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  1. PolitiFact's Assault Rifle Fact-Check Is Short on Actual FactsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 |

    Here's news that ought to excite gun collectors: did you know that citizens aren't banned from owning assault rifles? It must be true, because PolitiFact says so. PolitiFact fact-checked an assertion from Republican Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson that "assault rifles already are banned," and found it Mostly False .


  2. It Took No Time at All For Hillary Clinton to Fundraise Off of Chris...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 |

    Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut was universally cheered by liberals yesterday after completing a marathon session of filibustering on the floor . After 14 hours and 50 minutes, Senator Murphy finally uttered the words, "With deep gratitude to all of those who have endured this very, very late night, I yield the floor."


  3. O'Reilly: Guns Are an 'Ancillary Issue' in Mass ShootingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 |

    On The O'Reilly Factor Thursday night host Bill O'Reilly and guest Eric Bolling argued that the most salient issue facing America following the Orlando massacre was not easy access to guns or the mental health of disturbed young men - it was radical Islamic terrorism. The fact that the murderer had been able to legally purchase guns despite having been under FBI investigation twice was an "ancillary issue.


  4. Alex Jones Already Calling Orlando a 'False Flag'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 |

    InfoWars host Alex Jones is already blaming a federal government conspiracy and "false flag" operation for the largest mass shooting in U.S. history. "The attacks in Orlando were a false flag terror attack ," Jones said in a video released Sunday.


  5. Social Security Proposes Plan to Keep Guns Out of the Hands of the Mentally IllRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 |

    The move would bring together data gathered by the Social Security Administration about the mental soundness of beneficiaries with the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System . SSA would report information on mentally impaired beneficiaries to the Justice Department four times a year to include in the NICS.


  6. NYPD Commissioner: Bigger Threat to Americans Comes From 'Our Own Citizens'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2016 |

    Speaking to CNN's Don Lemon Monday night, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton explained that the biggest threat to Americans came from the country's own citizens, rather than radical Muslim extremists, as Republican presidential candidates have asserted. Lemon aired Donald Trump 's comments that America was unsafe because of a rapid influx of Muslims into the country.


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