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Thune Amendment

Chris Cox's Failed Argument for Forced Concealed Carry

Cliff Schecter | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

If you live in a state that has common-sense laws for the issuance of a carry permit, consider that only 35 states require some type of training, certification or time at the firing range to carry a loaded, concealed weapon.

Make Concerns of Gun Violence Victims a Priority

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Elected officials must consider the awesome responsibility of the jobs they've been entrusted to do. Talk to victims, survivors, and law enforcement about the all too pervasive and underreported tragedy of gun violence. And then do something to halt it.

The (Legally) Armed Flasher: too Close for Comfort

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cindy Handler

With a Democratic president and Congress, gun nuts are getting away with their wildest agendas. They're taking advantage of their countrymen in a time of urgency, and they're anything but patriotic.

Gun Vote Backlash: CO Senators Under Attack For Votes On Controversial Measure

The Colorado Independent | Mike Lillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON -- It's no D.C. secret that lawmakers voting against the the nation's powerful gun lobby will likely suffer the National Rifle Associatio...

Blue Dogs, Birthers and Bullet Fetishes

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Last week the Thune Amendment was thankfully defeated. This inane legislation only had a chance of passing due to the extremism of the NRA/Birther crowd and the cowardice of the Blue Dog Democrats.

Claire McCaskill: Gun Amendment Would Have Paved Way For Gay Marriage

Pams House Blend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Love how Claire McCaskill put 2+2 together on this one. She did vote against the Thune amendment yesterday, but the Senator from Missouri was more pre...

Alert: Redneck Nation's Making a Power Play

Toby Barlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Toby Barlow

So if they won't let you carry a gun in New York but they will in Wyoming, you just go get yourself a gun license in Wyoming, pick up your weapon, conceal it, and head on back to uppity ol' New York.