Masked man opens fire in German movie theater, is shot dead by police

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A mass shooting took place in Viernheim, Germany, near Frankfurt today. A gunman wearing a mask opened fire in a movie theater complex in the small western German town, German media reported.

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Gun control is a great idea, terrorist watchlists are bullshit

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A letter from the ACLU to lawmakers asked them to vote down the Democrats' proposed limits on firearm sales, but not for the same reasons that the NRA objected to the legislation. Read the rest

Samantha Bee puts the NRA before a firing squad

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The NRA -- tone-deaf, intransigent, monied -- are seemingly unstoppable, but if anyone can shoot 'em down, it's Samantha Bee, whose tight, funny, rage-filled 5:30 on America's gun lobby is practically armor-piercing. (via Rolling Stone) Read the rest

NRA released video praising AR-15s just 3 days after Orlando mass shooting

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On June 15, exactly 3 days after Omar Mateen shot 49 people dead and wounded 53 more in Orlando, the National Rifle Association released this video on YouTube urging Americans to buy more AR-15 assault rifles.

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Vi Hart on shootings, stalkings, and Internetting While Female

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Like many youtubers, the incomparable, fast-talking, sharpie-doodling mathematician Vi Hart (previously) was stunned by the Orlando shooting of Christina Grimmie, a Youtube singing star who broke out into the mainstream, and who was murdered by a man who attended her public appearance. Read the rest

Thoughts and Prayers: a Congressional mass-shooting simulator

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Politics are hard: every so often, there's a mass-shooting and Congressmen have to comment on it, despite having collectively taken $3,782,803 in campaign contributions. Read the rest

The Orlando shooting, according to the Congressmen who took the most money from the NRA

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The NRA has disbursed $3,782,803 since 1998 in campaign contributions to 42 senators and 252 members of Congress. Read the rest

When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout

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Ladies and gentlemen, the Washington Post's infographic-heavy guide to surviving an active shooter, for all your clip-art needs. Read the rest

Watch live: Senate Democrats filibustering for gun control

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Sen Chris Murphy [D-CT] and colleagues are attempting to push an amendment to a spending bill that would require background checks on gun sales and exclusion of terror suspects from sales. Read the rest

Samantha Bee on Orlando shooting: angry and uncompromising

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This week's Orlando aftermath commentary has ranged from the scorching to the touching to the offensive to the spectacularly stupid. Read the rest

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Awards sonnet for the Orlando shooting victims

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Last night Lin-Manuel Miranda won the Tony for Best Original Score for the astounding Hamilton, and his acceptance speech beautifully honored the dead in the Orlando gay nightclub shooting. Read the rest

Police arrest man with guns headed to L.A. Pride

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On Sunday, June 12, Santa Monica Police arrested James Wesley Howell, 20, of Indiana. His car was found with long rifles, magazine clips, boxes of bullets, a rifle scope, and "chemicals capable of forming an improvised explosive device."

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Hours after worst mass shooting in US history, Trump "appreciates the congrats for being right"

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Whatever you are doing, feeling or thinking today, stop: he wants toughness and vigilance.

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School shooting: Two dead in UCLA campus murder-suicide

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A college campus shooting at UCLA left two men dead Wednesday morning. The murder-suicide sent thousands of students running for their lives, barricading themselves in classrooms.

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Watch a bullet destroy light bulbs in super-slow motion

This satisfying new video from the Crazy Russian Hacker reminds me of Harold E. Edgerton's iconic "Bullet through Apple" photo from 1964, seen below.

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Guns replaced with selfie sticks

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A tumblr that does exactly what the title suggests: Guns replaced with Selfie Sticks. Read the rest

NRA endorses Trump

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The NRA's chief spokesmurderer told Republicans, "Now is the time to unite. If your preferred candidate dropped out of the race, it's time to get over it." Read the rest

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