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CNN’s Costello calls the NRA ‘a master when it comes to psychology’

It took CNN host Carol Costello just over two minutes on Tuesday to skewer the National Rifle Association’s past extremism when it came to fighting gun legislation, pointing out criticisms that it fuels the country’s “enormous appetite” for firearms. “It’s easy to see why,” she said. “The NRA is a…

Aussie gun control advocate: ‘Masculinity’ not a victim of country’s weapons laws

An Australian gun control advocate told the panelists at The Young Turks on Tuesday that the country’s high standards on regulating firearms haven’t diminished the quality of life in her country. “We still have hunting, we still win medals in shooting at the Olympics,” said Rebecca Peters, former director of…

Colorado police dispatcher hears murder-suicide, at least 4 dead

A police dispatcher in Colorado listened helplessly on the phone on Tuesday to what authorities believe was at least a triple murder-suicide. Weld County Sheriff’s spokesperson Tim Schwartz told reporters that a woman called police at around 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning, gave her address and then said, “No, no,…

Rick Perry tells tea party: Allow more guns in schools

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) says that schools in his state will be safer when school districts are given the ability to allow staff to carry guns. Speaking to a cheering crowd of Northeast Tarrant County Tea Party members on Monday, the Texas governor called last week’s shootings at an…

Norah O’Donnell confronts Emanuel for telling Holder to STFU about assault weapons

CBS News host Norah O’Donnell on Tuesday called out Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel for telling Attorney General Eric Holder to “shut the fuck up” about reinstating the assault weapons ban when both men worked for President Barack Obama’s administration in 2009. According to Daniel Klaidman’s book, Kill or Capture, Emmanuel…

Cory Booker: We must ‘radically change’ this drug war ‘insanity’

Newark New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker (D) said Monday that he wants to be a leader in the drug reform movement no matter where he goes next in his public career, explaining that America must “radically change” the “insanity” of its generations-old drug war. Explaining to Huffington Post Live that…

Maddow challenges conventional wisdom: New gun laws possible

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow challenged the notion that Congress was unable to pass any new regulations on firearms because of the powerful gun lobby. “The biggest barrier to reforming our laws may just be the pervasive common wisdom that it is not even worth it…

Reporter: Fiscal cliff ‘brinksmanship’ over due to Newtown shooting

Ben White, the chief economic correspondent for Politico, said Monday that a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff appeared to be imminent now that the national spotlight had moved to gun violence. “I don’t think either side at this point has a lot of appetite for brinksmanship anymore,” he…

Texas gun store owner calls to arm teachers, offers them concealed-carry discount

A gun store owner near Austin, Texas — who has previously refused to do business with Muslims or Obama-voting liberals — is offering teachers a discount on training for conceal-carry permits because he believes the solution to mass shootings is to have more guns in schools. Keller’s Riverside Gun Store…

Alabama football player booted for calling Obama ‘n*gger’ during Newtown speech

A University of Northern Alabama football player has reportedly been kicked off the team after he sent out a racist tweet during President Barack Obama’s speech at a vigil for the victims of last week’s school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. While the president was speaking to the grieving residents of…

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