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People kill people — but capitalism makes it easy and profitable around the world

The corporate media fakes soul searching for the root cause of mass murder in a nation that floods the world with weapons of every description and markets violence as recreation and entertainment.

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How the Trump era exposed the NRA as a pathetic fraud

There are very, very few silver linings to the Donald Trump presidency. But thanks to the law of unexpected consequences, here is one development that is welcome: The gun industry is being exposed as a massive grift. Never-Trumper Rick Wilson's principle that everything Trump touches dies is in full force when it comes to the gun lobby. The forces of gun-nuttery backed Trump with an unrivaled fierceness during the 2016 election. In return, they are finding that the aura of invincibility that once surrounded the gun lobby is rapidly fading away.

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The NRA is shamelessly pushing silencers like the one the Virginia Beach shooter used

Friday's mass shooting in Virginia Beach, in which 12 victims and the shooter were killed, will likely join the drumbeat of mass murder stories that have become so common they barely register as news anymore. The apparent shooter, a 40-year-old man named DeWayne Craddock, resigned his job early Friday and then showed up at his office, apparently intent on killing as many people as possible before the police, after a protracted gun battle, killed him as well.

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Sorry, world: The NRA is no longer just an American problem — it's an international menace

In recent years, the National Rifle Association which since the 1970s has taken a famously hardline stance for relaxing gun laws in America, with deadly consequences — has no longer been content to litigate the gun control debate at home. Increasingly, the organization has turned its focus abroad.

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Right-Wing Activist Behind 3D Printed Gun Case Charged With Sexual Assault of Child

Cody Wilson, the man behind the high-profile legal battle over the online distribution of blueprints for 3D printed guns, has been charged for allegedly sexually assaulting an underage girl.

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'I Went Up to Him as a Dad': Bereaved Parkland Father Reveals What He Wanted to Tell Brett Kavanaugh

During the first day of rushed, farcical confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh was approached by Fred Guttenberg, the father of a girl who was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in February. When Kavanaugh saw him, he turned away from the father without shaking his hand and reportedly even told security to eject him from his hearing.

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Watch Kavanaugh Refuse to Shake the Hand of a Parkland Victim's Father

This just happened in the Senate Judiciary Committee, before the hearing on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh recessed for lunch.

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Democratic Senator Files Emergency Bill to Block DeVos Plan to Use Federal Funds to Put Guns in Schools

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut, is filing an emergency bill to block Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' plan to allow federal funds to be used to put guns in classrooms.

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Betsy DeVos Is Planning to Allow Schools to Use Federal Funds to Buy Guns

Betsy DeVos is working on a plan that would, for the first time in history, allow schools to use federal funds to buy guns, according to a report in The New York Times late Wednesday. The Education Secretary was tasked by the President with putting together a commission to protect schools from gun violence after the massacre at Florida's Parkland High School.

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Did the NRA Change Leadership Because of Russian Spy Scandal?

Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina started her move on U.S. politics by forming the pro-gun group “Right to Bear Arms” in Russia. That the group didn’t exist, wouldn’t have been permitted by Russian law, and that even the name shows the whole thing was created for an American (not Russian) audience doesn’t seem to have bothered anyone. Republican political strategists welcomed the Russian operative and took her straight to the NRA, where she was immediately besties. But Butina may not have just used the NRA as her patsy and potential pass-through for Russian funds inbound to the Trump campaign: she may have shaped their new leadership.

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Race of Mass Shooters Influences How the Media Cover Their Crimes: Study

On Jan. 24, 2014, police found Josh Boren, a 34-year-old man and former police officer, dead in his home next to the bodies of his wife and their three children. The shots were fired execution-style on Boren’s kneeling victims, before he turned the gun on himself.

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