“I’m starting to see why plp go on killin sprees”

On August 31, 2012, 23-year-old Terence Tyler checked in for the overnight shift at the Pathmark Super Center in Old Bridge, New Jersey. His co-workers noticed that he was acting “very angry,” and before long, he simply walked out and left work altogether. But he would come back shortly, armed with three firearms. Tyler then …

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“It’s no surprise to me this happened. We could see this coming.”

On May 30, 2012, Ian Stawicki walked into Cafe Racer in Seattle, Washington at approximately 11:00 AM. The staff there recognized him immediately. They had kicked him out of the establishment on several previous occasions “for being drunk and picking fights with bar musicians.” “He was a real loud mouth. Just super negative. Swearing and …

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€œLandon was one of the good guys. €

When talking about the role of guns in our society, pro-gun activists frequently like to categorize themselves and other Americans into two neat little groups: €œgood guys € and €œbad guys. € They see themselves as €œsheep herders, € protecting the unarmed and ignorant €œsheep € (that would be us) from the €œwolves € out …

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“There is absolutely nothing wrong with the law.”

“We saw a parade of hypotheticals by those who opposed this … What’s important is the message it sends, and that’s, ‘Don’t attack me.’” – NRA Florida lobbyist Marion Hammer, March 12, 2005 With the entire nation outraged about the February 26, 2012 murder of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida by concealed handgun …

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€œThese a**holes… They always get away. €

On February 26th, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was an invited guest staying with his stepmother in a gated community in Sanford, Florida. During halftime of the NBA all-star game that evening, Martin walked to a local convenience store to get some snacks. Little did he know he was being followed by George Zimmerman, 28, the self-appointed …

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Michigan’s Rubber Stamp

Ten years after Michigan made it easier for residents to obtain concealed handgun permits, an investigation by the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research (CSCAR) has revealed numerous problems regarding the implementation of the law. Of particular concern is the inconsistent manner in which permit applicants and permit holders are screened for public safety. Michigan …

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Portrait of a “Responsible Citizen”

By now, most Americans are familiar with the extreme controversy that surrounds fundamentalist Christian pastor Terry Jones. What few realized until very recently is that Jones has been authorized to carry a loaded gun in 35 states across the country. Rev. Jones runs the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida. He first made national …

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Designated Shooters

The January shooting massacre in Tucson reminded America of how easy it is for mentally unstable individuals to legally purchase firearms. With states across the country beginning to liberalize their laws to allow the carrying of firearms in bars at the behest of the National Rifle Association (NRA), it is pertinent to ask who is …

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€œHow do you shoot someone eight times in self-defense? €

On February 10, National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. and declared, €œThroughout history, one simple truth rings as loud and clear as a bell-the presence of a gun in the hand of a good person makes us all safer. € But a recent …

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Colorado’s Criminal Betrayer

In the wake of the tragic shooting in Tucson, the National Rifle Association (NRA) continues to claim that those who carry concealed handguns in our communities are among most responsible and law-abiding Americans to be found. A recent story from Colorado, however, illustrates the disturbing actions of a high-profile permit holder who has shown little …

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