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Two recent massacres—one in Boston, the other in Colorado—shine a light on how the press operates, and how they're designed to present a very particular version of events for news consumers. Read more...
NBC host David Gregory on Sunday confronted National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre for "thwarting the will" of the public by opposing universal background checks while a vast majority of the public supports them. Read more...
Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says that AR-15 military-style rifles should not be banned and that it is just "lovely propaganda" to call them "assault weapons." Following the introduction on Thursday of Sen. Diane Read more...
Four people were discovered dead Saturday inside a suburban Denver home following a barricade hostage situation, which drew in a team of 40 officers. One woman reportedly escaped the townhome, although it is unclear whether or not she sustained injuries. Officials first arrived on the scene close to 3 a.m. Saturday following reports that shots had been fired inside the home. Read more...
Lawrence O'Donnell read the entire op-ed which appeared in the L.A. Times in his rewrite segment this Thursday evening: Loughner’s Judge Makes Conservative Plea For Gun Control: Larry Alan Burns, the federal district judge in San Diego who just Read more...

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It's staggering to think back on how much gun violence we've seen in 2012. Bill Moyers made this video essay after the Colorado movie theater shootings, and his message bears repeating. In this web-exclusive video essay from July 2012, Read more...
Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Sunday suggested that assault weapons may be used in so many mass shootings because of their depiction in video games, but he stopped short of calling for reinstating a ban on those military-style, Read more...
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Sunday insisted that a tragic massacre at Sandy Forks Elementary School in Connecticut could have been prevented if Principal Dawn Hochsprung had been armed with an M4 carbine, an assault rifle designed by the U.S. Read more...
James Holmes has been officially charged with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder... Read more...