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Frisky By The Numbers: The Toddler/Terrorist Death Toll

The website Opposing Viewpoints revealed a rather sobering statistic this week: The number of people killed in the first five months of the year from gun deaths involving toddlers was…

Julie Gerstein | June 14, 2013 - 6:00 pm

NRA Panders To Women With A Plethora Of Pink Products

This past weekend, the National Rifle Association held its annual convention in Houston, Texas. Around 70,000, pro-gun supporters turned out to see speakers like Bobby Jindal, Ted Nugent and Sarah…

Julie Gerstein | May 6, 2013 - 2:00 pm

“If Babies Had Guns, They Wouldn’t Be Aborted,” Says Republican Politician

Yeah, that’s an actual thing an elected official said. Like, for real. Republican Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas tweeted the remark today, which is cringeworthy on multiple levels — not…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Please Tell Me This Bra-Clad “Zombie Ex-Girlfriend Shooting Target” Is An April Fool’s Day Joke

I really, really, really want this to be an April Fool’s Day joke.

ZMB Industries, which manufactures shooting targets which all resemble zombies, has a “zombie ex-girlfriend” target…

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2013 - 4:20 pm

RIP Society: Fifth Grade Boys Plotted To Rape, Murder Female Classmate

When I was a 10-year-old, the worst thing a boy did to me was put Scotch tape in my hair. If only! Proof that society is going down the toilet:…

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Meet Natalie Foster, The Woman The NRA Thinks Will Make You Buy A Gun

This week, the National Rifle Association debuted Natalie Foster as the new video commentator for its website, the NRA News Network, to drum up support for the Second Amendment.

Jessica Wakeman | March 29, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Addressing Domestic Violence Means Addressing Gun Violence, Says Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden announced 12 grants to programs around the country to protect potential victims of domestic violence at the hands of their abusers. Noting that between 2009…

Jessica Wakeman | March 14, 2013 - 5:40 pm

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,…

Julie Gerstein | February 19, 2013 - 11:20 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 6, 2013 - 5:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | January 30, 2013 - 12:50 pm

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,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 18, 2013 - 3:20 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | January 14, 2013 - 4:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | January 2, 2013 - 3:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | December 27, 2012 - 5:40 pm

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…

Dan Solomon | December 21, 2012 - 12:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | December 20, 2012 - 3:40 pm

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…

Haley B. Elkins | December 19, 2012 - 1:00 pm

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…

Avital Norman Nathman | December 18, 2012 - 1:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 17, 2012 - 4:30 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | December 17, 2012 - 3:20 pm