Tag Archives: Gun Control

Enumerati

NRA Sees Decline in Contributions, Membership Dues

$98 million

“The National Rifle Association of America reported $98 million in contributions in 2017, down from nearly $125 million in 2016,” according to new tax records obtained by the Daily Beast. “Nearly a fifth of its contributions last year came from a single anonymous donor, who chipped in nearly $19 million to the group. … More noteworthy than its drop in contributions, though, was its decline in membership dues. The NRA took in more than $128 million in dues last year—a significant sum, but down considerably from the $163 million it took in the year prior.”

Enumerati

Support for Stricter Gun-Control Laws Is Falling

61%

A new Gallup poll finds that 61% of Americans favor stricter laws on the sale of firearms, down modestly from March, when 67% said this shortly after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting on February 14.

Poetic Justice

Makin’ Some Copies …

That 3D printing sure looks like fun.
In fact, I think I’m going to get me one.
I could print up some car parts
Or even little works of art,
And the Trump administration says I can even print me a gun.

Verbatim

Out of Personal Tragedy, Political Activism

“I never expected this to happen, but I know that in light of all my experiences, to not to do anything is a tragedy in itself.”

— Lucy McBath (D), whose teenage son, Jordan, was shot and killed in 2012 by a stranger at a gas station, upon winning the Democratic nomination for Georgia’s 6th congressional district, ABC News reports.

Verbatim

Sarah Palin Has Never Experienced Workplace Harassment Because …

“People know that I’m probably packing, so I don’t think there’s a whole lot of people who would necessarily mess with me.”

— Sarah Palin, when asked by NBC News if she had ever experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.

News & Comment

Mike Luckovich: Groupies

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News & Comment

These FOX News Christians Agree: If They’re Going to be Killed in a Mass Shooting, They’d Like to be Shot in Church

OK, but watch Brian Kilmeades’s eyes at the 13-second mark, when Ainsley Earhardt begins holding forth about all the upsides of being killed in a mass shooting at church.

Enumerati

Support for Gun Control Hits Highest Level Ever

60%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds American voters support stricter gun laws by 60% to 36%, the highest level of support ever. American voters support by 94% to 5% requiring background checks for all gun purchases. Voters in gun households support universal background checks 93% to 6%.

Enumerati

Most Voters Want Tougher Gun Laws

64% to 29%

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll shows that a majority of voters support stricter gun control laws in the wake of last week’s mass murder of 58 concertgoers in Las Vegas, 64% to 29%.

Verbatim

Why Americans Want Guns

“There is a sense that society is collapsing — the culture is collapsing. We’re collapsing in crime. The world is collapsing. Crazy people with bad haircuts have nukes. Everything is going bad — terrorism, etc. They want to be fully armed on their hill, at home… They’re Americans, and they want to go down fighting.”

— Peggy Noonan on “Morning Joe”