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Texas school worker shot during district-sponsored gun training

A school employee in east Texas was shot on Wednesday during a district-sponsored handgun safety training class that was designed to get more guns in public schools. The Tyler Morning Telegraph on Thursday reported that Van Independent School District school board member Leslie Goode confirmed that “there was an accident…

Rep. Louie Gohmert: The sequester an Obama conspiracy to fund ‘ACORN-like groups’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) suggested Wednesday the sequester was a conspiracy by President Barack Obama to cut defense spending and raise money for community organizing groups. Speaking on the House floor, Gohmert said the timing of Obama’s meeting with congressional leaders over the sequester was evidence the President really wanted…

Fox contributor Monica Crowley: ‘Republicans have done nothing but compromise’

Fox News Channel contributor Monica Crowley on Wednesday denied that Republicans in Congress were using obstruction as a key strategy against President Barack Obama “President Obama and the Democrats had massive majorities in his first two years, so lets get off the obstructionist point,” she said. “After that, when the…

Illinois Republican: Gun control ‘exactly’ like castration

During a debate on concealed-carry legislation, Illinois state Rep. Jim Sacia (R) said the proposed law was unfair to those living outside of Chicago. “Here is the problem in Illinois,” he said on the House floor. “I love you folks in Chicago. You’re the ones that have the problem, you…

New Hampshire Republican: ‘A lot of people like being in abusive relationships’

A Republican lawmaker in New Hampshire made a startling comment Tuesday during a debate on a bill that would reduce the penalties for simple assault, claiming that “a lot of people like being in abusive relationships.” The remark by state Rep. Mark Warden (R) was caught on tape during a…

Idaho lawmaker: Force all adults into militias to protect gun rights

A Republican lawmaker in Idaho has proposed an amendment to the state Constitution that would require all adults to be militia members in an effort to preserve their right to bear arms. At a Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee on Wednesday, state Sen. Jim Rice (R) said that he feared…

Sex offender guns down 2 California police officers

Authorities in California on Tuesday said that two Santa Cruz police officers had been shot and killed while investigating a possible sexual assault. Santa Cruz police Chief Kevin Vogel told reporters that Sgt. Loren Butch Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler were killed by Jeremy Goulet, a 35-year-old barista. Goulet had…

Connecticut grandmother kills self after shooting 6-month-old and 2-year-old kids

A Connecticut woman with a history of mental illness reportedly killed her two grandchildren and then herself with a .38-caliber handgun on Tuesday. Connecticut State Police said that an Amber Alert had been issued on Tuesday after 47-year-old Debra Denison, who reportedly was “bipolar and has medical conditions,” picked up…

Texas lawmaker’s bill cuts concealed gun training hours and ‘proficiency’ requirements

A Republican state representative in Texas is calling to cut the number of hours of training required to obtain a concealed-carry permit by more than half, but shooting instructors say that the proposal would create a public safety hazard. State Rep. Dan Flynn (R) recently introduced House Bill 47, which…

Rep. Keith Ellison hammers Sean Hannity: You’re a shill for the Republican Party

Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota ripped into Fox News host Sean Hannity during a tense interview on Tuesday night. Hannity began his segment by claiming President Barack Obama was to blame for looming across-the-budget cuts known as the sequester. The conservative Fox News host insisted the President was “fearmongering”…

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