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Georgia Republican proposes relaxing gun restrictions on mentally ill

A Republican state lawmaker in Georgia on Thursday introduced a bill that would relax gun restrictions on people who have been treated for mental illness. State Rep. Rick Jasperse (R) told The Associated Press that his bill — titled the “Safe Carry Protection Act” — would allow people who have…

District suspends police-in-schools program after officer discharges gun

A school district in New York has put a program to put armed officers in schools on hold after a policeman’s handgun went off at Highland High School. At a Wednesday meeting with parents, Highland Central School District and police officials explained that Officer Sean McCutcheon had been suspended after…

Maddow: Republicans more loyal to NRA than to their constituents

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed new polling by the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which shows that despite the fact that a majority of Americans are in favor of background checks for firearms purchases, the politicians representing those Americans are more concerned with their…

Former wife: NRA official banned from carrying gun after ‘years of domestic violence’

The former wife of a top official with the National Rifle Association in New York says that “years of domestic violence” caused a judge to bar the NRA field representative from carrying a gun. The New York Daily News on Wednesday reported that police has confiscated an arsenal of 39…

Bipartisan Senate bill bars the mentally ill from buying guns

Republicans teamed up with Democrats Wednesday to introduce gun control legislation in the US Senate that aims to keep firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill. It is one of a handful of new bills, including a beefed-up ban on assault weapons, being considered in the wake of…

Lindsey Graham on Hurricane Katrina: My family needs AR-15s to fight ‘roaming gangs’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says that if his family were victims of disasters like Hurricane Katrina then they would need to have military-style AR-15 assault rifles to protect themselves against “armed gangs roaming around neighborhoods.” During a hearing Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, the South Carolina Republican pressed Attorney…

Republican strategist: Brady Bill didn’t stop Gabrielle Giffords shooting

A GOP strategist told MSNBC host Richard Lui on Wednesday that even though they enjoy popular support, stringent background checks for gun owners have been proven as ineffective by mass shootings like the one against former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ). “We already have the Brady Bill, and it didn’t stop…

Chicago anchor loses it over report woman had gun hidden in vagina

A news anchor at a Chicago television station lost her composure on Wednesday following a report about a woman who had hidden a handgun in her vagina. According to Oklahoma City’s KFOR, police in Ada arrested Christie Dawn Harris at the Dairy Lou Drive Inn on drug charges, and soon…

Glenn Beck falls to his knees to ‘resuscitate’ flag wounded by gun control

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Tuesday got down on his knees to simulate giving life-saving medical attention to an American flag that had been wounded by anti-gun sentiment following the very real deaths of 20 elementary school children in Newtown, Connecticut last year. During his nightly webcast, Beck lamented…

Georgia city ordinance would require a gun in every home

A small town in Georgia has proposed an ordinance that would require “the head of household” in every home to own a gun and ammunition. Town leaders in Nelson on Tuesday told WSB-TV that they had drafted the ordinance because they only have one police officer on duty for eight…

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