Posts tagged "guns"

Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt Are The Best Argument For Gun Control

Remember Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, the hydra-headed beast that terrorized Lauren Conrad, Brody Jenner and America during the mid-oughts via their appearances on "The Hills" and "I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here"? Well, guess what? Despite going broke after spending all their money on crystals, plastic surgery and pre-Mayan Apocalypse tomfoolery (really),…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 19, 2013

90 Women Murdered By Intimate Partners Or Family Members In The 8 Weeks Since The Newtown Massacre

The gun lobby says us ladies need guns to protect ourselves. But reporter Melissa Jeltsen at the Huffington Post paints a different picture: guns in the hands of abusive partners kill women. A lot of women. People who have been convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence or who have a DV restraining order against them can't…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 6, 2013

Hadiya Pendleton, 15, Performed At Obama’s Inauguration And Was Killed By Gun Violence Yesterday

This is disgraceful: a 15-year-old Chicago high school sophomore named Hadiya Pendleton died yesterday in a park where she was murdered as a bystander to gang violence. Less than two weeks prior, Hadiya and her classmates performed in Washington, D.C., for President Obama's Inauguration ceremony. The Chicago Tribune reports that Hadiya and other students from…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 30, 2013

Cory Booker’s New Jewelry Line Is Made From Melted Guns

Newark, New Jersey mayor Cory Booker has been leading an initiative to get illegal guns off the streets of the city with police seizures and gun buyback programs. So far, the Newark Police Department has collected and cataloged more than 250 firearms and countless shell casings found at crime scenes, and now they've come u…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 18, 2013

Tone Deaf NRA Releases New “Practice Range” App

Just weeks after the Newtown tragedy, and merely days after another shooting at a California high school, the fine folks of the National Rifle Association have decided that now is the perfect time to release a new mobile target practice app, aimed at helping gun owners to become more accurate shots. The app is packaged…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 14, 2013

Does Owning A Gun “Protect” Against Rape?

Last week was a heavy one for the people of India. One Wednesday, a 17-year-old girl who had been gang raped committed suicide because police were dragging their feet in bringing her justice. Then, on Friday, a 23-year-old woman who had been gang raped and brutally beaten died from her injuries, which included head trauma…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 2, 2013

Woman’s Family Sues Online Gun Website Over Lack Of Accountability

The family of Jitka Vesel filed a lawsuit earlier this month against Armslist.com for illegally selling a gun to the man who murdered her. Vesel was shot as many as 12 times in the parking lot of a Chicago suburb by a stalker. Her murderer was not  supposed to be able to legally acquire the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 27, 2012

The Soapbox: On Proving Masculinity

Hello from out here in Man Card America, where proving your masculinity to the dude-friends who are vigilantly looking to revoke your "Man Card" if you get caught engaging in unmanly activities like being scared, doing what your girlfriend wants to do sometimes, enjoying a song by a woman, or drinking the wrong kind of…

By: Dan Solomon / December 21, 2012

Meet The Texas Town Which Allows Teachers To Carry Concealed Guns

In the week following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 27 people were murdered, everyone everywhere has been yakking about their opinion on guns. Some people think more people should carry guns, so they can protect everyone else from the "bad guys." Other people — and I myself fall into…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 20, 2012

Girl Talk: How A Gun-Loving West Texas Girl Learned To Fear Assault Weapons

I love guns. I'm from West Texas -- most of us harbor respect for guns, if not outright love. I vacillate between the high sixties and the mid eighties, which is good for a woman who only gets to shoot trap once a year. I keep about the same record as my father, who shoot…

By: Haley B. Elkins / December 19, 2012

Mommie Dearest: Explaining The Newtown Massacre To My Son

“It’s unthinkable.” That’s what headlines are proclaiming and friends are telling me about the absolutely devastating massacre in Newton, Connecticut. Unthinkable. For me, it’s the complete opposite. I can’t stop thinking about it. Since the first moment the internet started buzzing with slips of information, my mind latched on and couldn’t let go. Days later…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / December 18, 2012

Bushmaster, Maker Of The Rifle Used In The Newtown Massacre, Equates Gun Ownership With Manhood

On the left is an ad for Bushmaster, maker of rifle used by Adam Lanza in Friday's Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. It is part of a larger campaign which equates manhood with ownership of a firearm. The "Mancard" campaign lets users revoke a guy's mancard (bottom right is an example of a revoked mancard for,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 17, 2012

Joe Scarborough Says Newtown Has Made Him Rethink His Pro-Gun Stance

"... We have become so gun loving, so blasé about home-grown violence that in my lifetime alone, far more Americans have been casualties of domestic gunfire than have died in all our wars combined... I've always taken a Libertarian approach to Hollywood's first amendment rights, and gun collectors second amendment rights, and i stood by…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 17, 2012

The Soapbox: You Don’t Have To Be A Parent To Be Worried About Guns

"We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years.  And each time I learn the news I react not as a President, but as anybody else would -- as a parent.  And that was especially true today.  I know there’s not a parent in America who doesn’t feel the same overwhelming grief…

By: Veronica Arreola / December 17, 2012

Woman Pulls Gun On Flasher, Flasher Puts Penis Away And Runs

I'm never really sure how I feel about concealed weapons, but in this case, I have to just laugh: A woman in Longview, Washington, was walking at Lake Sacajawea on Wednesday evening when a man "aggressively"came up to her while masturbating and "suggested she should watch him," the Seattle Times reports. That's when this woma…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 18, 2012

Terry Richardson Posts, Then Pulls, Provocative Lindsay Lohan Gun Pics

Creepy photog Terry Richardson posted, then pulled, provocative photos of Lindsay Lohan on his site yesterday, including this one where she holds a handgun to her head. Or at least it looks like a handgun — maybe it's a prop? Either way, LiLo also posed for Uncle Terry recently with her butt hanging out. Someone kee…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 27, 2012

Bra Gun Holster? Hmm, I Just Don’t Know About Packing Heat Between My Boobs

A bra gun holster probably makes more sense to ardent NRA fans and gun-owners. Right? I hope so, because as much as I believe in a lady's right to own a gun, carrying it between her ta-tas sounds like a terrible idea. The $40 Flashbang Bra Gun Holster is a Kydex pouch, molded to fit…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 20, 2012

Susan G. Komen Gun Proves They Can’t Reverse The Stigma They Created

The Susan G. Komen Foundation used to stand for something good, but their techniques of late -- and especially their decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood -- have made many of us question any of their motives at all. And even though they announced today that they will continue funding Planned Parenthood, the damage is done. Yes, Komen has caved under the…

By: The Stir / February 3, 2012

Guns Were The Hottest Black Friday Purchase

Gather round children, you're about to hear a depressing tale. Guns -- yes, guns -- were a real hot ticket item this past Black Friday. Apparently, gun sellers recorded the highest day ever of gun sales, smashing the previous one-day record by a whopping 32 percent. Firearms rights people think this is awesome. "I think…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 2, 2011

Teen Proposes Girls Carry Guns To Prevent Rape

Oh, girls just wanna have gu-u-uns! Oh, girls just wanna have guns! So says Regis Giles, a 19-year-old conservative activist with a unique new idea to protect women and girls from prowling rapists: equip them with guns. The telegenic lass hails from an esteemed lineage: the blog Guanabee reports she is "the younger sister of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2011