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3:08 PM, April 18th, 2013

newsweek:

So who voted “NO” on gun control? These guys. Now you know.

Reblogged from Newsweek
5:23 PM, April 17th, 2013
Shame on you! Shame on you!

Lori Haaswhose daughter was wounded in the April 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech, and Patricia Maisch, who knocked an ammunition magazine out of the hands of Jared Loughner in Jan. 2011, to U.S. senators after they voted 54-46 to defeat an amendment on gun background checks (via nedhepburn)

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Reblogged from Ned Hepburn
11:12 AM, March 21st, 2013

msnbc:

From The Rachel Maddow Show:

Here’s a chart that compares the popularity among Americans of background checks for gun purchases compared to other things that are more commonly understood to be popular with Americans. 

(Photo credit: MaddowBlog.com)

Still Puritan after all these years, huh America? 

Reblogged from MSNBC - Lean Forward
2:52 PM, February 13th, 2013

Pop quiz: Where do your elected representatives stand on gun control? Not sure? Our nifty interactive can help!

10:20 AM, January 7th, 2013
A hunting buddy of mine emailed me from the waiting room of his doctor’s office in Columbus, Ga., a few days after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He was cringing in embarrassment as an old redneck spewed racially divisive rhetoric in front of African-American patients. Then my friend’s embarrassment turned to astonishment as that same redneck (almost certainly a gun owner, given the region and his demographic profile) said, “I never cared much for Obama, but that speech he gave about those little kids—I give him an A for that. He’s gonna try and get more gun control, and I hope he gets it.”
4:56 PM, May 22nd, 2012

Obama Talks Afghanistan Loss of Life at NATO Summit But Silent on Chicago Gun Violence

Twelve year-old Nazia Banks was in his last 90 minutes of life when Air Force One landed at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport on Saturday night.

As President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were greeted on the tarmac by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his wife, Nazia was on the opposite end of the city, playing with other youngsters outside his family’s two-story brick home on South Brandon Avenue. The president and the mayor stood chatting for a few moments, seeming just as close as when Emanuel served Obama as White House chief of staff. They then boarded the presidential helicopter with their wives and flew to Solider Field on the city’s lakefront. A motorcade waited to take the Obamas to the hotel where they would be staying during the NATO summit.

Just down Lake Shore Drive, Nazia Banks’s father called for the youngster to come in for the night. Nazia was starting toward the cement steps leading up to his front door when two men appeared with handguns and began to fire for reasons that are not yet clear. The boy fell mortally wounded with a bullet in his head.

Continue reading Michael Daly’s piece on Obama’s silence on gun violence in Chicago during the NATO Summit

5:27 PM, February 6th, 2012

Gun-control proponents can only pray that Obama doesn’t take Menino and Bloomberg’s bait. Making gun control a more important issue in the election would be a terrible mistake for the president—and for the cause of gun control.

Why the mayors’ Super Bowl ad is the wrong move for Obama

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