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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 […]

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Rendell Weighs in on Conn. Shooting with Five-Point Plan

Ed Rendell’s always been vocal about the need for strong gun control. He’s called for stricter legislation as Mayor, Governor, and most recently as a […]

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Questions His “Long-Held Belief” on Guns

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough—until yesterday a pistol-waving poster boy for the NRA—says he has seen the light on gun control. Pardon me if I don’t  start […]

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UPDATE: One of Two Alleged SEPTA Shooters Charged

One of the two boys believed to have taken part in last week’s post-Sixers game SEPTA shooting, is currently being questioned by the police. The […]

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VIDEO: Obama’s Newtown Speech

In case you missed it, here are the remarks President Obama delivered last night at Newtown High School, a mile from the scene of Friday’s […]

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Girl Survived Sandy Hook Shooting by Playing Dead in Classroom

Of sixteen students in a first grade classroom targeted during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Friday, only one survived. According to her pastor, […]