Gun Laws

Nothing is more sacred to right-wing Christian conservatives than their guns. You could tell most conservatives that Jesus was crucified in gold lamé Hammer pants and sang like a Big Mouth Billy Bass the entire time he hung on the cross, and they wouldn’t be nearly as offended as if you casually...

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  • October 14, 2021

Still early and a far too familiar pattern has been repeated today in Boulder, Colorado. 10 are dead including one first responding police officer. More information has yet to be revealed much like the shootings in Atlanta. If only Republicans were as concerned about checking the backgrounds of people who...

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  • March 23, 2021
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Impeachment and insurrection part deux on deck for next week, even as there’s now mixed messaging on the part of Pence invoking the 25th Amendment. Lots of banality of evil around and about. x 🇺🇸 Impeachment 🔵@SpeakerPelosi / #Democrats House Can ✔️Submit Articles of Impeachment ✔️Put it in Permanent Record...

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  • January 10, 2021

The Washington Post has put on hip waders and gone on some far-right websites, reporting back that they are encouraging each other to bring guns to DC, discussing how to dodge DC gun laws, and generally plotting sedition. Pro-Trump forums erupt with violent threats ahead of Wednesday’s rally against the...

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  • January 5, 2021

Imagine, for a moment, if in 2008 Obama campaign manager David Plouffe had coordinated with Wiki Leaks and the Russians to infiltrate and influence the readers of America's social media apparatus. Imagine then, if Mr. Obama was caught on tape regaling his exploits of how he molested women; only to...

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  • August 19, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA), in support of her colleague, U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign: I'm glad to endorse Ed Markey, my partner in the United States Senate, for re-election this year. As an author of the Green...

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  • August 7, 2020

I like Mike Bloomberg again: The political arm of an anti-gun-violence group cofounded by the billionaire former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg says it will spend at least $1 million to help Democrats try to gain control of the Pennsylvania legislature in the November elections. Everytown for Gun Safety Victory...

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  • July 16, 2020

From The Huffington Post: After backing Republican Sen. Susan Collins in 2014, the political arm of the major gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety announced on Tuesday that it’s endorsing one of her Democratic challengers in this year’s Maine Senate race. Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon, one of...

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  • June 9, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords (D. AZ) in support of Veteran & Military Attorney James Mackler’s (D. TN) U.S. Senate campaign: James Mackler (D. TN) I'm proud that Giffords PAC has endorsed James Mackler. He is a proven champion on gun safety and we must help...

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  • May 12, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords (D. AZ) in support of Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) U.S. Senate campaign: Jaime Harrison (D. SC) I'm proud to announce that Giffords PAC has endorsed Jaime Harrison for Senate in South Carolina. He is a proven champion on gun safety, and...

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  • May 11, 2020

This fucking idiot is making Ted Cruz look like the smart one: x Sen. John Cornyn: “China is to blame because the culture where people eat bats & snakes & dogs & things like that, these viruses are transmitted from the animal to the people and that's why China has...

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  • March 19, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Columbus, GA Mayor, Teresa Tomlinson’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: If you had asked me a few years ago whether we should eliminate the Senate filibuster, I would have told you, “Absolutely not.” But last August, days after 31 people were massacred in El Paso...

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  • February 14, 2020

Martin Luther King was a great leader and peace activist.   Martin Luther King was killed in Memphis as he stood for civil rights and unions. He was killed by a racist with a gun.   Martin Luther King will be honored by many this coming Monday but it seems that many more...

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  • January 18, 2020

Received two e-mails from U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D. CT). The first one is in support of Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) U.S. Senate campaign: We just got big news in our fight to take back the Senate. It’s starting to look like South Carolina could seriously be on the board....

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  • December 28, 2019

Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee: When Republicans swept state legislatures in 2010, they used their power to redraw the entire Congressional map to their advantage for the next decade — while passing draconian laws for workers, unions, and immigrants. That's why we must take back...

