After a program filled anti-gun lobby advocates railed against the current state of gun control 2016 Democratic Convention, an ensemble musical performance provided both a moment of inspiration and levity—and unexpectedly, a reunion between the stars of the hit show Cagney & Lacey. It was a moment which enveloped my…
In the least surprising bit of news possibly ever, lawmakers in Texas don’t think gun control is the answer to preventing tragedies like the recent shooting in Dallas that claimed the lives of five people.
On Thursday, a mere day after the senseless death of Philando Castile, three days following the equally mindless execution of Alton Sterling, and hours before five police officers were killed in Dallas by snipers, Republicans in the House struggled to find support for a piece of gun control legislation.
House Democrats spent Wednesday staging a historic sit-in to try to force a vote on a gun control measure, a vote that didn’t happen when the GOP opted to adjourn early and flee the Capitol. Late last night, Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan made an emotional plea for gun control, based on her chilling experiences…
Update, 11:46 p.m.: Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, who represents New York’s 9th District, took the floor and recalled former Councilman James E. Davis, who was gunned down in City Hall in 2003. “From that day forward, the chemistry in our town has never quite been recalibrated,” she said. Davis, who was also a police…
House Democrats are presently occupying their chambers with a sit-in to force a vote on gun control, after a series of speeches imploring their colleagues to “do [their] jobs,” as Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) says in the video above.
On the latest episode of Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, our host took a beautiful rhetorical dump on the Republican Party, whose comrades in the Senate recently rejected four extremely sane measures restricting gun sales one week after 49 people were murdered in an Orlando gay club.
One week ago, 49 people were murdered when a lone gunman opened fire in Orlando, Florida’s Pulse nightclub. To date, it is the deadliest shooting in our country’s history. And today, in the wake of this massacre, the United States Senate blocked four different proposals to implement stricter gun control laws.
In a move that some sources categorized as “unhinged fearmongering,” the National Rifle Association’s executive vice president Wayne LaPierre not only adamantly stated that the organization would not change its opinion on gun control, but urged American citizens to buy more guns, because terrorists are “on the verge…
Bill O’Reilly and Gretchen Carlson made Fox News history this week by experiencing a brief tandem bout of decency. Both hosts came very close to saying that the federal assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004, should be renewed. And Fox News fans are taking it so well!
After 14 hours and 50 minutes on the floor, Senate Democrats finally concluded their historic filibuster—the 8th longest since 1900, when precise record-keeping officially began.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) took the Senate floor a little after 11 a.m. on Wednesday and is refusing to give it up.
“There is no shortage of troubled twenty-somethings out there, and whether they’re radicalized by ISIS or homophobia or white nationalism or a dislike of movies, we are making it far too easy for their derangement to kill us.”
On Sunday night, a Memphis man opened fire on a woman and her three year-old daughter after she refused his advances. The girl was hit multiple times, and is now in the hospital in “extremely critical condition.”
The new Vanity Fair profile on Amy Schumer, written by Bruce Handy, is fairly unremarkable (unless, like me, you’re shocked that a national publication would use the word “comedienne” and feign shock over a female comic working blue in 2016)—that is, until Schumer opens up about the tragic movie theater shooting that…
On Saturday, April 16, a Philadelphia man fatally shot his four-year-old daughter after wildly waving around a loaded gun in a small bedroom where seven children were present.
Jamie Gilt, a 31-year-old Jacksonville, Florida woman, was shot with a legally-purchased gun by her four-year-old son on Tuesday. Authorities found her in the driver’s seat of a truck by the side of a road; her son was sitting in the back seat.
On Monday evening’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Bee took on the cottage industry dedicated to teaching children how to fight back during school shootings. This is the wrong approach, she sensibly pointed out.
Colorado State Rep. Patrick Neville, a survivor of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, said more of his friends would have survived the attack if his teachers had been armed. There is not much we can say to that, is there?
Nine-year-old Kimberly Reylander was shot and killed on Saturday afternoon by her 3-year-old brother, who found a loaded pistol on the bedroom nightstand at their grandparents’ house in Irondale, Alabama. Via AL.com: