Category Archives: Guns

Senseless Death

Forgive me a personal moment here, but I know more than I wish I did about senseless death. Watching the smartest, loveliest, kindest woman I have ever known slowly die over the course of more than a decade, despite an initial 99% likelihood of survival, the best treatment good health insurance could buy, a will of iron and more physical… Read more »

Pelosi Joins The Chorus Ripping Anti-Van Hollen Ad

Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi today added her voice to the many Democratic leaders trashing the Working for Us ad that yesterday drew the ire of the White House. Maybe Steve Rosenthal should take the hint? Maybe Donna Edwards should, too. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blasted a Democratic super PAC that ran a gun control-themed attack ad in one… Read more »

Keith Ellison: DISCLOSE Act Vote About Sunshine, Not Gun Control

Via John Fritze on Twitter, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and member of the Congressional Black Caucus, on the dispute between Donna Edwards and reality regarding the 2010 DISCLOSE act vote. Clearly, Ellison is just another sellout, like Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, Chris Van Hollen . . .   

Edwards Ad II

Lest anyone think that the Working for Us ad that so incensed the White House yesterday was something that the Edwards campaign didn’t condone, today the campaign released a new ad – with the candidate speaking directly into the camera – on the same subject with a different lie. She states that in response to Van Hollen’s efforts to get… Read more »

Obama Wades Into Maryland Senate Primary

Wow. We haven’t had the chance to even SEE the Working for Us ad attacking Chris Van Hollen on gun control yet, but it’s brought a ferocious response from the White House – and not the one Donna Edwards would want. Politico dedicates an entire early morning email today to highlighting what it called Obama’s “unprecedented and forceful” move. The White… Read more »

Emily’s List: 2 Mail Pieces For Matthews

Emily’s List has sent two direct mail pieces for Kathleen Matthews this week, both focusing on gun control and in one ad, the GOP efforts to shut down Planned Parenthood. Here’s the first piece:         And the second, very closely related mail piece:         

Matthews Up On The Radio

For anyone with doubts about the intensity of the artillery barrage about to rain down on the unsuspecting residents of the Eighth Congressional District, just stop for a minute and listen. You hear it? That distant thunder of the guns? That’s the sound of Kathleen Matthews’ first radio ad going up on the air. Kathleen Matthews, the former television news… Read more »

Matthews On Gun Control 

Kathleen Matthews writes in the Huffington Post on her support for President Obama’s gun control executive orders yesterday. This is the issue that now animates my campaign for Congress in Maryland, where I am running for the open seat vacated by Congressman Chris Van Hollen, who is running for the U.S. Senate. My 8-point plan includes a national registry on gun and… Read more »

Van Hollen To Hogan: Close The Gun Loophole

Press release tonight from the busy beavers at the Van Hollen press office: Van Hollen Urges Hogan to Take Action to Close Terrorist Gun Loophole    Washington, DC – Today Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen sent a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan urging him to explore executive action to protect Marylanders from gun violence and close the loophole that… Read more »

San Bernardino 

Ugh. Police were searching for up to three suspects Wednesday in connection with a deadly mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, where up to 14 people were reported killed and as many as 14 more were wounded. “The suspects have fled,” said San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan. “We don’t yet have a motive.” At least one of the suspects… Read more »