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Obama presents bold gun control plan as NRA promises ‘fight of the century’

Barack Obama mounted the biggest challenge in two decades to America’s deeply ingrained gun culture on Wednesday, announcing a sweeping set of proposals to ban automatic weapons, limit magazines to 10 bullets, introduce universal background checks for all firearms buyers and increase scrutiny of mental health patients. At a carefully…

Piers Morgan blasts NRA ‘cowards’ for refusing interview

CNN host Piers Morgan continued to berate gun rights advocates on Wednesday, calling the NRA “cowards” on Twitter. “I’ve repeatedly asked the @NRA leaders to come on my show, and they’ve repeatedly refused. Cowards, the lot of them,” the former British tabloid editor tweeted. Morgan has been on a personal…

Mississippi gov. moves to make Obama’s gun control ‘illegal’

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) on Wednesday sent a letter to Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves (R) and state Speaker of the House Philip Gunn (R) asking them to make President Barack Obama’s effort to control gun violence “illegal.” Bryant made his letter public by posting it on Facebook hours before…

Gun group spokesperson suggests Reagan was senile when he backed gun control

The primary spokesperson for a guns advocacy group suggested to MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on Wednesday that Republican icon Ronald Reagan was going senile when he began supporting stricter firearms regulation. President Barack Obama referenced Reagan while announcing a series of 23 executive orders he said would tackle the problem…

Beck ‘historian’: History proves armed elementary kids prevent school shootings

Conservative host Glenn Beck and “historian” David Barton on Tuesday debuted a new show called “Foundations of Freedom” and suggested that history proved that school shootings could be prevented if all elementary school children were armed. After pointing out that some areas of the United States required every household to…

Texas officials back off gun show ban after AG threatens ‘double-barreled lawsuit’

Officials in Travis County, Texas on Tuesday ditched their plans to ban gun shows on county property after Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott threatened a “double-barreled lawsuit.” The decision means that nine gun shows will take place as planned at the Travis County Exposition Center. Commissioners made their determination after…

OR sheriff writes Biden to say he won’t enforce new gun laws

An Oregon sheriff wrote Vice President Joe Biden announcing his refusal to enforce any new gun safety legislation placing restriction on semi-automatic weaponry, saying they would “infringe upon the liberties of responsible citizens who have broken no laws.” According to KOIN-TV, Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller said he is unsure…

‘Fox & Friends’ tells viewers how to bypass New York’s assault weapons ban

The hosts of Fox News’ morning show on Wednesday said President Barack Obama was taking advantage of elementary school children and using them as “props” to push his gun control agenda — and then gave viewers advice on how to obtain assault weapons after they had been banned in New…

‘Morning Joe’ hosts eviscerate ‘sick in the head’ NRA for targeting Obama’s kids

The hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Wednesday ripped into the National Rifle Association (NRA) for using President Barack Obama’s daughters in an advertisement opposing new gun safety measures. On Tuesday, the pro-gun lobbying group sparked outrage by releasing an ad calling Obama an “elitist hypocrite” for opposing guns in…

Texas lawmaker aims to criminalize ‘King’ Obama’s theoretical gun ban

A Texas lawmaker said this week that he’s worried about “King Obama” infringing on the Constitution when it comes to firearms, so he’s preparing legislation that he hopes will protect the state’s weapon hordes. State Rep. Steve Toth (R), a self proclaimed tea partier, told a reporter for Texas news…

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