gun control

You’ve probably already heard about the awful attack at Franklin High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania; 20 people injured, four of them critically, and a suspect, a 16-year-old male sophomore, is in custody. It’s not clear how many of the injuries directly resulted from the knife; some may have also occurred while kids were trying to […]

We recently covered the opposition to President Obama’s nominee for surgeon general from wingnuts and the National Rifle Association (but we repeat ourselves), because Dr. Vivek Murthy has in the past said that guns are not good for children and other living things. We thought at the time that such snits were just the routine […]

Our first submission in the pending comment queue, that purgatory where first-time comments wait to be approved or flushed, came in reply to the story about how Wendy Davis told filthy lies about being a “single mother” when she was in fact a “separated but living alone whilst not yet having filed for divorce” mother, […]

Gentlemen, did you wake up this morning with a little extra pep in your Mr. Peepers? We sure did, because WE FINALLY GOT OUR PRESIDENT BACK! It’s like that awesome hopey and changey guy from 2008 snuck back out and sucker-punched the GOP right in the nards with like a million awesome words at the […]

Tom Bauerle, an Amherst, New York, AM radio talker who has long opposed gun control, apparently became convinced that operatives from Gov. Andrew Cuomo were staking out his backyard, so he waved a loaded semiautomatic pistol at the nonexistent intruders. Police in the Buffalo suburb of Amherst took the gun away from him early last […]

[Update: Previous version of the post stated Giffords was jumping tomorrow, but the jump was actually today, to be aired tomorrow.] You know, if we survived a terrible mass shooting complete with massive damage to our bodies, we would probably take that as our ticket to just lie around the rest of our lives and […]

Hey, Wonkenheimers, remember after the Newtown school massacre, when the great American gun-fondling community told you to all shut up about gun control, because “too soon,” and “anyway, this is just a mental health problem”? And remember when B. Barry Bamz (D-Gungrabberistan) tried to re-implement some weentsy, window-dressing, gun-control measures like magazine-size restrictions, and was […]

There’s just no end of wingnutty goodness in Allen West’s weekend column claiming that the Obama administration is out to Kill Freedom (again) by “forcing” the closure of the only lead smelting plant in the U.S. in 2010. There’s the beautiful opening: I am one who steers very clear of tinfoil hat conspiracy theories. I […]

Finally, here’s a story about an idiot with a gun that we can laugh at without feeling like terrible people! Last Tuesday evening, Some Unknown Guy went to the Winkler Street GNC in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, like we all do when we need to buy some foul-tasting dehydrated fat to make us fatter, or just […]

[Update/New Development: see end of post] Just as some wingnuts think that Fox News is too liberal because it occasionally acknowledges that Barack Obama is actually the President, now there are a whole bunch of gun fondlers calling for the head — mostly metaphorically — of Guns & Ammo contributing editor Dick Metcalf, who committed […]

Kurt Sutter, the creator and producer of Sons of Anarchy, which we understand is a popular family drama about duck hunters and their loveable dog solving mysteries on a remote space station, was not especially impressed by some criticism leveled at his teevee program by rightwing morality scold and First Amendment illiterate Brent Bozell. Bozell, […]

Greetings, filthy liberal gun grabbers! Does this seem like a bad time for a roundup of stupid gun-related news? We were thinking about writing this periodic update over the weekend, and then Monday happened, and also Sad Lee Stranahan was manfully whining at us for being mean to him just because he’s A Idiot, and […]

As everyone knows, restrictions on firearms sales are tyrannical and don’t do any good anyway — if someone can’t buy a gun, they’ll buy a knife and kill with it anyway, right? Just look at the case of Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis, who was unable to purchase the AR-15 he wanted last week […]

As often happens when tragedy strikes in America, particularly in the shooting spree genre, we have noticed a thing that also happens. We have noticed that the right-wing gun fetish mythical meme machine is way fast and way good at coming out with reasons that gun-control is of course always to blame and the only […]

It was Sunday, fifty years to the day since the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama. Dana Loesch, feeling head to toe like someone Nielsen would rate as one of the top 16 most powerful mothers online, was sitting at her desk. The Misfits played softly: it was that song with the guitars […]