Tag: guns

How Tim Kaine’s Record on Guns Helps With Women Voters

Philip Elliott, TIME – July 23, 2016

When Hillary Clinton introduced her running mate to the nation, it was remarkable what topic got the crowd most excited: gun rights. Just the mention of the National Rifle Association on Saturday prompted the room in Miami into a roar. At Brooklyn headquarters, aides smiled.

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Ted Cruz’s Claim that Sexual Assaults Rate ‘Went up Significantly’ After Australian Gun Control Laws

Michelle Ye Hee Lee, The Washington Post – January 25, 2016

We’ve heard politicians make all sorts of conclusions about the 1996 gun buyback program in Australia: that it worked, that it didn’t work, that it brought crime rates down, that it made no difference on crime rates. Criminologists are still debating the impact of the buyback program and the overall 1996-97 gun law reform in Australia. But that hasn’t stopped American politicians from either heralding the legislative changes as models for America to curb violence, or dismissing it as ineffective.

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Trump Spokeswoman Wears Bullet Necklace on Air, Says ‘Fetus Necklace’ Could be Next

Emily Cahn, Mashable – December 30, 2015

Donald Trump’s National Spokeswoman Katrina Pierson wore a necklace made of bullets during an appearance on CNN Tuesday, drawing criticism on Twitter for the controversial sartorial choice.  In response to the outcry over her jewelry selection, Pierson said she could wear something even more controversial on her next television hit: a necklace made of fetuses.

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