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ATF: Shop that sold Newtown weapons violated regulations hundreds of times

A gun store in East Windsor, Connecticut that sold two of the firearms found after the Newtown massacre recently saw its license revoked by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) after inspections found hundreds of willful violations of federal regulations on weapons sales. While the sales of…

Off-duty firefighter saves man who sawed his arms to the bone in Home Depot

An off-duty firefighter saved the life of a man who cut both his arms to the bone with power saws at a California Home Depot Store. According to Southern California’s NBC Channel 4, Pasadena Fire Captain Art Hurtado sprang into action when a man walked into the West Covina Home…

Missouri man arrested at hospital for refusing to leave gay partner

A gay man was arrested at a hospital in Missouri this week when he refused to leave the bedside of his partner, and now a restraining order is preventing him from any type of visitation. Roger Gorley told WDAF that even though he has power of attorney to handle his…

Colbert: Guns are good because Hitler used one to kill himself

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert presented a special “gun edition” of “Tip of the Hat/Wag of the Finger,” in which he took stock of the ongoing gun safety debate in the U.S. and discussed the country’s refusal to sign on to an international U.N. weapons treaty.…

Jon Stewart obliterates Senate GOP’s opposition to U.N. arms treaty

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart blasted Senate Republicans for joining with North Korea, Iran and Syria to oppose the United Nation’s arms treaty. The treaty seeks to prevent countries from selling military weapons — including tanks, aircraft, artillery, missiles, warships, and small arms —…

Rick Santorum outraged kids need parental permission to hear his speech

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (R) is not too pleased that children will have to get parental permission to attend his speech at a Michigan high school this month. The Grosse Pointe South High School had originally canceled Santorum’s speech after the student group Young Americans for Freedom raised $18,000…

Chris Hayes: Rand Paul’s Howard University speech worse than ‘Accidental Racist’

On his show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Chris Hayes mocked Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) speech to Howard University by comparing it to the new country song “Accidental Racist.” Both attempted racial outreaches were admirable, he said, but that didn’t prevent them from also being cringe-worthy. In his speech to black…

Gun advocate Larry Pratt: Oust Republican Pat Toomey over background checks

In a tense exchange with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America said Wednesday his organization would seek to oust Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) from office. “He ought to be held politically accountable and they way to do it is in a primary,” Pratt explained. Though the…

Republican senator: Filibustering gun debate encourages debate

Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah on Wednesday defended his threat to filibuster the debate on any gun control bill. Lee has joined twelve other Republicans who vowed to prevent the Senate from bringing up gun control bills for consideration. But several Republicans have also stated their intention to vote…

Atlanta gunman killed after holding fire fighters hostage

A gunman was shot and killed on Wednesday afternoon after holding four fire fighters hostage in Suwanee, Georgia, about 35 miles from Atlanta. A SWAT team responded to the incident and raided the man’s home after he refused to release the captives. The fire fighters suffered minor injuries and one…

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