1. (BILL DAY | Copyright 2014 Cagle Cartoons)

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  2. Enacting tougher gun laws is hard enough. Changing attitudes on race is even harder

     

  3. 3 reasons Americans think gun homicide is rising… when it isn’t

    Two new studies released Tuesday found that shooting deaths and other gun crimes have already plunged since peaking in the 1990s. There were 18,253 gun-related killings in 1993, and 11,101 in 2011, the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics reported. With population growth, that meant that the rate of gun homicides dropped by nearly 50 percent — from seven per 100,000 people in 1993 to 3.6 per 100,000 in 2010, Pew Research Center reported. And non-fatal gun crimes dropped even more sharply, by 69 percent.

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  4. There’s no denying it: The National Rifle Association has won — again. Even though more than 3,000 Americans have died via gun violence since 20 children and six adults were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary in December, the NRA has somehow managed to triumph. The victims’ families and gun-control advocates have lost. Forget an assault weapons ban — or any other serious gun regulation. It’s not happening.
    — Joe Gandelman says the NRA has already won
     

  5. "Let us all return to our places of worship and pray for help. Above all, let us pray for our children. In fact, the piling on by the political left, and their cohorts in the media, to use the massacre of little children to advance a pre-existing political agenda that would not have saved those children, disgusts me, personally." Texas Gov.Rick Perry

    5 outraged reactions to Obama’s gun proposals

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  6. Cartoon of the day: Keeping up with the Joneses 
    CAMERON CARDOW © 2013 Cagle Cartoons

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  7. Cartoon of the day: Hagel on guard 
    DANA SUMMERS © 2013 Tribune Media Services

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  8. Cartoon of the day: Easy access
    DAVID FITZSIMMONS © 2012 Cagle Cartoons

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  9. Cartoon of the day: Newtown’s superheroes
    RANDALL ENOS © 2012 Cagle Cartoons

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  10. "I believe every American has Second Amendment rights. The ability to hunt is part of our culture. I have an NRA rating of an ‘A,’ but enough is enough."  —Sen. Mark Warner, who represents the NRA’s home state of Virginia

    The polls have shifted since the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings — 54 percent of respondents in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll favor stricter gun control laws, a five-year high; 59 percent back a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips — and several big names in “pro-gun” politics, most of them Democrats, have stepped forward to say they’re reconsidering. 

    Here, 5 gun-rights advocates who changed their minds after Sandy Hook

    AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

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  11. Cartoon of the day: A heartbreaking request
    DAVID FITZSIMMONS © 2012 Cagle Cartoons

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  12. Americans have repeatedly rejected an expansion of gun control because it doesn’t work. Look no further than Aurora, where both the city and the theater where the shooting occurred have rules forbidding the carrying of any firearms (the city statute was deemed unenforceable, however, because of the state’s concealed-carry permit statute). On top of that, no one can fire a weapon within Aurora city limits except at gun ranges — not even, apparently, in self-defense. Of course none of that stopped the perpetrator in this case from committing the murders.
    — Ed Morrissey argues that gun-control has failed this country
     

  13. "There was a real villain" in that theater, "a gunman who shattered multiple lives. But there also were real heroes that night, and they weren’t Batman." 

    — Karin Klein from the The Los Angeles Times says Christian Bale doesn’t need to visit Colorado shooting victims

    (Source: theweek.com)