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Mar 26, 2020. 20 comments

Gun Stores Labeled Non-Essential in Los Angeles and Must Close

Gun Stores Labeled Non-Essential in Los Angeles and Must Close

In recent weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in people hoarding toilet paper and guns because this is America, dammit. In Los Angeles, though, one of those things has been taken off the board.

CNN reports that Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva has labeled gun stores as a non-essential service and is ordering them to shut down. Villanueva held a press conference on Tuesday to...

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Mar 17, 2020. 17 comments

America Is Just Being America Again as Coronavirus Causes Surge in Gun Sales

America Is Just Being America Again as Coronavirus Causes Surge in Gun Sales

Since news of the coronavirus pandemic has spread across the media faster than the virus itself, the general public has responded in a number of ways ranging from perfectly reasonable to wildly paranoid and frantic.

Many people haven’t gone much further than taking commonsense precautions like staying indoors as much as possible and paying extra close attention to basic hygiene practices like...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Sep 05, 2019. 16 comments

Maybe America Can Solve Its Gun Problem by Using Our Most Abundant Natural Resource—Racism

Maybe America Can Solve Its Gun Problem by Using Our Most Abundant Natural Resource—Racism

There is no government.

According to the heralded founding fathers who brainstormed and borrowed ideas to create the framework of America, the Constitution was written to “insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” Before they even laid out the missive that still guides this...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Sep 05, 2019. 12 comments

San Francisco Officials Accuse NRA of 'Inciting Gun Owners to Acts of Violence,' Label It a Domestic Terrorist Organization

San Francisco Officials Accuse NRA of 'Inciting Gun Owners to Acts of Violence,' Label It a Domestic Terrorist Organization

Despite my best efforts, I have yet to succeed in having Sallie Mae recognized as a domestic terrorist organization. But apparently, the NRA, another institution worthy of that title, has been properly categorized as such by officials in San Francisco, Calif.

From the Hill:

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has passed a resolution declaring the National Rifle Association (NRA) a “domestic...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Sep 04, 2019. 18 comments

Walmart Will No Longer Sell Assault-Style Ammunition, Allow Customers to Open Carry: 'The Status Quo Is Unacceptable'

Walmart Will No Longer Sell Assault-Style Ammunition, Allow Customers to Open Carry: 'The Status Quo Is Unacceptable'

Does Walmart finally have a conscience?

On Tuesday, the largest retailer in America announced that it will no longer sell ammunition for assault-style rifles and handguns. This announcement came exactly one month to the day after a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, claimed the lives of 22 people.

“We understand our heritage, our deeply rooted place in America and our influence as...

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Karu F. Daniels Karu F. Daniels Sep 02, 2019. 8 comments

Latest Mass Shooting, in Odessa, Texas, Got Beto O’Rourke ‘F—ked Up’

Latest Mass Shooting, in Odessa, Texas, Got Beto O’Rourke ‘F—ked Up’

With the increasing occurrences of mass shootings, America is turning into the killing fields, literally.

The latest on Saturday in Odessa, Texas—left 21 injured and five dead when some fool opened fire during a traffic stop and then continued shooting at folks while driving down a highway and then into a shopping area.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, an El Paso native, called...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Aug 16, 2019. 23 comments

#FundraisingWhileBlack: White Woman Pulls Gun on Black Teenagers Raising Money for Their Football Team

#FundraisingWhileBlack: White Woman Pulls Gun on Black Teenagers Raising Money for Their Football Team

Well, hello there!

In today’s edition of #ExistingWhileBlack, we have a despicable human being named Jerri Kelly, who pulled a gun on a group of black teenagers whose only crime was raising money for their high school football team.

ABC News has the scoop:

The wife of an Arkansas jail administrator was arrested and charged with assault several days after police say she pulled a gun on four...

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Aug 09, 2019. 15 comments

NRA Head Reportedly Called Trump to Warn Him That Pushing Firearm Background Checks Wouldn’t Play Well With His Base

NRA Head Reportedly Called Trump to Warn Him That Pushing Firearm Background Checks Wouldn’t Play Well With His Base

Vladimir Putin’s most beloved Russian operative walked onto the White House lawn and told the press that he was “all in favor” of “background checks like we’ve never had before.”

“I think background checks are important. I don’t want to put guns into the hands of mentally unstable people or people with rage or hate, sick people. I’m all in favor of it,” Trump said on Wednesday, according to...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 18, 2019. 21 comments

Hate Thy Neighbor: Man Allegedly Sent Hallmark Cards Threatening to Shoot ‘Minorities’ Who Move Into His Neighborhood

Hate Thy Neighbor: Man Allegedly Sent Hallmark Cards Threatening to Shoot ‘Minorities’ Who Move Into His Neighborhood

Authorities charged a California man with hate crimes upon finding a cache of weapons and ammunition in his home, after he was accused of sending threatening greeting cards to his non-white neighbors.

On June 30, police in San Luis Obispo, Calif, arrested the future star of a Dateline NBC episode, 62-year-old Richard Vincent Orcutt, after an investigation revealed that Orcutt reportedly sent...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 13, 2019. 19 comments

NFL’s Richie Incognito Wanted to Cut Off His Dead Father’s Head, Gets 2 Game Suspension. Kaepernick Still Doesn’t Have a Job

NFL’s Richie Incognito Wanted to Cut Off His Dead Father’s Head, Gets 2 Game Suspension. Kaepernick Still Doesn’t Have a Job

In August Richie Incognito walked into the funeral home in charge of burying his father and told those working that he needed access to his dead father’s body so he could cut off his head.

