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Despite what Marco Rubio and his fellow NRA shills may say, gun bans are both popular and effective

One of the biggest applause lines at last night’s CNN town hall on American gun policy came from Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Attempting to make the case that an assault weapon ban wouldn’t be effective, the Senator said “you would literally have to ban every semi-automatic rifle.” He, of course, thought that members of the […]

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Motivated by student pressure, Trump agrees to make good on his promise to ban “bump stocks”

Well, round one appears to have gone to the kids of Parkland… The White House announced this afternoon that, at long last, Donald Trump would be making good on his promise to ban so-called “bump stocks” and other devices used to convert semiautomatic firearms into fully automatic ones. This, as you’ll recall, was something that […]

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The new, young, and hopefully-more-effective face of American gun reform

Quite a bit has happened over the past few days, since we first learned of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead. While it doesn’t look as though the 19 year old killer had connections to a white nationalist hate group, as was first reported, it […]

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