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The Ad for the Gun a 5-Year-Old Used to Shoot His 2-Year-Old Sister (Video)

Justin Peters Slate
There is a long tradition in this country of children—primarily in rural areas—learning to shoot at a young age. But there is a point where all reasonable people need to admit that a kid is too young to own and/or shoot a real rifle that shoots real bullets. Four years old—the age the Kentucky boy who shot his 2-year-old sister apparently was when he received a Crickett rifle as a gift—is way, way too young.

Sheryl Crow Criticizes Country Stars for Not 'Taking a Stand' on Gun Control

Lois Beckett The Guardian
Sheryl Crow, who is releasing a song dedicated to Newtown victims, says country musicians are afraid of speaking about gun laws and losing their audience. Money and fear have kept country music artists from speaking out about gun laws, the nine-time Grammy Award-winner said, even after thousands of country fans were targeted in October in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

Tidbits - November 30, 2017 - Portside's Annual Fund Appeal; Reader Comments: Urgent message from Linda Sarsour; Trump Tax Scam; Sexual Abuse; Country Musicians Speak Out; Book sale; and more....

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Portside's Annual Fund Appeal; Reader Comments: Drawing the Line on Trump Racism and Islamophobia - Urgent message from Linda Sarsour; GOP Tax Bill; Sexual Abuse; Russiagate; Bill Clinton - Arkansas roots; Remembering the Greensboro Massacre; Tim McGraw And Faith Hill Outrage Millions Of Americans After Latest Comments; 50% OFF All Haymarket Books; Announcements and more ....

Friday Nite Videos | October 6, 2017

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John Oliver | The NRA. Cable Street: Anti-Fascist Story in Song. Betsy DeVos Faces Silent Protest at Harvard. An Algorithm That Could Help End Partisan Gerrymandering. How Russia Sent a Small Idaho Town Into a Fake News Tailspin.

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John Oliver discusses the way the NRA not only works to prevent gun control, they work to prevent an informed discussion about gun control.

Tidbits - October 5, 2017 - Reader Comments: Las Vegas, NRA - How Much Did Congress Get?; Puerto Rico; Vietnam: more on Burns and Novick film; Fake Olive Oil - Bertolli Responds; and more .....

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Reader Comments: For the Victims in Las Vegas, Puerto Rico and Yemen; Puerto Rico; Vietnam - More than Burns and Novick film; Attack on Organized Labor - What it Means for African Americans; Tom Petty; Socialist Writing; The Russians Are Coming - Are They?; Fake Olive Oil - Bertolli Responds; Dag Hammarskjold; Star Wars; How Much Did Your Congressional Representatives Get from the NRA; Prosecuting ISIS Crimes against Women and LGBTIQ Persons; and more .....
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