Obama Proposes Civilian Assault Weapon Ban and Background Checks For All Firearm Buyers

Obama gun conferenceAfter over a month of depressing post-Sandy Hook gun “solutions” from the NRA, one Piers Morgan deportation petition and a million opinions from every political and non-political corner of the earth, Obama has finally set a plan in motion to combat rampant gun-related homicides in America.

During a press conference on Wednesday morning, Obama proposed legislation that would require criminal background checks for all gun sales and ban assault rifles and armor-piercing bullets to anyone but law enforcement and military officials.

“[Gun violence] has terrible consequence for our society … and if we can only do one thing to stop it, we should all try and do that,” he told a crowd of reporters at the televised event.  Continue reading “Obama Proposes Civilian Assault Weapon Ban and Background Checks For All Firearm Buyers”

It’s Been A Bad, Bad Year For Katt Williams – Comedian Arrested For Child Endangerment

People Katt WilliamsAnd lost cause of the year award goes to… Lindsay Lohan. But after Lindsay it definitely goes to Katt Williams, who just spent a night in jail after cops raided his home and found his four kids were surrounded by guns and drugs.

As the 5’5″ stand-up behind The Pimp Chronicles, Katthouse and Pimpadelic sauntered out of jail, he asked the paparazzi the rhetorical question, “How do you keep kids safe without guns?”

If that was too straight-out-of-NRA-VP-Wayne-LaPierre’s-press-conference-notes for you, Williams also said that he’s “not in a gang” so it shouldn’t make a difference if his preteen kids are sporting AKs and bullet belts.

Here’s a 2012 timeline of ghetto-fab Katt Williams’ moments…

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Jennifer Aniston, Beyonce and Other Big Names Say ‘It’s Time’ To Prevent Gun Violence

Beyonce Jennifer Aniston gun controlJulianne Moore, Paul Rudd, Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon, Jon Hamm, Jessica Alba, Chris Rock, Michelle Williams, Courtney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell, Beyonce and many more have come together to deliver an important message on gun control.

The PSA was put together by Demand A Plan, which was launched by the collective Mayors Against Illegal Guns after the tragedy in Newtown, with a goal to change America’s lax gun laws.

Their website includes an option to sign a petition that ultimately looks to ban assault rifles, make gun trafficking a federal crime and criminal background checks a requirement for potential gun owners.

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NRA Blames Video Games, Says We Need More Guns

National Rifle Association Holds News Conference In Wake Of Newtown School ShootingToday, after a week-long silence (out of “respect for the families” in Sandy Hook), NRA President David Keene and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre spoke in a press conference about the tragedies in Connecticut.

After emphasizing that the National Rifle Association of America is made up of “4 million mothers, fathers, sons and daughters,” LaPierre blamed movies, music videos and video games like Grand Theft Auto (Saint’s Row is probably worse), Bulletstorm (only purchased by fans for the Gears of War 3 beta code), Splatterhouse (no one plays that anymore) and Kindergarten Killer (no one ever played that).  Continue reading “NRA Blames Video Games, Says We Need More Guns”

Stories I’m Too Lazy To Write About [12-17-12]

Bushmaster adBushmaster rifles still running embarrassing ad campaign about manly men. (Gawker)

Everybody Hates Chris-style sitcom about/produced by Justin Bieber coming to ABC. (NME)

Nick Cannon dumped Kim Kardashian for lying about her sex tape. (Evil Beet)

No fatalities in San Antonio theater shooting yesterday. (Huffington Post)

Darren Criss shows his gleeful candy canes for Men of McKinley calendar. (Celebuzz)

Great day for Star Trek fans: new trailer AND the leaked first ten minutes. (Wired/Gizmodo)

Brooke Mueller cured of Adderall addiction after six days of outpatient treatment. (TMZ)

New Details on Adam Lanza and the Sandy Hook Massacre

Ryan Lanza current photo 1Ryan Lanza yearbook photoNew information about 20-year-old shooter Adam Lanza and his 27 victims was released today including the names of the deceased, a report from the Chief Medical Examiner, and descriptions of Lanza as told by classmates and neighbors.

Most who met or knew Adam said he was smart and quiet. The words “camera shy” appear in his 2010 high school yearbook in the place of a photo, which might explain why he did not have a Facebook page.

Former classmate Olivia DeVivo told the New York Times that the residents of Newtown “weren’t surprised” that he was behind the massacre because “he just didn’t really connect” with the community.

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Another Elementary School Shooting, Another Day to Not Talk About Gun Control

Connecticut shooting 2012Nearly 30 people, including at least 20 children, were gunned down this morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut just three days after the Clackamas mall shooting in Oregon.

News outlets, politicians and the Twitter/Reddit/Facebook generation are bringing their boxing gloves to the table today either in favor, or against a forum on stricter laws regarding guns. In one corner, we have men and women who, at some point, felt threatened enough by their surroundings to “need” a gun or two to “survive,” standing by others from rural red counties who were taught to hunt and clean a rifle at age seven.  Continue reading “Another Elementary School Shooting, Another Day to Not Talk About Gun Control”

I Don’t Want To Live In A World Where It’s Legal For Ted Nugent To Own A Gun

Those who are confused by anyone in support of proposing stricter gun control laws have one memorably nonsensical thing to say: “give everyone a gun and we’ll be safe, dagnabbit!”

Like Ted Nugent, singer of “Funk U,” and notorious collector of animal skins and camouflage cowboy hats. On Twitter, he writes:

“We pray for all victims&loved ones of demonshooter in CO& we SALUTE the brave warriors who saved lives IF only they would hav had a good gun.”

He also defends James Holmes’ right to have an assault rifle by denying its existence. “There were no assault weapons used in the CO shooting only universally proven sporting & self defense firearms & 6k rounds aint squat. lies.”  Continue reading “I Don’t Want To Live In A World Where It’s Legal For Ted Nugent To Own A Gun”