There Have Been 74 School Shootings in the U.S. Since Sandy Hook

Yesterday morning, a gunman opened fire at a high school in Troutdale, Oregon, killing one and injuring many. This marks the 74th school shooting to occur in the United States since 26 people (20 of them children) were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, CT. The average number of… » 6/11/14 10:40am 6/11/14 10:40am

Convicted Rapist Lawmaker Loses Concealed Gun License, Goes Apeshit

Meet admitted rapist and Idaho State Rep. Mark Patterson (R-Boise). On Sunday, Patterson received notice that his concealed carry license was being revoked because in 2007 and 2012, he lied on his permit application when he said he hadn't pled guilty to rape (Mark Patterson, in fact, did). Patterson is fighting back,… » 11/14/13 2:00pm 11/14/13 2:00pm

Annoying 8th Grader Suspended and Arrested For Wearing Gun T-Shirt

8th grade West Virginian Jared Marcum got in big trouble — suspension, arrest, and two charges of obstruction and disturbing the education process — for wearing a shirt defending his Second Amendment rights. Now, he's arguing that the school's reaction violates his First Amendment rights. Related: Jared Marcum seems… » 4/19/13 5:20pm 4/19/13 5:20pm

Twitter's Newest Conservative Trend: Pictures of Little Girls With Guns

Hey, here's a thing that I hope my neighbors aren't doing! Moved by Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan's proud proclamation that his 10-year-old daughter has her very own pony gun, Twitter's most prolific conservative shriekers are showing their support by posting pictures of their own young female children… » 9/26/12 3:30pm 9/26/12 3:30pm

Squirt Guns Banned, Hand Guns Welcome at GOP Convention

Are you going to the Republican National Convention in Tampa this August? Do you have a handgun that you simply cannot put down? Well, I've got some good news for you, law abiding gun toter: you can go right ahead and handgun until you're blue in the face, because concealed handguns will be allowed in the convention… » 5/03/12 5:40pm 5/03/12 5:40pm

Supreme Court Justice Scalia Sides With Domestic Abusers

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia thinks that if prosecutors rewarded a man who abused his partner with a misdemeanor sentence instead of a felony conviction, there's no reason to restrict that guy's right to own a gun. That, at least, is what Scalia was arguing on Monday when the Supreme Court heard an appeal to… » 11/13/08 1:30pm 11/13/08 1:30pm