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Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
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The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
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DURATION: 1:45-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:AP Television - AP ClientsWest Allis, Wisconsin - Dec. 191. WS of men buying guns at gun shop counter2. MS of semiautomatic rifle on counter3. MS of clerk holding credit card (numbers blurred)4. TS of handguns on counter5. TS of handguns on counter6. SOUNDBITE: Ben Giese / Wisconsin Gun Shop Asst. Manager (Transcript Below)AP Television - AP ClientsYoungsville, NC - Dec. 197. SOUNDBITE: Aaron Byrd / NC Gun Shop Co-Owner (Transcript Below)8. AP Graphic - Gun Sales Spike7. MS of guns in West Allis, Wisconsin gun shop8.SOUNDBITE: Cary Andrae / Wisconsin Gun Owner (Transcript Below) 9. Graphic - Armored Backpacks 10. WS of gun shop co-owner and customer in NC gunshopVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:IN THE WAKE OF FRIDAY'S MASSACRE IN NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT, BUSINESS IS BOOMING AT GUN SHOPS ACROSS THE U.S.DEALERS SAY FIREARMS ENTHUSIASTS ARE PULLING OUT THEIR CREDIT CARDS AND BUY ALL SORTS OF WEAPONS -- PARTLY DUE TO FEAR ABOUT TIGHTER CONTROLS ON FIREARMS IN THE NEAR FUTURE.SOUNDBITE: Ben Giese/Assistant Mgr., The Shooter's Shop"It started about Saturday, just with what happened, the fear they would start tightening gun laws and a lot of things currently available would no longer be available to the public and that's just been the consensus for everybody."SOUNDBITE: Aaron Byrd / NC Gun Shop Co-ownerA lot of people have been coming in looking to purchase semiautomatic rifles. They're worried that the government's going to ban semiautomatic rifles and high-capacity magazines, so they've been coming in looking for those. And we've sold out of all of them."COLORADO SET A SINGLE DAY RECORD FOR GUN BACKGROUND CHECKS THE DAY AFTER FRIDAY'S MASSACRE.NEVADA SAW MORE REQUESTS FOR BACKGROUND CHECKS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE SHOOTING THAN ANY OTHER WEEKEND THIS YEAR.AND SOME ONLINE RETAILERS ARE REMOVING ASSAULT RIFLES FROM THEIR WEBSITES PARTLY DUE TO HEIGHTENED DEMAND AND DROPPING SUPPLIES.ONE GUNOWNER SAYS IF CHANGES IN FIREARMS REGULATIONS ARE COMING, WASHINGTON SHOULD THINK EVERYTHING THROUGH FIRST.SOUNDBITE: Cary Andrae/ Wisconsin Gunowner "let's move slowly on this...let's be educated...not go off on one another....against the NRA."SEVERAL COMPANIES THAT MAKE ARMORED BACKPACKS TO PROTECT KIDS CAUGHT IN SHOOTINGS ARE ALSO REPORTING A SPIKE IN SALES.THE BACKPACK CONTAINS BODY ARMOR THAT FITS INSIDE AS AN INSERT. THEY BACKPACKS SELL FOR ABOUT 150 TO 300 DOLLARS DEPENDING ON THE COMPANY.SIGOUT - Name/Associated Press