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Georgia gun group giving away free AR-15 to oppose gun control

A pro-Second Amendment group in Georgia has partnered with a gun shop in the state to give away a free AR-15 assault rifle — like the one used to slaughter 20 children in Newtown last month — in an effort to oppose new gun control legislation. In a press release…

Obama: Gun advocates ‘ginning up fear’ because it’s ‘good for business’

President Barack Obama on Monday explained that pro-gun groups were “ginning up fear” about the government confiscating firearms because “it obviously is good for business.” Last week, conservatives responded with outrage after Vice President Joe Biden suggested that Obama could take executive action for minor gun control measures. Although executive…

Blackburn promises to ‘be very thoughtful’ while shutting down government

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Monday said that she would be willing force a “thoughtful” shutdown of parts of the United States government if President Barack Obama did not agree to deep spending cuts. “What we want to make certain is that this president, this administration, this bureaucracy realizes that…

Connie Mack in Newtown: ‘Impossible’ for gun control to stop ‘bad people’ so don’t even try

Former Republican Rep. Connie Mack (FL) traveled to Newtown, Connecticut on Monday — exactly one month after 20 children were gunned down in the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history — and insisted that Congress should not attempt gun control legislation because it was “impossible” to stop violence through new…

Newtown police chief tells White House: Ban assault weapons, high-capacity magazines

It’s been one month since the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe says it’s time for the White House to ban military-style assault weapons, restrict high-capacity magazines and close loopholes in the background check system. In an interview with NBC’s Michael Isikoff, Kehoe…

Bill Clinton introduces ‘Lincoln’ at Golden Globes

President Bill Clinton made a surprise appearance at the Golden Globes on Sunday to introduce a clip of Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln.” “A tough fight to push a bill through a bitterly divided House of Representatives,” he said. “Winning it required the president to make a lot of unsavory deals…

Andrea Mitchell: White House women ‘are not happy’ about Obama’s cabinet picks

Women in the White House are not pleased with President Obama’s recent cabinet decisions, according to comments by Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, on Sunday’s Meet the Press. While Obama has not announced his picks for all cabinet positions, the ones with notable clout — Secretaries of…

Harris-Perry: Ending drug war may be ‘best gun control measure we can enact’

Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests on Sunday discussed whether the best answer to gun violence is ending the “War on Drugs.” About 800 people die every year as a result of gang violence, Harris-Perry said, “a large percentage of which are connected to drug trafficking.” When it comes to gun…

Krugman schools Noonan: Don’t negotiate with Republicans who want to ‘blow up the world’

Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman on Sunday explained to Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan that she was wrong to slam President Barack Obama for not compromising with Republicans on the debt ceiling because you don’t negotiate with “hostage takers” who are trying to “blow up the world economy.” “The…

Marsha Blackburn opposes gun control because of ‘hammers’ and ‘hatchets’

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Sunday said that gun control laws were not the answer to mass shootings because hatchets, guns, cars and video games all had a role in violent deaths in the United States. “What I’m hearing is that people want to make certain that — first of…

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