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Biden to doomsday preppers: Shotguns are better than AR-15s in earthquakes

Vice President Joe Biden is trying to assure survivalists and those preparing for doomsday that they will still be able to protect themselves in case of disaster even if assault weapons are banned because shotguns are more effective weapons for defense. During a Google Hangout discussion about gun control, YouTube…

Feinstein bringing a Bushmaster assault rifle to Senate to unveil gun bill

Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) is expected to bring “a bunch of assault weapons” — including a Bushmaster rifle like the one used to slaughter 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut — to the Senate on Thursday when she introduces a bill to ban the military-style weapons. Democratic sources told CNN on…

Catholic leaders call on ‘pro-life’ lawmakers to ‘stand up to the NRA’

A coalition of 60 Catholic theologians, priests, Catholic sisters and others from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released a statement on Wednesday calling out so-called “pro-life” lawmakers like House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for refusing to work to curb gun violence after the mass…

Florida cops Taser naked burglar who pooped and masturbated when homeowner pulled a gun

Deputies in Fort Meyers say they Tasered and then arrested a naked Florida man who broke into a home to steal a television but then masturbated and defecated after the homeowner pulled a gun. Lee County Sheriff’s deputies said they were called to a home in North Fort Myers on…

CA school district buys 14 military-grade weapons to defend against shootings

A California school board is being criticized following reports that it approved the purchase of 14 high-caliber rifles to be issued to school police officers responding to campus shootings. KTLA-TV reported on Wednesday that the Fontana Unified School District bought 14 Colt 6940 rifles at $1,000 apiece to store on…

Connie Mack: Ban LGBT marriage, but ‘you cannot legislate morality’ on guns

A former Republican congressman from Florida who has voted to ban same sex marriage says that “you cannot legislate morality” when it comes to guns. During a Wednesday panel discussion on CNN, host Soledad O’Brien said that she could understand NRA executive director Wayne LaPierre’s point of view that the…

Oklahoma Republican congressman blames gun violence on Prozac and ‘welfare moms’

Oklahoma Republican congressman Rep. James Lankford said at a town hall meeting in Oklahoma City earlier this month that blame for gun violence in the U.S. falls on the shoulders of “welfare moms” who commit fraud. According to video published by Think Progress on Tuesday, Lankford was answering a question…

Fox News psychiatrist: Obama pushing gun control because he was ‘abandoned’ as a boy

Fox News’ resident psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow believes that President Barack Obama advocates “disempowering” people through gun safety legislation because he was “abandoned” as a child. Ablow on Tuesday told Fox Business host Lou Dobbs that the president had “hijacked” the slaughter of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut “in order…

Wayne LaPierre defends absolutism: Obama wants to redefine freedom

Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, on Tuesday offered a response to President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address. LaPierre blasted Obama at the 56th Annual Weatherby Foundation International Hunting and Conservation Awards in Reno, saying his remark that “we cannot mistake absolutism for principle” was…

Gunman among three shot at Lone Star College in Texas

At least three people — including a gunman — were shot at a Texas college following a dispute Tuesday, officials said as details trickled out from the chaotic campus. The shooting comes as the United States is embroiled in a debate on gun violence in the wake of the horrific…

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