All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Gun Control’

Jeremy Renner Doesn’t Carry a Gun Because of His Daughter

Jeremy Renner used to be afraid of guns. That’s what the star tells Playboy in a recent interview. But nowadays he is quite comfortable with them. Renner has starred in numerous films that required him to handle weapons, including The Hurt Locker and his one-off Bourne Legacy film. Now he likes them. But he won’t carry one. “For me it’s …

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Bill & Melinda Gates Donate $1M to Gun Control Initiative

Bill and Melinda Gates have both offered up $500,000 to The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, “a coalition of concerned citizens and organizations working together to forge commonsense solutions to reduce gun violence.” The main common sense solution that alliance is fighting for is to make background checks mandatory for private sellers – for example those operating at gun shows …

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Chris Rock Gets Death Threats Over Gun Comments

Comedian Chris Rock is no stranger to controversy. In fact, it is his stock in trade. The outspoken comic has turned heads many times, talking about topics political and racial. But Rock’s latest stance has caused a stir that has him a bit spooked. Rock joined other celebrities at an event in Washington, D.C. last year to support President Obama’s …

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Dayton Hospital Shooting Leaves One Injured

A former housekeeping employee of a Dayton, Ohio Veterans Affairs hospital brought a gun into the facility and was involved in a break room scuffle, which left a present VA employee with a gunshot wound to the ankle. The suspected shooter was then apprehended shortly after visiting another area hospital seeking psychiatric assistance, Neil Moore, 59, was taken into custody …

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Paine College Shooting Leaves One Critically Injured

A second shooting Monday within a 24-hour time period at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia has left one student seriously wounded. The victim was shot in the head inside a dormitory, and the the injury is life threatening. A 21-year-old student labeled as a “person of interest” was taken into custody, according to the Richmond Sheriff’s office. The possible attacker …

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GoDaddy Executive Running for Arizona Governor

A former GoDaddy executive filed nominating petitions last week to enter the Republican primary for governor of Arizona. Christine Jones, a former legal counsel for the Scottsdale-based website hosting company, submitted her paperwork on Tuesday, the opening day of the regular filing period for the August primary. Jones, who calls herself an “unapologetic conservative,” endorses gun rights, border security and …

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Sarah Palin Talks Waterboarding, Baptism

Former Govern[/timeout]or of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin gave a speech at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Indianapolis Saturday, in which she’d sensationally discussed her opinions concerning the Obama administration’s policy on terrorists and firearms. Regarding her views on how she would deal with suspected “enemies who would utterly annihilate America – they who’d …

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Bloomberg Funds $50 Million To New Gun Control Group

On Wednesday, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he’ll be setting plans in motion to spend $50 million towards tightening gun control. The billionaire philanthropist’s money will fund a campaign group that aims to reduce gun violence across the United States, with hopes to win over the “hearts and minds of Americans” on “gun violence prevention.” Vowing to …

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Piers Morgan Bids Adieu With Shot at NRA

Piers Morgan bid adieu to his television viewers on Friday, replete with a shot at the NRA and a plea for Americans to become more stringent about gun control. Morgan’s show was canceled due to low ratings. Critics say the British native is “out of touch” with American culture. “We gave everything we had and loved every minute of it. …

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Gabrielle Giffords May Run For Office in the Future

In an interview with NBC’s Today show on Thursday, former Arizona Senator Gabrielle Giffords stated that she may consider running for office “…a little later” down the road. Leaving the potential open for a return to political office is a big step for Giffords, who is happy to simply be alive following being shot in the head during a political …

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New York Gun Control Laws Upheld In Court

A federal judge has upheld most of New York’s gun control laws. Judge William M. Skretny said in today’s ruling that the restrictions on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines was in line with the “state’s important interest in public safety,” hence the law is constitutional. However, Judge Skretny struck down the part of the law that restricted the number of …

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Actress Pleads Guilty To Trying To Poison Obama

A Texas woman who has appeared on “The Walking Dead” and “The Vampire Diaries” admitted today that she did indeed tried to poison President Obama by sending him letters laced with ricin, although she initially said her husband had done it. Shannon Guess Richardson pleaded guilty today to possessing a biological toxin, a felony. The mother of six allegedly ordered …

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