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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…

Zimmerman drops ‘stand your ground’ defense in Trayvon Martin murder case

Neighbourhood watch leader who shot dead teenager on Florida housing estate will instead go straight to jury trial Lawyers acting for George Zimmerman, who shot dead the unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin on a Florida housing estate, have abandoned their attempt to have his murder charge thrown out on the grounds of self-defence. Neighbourhood…

Gun control debate fueling ‘explosive’ rise in far-right extremist groups: report

The number of anti-government, far-right extremist groups has soared to record levels since 2008 and they are becoming increasingly militant, according to a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center. It says the number of groups in the “Patriot” movement stood at 1,360 in 2012, up from 149 in 2008…

‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius blasts father for ‘racist’ gun comments

JOHANNESBURG — The family of murder suspect Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday rejected his father’s claim that white South Africans need to own guns because the ANC government does not protect them. Henke Pistorius had claimed his family’s 55 guns were for hunting and for protection amid high crime levels that…

Florida woman brandishes gun at Walmart staff over rejected $1 coupon

Police arrested a 61-year-old Florida woman for allegedly pointing a gun at Walmart employees, threatening them after the store refused to honor her coupon for $1 off of a purchase and later attacking authorities. The Smoking Gun reported on Monday that Mary Frances Alday was arrested on March 1 and…

NRA leader Wayne LaPierre: Background checks wouldn’t stop ‘mental defectives’ from mass shootings

National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre trashed the mentally ill on Monday while suggesting it is a gateway to government-mandated weapons confiscation. “It’s a speed bump for the law-abiding,” he said in an interview with Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney. “It has no effect in the real…

Young African-Americans see lives shattered by gun violence

In 1998, Ismael Watkins was walking down a street when a bullet hit him in the neck. He never took another step. Today, the 33-year-old relies on a wheelchair to get around and still remembers those life-changing moments as if they had happened yesterday. “I heard the shot, it hit…

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