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  • November 4, 2019

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D. CT) in support of Mark Kelly’s (D. AZ) U.S. Senate campaign: Mark Kelly’s Senate race in Arizona is likely to be the most expensive and most competitive Senate race of 2020. Every election forecaster has rated the race a toss-up. Winning...

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  • September 29, 2019

For the past 20 years, Dr. John Lott, Jr. has been the go-to person from the educated elite class who the GOP has used to fight gun legislation. On Sept. 18, Americans were again subjected to this man as he testified at the Joint Economic Committee Hearing on Gun Violence in America. Lott...

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  • September 21, 2019

I try really hard not to scream when I hear, “the both sides do it” argument, that is usually offered up by Republicans, whenever trouble strikes.  They pull out, “but what about…” instead of admitting a problem exist. Even as kids, we learned the folly of, “if Billy jumps off...

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  • September 20, 2019

That's one way to try halt public debate in this country: by threatening mass violence and a bloody people's revolt in the streets. That's what conservative media voices, including those on Fox News, have done in recent days. Specifically, the reckless rhetoric has revolved around proposed new gun laws in the...

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  • September 8, 2019

That's one way to try halt public debate in this country: by threatening mass violence and a bloody people's revolt in the streets. That's what conservative media voices, including those on Fox News, have done in recent days. Specifically, the reckless rhetoric has revolved around proposed new gun laws in the...

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  • September 8, 2019

Folding like a cheap suit, Donald Trump once again signaled that he's going to stand in the way of any kind of gun reform legislation in the wake of two more massacres that left 31 people dead and dozens more injured. Trump lying about gun laws and brazenly walking back...

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  • August 21, 2019

Obstructionist Republicans have been blocking common-sense gun laws for years, even as the laundry list of gun massacres continues to grow. The radical maneuver comes against overwhelming public support for Democrat-backed legislation. If ever there's been an example of an entire political party in America completely out of step with...

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  • August 11, 2019

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D. CT) in support of Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaign: Sen. Chris Murphy (D. CT) Another day has passed with Mitch McConnell refusing to call the Senate back to vote on popular, common-sense gun safety legislation. So we’re going...

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  • August 9, 2019

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D. CT) in support of Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: Sara Gideon (D. ME) On average, 100 people are killed with a gun every single day in this country. It does not have to be this way. And every...

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  • August 8, 2019

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D. CT) in support of Amy McGrath’s (D. KY) U.S. Senate campaign: Sen. Chris Murphy (D. CT) It has been over 72 hours since we first learned of the weekend’s second mass shooting in Dayton. Mitch McConnell is still refusing to...

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  • August 7, 2019

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D. CT) in support of Mark Kelly’s (D. AZ) U.S. Senate campaign: Sen. Chris Murphy (D. CT) Yesterday, President Trump addressed the nation in response to the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. His response was inadequate and demonstrated a...

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  • August 6, 2019

Received this e-mail today from Mark Kelly’s (D. AZ) U.S. Senate campaign: Mark Kelly (D. AZ) On Saturday, a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas where at least 22 people were killed and 24 more wounded. Hours later, 9 people were shot and killed and 26...

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  • August 5, 2019

President Obama just responded on Facebook to the weekend tragedies in El Paso and Dayton. This speaks for itself: Michelle and I grieve with all the families in El Paso and Dayton who endured these latest mass shootings. Even if details are still emerging, there are a few things we...

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  • August 5, 2019

Martha McSally ran for Congress multiple times in 2012, both in a special election that year and in the regular election. She lost both races. She tried a third time in the wave election year of 2014, and won by the skin of her teeth—under 200 votes.  She then ran...

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  • July 5, 2019

Martha McSally ran for Congress multiple times in 2012, both in a special election that year and in the regular election. She lost both races. She tried a third time in the wave election year of 2014 and won by the skin of her teeth—under 200 votes. She then ran for...

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  • July 5, 2019

At a vigil for the victims of Friday’s horrific terror attack targeting two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand Attorney General David Parker promised a ban on the weapons used by the white supremacist shooter. The crowd in attendance at a vigil at Auckland’s Aotea Square cheered loudly when Attorney-General David Parker said the...

