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On Our Radar – Happy Eleventh Birthday, Son. Daddy’s Bought You Your Very Own Gun

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:00 AM March 31, 2013
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In anticipation of his 11th birthday, a “Gun Safety Instructor” gave his son a rifle manufactured to look like an assault weapon, and then posted his photo on Facebook. What’s wrong with this picture, is On Our Radar.

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Dan Savage: ‘Let’s Put An Assault-Weapons Ban On The Ballot’

by David Badash ● 12:28 PM February 25, 2013
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LGBT civil rights activist and author Dan Savage has a(nother) brilliant idea: putting an assault weapons ban on the ballot in his home state of Washington.

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On Our Radar – Meg Staunton and Nancy Lefkowitz, Planting Seeds Of Change To America’s Gun Culture

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:00 AM February 10, 2013
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Two Connecticut mothers from the shadow of Newtown are using their professional skills to spread the seeds for a less violent gun culture on the winds of change. Today, Meg Staunton and Nancy Lefkowitz are On Our Radar.

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Leading Christian Conservative: Jesus Wants You To Have Guns

by David Badash ● 12:59 PM January 28, 2013
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An op-ed by a leading Christian conservative in the National Review is getting a great deal of attention for its ludicrous claim that Jesus wants you to have guns.

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’900 Have Died Since Sandy Hook’ Obama Says, Unveiling Extensive Gun Control Program

by David Badash ● 12:17 PM January 16, 2013
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President Barack Obama, with VP Joe Biden by his side, noted that “more than 900 have died since Sandy Hook,” as he unveiled a comprehensive gun control program.

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Obamacare Coverage For All Children Hurt By Guns: A Practical Change To America’s Cowboy Gun Culture.

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 7:30 AM January 16, 2013
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Whether or not we are able to reform our gun laws, can we, at a minimum, expand Obamacare to take care of the children who are injured by guns?

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On Our Radar – Paul McCartney And The Sandy Hook Deniers

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:00 AM January 13, 2013
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Members of the Tin Foil Hat Club (Bushmaster Branch) believe the government faked the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School to scare Americans into turning in their guns. Today, the Sandy Hook Deniers are On Our Radar.

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Biden At Gun Control Meeting Talks Presidential Executive Order Plus Legislation

by David Badash ● 1:20 PM January 9, 2013
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Joe Biden opened his White House commission on guns by stating the President is prepared to act, and those actions may include an executive order as well as legislation.

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Tea Party Senator: Gun Control Agenda Is ‘Unconstitutional’

by David Badash ● 9:54 AM January 7, 2013
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Republican and Tea Party U.S. Senator from Texas Ted Cruz says Democrats’ “gun control agent” is “unconstitutional,” and the federal government has “no business” tracking guns.

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GOP Congressman: No Background Checks For Assault Rifles, Because, ‘Freedom’

by David Badash ● 1:53 PM January 6, 2013
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Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) today refused to support closing the gun show loophole and refused to make background checks for all purchases of assault rifles mandatory because “the second amendment is about freedom.”

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