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"Tough Guys"

16th Oct 2015

Episode TranscriptI've heard many people talk about gun owners as "tough guys" with a macho ego using gun ownership as an extension of their puffed-up image. Even my own grandmother told me that guys just want guns because it makes them feel tougher. This is a completely inaccurate stereotype that needs to be dispelled. Yes, I am sure that some misguided people do own guns in order to cover up their own insecurities. Not only are they the extreme minority, this attitude is shameful in
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Lawmakers propose reinstating handgun waiting period

15th Oct 2015

Democratic lawmakers are moving to reinstate the state's 48-hour waiting period for handguns, nearly four months after a law passed repealing the wait time. Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, and Sen. Nikiya Harris Dodd, D-Milwaukee, are proposing the measure, which would require gun purchasers to wait 48 hours before picking up a handgun. Families of victims of gun violence argued that repealing the waiting period should not have been about the time it takes to do a background check, which is
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Chicago Rappers Tell Youth To “Put The Guns Down”

15th Oct 2015

CHICAGO (CBS) — As part of Chicago Ideas Week, a group of artists and producers has debuted a new anti-violence campaign, aimed partly at those who’ve been in the midst of the violence.“Put The Guns Down” is a hip-hop video featuring several Chicago rappers, including Academy Award-winning artist Common, alongside somber-faced people who have lost loved ones to gunfire holding up pictures of the victims. The video is not just preaching to the choir; producer and writer Anthony “The Twili
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Gun Advocates Challenge Zoos' Bans on Possession Around US

12th Oct 2015

Visitors to the Houston Zoo can now pack a little something extra besides a camera and picnic basket. The nearly century-old institution recently lifted its longtime firearms ban amid a broader push by gun-rights advocates who are pressuring zoos in Texas and elsewhere to do the same. Gun-rights supporters say publicly owned zoos have misinterpreted laws and are illegally posting signs that ban firearms. Some zoos have countered calls for policy changes by claiming they are considered
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Two Arrested Over Online Pokemon Gun Threats

Posted by jhingarat21 on 28th Aug 2015

Guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and a hunting knife are found in a car after convention center security tips off police.Two men have been arrested after a shotgun and rifle were found in their car at the Pokemon World Championships in Boston. The security team at the Hynes Convention Center had alerted authorities after threats were made over social media against attendees at the event. The men – 18-year-old Kevin Norton, of Ames, and 27-year-old James Stumbo, of Boone – were stopp
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