania’s senators to lead the fight for increased gun control. Pat Toomey, no surprise, got an “A” when he […]

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We Shouldn’t Know Adam Lanza’s Name

The national media has to atone for the journalistic sins of Newtown, Connecticut, and I believe I have the perfect path to redemption. The media […]

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We Shouldn’t Know Adam Lanza’s Name

The national media has to atone for the journalistic sins of Newtown, Connecticut, and I believe I have the perfect path to redemption. The media […]

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This Is the Very Simple Plan for How You and I Can Render the NRA Powerless

It is a sad testament to the depth of our national indifference that it took the massacre of 20 first-graders to finally trigger a united […]