It’s time for a somber national discussion about [insert latest shooting tragedy here]

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Another mass-murder in America by gunfire. It’s time for candlelight vigils & other meaningless gestures.
President Obama hugs Gabby Giffords, via Wikimedia Commons

GOP freaks out at Obama for announcing that he will enforce existing gun laws

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At this point, the GOP is basically arguing that background check laws are themselves unconstitutional.
Reliant Stadium, gun-friendly home of the Houston Texans, via Wikimedia Commons

National police union asks NFL to remove stadium gun ban over Paris attacks

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The Dark Knight Rises wasn’t a documentary, guys.
Christ, with a sidearm of sorts, via Wikimedia Commons

Why does it matter if Jesus would wear a sidearm?

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“Because Jesus said so” is always a lazy argument, regardless of the point it serves to defend.
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Fox host wonders aloud why we’d want to regulate guns if “we’re not regulating the car”

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By implying that what’s good for cars is good for guns, he inadvertently made the case for new gun regulations.
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Ben Carson is a fire hose of awful

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The rate at which Carson says things that would end most presidential campaigns is nothing short of impressive.
Jeb Bush, via Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Republicans are using mental health as an excuse to do nothing about gun violence

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The pivot to mental health by Trump, Carson, Fiorina and others is simply a way to dodge gun control.
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Why can’t our gun policy look more like Canada’s?

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Canada has the thirteenth-highest rate of gun ownership in the world, and doesn’t have a mass shooting epidemic.
Rick Perry, via AddictingInfo

Why are you praying over this shooting tragedy?

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Prayer in the face of tragedies like this is natural. It is also problematic.
Donald Trump, via Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Donald Trump owns as many guns as he has favorite Bible verses

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Donald Trump would rather not say what kinds of guns he owns. I wonder why.
Zimmerman's flag, via Florida Gun Supply

A “Muslim-free” gun shop in Florida is raffling a Confederate flag painted by George Zimmerman

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You literally couldn’t make a more racist thing if you tried.
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Arkansas gun range bans Muslims, claims “private club” exemption

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You don’t get to simply declare yourself a private club in order to justify discrimination.
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FBI confirms that Charleston shooter bought gun using background check loophole

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Currently, and for the foreseeable future, loopholes prevent adequate enforcement of background check laws.
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