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Sen. Schumer: NRA ‘just dumb’ to oppose all restrictions on guns

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Sunday mocked the notion that gun laws were unconstitutional because of the Second Amendment. “To not talk about guns when it comes to gun violence is to not talk about smoking when it comes to lung cancer,” he said. “It just doesn’t make any sense.”…

Ted Cruz: Obama exploited dead children ‘within minutes’ of Newtown massacre

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is defending the National Rifle Association (NRA) for making a “fundamental point” with an advertisement targeting the President Barack Obama’s daughters over the “hypocrisy” of their Secret Service protection, but he says the president exploited the December tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut “within minutes” after 20 children…

NY Rep. Israel targets 3-D printed gun magazines

A New York lawmaker will introduce a bill designed to ban people from making gun magazines with 3-D printers, following a demonstration of a working model by a Texas firearms group. According to Long Island.com Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) will push to renew the Undetectable Firearms Act with an added…

Three people injured after 12-gauge shotgun goes off at NC gun show

Three people were injured on Saturday after a 12-gauge shotgun went off while being checked at a North Carolina gun show. Authorities said at a Saturday afternoon press conference that the shotgun was being unzipped from its case at the security entrance to the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in…

Harris-Perry: Gun control may be ‘swifter and more effective’ at local level

On her Saturday show, Melissa Harris-Perry discussed the possibility that gun control advocates may want to focus on passing legislation at the local level. “While many are looking to the White House and Capitol Hill to make sweeping gun reform legislation, perhaps swifter and more effective action is likelier to…

U.S congressman: Office receiving ‘thinly-veiled threats’ over gun control

A U.S. congressman from Minnesota said that anonymous threats have been coming to his office from opponents of gun control, reported Think Progress. On MSNBC’s UP with Chris Hayes on Saturday, Rep. Rick Nolan (D) told the host, “We’ve been getting a lot of not very thinly-veiled threats and calls…

Paper pulls controversial handgun permit info from website

The newspaper that stirred up controversy after publishing the names and addresses of gun permit owners in two New York counties has taken down the information from its website, reported the Associated Press. The move came just a few days after New York passed new gun control laws that also…

Obama’s second chance: the president has gun laws and climate change in his sight

There is a far less compromising mood coming from the White House – and a more aggressive political program When the firebrand Republican senator Ted Cruz went on conservative Laura Ingraham’s radio show last week, the topic of conversation swiftly turned to Barack Obama. As the president prepares to be…

Maher: ‘It’s not your Second Amendment rights that are under attack — it’s all the other ones’

During the last segment of Bill Maher’s show on Friday, he criticized both gun owners and liberals who appeared not to care that the majority of our civil liberties have been compromised as they duke it out over gun control. “New rule: someone has to tell America’s gun nuts to…

Maher: Second Amendment is ‘anachronistic’ and being a ‘proud gun owner’ is ‘stupid’

Bill Maher started off his first show on Friday since his hiatus with a discussion on gun control, which Maher believes is politically doomed. Maher warned the crowd at the beginning of the segment, “You’re not going to like what I have to say.” He then criticized Obama’s push for…

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