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Human Rights Groups Answer NRA Fear-Mongering

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amnesty International and other human rights groups on Thursday pushed back against the National Rifle Association's ongoing campaign to...

U.S. Guns Cause Harm At Home And Abroad

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 10.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

The failure of the United States to enact meaningful gun regulation is not only affecting the United States; it is also fueling violence in Mexico.

PHOTOS: Guns Used As Art Work In Mexican Art Exhibit

Posted 04.09.2012 | Latino Voices

A new art show exhibiting guns as art may be arriving soon in the U.S. "Adiós a las armas. Contrabando en las fronteras" ("A Farewell To Arms. C...

Mexico's Drug War: Cartels Profit From U.S. Guns And Money-Laundering Help

Posted 12.08.2011 | Latino Voices

Latin American leaders have long maintained that the United States' voracious appetite for illicit drugs weakens their efforts to stem the narcotics t...

Tracking Bout

Kathi Lynn Austin | Posted 12.18.2011 | World
Kathi Lynn Austin

If you haven't heard Viktor Bout's name before, you are certain to know of the wars he has fueled with his lethal supplies -- in countries such as Rwanda, Congo, Liberia, Colombia, and Afghanistan.

John Rudolf

Trial of Russian 'Merchant of Death' Begins in New York | John Rudolf | Posted 12.12.2011 | Crime

NEW YORK -- Surface-to-air missiles. Armor-piercing rockets. Sniper rifles. Plastic explosives by the ton. Viktor Bout, a former Soviet military of...

Why Does the US Sell Teargas to Mubarak?

Paul Tullis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul Tullis

With one hand the US wags its finger at Mubarak for repressing the will of the people, while with it other it hands him the tools with which to do so.

Arms and Secrecy: What You Don't Know About the WikiLeaks Fallout

G.W. Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
G.W. Schulz

It's impossible for critics to claim WikiLeaks has made no difference at all, as leaked cables show that thousands more civilians were killed in Iraq than previously reported with details available for some of the more brutal cases.

Viktor Bout's case: no time to celebrate

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Legal vacuum of 20 years shows need for robust global arms trade agreement - Bout was able to operate freely for lack of any international binding rul...

Semion Mogilevich: Powerful Mobster Was Added To FBI's Most Wanted List

CNN | Jeanne Meserve | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEWTOWN, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- Semion Mogilevich may be the most powerful man you've never heard of. Mogilevich's alleged brutality, financial savvy ...