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  • March 16, 2019

Eric Coleman is a dream candidate. He’s a retired Naval veteran injured in the line of duty, a business owner, and is well known in the community for his extensive volunteer work. He’s also a very strong advocate for sensible gun laws—while his GOP opponent, an NRA member, supports the...

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  • March 2, 2019

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D. NH) in support of Mark Kelly’s (D. AZ) U.S. Senate campaign: Last week Democrat Mark Kelly announced his campaign for US Senate in Arizona. Mark and his wife, Gabby Giffords, are both champions for safer gun laws, and Mark is a retired U.S. Navy combat pilot, engineer,...

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  • February 22, 2019

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D. CT) in support of Mark Kelly’s (D. AZ) U.S. Senate campaign: Sen. Chris Murphy (D. CT)   For the past six years, I’ve fought alongside Mark Kelly and his wife, Gabby Giffords, in the campaign to change our gun laws. Today, Mark announced he is...

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  • February 13, 2019

I’m not going to waste my time with Matt Gaetz. He’s not worth the keystrokes, and besides, my eyes only let me type for so long these days. They say you can always reason with a Republican. That might well be, but you can also always reason with a turkey...

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  • February 8, 2019

Do you remember Jon Ossoff's fight last year in Georgia?  I do. It was one of the biggest election stories out of 2017: a charasmatic, young neophyte took on a rightwing Trumper in a deep red district. (GA-6 has a Cook PVI of R+8).  This was the seat formerly held by...

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  • November 23, 2018

Every election is different. There are different candidates, different issues, and different personalities and scandals to consume and digest. But just as every election is different, so is every election the same in some ways. Until this one. Elections in this country are ruled by finite measurements. The two most...

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  • October 4, 2018

Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee: Since 2008, Democrats have lost over 900 state legislative seats — but bold progressives like Andrew Gillum are leading our comeback as he runs for Florida Governor. Florida Republicans are terrified that they'll lose the Florida governor's mansion for the...

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  • September 28, 2018

Received this e-mail today from former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D. AZ) in support of Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s (D. NM) gubernatorial campaign: I nearly lost my life because of policies that allow guns to fall into the wrong hands – and I've made it my mission to end the gun...

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  • August 30, 2018

I have documented crimes committed against Florida by our right wing regime for nearly a decade now. Every day I wake up to see what atrocities are up to bat next.   Just one example: Rick Scott’s ever new and creative ways to suppress the vote.  As one teacher learned the hard way,...

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  • August 9, 2018

I can’t think of a way to sum up everything wrong with our country right now than this one story.  Cynthia Tisdale’s husband lost the healthcare lottery: he was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. He is housebound.  Therefore, although retirement age, she was forced to work two jobs, both as a...

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  • May 24, 2018

If you live in Florida, you know Publix. It’s a large, regional grocery chain with the overwhelming majority of its stores located here in the Sunshine State. It’s typically more expensive than other grocers, and they don’t do discount cards like other stores. Yet people here don’t mind paying. We...

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  • May 17, 2018

There are only four Olympic sports (not counting sports that are scheduled to debut or re-debut at the Olympics after 2018 or sports that have been discontinued from the Olympics) where the United States has never won a medal of any color. Three of them are Summer Olympic sports: badminton,...

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  • February 23, 2018

Originally posted at Eclectablog. A man who bravely goes by the name of Nunya Beeswax online went for an “open carry walk” in southeastern Michigan and prompted a lockdown of the Lamphere High School in Madison Heights. Police are aware of the guy who is known for doing provocative things...

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  • March 12, 2015

As my parents were divorced since I was two, my dad would pick both me and my younger brother up from my mom and take us every other weekend. He had a super Nintendo with two games that my brother and I spent our lives with: Mario and Duck Hunt....

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  • July 28, 2012

Pres. Obama offered his shoulder and kind words Sunday to victims and families of victims of the alleged Colorado shooter, James Holmes. What Mr. Obama said to the press afterwards was dignified and poignant. Our president can be counted on for his skill in a delicate situation. But after the...

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  • July 23, 2012
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