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A Gun Lingo Glossary for Those Unfamiliar With Firearms

There are a lot of gun terms thrown around in the media these days, like “clip,” “casings,” and “semi-automatic.” But if you’re not familiar with firearms, many of these terms might go over your head. This glossary of common gun lingo will help clear things up so you can be an informed part of the […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: America’s Future Domestic Terrorists Are Stockpiling Guns At An Alarming Rate

The Banter Long Read: This is not going to be a popular message but it’s a necessary one: The election of Donald Trump has only delayed the inevitable rise of widespread domestic terrorism in America. These terrorists will not be self-radicalized Muslims or Black Lives Matter activists or …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Gun Fatalism Is Reasonable in a Terrifying Country 

On Monday, January 22, 2018, 15-year-old Gabe Parker was, the best anyone could tell, doing fine. The following day, he overslept, had some cereal, and then asked his mother to drive him to Marshall County High School, in Benton, Kentucky, where he was a sophomore and a trombone player in the school band. He walked…Read […]

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Science Finds Once Again That Violent Video Games Don’t Turn People Into Rage Monsters

A new study published this week in Nature journal Molecular Psychology provides a well-timed rebuttal to the weary trope—occasionally alluded to by President Trump and others in the wake of mass shootings—that violent video games are causing real-life mayhem.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Scenes From the National Student Walkout Day for Gun Reform

Students around the nation walked out of class to protest gun violence on Wednesday morning in a mass demonstration that took place one month after the massacre that left 17 students and staff dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Join the March for Our Lives Wearing a Shirt Supporting the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence 

Are you planning to join The March For Our Lives, a nationwide demonstration to end gun violence? Why not march in Washington or in your hometown wearing one of our three shirts? You’d be supporting a worthwhile cause: We’re donating 90 percent of profits to The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, a social welfare…Read more… […]

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The GOP Demands Bulletproof Vests While Refusing To Pass A Single Common Sense Gun Law

A House Committee passed a resolution that allows them to get bulletproof vests with taxpayer money. Thanks, GOP! Thanks for taking more of our money to protect yourselves from the very thing you are perpetuating — gun violence. Last year, they also received an added $25,000 for security detail … …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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A Student’s Guide to Walkouts and Protests

The school shooting in Parkland, Florida has sparked a wave of student activism across the country: Teenagers are marching, organizing, and taking to social media to pressure their reps for meaningful gun legislation. In the last two weeks students have walked out of school to protest, and there are more protests…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Teachers Sound Off On Guns In The Classroom

In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Donald Trump offered one solution to the gun problem in America — and it’s to give out more guns … to teachers. Trump believes that arming teachers will prevent yet another mass shooting in our schools because they will be able to act …Continue reading […]

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Facebook Pulls VR Shooter Demo From Conservative Conference After Backlash 

Facebook announced the removal of the Bullet Train demo from its virtual reality experience booth at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) after public outcry in light of the recent mass shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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What Are the Assault Weapon Ban Loopholes Senator Marco Rubio Was Talking About?

Last night, CNN held a town hall discussion with those affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Florida officials, and an NRA rep. In attendance was Senator Marco Rubio, who had some things to say about the recently proposed and rejected assault weapons ban. He specifically mentioned “plastic…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Handle an Angry Crowd a Lot Better Than Marco Rubio

Yesterday, survivors of the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School met their senator, Marco Rubio, at a CNN town hall meeting. It didn’t go well (for Rubio). In fact, he and NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch were “jeered and lectured” at the forum, which was attended by survivors of the shooting and the father of […]

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No, The Parkland Kids Are Not F*#king Actors

While the kids in Parkland have been speaking out about the terror they experienced when one of their former classmates shot up their high school, conspiracies are being born and perpetuated by the most despicable among us. This, after the death of 17 people in yet another school shooting. The …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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It Was Easier For Nikolas Cruz To Buy An AR-15 Than a Goddamn Firecracker In Florida

According to Florida law, it is illegal to use exploding or flying fireworks that include: shells and mortars, multiple tube devices, Roman candles, rockets and firecrackers. Adult Floridians are only legally allowed to use sparklers that have been approved by the Florida Division of State …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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