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Where Things Stand: Republicans Said A Lot Of Very Dumb Stuff About Guns Today
This is your TPM evening briefing.

We’ve been covering Republicans’ various deflection strategies (if you can even call them strategies) on addressing gun reform in the wake of the latest mass shootings in the U.S. for a few weeks. You might even be tired of it by now — we’ve heard it all, blaming everything from “doors” to abortion access to trans-rights for the mass shootings that plague our nation.

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What Would It Take For Guns To One Day Go The Way Of Cigarettes?
Lessons for our current moment from the 40-year-long war on tobacco.
Post-Uvalde Poll: Majority Says U.S. Has More Mass Shootings Because It Has More Guns
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Where Things Stand: From ‘Doors’ To Abortion, GOP Blames Everything But Gun Laws For Mass Shootings
This is your TPM evening briefing.

In the wake of three recent mass shootings in America in the last two weeks, Republicans are once again showing their collective ass, deploying a litany of talking points about random stuff to clog up the national discourse on gun violence with anything and everything but guns.

It’s all very pellucid — a distraction tactic to avoid engaging seriously on the issue of our nation’s unprecedentedly lax gun laws and the need for national — or even state level! — gun control reform. And Republican Rep. Billy Long (MO) just dangerously added a befuddling new culprit to the mix: abortion is to blame for mass shootings.

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How The NRA Evolved From Backing A Ban On Machine Guns To Blocking Almost All Gun Restrictions Today
The NRA’s more than 150-year history spans three distinct eras.
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