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Conservatives Would Let Felons Vote and Pack Heat

Conservatives Would Let Felons Vote and Pack Heat | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Conservatives say they'll support a liberal plan to enfranchise felons only if ex-cons can have their guns back, too.
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I have no objection to persons who have served time owning guns, at least no more objection than I do to anybody owning guns. Which is to say, I think somebody with a history of violence or mental instability should not have the right to won a gun. But most ex-cons don't have histories of violence or mental illness.

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Governor Vetoes Controversial Gun Bill Over Domestic Violence Concerns

Governor Vetoes Controversial Gun Bill Over Domestic Violence Concerns | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) bucked the National Rifle Association on Thursday and vetoed a concealed carry gun bill that would have allowed some people with restraining orders issued against them for domestic violence to carry a concealed pistol.
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Congratulations Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan for putting common sense and the safety of domestic violence victims ahead of politics and toeing the party/NRA line.

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Riots as US runs out of bullets | NewsBiscuit

Riots as US runs out of bullets | NewsBiscuit | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
At 1.36 Eastern Standard Time the United States of America officially declared that they had run out of ammo. The ensuing chaos has seen riots and looting in twelve major cities, as a bewildered populace struggle to come to terms with the loss of their favourite past time - shooting classmates, Beatles and ‘anyone who isn't an albino’.
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Sometime satire really comes close. I know people who have thousands of rounds of ammunition stored and are still worried that they will run out.

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Lawmakers approve sweeping gun bill in Massachusetts House - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Lawmakers approve sweeping gun bill in Massachusetts House - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The head of the Massachusetts Gun Owners Action League, said the group supports the changes in the bill related to gun owners, particularly the requirement that police chiefs state in writing their reasons for denying licenses.
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At last, a spark of sanity can cooperation in the gun debate. Obviously, permits for weapons should only be denied for good and stated reasons, and those denied weapons should have an opportunity to challenge that decision in court. At the same time, there are people who clearly shouldn't have guns, not because guns are bad but because they have proven themselves to be dangerous people.

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The Strangest NRA Story Yet

The Strangest NRA Story Yet | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The NRA’s list of gun critics is positively loony, says Michael Tomasky.
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Perhaps it's time for the people who make and sell guns to look at their spokes-organization. They are getting worse then weird.

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'Stand Your Ground' Linked To Increase In Homicides : NPR

'Stand Your Ground' Linked To Increase In Homicides : NPR | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
A controversial self-defense statute appears to produce more killings, according to a new study. Advocates for the law say it's working as designed. But researchers have different explanations about what might be happening.
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Are we becoming a society that sees guns as a solution? It seems like we are going back to the Wild West mentality.

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9 Dumb Gun Accidents - ODDEE

9 Dumb Gun Accidents - ODDEE | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
From the man who shot himself during a road rage incident to the robber who suffered a self inflicted gunshot wound during a robbery, meet 9 people who simply should have known better.
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I protest. There is no such thing as dumb guns only dumb people. Seriously dumb people who are still being allowed to carry guns or perhaps who carry them anyway.

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7 Strange Places Americans Allow Guns - ODDEE

7 Strange Places Americans Allow Guns - ODDEE | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Americans loooove their guns and take them almost anywhere, but here are a few places they're allowed that made us say “wow.”
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Actually, I thought most of these were pretty reasonable except for the teacher. The big problem is that most people don't actually know how to use guns in dangerous situations. I wonder how many of the waitresses at the Shooters Grill keep those things loaded, and a kid comes in... Oh, well, such is America.

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New hunters emerge after national decline

New hunters emerge after national decline | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it

A decades-long national decline in the number of hunters has prompted states to tap into a new group of hunters - people who demand locally produced food, but don't know the first thing about bagging a deer.

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I am an advocate of responsible hunting. In many instances humans have become the major predator for deer which would otherwise overrun. The big problem is making sure that the best breeding stock is not the most frequently killed. 

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G.O.P. Discovers Useful Voter Outreach Tool: Gun Sweepstakes

G.O.P. Discovers Useful Voter Outreach Tool: Gun Sweepstakes | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Online weapon giveaways have become one of the fastest growing ways for Republican candidates to build up donor lists and expand support.
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And all the Democrats ever offered me was a chance to have dinner with Barack Obama. Maybe I should become a Republican and get a gun. Sorry, but in my mind this is sick. (Not that the "dinner invitation" wasn't; I never responded to those appeals.)

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Mass. lawmakers consider gun insurance

Mass. lawmakers consider gun insurance | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
As lawmakers cast around for ways to curb gun-related violence, some are hoping the insurance market might offer incentives.
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The NRA Thinks More Guns Are The Answer. Bless Their Hearts. Then Watch This.

The NRA Thinks More Guns Are The Answer. Bless Their Hearts. Then Watch This. | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it

Denial is a river in Egypt, one filled with crocodiles. So let's keep it real.

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This is an important video in light of the stance that the NRA and some of the far right are taking on guns in schools.

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