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Quibbling Over The Definition Of 'Assault Weapon' Misses The Point

Mike Weisser | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

In the aftermath of the terrible events in Dallas, the argument has once again erupted over the definition of an "assault rifle."

The Speed of Death

Charlie Allenson | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Charlie Allenson

According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation there are 5-10 million of these massacre machines out there in the US. With all of this potentially large scale lethality floating around, the muzzle velocity of the MCX and other similar assault-type rifles is particularly important

Stricter Gun Controls Are Now Inevitable

Harlan Green | Posted 06.25.2016 | HuffPost Home
Harlan Green

You know the tide has turned against gun violence when even the American Medical Association calls it a public health menace at the finish of its annu...

The House Sit-In: Will 90 Percent Of Us Be Heard?!

Susie Sampson | Posted 06.24.2016 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Gun control. The House sit-in. The Senate filibuster. The NRA, GOP, mass shootings. What's it all about? I wanted to find out some more information about the AR-15 since it seems to be the weapon of mass shooters.

You Cannot Regulate Guns Unless You Know How To Use One

Yishan Wong | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Yishan Wong

The more passionate you are about regulating guns, the more you personally need to be familiar with guns, how to use them, how they work, and how they are bought and sold.

Owner Of Company That Makes AR-15s To Attend Donald Trump Fundraiser

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business

NEW YORK -- The founder and CEO of a private equity company that owns a leading maker of AR-15s will attend a fundraiser for Donald Trump in New York ...

Terrorist Shoots, NRA Scores

Marty Rudoy | Posted 06.20.2016 | Comedy
Marty Rudoy

CLEVELAND: Goodyear Satire Co-- In sports news, the NRA Finals ended in victory as the Senate blocked four gun control measures supported by a 70% mi...

Thousands Of Americans Are Gunned Down Each Year, But Few Die By Assault-Style Rifle

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.18.2016 | Politics

In the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, the political debate has quickly turned to the weapon a gunman used to massacre 49 pe...

Inaction Cannot Be An Option

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Since 1963 more than 176,000 children have died from gun violence in America — over three times more than all the soldiers killed in action in the Vietnam War and every external conflict since. Our children have a right to grow up in a caring and decent society that protects their right to live and learn in safety.

I Will Not Pray For Orlando

Jonathan Williams | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion
Jonathan Williams

I will not pray for Orlando because the truth is that God has already answered our prayers. We're just not paying attention.

He Walked Into a Gun Shop and Bought Some Guns

Mike Weisser | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

It doesn't matter whether this shooter was a 'domestic terrorist,' or a 'radical Islamic terrorist,' or a homophobic maniac or whatever else he was or claimed to be.

It Took Us Just 38 Minutes To Buy An AR-15 In Orlando

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It took us 38 minutes to walk out of a gun shop with a death machine. Just two days after Omar Mateen used a semi-automatic rifle to ...

Here's What You Need To Know About The Weapons Of War Used In Mass Shootings

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics

As investigators continue to sift through the carnage at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, familiar details are emerging about the man responsible ...

GOP Lawmaker To Give Away Two AR-15 Rifles As Door Prize At Fundraiser

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.18.2016 | Politics

One day after the worst mass shooting in American history, Tennessee State Rep. Andy Holt (R) said he plans to give away two AR-15 rifles -- the same ...

Access to Assault-Style Weapons Is an Assault on America

Brad Emery | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Brad Emery

Even to the casual observer, the semi-automatic 5.56mm AR-15 looks like it belongs solely in the hands of a soldier or police specialist rather than in closets or under beds of inner-city apartments or family homes in the outer-burbs.

Orlando

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock

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Houston Shooter Fired 212 Rounds, Outgunned Police With AR-15

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics

The Army veteran suspected of going on a shooting rampage Sunday in west Houston was able to fire off 212 shots before a SWAT sniper killed him, autho...

Colorado School District Takes 'Proactive Approach' To Security, Buys 10 Assault Weapons

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

DENVER -- Colorado's Douglas County School District has purchased 10 semiautomatic rifles that it says school security officers can use in the event o...

Shock Poll in Florida: New #1 as Trump, Cruz, Rubio falter

Marty Rudoy | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Marty Rudoy

Move over Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. There's a new Republican candidate for President and the political race is in turmoil again.

Court Decision Uses Gun Industry's Own Fiction to Uphold Assault Rifle Regulations

Mike Weisser | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The 2nd Amendment doesn't give the gun industry the right to invent a tall tale to justify how it tries to sell guns.

Police Say GOP Rep Criticized For Posing With Assault Rifle Broke No Laws

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

A Republican congressman who was criticized last week after posting a photo showing that he owns an AR-15 in Washington, D.C., is allowed to have the ...

The Battle Over the Armor-Piercing AR-15 Bullet Is a Problem of the Gun Industry's Own Making

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

The gun industry knew this new breed of assault pistol could trigger restrictions on specific types of ammunition that are considered armor-piercing when used in a handgun, but it moved ahead anyway, driven by the need to create new, militarized market categories in the face of declining household gun ownership. Now they are attempting to rewrite history.

Why 'Armor-Piercing' Bullets Are Flying Off the Shelves

Mike Weisser | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

You know that something's up in the gun business when Rush Limbaugh starts talking about gun control. And what he was talking about this past week was the decision by the ATF to create a new standard for exempting certain kinds of so-called 'armor-piercing' bullets from the ban that Congress placed on such ammo in 1986.

Executive Order M855

Dennis Santiago | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Dennis Santiago

The BATFE has introduced a proposed executive branch rule regarding ammunition that will likely pivot the election cycle back towards the same driving forces that caused so many blue states to turn red in the November 2014 midterm.

David Lohr

Sheriff Swaps Capone-Era Tommy Guns For AR-15s

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

Faced with the expense of rearming his deputies with new weapons, a North Carolina sheriff managed to turn two dusty old vault finds into dozens of br...