Do they plan to kill the Charleston shooter twice?
New charges against the Charleston shooter highlight the unconstitutional absurdity of the federal hate crime statute.
Under current law, the Louisiana theater shooter was properly cleared.
He's never getting out state prison, assuming he doesn't get executed.
A federal prosecution would condemn his racism as well as his violence-one reason it's a bad idea.
People demand "gun control" while grieving over the racist massacre in Charleston, but gun rights have proven pivotal to black Americans' safety and freedom.
The dragnet would ensnare many harmless people without having a significant impact on gun violence.
Libertarian Republicans and the Confederate flag
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Stores like Walmart and Sears drop the merchandise.
Is there now the political will to ignore its defenders?
Probably not: "I don't think it's an answer," says the former Bush adviser.
Meanwhile, Martin O'Malley tries to reposition himself.
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Why "common-sense gun safety reforms" would not have "prevented what happened in Charleston."
Catching the candidate off guard
Particularly a speech by a political adversary, conveniently enough
The absence of yet another law that somebody could have ignored just means that you have one legal violation instead of two.
From Birmingham 1963 to Charleston 2015
Comments cater to religious conservatives without supporting a federal role in solutions.
Why the Charleston church massacre isn't likely to lead to stricter gun laws
Evidence mounts for hate crime designation