Dan Crenshaw is worried that universal background checks might keep him from arming his friends

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), an NRA-backed gun-rights advocate, dismissed calls for universal background checks even after a mass shooting in his own state that might have been prevented by such a law. His reasoning: he wants to be able to arm his friends.

Situations like this story are why we protect the 2nd Amendment.

Side note: With universal background checks, I wouldn’t be able to let my friends borrow my handgun when they travel alone like this. We wo...

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NRA melts down over Walmart decision to reduce its ammo sales

Weeks after two deadly shootings in their stores, Walmart announced Tuesday that it would stop selling ammunition for assault-style rifles and handguns. The National Rifle Association (NRA), which claims to be the nation’s “oldest civil rights organization” and a fierce defender of the free market, responded by accusing the retail giant of attacking the Second Amendment.

Walmart faced considerable pressure from its own employees and customers to reduce or eliminate...

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Mitch McConnell suggests Trump cannot be trusted to mean what he says on guns

In the wake of another series of mass shootings, President Donald Trump has repeatedly waffled and wavered on whether to take any action to stop the epidemic of gun violence in America. NRA-backed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who has long opposed any such progress, said Tuesday he will wait and see if Trump actually means any of the things he said in public before scheduling any Senate votes.

After mass shootings in El Paso, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; and Gilroy, Califor...

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Black kids in Missouri are being shot down in unspeakable numbers

One headline tells of a “Troubling rise of gun violence St. Louis, Kansas City.” Another reads, “St. Louis hopes $100,000 reward will solve the murders of 4 children.” Yet another says, “Black kids in St. Louis are getting shot and killed so often, police are offering a $100,000 reward.” 

An epidemic of gun violence has mowed down an unthinkable number of black children in St. Louis. Officials investigating the deaths have been powerless to stop the killing, and are repo...

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James Reardon, wannabe far-right terrorist, hit with federal charges

The 20-year-old white nationalist who plotted to attack a local Jewish Community Center in Ohio has been charged with transmitting threatening communications via interstate commerce — with additional charges likely incoming over the next few weeks.

James Reardon Jr., a self-described white nationalist who attended the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was taken into custody earlier in August after police in New Middletown, Ohio, were alerted to hi...

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D’Quan Young was killed by an off-duty DC cop 10 months ago. His mother still has no answers.

Bullets sprayed through the darkness and hit car windows, while bystanders, including children, fled for their lives, according to witnesses. This wasn’t a war zone; it was northeast Washington, D.C., last May, on the night an off-duty police officer shot and killed D’Quan Young, a 24-year-old black man.

Witnesses at the time told a local news outlet that the officer “rode past several times” then walked up, his “black baseball cap on backwards” like he was “coming to do something....

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Federal judge strikes down girls-only school dress code as unconstitutional

In a decision that strikes a progressive blow toward gender equality in public education, a federal judge ruled last week a North Carolina charter school’s requirement that female students wear skirts is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard in the Eastern District of North Carolina said  Thursday that Charter Day School, a high-performing public charter in Leland, North Carolina, violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. Under the school’s...

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Muffet McGraw is done hiring men

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA — Muffet McGraw will never forget the first time she called a timeout.

It was 1977. Her team, St. Joseph’s, was playing in a big tournament game. They’d just given up six unanswered points, the players were blowing assignments, missing shots, not even trying to grab rebounds. Something had to be done.

So, McGraw — then Muffet O’Brien — got the referee’s attention and called for play to stop.

The only problem? She was just ...

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Here’s why 9 Miami men have been on a hunger strike for 21 days

In Miami’s Liberty City, during the wee hours of Monday morning, two women were rushed to the hospital after being injured in a drive-by shooting. As the week progressed, Miami experienced at least five more shootings, including one that was fatal, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

In the midst of all of the violence, nine men have been camped out at NW 62nd St. and NW 12th Ave., across from the notorious “Pork n Beans” housing project. They’ve been ther...

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QAnon supporters flock to Trump’s rally in Michigan

President Donald Trump’s rally in Michigan on Thursday night featured many of his classic hits. He mocked asylum seekers, insulted the media, accused Democrats of defrauding the public with “ridiculous bullshit,” insulted the size of Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-CA) neck and claimed (incorrectly) that Attorney General William Barr’s four-page summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report completely vindicated him.

Perhaps an even more depressing not...

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