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2nd Amendment

Donald Trump: Your Sons Love for Hunting African Animals Has Nothing to Do With the Second Amendment

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Tanya Young Williams

His apparent lack of understanding of the Second Amendment is just another indicator that Donald Trump Sr. may be more "show" and fluff than he is substance and knowledge.

Sorry Ben Carson, the Best Gun Safety Strategy Is Not Owning a Gun, Period

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Carson's fantasy scenario is the one that reflects the way many Americans approach the issue of guns. The fantasists have come to believe that if they had a gun, they'd be able to ensure their own safety and the safety of those around them.

Why Does a Minority Always Win in the Shoot Out Over Gun Control?

David Ropeik | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
David Ropeik

Until the majority of Americans who want reasonable gun safety laws feel that level of passion, the shootings will continue, the bodies will pile up, the professed public sadness/shock/frustration will come and go... and not much will change.

Mental Health, Gun Violence and Blame

Stampp Corbin | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics
Stampp Corbin

Unfortunately, all of the stands taken by each these interest groups seems intractable. That means we will be talking about another mass shooting in about 150 days. Then the conversation about what needs to be done will begin again. And nothing will change.

Gun Lovers Love Good Guys With Guns -- Until They Realize Good Guys With Guns Can't Stop Gun Violence

Brian Joyce | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
Brian Joyce

Our latest mass shooting in Oregon - which did NOT occur in a gun-free zone - is just the latest reminder that good guys with guns, as good as their intentions might be, are oftentimes no match for bad guys with guns.

Real Men Don't Need the NRA

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics
Steve Nelson

If we develop young boys into testosterone-fueled, entitled "winners" who succeed by suppressing real feelings and behaving aggressively, we shouldn't be surprised when they act as they have been conditioned to act.

Scalia's Dissent: A Direct Attack on American Democracy Itself

David Ropeik | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
David Ropeik

Scalia's message is frightening anti-government rhetoric so harsh and polarizing that it is potentially far more damaging to America than anything in the gay marriage ruling he laments.

An Open Letter to the NRA and Its Trolls

Steve Nelson | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Steve Nelson

Yes, I know that Dylann Roof's gun purchase was legal. Perhaps no regulation would have prevented him from attaining a weapon. But is it possible that this disturbed young man felt entitled to take things into his own hands because of our gun culture?

Common-Sense Gun Laws: Because There Are No Drive-By Knifings

Nick Desai | Posted 03.04.2015 | Crime
Nick Desai

Too often, articles end by ridiculing the gun owners. However, it's far more productive to suggest ways that enable law-abiding gun owners to co-exist in a society not riddled with gun violence.

Guns and Cigarettes: How We Measure Liberty

Richard Brodsky | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Both guns and tobacco are intrinsically dangerous. Either might have redeeming value to be sure (defense and social pleasure, respectively), but an imaginary world in which there were no guns and no tobacco would be, well, safer. And neither should be the focus of the debate on American liberty.

The Not So Feng Shui of Guns in California

Dennis Santiago | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Dennis Santiago

Per Prop 47, as long as the possessor is not a convicted felon, adjudicated mentally ill or otherwise statutorily ineligible, misdemeanor. Write a ticket and mail the person a notice to appear. It's like catch and release fishing with a barbless hook.

Should Kids Be Taught About Guns in School?

Keosha Varela | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Keosha Varela

Metcalf made headlines late last year when his long-time career at Guns & Ammo came to an end after a piece he wrote about the line between firearm regulation and the 2nd Amendment.

What The Left Doesn't Understand About The Gun Ownership Debate

Mike Weisser | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

I figured the book to be just another one of those "it's time to defang the NRA" deals, with the usual elixir of anti-gun proposals like more background checks, another assault weapons ban and, for good measure, let's get rid of all the damn things anyway. I was wrong.

Blankets, Guns and Plumbers

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The most quoted line from Samuel Wurzelbacher's letter was "your dead kids don't trump my constitutional rights." The chutzpah required to write something like that to a total stranger who has just lost a child and does not care about your opinion notwithstanding, the worst thing about that line is that it is essentially the official position of the US government.

'Guns' by Negativland: In the Era of Open Carry Protests

Melissa Webster | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Melissa Webster

I'm tired of wasting time on more pointless debate that goes in circles and gets us nowhere, while the bodies of dead kids continue to pile up and people in Texas walk around with loaded guns in their hands like they're Wyatt Earp.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Iowa GOP Candidate Cites Gabby Giffords Shooting As Reason He Carries Gun To Statehouse | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican candidate for Congress said he sometimes carries a gun to the Iowa Statehouse because of the 2011 attack on former Rep. Gab...

The NRA Is Going To Have a Hard Time Reaching Out To Millennials

Mike Weisser | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Can an organization whose rank-and-file membership is overwhelmingly white, male, rural, blue-collar and committed to "family values," reorient itself to capture the hearts and minds of a population that is increasingly non-white, college educated, urban-suburban and pro-gay rights?

Is It Time to Update the Second Amendment?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

When even the massacre of children doesn't move us, it is time to ask why we have become so ineffectual and unable to do the right thing. A big part of the answer lies in our blind adherence to the Constitution, and more specifically, the Second Amendment.

State Senator: It's 'A Good Thing' That Aurora Shooter Had 100-Round Magazine

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

Colorado Republican Sen. Bernie Herpin (Colo. Springs) is facing backlash for saying that it was "maybe a good thing" that accused gunman James Holmes...

Repeal Effort Of State's Strict Gun Control Laws Fails

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

Colorado's controversial ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines larger than 15 rounds will remain law after a House Democrats killed an effort to r...

'Pop Tart' Bill Strikes At Zero-Tolerance Gun Policies In Schools

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

A proposed law in Florida would make it illegal for public schools to discipline students who support the Second Amendment, play with certain kinds of...

2nd Amendment: Shooting for Freedom

Lydia Hughes | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
Lydia Hughes

Despite the growing possession of arms, the gun debate is also something that continues to grow. Producers James Dann and Richard Morel explore the debate in 2nd Amendment.

Matt Ferner

Background Checks Surged To All-Time High In This State | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Almost 400,000 people tried to buy firearms last year in Colorado, where historic new gun laws went into effect in July, The Denver Post first reporte...

WATCH: 2nd Amendment Defender's Dramatic Confrontation With Police

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Video published on Friday shows a dramatic confrontation between an open-carry advocate and Michigan police. The incident later led to a federal lawsu...

Number Of Guns Confiscated At Airports Soared In 2013

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

From Jan. 1st to Dec. 26th in 2013, the TSA saw a 20 percent increase from the previous year in the amount of guns it confiscated in the U.S. from pas...