Incognito told the workers that if he didn’t get access to his father’s dead body that he was going to shoot the workers. The funeral home workers called the police and according to the police report, guns...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jun 26, 2019. 16 comments

Twitter Offers 'Thoughts and Prayers' After NRATV Meets Its Untimely Demise

Twitter Offers 'Thoughts and Prayers' After NRATV Meets Its Untimely Demise

In the immediate aftermath of tragedy, the phrase “thoughts and prayers” is probably the last thing you want to hear. Especially if it’s in response to a mass shooting and coming from politicians or public figures with no intention of properly addressing gun reform.

On Tuesday, the New York Times reports that the plug got pulled on NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch and her pulpit of choice—the...

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jun 01, 2019. 14 comments

Woman Charged With Killing a Man After Chasing Him Down Following a Hit-and-Run Gets $100,000 Bail

Woman Charged With Killing a Man After Chasing Him Down Following a Hit-and-Run Gets $100,000 Bail

In a case that conjures up portions of the George Zimmerman case, a woman who faces murder charges after police say she fatally shot a 62-year-old driver in the stomach after confronting him following a hit-and-run has been given a $100,000 bond.

Hannah Payne, 21, of Fayetteville, Ga., is accused of ignoring 911 dispatchers’ directives to stand down (sound like a familiar scenario? ) and...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. May 07, 2019. 19 comments

New NRA President Claims Black Privilege Is the Reason Rep. Lucy McBath Won Her 2018 Election

New NRA President Claims Black Privilege Is the Reason Rep. Lucy McBath Won Her 2018 Election

Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Ga.) is the mother of Jordan Davis. In 2012, Davis was mercilessly gunned down after a crazed white man shot into a car full of teens who were playing loud music outside of a gas station and later used the National Rifle Association-authored “stand your ground” defense.

The death of her 17-year-old son pushed McBath to run for Congress. She didn’t choose this life;...

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Apr 30, 2019.

When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Mannequin Challenge Leads to 2 Arrests

When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Mannequin Challenge Leads to 2 Arrests

The Mannequin Challenge has jumped the shark, but apparently those in Alabama weren't made aware of this, since two men were arrested after video was posted showing them aiming guns.

Kenneth Fennel White, 49, and Terry Brown, 23, were busted after being spotted in the heavily armed video, WHNT reports.

It's not clear whether the video—which shows several men frozen in various phases of a...

Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Apr 28, 2019. 20 comments

Oliver North Out As NRA President After Wayne LaPierre Exposes Alleged Threats

Oliver North Out As NRA President After Wayne LaPierre Exposes Alleged Threats

If the NRA were smart, it would turn its internal turmoil into a reality television show for its NRA TV platform. The upheaval at the top of the association is fit for a soap opera.

Saturday, at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Indianapolis, NRA President and key figure in the Iran-Contra affair Oliver North told members that he will not be renominated to his post, according...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Apr 14, 2019. 15 comments

Colorado Signs 'Red Flag' Bill Giving Judges Power to Remove Guns From High-Risk Owners

Colorado Signs 'Red Flag' Bill Giving Judges Power to Remove Guns From High-Risk Owners

Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed a “red flag” gun bill into law, giving judges the power to temporarily take guns from people thought to be at high risk of harming themselves or others, according to The Hill.

Following months of debate, the bill finally got to his desk. While proponents say the law can prevent mass shootings and reduce gun-related suicides, Republican opponents say it...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Mar 30, 2019. 18 comments

NRA Could 'Be Forced to Shut Down Forever,' Says Executive Vice President

NRA Could 'Be Forced to Shut Down Forever,' Says Executive Vice President

NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre hit group members with a four-page letter. In it, he blamed the group’s financial woes on Andrew Cuomo, who ordered state regulators to encourage insurance companies, state-chartered banks and financial services companies to review their relationships with the NRA.

According to The Daily Beast, LaPierre believes the threat is imminent.

Banks are...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Mar 29, 2019. 19 comments

Lawsuit: Chicago Police Raid Wrong Home, Smash 4-Year-Old's Birthday Cake and Pour Peroxide on His Presents

Lawsuit: Chicago Police Raid Wrong Home, Smash 4-Year-Old's Birthday Cake and Pour Peroxide on His Presents

When they aren’t bungling the investigation into accused Subway sandwich eater Jussie Smollet’s alleged purchased beatdown, Chicago’s finest are raiding the wrong home during a 4-year-old’s birthday party with guns drawn.

NBC News reports that on Feb. 10, T.J. and his family and friends were enjoying his birthday party when it was crashed by Chicago Police. The police “poured peroxide on his...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Mar 15, 2019. 7 comments

Connecticut Supreme Court Revives Lawsuit Against Gun Manufacturer Brought by Families of Sandy Hook Victims

Connecticut Supreme Court Revives Lawsuit Against Gun Manufacturer Brought by Families of Sandy Hook Victims

The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled by a 4-3 decision to revive a lawsuit brought by the families of Sandy Hook alleging that firearm manufacturer Remington recklessly marketed its Bushmaster AR-15-style weapon for “illegal, offensive purposes.”

Remington’s gun was used by Adam Lanza to murder 26 faculty and children at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A majority ruled in Soto v. Bushmaster...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Feb 14, 2019. 18 comments

Police Open Fire on Sleeping Black Man in Locked Car

Police Open Fire on Sleeping Black Man in Locked Car

Relatives of 20-year-old Willie McCoy, also known as rapper Willie Bo, are demanding answers after six Vallejo police officers shot and killed McCoy while he slept in his car in a Taco Bell parking lot.

McCoy, who had been recording recently, was on tour with his group, FBG. The second youngest of five children, McCoy lost his parents to cancer and was raised by his cousins and sister.

Vallejo...

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