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Because Guns (Also Spoons) Don't Kill People, Free Shotguns For All!
Seeking to "take back our city" from crime and gun violence, an Armed Citizen Project affiliate in Tucson, Arizona - where Gabby Giffords was shot - has announced a brilliant plan to give away free shotguns in high-crime neighborhoods, an idea that people with brains and other critics are calling "pure idiocy" and "absolute lunacy." The intiative was organized by a GOP failed mayoral candidate known for giving away guns at every conceivable occasion, who argues that "protecting your family and your property is a personal right," and who believes that linking guns to gun violence is "like saying spoons are responsible for making people fat.” This, on a day that saw horrific new details released on Adam Lanza's Newtown massacre, new numbers on the billions of dollars that gun violence costs taxpayers and the health care system, a random sampling of the day's known gun casualties - 15 this time - and a look back at ongoing evidence that more guns equal more gun violence. Colbert weighs in too.