A New Hope

In January, two people were killed and 18 were injured during a school shooting in Benton, Kentucky. The social media response was tepid at best; signs of a public finally exhausted after years of reacting to almost-daily tragedies. That changed last Wednesday.

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Planet Terror

“You cannot invade mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass.” This quote is attributed to Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto during World War II, and is often repeated by gun advocates as to why the Japanese never invaded the U.S. It’s also bullshit.

There is no record of Admiral Yamamoto saying this, which means extreme gun advocates are in need of an authentic quote for their latest social media memes. Thankfully, I have one in mind.

Credit: Tony Gutierrez

Credit: Tony Gutierrez

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Clash of the Titans

Last week, the five Democratic candidates running for the 2016 presidential election (CNN also had an open podium backstage on standby for Vice President Biden) took the stage for their first debate.

After introductions and a round of individual questions for the candidates, Moderator Anderson Cooper brought the first major issue to the floor: gun control.

Source: Matt Baron/Rex Shutterstock

Source: Matt Baron/Rex Shutterstock

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Be Cool

If you’re wondering why your NRA-loving cousin is suddenly gushing on social media about Gus Van Sant’s 1998 Psycho remake, it may have to do with recent comments made by the film’s star, Vince Vaughn.

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Eyes Wide Shut

Like the extreme Christians who make battle cries of “persecution” when one counters their oppression of equality for the LGBT community, gun zealots are again playing the victim in the wake of another mass shooting.

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Mixed Nuts

“CPAC is known as the place where the future of conservatism always starts,” former Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin told this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference audience.  However, the former Alaskan Governor should think twice before raising the roof to Timbuk3.

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Wayne’s World

Earlier this month the NRA held their annual conference.  With the defeat of new background check legislation in the rearview mirror, what new solutions did the NRA offer to the American people?

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