After Stephen Paddock opened fire at a concert in Las Vegas, killing more than 50 people, politicians fell into a frustratingly predictable pattern of inaction: outraged Democrats called for federal gun control while Republicans offered little more than thoughts and prayers, and a week later, there’s no sign of…
House Republicans, who have been hellbent on finding ways to make guns easier to access, have offered nothing but their thoughts and prayers in response to the deadliest mass shooting in American history.
The NRA is getting a little of the sweet, white-hot outrage they so crave with a new and deranged ad featuring their spokesperson, pundit Dana Loesch. The ad explicitly positions Real Americans against the violent, lying left, and—given that it’s an ad for a gun lobbying organization—it reads a lot like a call to…
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Back in January, Republicans in the House and Senate introduced identical bills that would dramatically reduce restrictions on gun silencers, dubbed, incredibly, the “Hearing Protection Act.” Since a bunch of other terrifying shit was also going on around that time, this brazen gun lobby handout has flown a bit under…
An incredible and very convincing response from a group of people who clearly felt obligated to say something. Philando Castile died Wednesday, shot by police after he told them he was licensed to carry a gun, as he reached for his ID, wearing his seatbelt, his girlfriend next to him and her daughter in the backseat.
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.
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…
What does this group of 20 (mostly) white men have in common other than a life bathed in the pasty light of privilege and access, and probably some kind of bizarre sex fetish because they can? NRA money.
And here’s the National Rifle Association, stumbling in late and loud:
With Donald Trump there is always both higher and lower to go.
It’s a sad and sour realization, to know that you’ve aged and tattooed yourself out of your dream job, but that is the sad place many of us find ourselves today: we cannot be greeters at the National Rifle Association Expo in Lousville. Even if you’re not too old or too fat, you’re probably too odd for the job. Take a…
Gabby Giffords is tired of Congress’ “cowardice” on gun control laws. She’s so weary that the former U.S. Rep. for Arizona publicly urged our leaders to pass tougher legislation, because how much more death is needed to illustrate reform as a critical move?
Andrea Forte was at work when she received the call that her child’s school was on lockdown. Someone had threatened to “kill all of the children” in her four-year-old daughter’s classroom.
Jon Stewart took on Hillary Clinton’s campaign announcement on Monday night’s episode of The Daily Show, and for those of us whose reaction was more “can’t wait for this Stouffer’s ad to end” than “can’t wait to see what this feminist hero will do next,” Stewart’s restrained barbs were very satisfying.
America's youngest state legislator is now 18-year-old West Virginian Saira Blair. She's NRA-endorsed, fiscally conservative and, of course, pro-life. Her dad is a state senator.
Orlando Jones — the actor seen on Different World, MADtv and Sleepy Hollow — filmed a bucket challenge video unlike any other. It's the bullet bucket challenge.
NBC Sports announcer and idiotic nutjob (more on that TK) Tony Markis recently shot an elephant in the head for a TV show. Why? Because guns! Because freedom! Because CONSTITUTION FOUNDING FATHERS IN GOD WE TRUST NEVER FORGET! In an interview that questioned his taste Markis compared his critics to Hitler and accused…