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Tim Scott: Gun laws aren’t the solution to mass shootings

The lawmaker who South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) has chosen to replace tea party-backed Sen. Jim DeMint (R) says legislators should focus on mental health instead of gun laws following the massacre of 20 elementary school children in Connecticut last week. CNN host Soledad O’Brien on Wednesday noted that…

Piers Morgan rages at gun advocate: ‘You’re an unbelievably stupid man, aren’t you?’

CNN host Piers Morgan, who has repeatedly called for stricter gun regulation in the wake of last week’s school shooting in Connecticut, got into a heated debate with the head of the Gun Owners of America (GOA), Larry Pratt, during his show Tuesday night, with the interview becoming confrontational after…

Robert Reich criticizes Obama for caving on Social Security

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich on Tuesday night criticized President Barack Obama for agreeing to adjust the measure of inflation for safety net programs like Social Security. During an appearance on Current TV, Reich said the President was “chipping away at Social Security and Medicare by fiddling with the formula…

Rep. Yarmuth: Wouldn’t regret losing my seat over gun control

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) said Tuesday that he wouldn’t regretting losing his seat over tighter regulations on guns and invited the NRA to spend money to oppose his reelection. Yarmuth told The Washington Post that the power of the NRA was greatly overstated. He asked the gun lobby to “please…

Oklahoma Republican’s bill would arm teachers and train them like law enforcement

A Republican lawmaker in Oklahoma thinks that he can prevent another horrific mass school killing like the one in Newtown, Connecticut by arming teachers and giving them the same training as law enforcement. “The reality of this situation is this man performed a great evil thing and that could have…

Republican lawmaker with top NRA rating blames Democrats for lax gun control

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) has an A rating from the National Rifle Association but he says that Democrats are at fault for not passing more gun control legislation. During a Tuesday interview on MSNBC, host Thomas Roberts asked Kingston if he looked at the recent massacre of 20 school children…

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…

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