Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Today on the Signorile Show!

3:35pm ET - In April the organization called “Everytown for Gun Safety” released a report titled “Not Your Grandparents NRR” which documents how the NRA has put Americans at risk by making it easier for felons to get guns, fighting local gun laws, backing an Indiana measure that would have expanded Stand Your Ground to include using lethal force against uniformed police officers, and trying to keep military commanders from asking soldiers at risk of suicide about their personal firearms. Then last Tuesday, Mother Jones published an exclusive investigation uncovering a pattern of "vicious and often sexually degrading attacks" by gun extremists targeting women that have included bullying and physical aggression. Senior editor Mark Follman joins us to discuss this report and tell us how one pro-gun organization, Open Carry Texas, aggressively targets women and explains how these "provocative tactics in the name of the 2nd Amendment are by no means confined to Texas.

4:35pm ET - In 2011, Jose Antonio Vargas decided to “come out” as undocumented, announcing in a piece for the New York Times that he, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who worked at the Washington Post, was one of the more than 11 million people in the United States who have families and jobs here, but risk deportation every.  In his new film, “Documented,” he explains that his decision to come out as undocumented in a country that deports more than 1,000 people a day was the culmination of years of “feeling like a coward.” He had kept his legal status a secret, not wanting himself or his family to get in trouble, but it became harder to keep with each deportation to sit back and do nothing.   He joins us to discuss American immigration policy and the film.

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