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Tag Archives: gun control

Civil rights icon Representative John Lewis leads House sit-in to demand vote on gun legislation

In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Orlando that left 49 people dead, Democrats in both houses of Congress have proposed legislation aimed to curb gun violence by expanding background checks to include guns purchased either online or at gun shows, and block anyone on the federal terrorist watchlist from purchasing deadly weapons. […]

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Running out of things to say about mass shootings… well, almost

I tried to write something last night about the Orlando shooting that just left 50 people dead, but I gave up an hour or so into it. I’d sliced my hand open earlier in the day while working on the renovation of 209 Pearl Street, which made it difficult to type. [My right thumb was […]

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Is the government really coming for the guns of climate change deniers?

Sometimes, on my way home from work, if I can’t find anything else on the radio, I listen to the ranting of WAAM’s Terry “Thayrone X” Hughes. This evening, I happened to tune in during a segment on Obama’s plans to confiscate the guns of America’s self-described “patriots” by exploiting new federal rules intended to […]

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The right would rather mock Obama for his tears than respond to the content of what he was saying about our problem with guns in this country

Today, while announcing the gun control reforms he intends to pass by way of executive order, President Obama became emotional. He got to the point in his speech where he referenced the first-graders who were killed a few years ago in Newtown, Connecticut, and, because he’s a decent man, and a caring father, he began […]

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It took him half a dozen years, but Obama is finally coming for our guns

Perhaps worrying that not enough self-described “patriots” were heading out to join the well-armed Christian militia members who are massing in that abandoned Oregon gift shop to fight federal “tyranny”, President Obama just announced that, starting tomorrow, he’d finally be coming for our guns… If that doesn’t light a fire under the asses, nothing will. […]

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