I have not, traditionally, held entirely orthodox liberal opinions on the issue of gun control. For political reasons, for practical reasons, even in part on principle, I never thought a far-reaching gun ban was realistic, or even necessarily desirable, in the United States. (A strictly enforced ban would necessitate…
The man who killed at least 26 people and injured 20 more on Sunday at a small church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, had a history of domestic violence, as is the case for many men who enter public spaces and commit this kind of lethal violence.
One of the nation’s most powerful political lobbying organizations is taking on the country’s most popular professional sport.
Buying a machine gun is legal in Nevada, but it is expensive. Retrofitting a semiautomatic rifle so that it will fire like a machine gun, on the other hand, is easy, and comparatively cheap. Stephen Paddock was reportedly wealthy enough to afford the former but chose the latter before killing 59 people and injuring…
David Brooks, the sensitive middle-aged man ostentatiously reading a Steven Pinker book in hopes that a beautiful woman will ask him about it, has (as you would expect) a fuzzy and useless analysis of our gun problem. But it hints at a path forward for this lost soul.
Two Vanderbilt players were shot Monday night while attempting to help a teammate retrieve his cell phone, which had been stolen hours earlier. Both players are expected to recover from their injuries; the phone, as of now, remains stolen.
The man who used a military-style rifle to shoot and injure a sitting member of Congress, two police officers, a congressional aide, and a lobbyist on Wednesday morning was named James T. Hodgkinson.
According to St. Louis police, a fan taking in a Cardinals game was hit by a bullet fired from outside the stadium during last night’s game against the Brewers. The fan was seated in Section 141 of the Cardinals’ stadium, which is located behind the home dugout. She complained about a sharp pain in her elbow and spoke…
Despite the best efforts of the NRA, gun owners in Arkansas will not be allowed to bring their concealed handguns to Razorbacks football games this year. The Arkansas House of Representatives passed SB 724 this afternoon with a 71-20 vote. The vote came a week after Governor Asa Hutchinson signed HB 1249 into law,…
Here are a few items that fans are banned from bringing into the Seattle Seahawks’ stadium: air horns, laptops, “specialty coffees,” personal footballs. And here’s one banned item that three Washington state representatives would like to allow: guns.
Ohio State University is warning its students that an active shooter has been reported on campus. The campus emergency system sent out a warning to students to “run, hide, fight,” the instructed protocol for an active shooting.
Alabama starting outside linebacker Tim Williams was arrested early Thursday morning for possessing a firearm without a permit. Were it not for the existence of Williams’s totally real and not-at-all imaginary friend, Brandon Chicken, he might have been hit with a drug charge, too.
On the first day of fall classes on August 24 at the University of Texas, Austin, students were scrambling to catch florid plastic dildos flying over their heads, eager to display them on the outside of their backpacks. Outrageous? Embarrassing? Absurd? That’s the point. More than a thousand protesters— students and…
If you’re not following your roommate on Twitter, stop everything you’re doing and start following them right now. It could save your life.
Reportedly mistaking a pair of teenage Pokémon Go players parked outside his house early Saturday morning for criminals, a Palm Coast, Florida man opened fire on their vehicle. The teens escaped unscathed. The car, not so much.
Akron football player Scott Boyett shot his teammate Andrew Pratt on accident early this morning after mistaking him for a burglar, per a report from the Akron Beacon Journal. Apparently Pratt and Boyett are neighbors, and Pratt entered Boyett’s apartment without notice, so his friend shot him, mistaking him for a…
UFC champion Conor McGregor recently posted a picture of someone (him?) looking very cool and tough with (what appears to be) a gun:
Shaun Smith, a defensive lineman who last played for the Chiefs, rattled off a couple of thoughts today about Kansas City’s upcoming playoff game against the Texans. When he faced some pushback, Smith tweeted a photo of a gun.