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We want to say this in a non-sexist way: Kamala Harris has competition. She has competition in the battle for smartest, toughest, fairest, most effective Attorney General in the USA. She also has competition in the “best looking” category that got President Obama in such hot water this week. This photo gallery doesn’t in any Read More
The embattled National Rifle Association today stuck to its guns — in the hands of “good guys’’ — as the best answer to school shootings such as the one in Newtown, Conn., that took 26 lives. Speaking at a long-anticipated news conference, NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre was not in the least bit defensive [...]
By CHARLES J. LEWIS President Obama invoked the Newtown school massacre Wednesday in tasking Vice President Joe Biden to come up with ideas on fighting gun violence and in urging House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to make a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. Speaking in the Brady briefing room named for President Ronald Reagan’s [...]
Connecticut congressman lashes out at Rick Perry, ‘fantasy of testosterone-laden individuals who have blood on their hands’
By CHARLES J. LEWIS Connecticut congressman Jim Himes today challenged Texas Gov. Rick Perry about his contention that teachers with concealed gun permits should be allowed to carry weapons in schools. Using blunt, evocative language, the Democratic congressman, whose House district is near Newtown, Conn., where 20 students and six educators were murdered last Friday, [...]
The National Rifle Association on Tuesday broke its silence over the Newtown, Conn., tragedy just enough to say it would offer “meaningful contributions” aimed at preventing another mass-shooting incident. Faced with a crescendo of calls for gun control in the wake of last week’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in which a gunman armed with [...]
By CHARLES J. LEWIS President Obama, joined by the entire congressional delegation from Connecticut, today endorsed a new federal ban on assault weapons in the wake of the Newtown school massacre where a 20-year-old man used an assault rifle to murder 20 children and six adults. Obama is “actively supportive” of efforts to reinstate an [...]
By DAN FREEDMAN and RICK DUNHAM Advocates of stricter gun legislation, emboldened by a shift in public opinion following last week’s school shootings in Newtown, Conn., pushed Monday for a renewed assault weapons ban and other gun control measures that have failed to gain traction over the past decade. Three days after a gunman took [...]
The National Rifle Associated, NRA, has stayed silent ever since the news of Friday’s events broke.
Rush Limbaugh: Liberals already hatching a plan to blame Newtown shooting on conservatives, Republicans
Even as details about the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting are still emerging, Rush Limbaugh claims that the shooting will be used by liberals to attack conservatives, second amendment and Republicans, reports Real Clear Politics. “It is terrible, incomprehensible but I’m going to tell you something – as we sit here at this very moment, [...]
Six petitions have been started on the White House’s website today calling for the president to address issues related to mass shootings. All the petitions had at least a hundred signatures as of 4 p.m., one garnered more than 4,000.