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Guns at Town Halls

Joe Wilson: Just Another Heckler in the Crowd

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Once you've spent day after day among the constituents -- hearing the president being called a Nazi, a commie, a socialist tool, a terrorist mole -- calling Barack Obama a liar must have seemed almost quaint.

Guns, Guns, Everywhere

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

It is important not to treat these incidents of public gun-carrying as merely the misguided behavior of a few. It is more than that; the acting out of central tenets of the extremist "gun rights" ideology.

Freedom from Fear

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

The rise of gun-toting protesters at town hall meetings has put citizens' right to bear arms in direct conflict with their right to attend public political meetings without fear of physical retribution.

Dionne: When The President Is Black, The Guns Come Out

Washington Post | E.J. Dionne Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Try a thought experiment: What would conservatives have said if a group of loud, scruffy leftists had brought guns to the public events of Ronald Reag...