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Gun group spokesperson suggests Reagan was senile when he backed gun control

The primary spokesperson for a guns advocacy group suggested to MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on Wednesday that Republican icon Ronald Reagan was going senile when he began supporting stricter firearms regulation. President Barack Obama referenced Reagan while announcing a series of 23 executive orders he said would tackle the problem…

Beck ‘historian’: History proves armed elementary kids prevent school shootings

Conservative host Glenn Beck and “historian” David Barton on Tuesday debuted a new show called “Foundations of Freedom” and suggested that history proved that school shootings could be prevented if all elementary school children were armed. After pointing out that some areas of the United States required every household to…

OR sheriff writes Biden to say he won’t enforce new gun laws

An Oregon sheriff wrote Vice President Joe Biden announcing his refusal to enforce any new gun safety legislation placing restriction on semi-automatic weaponry, saying they would “infringe upon the liberties of responsible citizens who have broken no laws.” According to KOIN-TV, Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller said he is unsure…

‘Fox & Friends’ tells viewers how to bypass New York’s assault weapons ban

The hosts of Fox News’ morning show on Wednesday said President Barack Obama was taking advantage of elementary school children and using them as “props” to push his gun control agenda — and then gave viewers advice on how to obtain assault weapons after they had been banned in New…

‘Morning Joe’ hosts eviscerate ‘sick in the head’ NRA for targeting Obama’s kids

The hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Wednesday ripped into the National Rifle Association (NRA) for using President Barack Obama’s daughters in an advertisement opposing new gun safety measures. On Tuesday, the pro-gun lobbying group sparked outrage by releasing an ad calling Obama an “elitist hypocrite” for opposing guns in…

NRA ad: Obama ‘elitist hypocrite’ because of Secret Service

The National Rifle Association released a television advertisement Tuesday night that claims President Barack Obama is a hypocrite because his children are protected by the Secret Service. “Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” the narrator of the ad wonders. “Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security…

Nancy Keenan: Abortion rights facing attacks on all fronts

Nancy Keenan, who is stepping down as the president of NARAL Pro-choice America, warned Monday night that access to abortion would continue to be imperiled by lawmakers. She said “anti-choice politicians” in Congress were “hell bent” on rolling back women’s reproductive rights. The situation was reflected in many state legislatures…

Reagan AG Ed Meese says Obama could be impeached over guns

Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese has joined the growing chorus of right-wing voices calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama if his administration takes any steps toward increasing gun control. According to Talking Points Memo, the former Reagan official said in an interview with Newsmax on Monday night…

Defiant NY Republican: ‘There will be more than 7 bullets’ in my wife’s gun

A Republican state lawmaker from New York decried the prospect of tighter gun regulations on Tuesday, saying it would criminalize gun owners, including himself and his wife, Think Progress reported. “This bill would turn me into a criminal,” Assemblyman Steve Katz (R) said. “Because you can bet that before I…

Coburn: Debt ceiling breach is ‘a wonderful experiment’ to shut down ‘stupid things’

Economists like Nobel prize-winner Paul Krugman have warned that Republicans could “blow up the world economy” if they refuse to raise the nation’s debt ceiling but Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) disagrees, saying that it could actually be a “wonderful experiment.” During a Tuesday interview with conservative talk show host Sandy…

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