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Assault Rifles

A Tiered System of Justice, the Veil, & "Double Consciousness"

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.17.2015 | Black Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Maybe one day, we white people may escape from our self-imposed hermetically sealed worlds that cut us off from the realities of our neighbors of color, a day when we become fluent in the multiple languages of "race."

Brazil's Gun Violence Problem Is 'Made in Brazil'

Robert Muggah | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Robert Muggah

According to military and civil police records, 3,989 firearms were collected in the first five months of 2015. Of these, roughly 80 percent were handguns.

Half of Gun Owners Support an Assault Rifle Ban, So Why Are Politicians Still so Afraid of the NRA?

Mike Weisser | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Researchers who focus on policy issues traditionally look for majority opinion as a guide to what may or may not be possibly changed in the public domain. But the fact that slightly less than half of all gun owners support the ban on assault rifles is a finding which needs to be considered on its own terms.

In Gun Control Controversy, Can Americans Handle the Truth?

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.13.2015 | Crime
Mario Almonte

In considering the question of gun control, the real question is not whether we need assault rifles or a better review process of those who want to own them. Rather, it is whether we as human beings should embrace the violence that bred us throughout history.

Hunter Stuart

Americans Are Starting To Buy Guns At Slightly Less Ridiculous Rates

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business

Are Americans losing their appetite for assault weapons? Not quite. But the gun buying frenzy that began after the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012 and ...

4 Arrested After Assault Rifles Stolen: Sheriff

AP | Posted 12.24.2013 | Crime

SHREVEPORT, La. — SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff says four people have been arrested in connection with an investigation into doze...

Georgia District May Start Keeping Assault Rifles

AP | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Under a plan being discussed by a northeast Georgia school district, AR-15-type assault rifles would be stored in safes insid...

There Is A Ban On Automatic Weapons, So How Is This Belt-Fed Machine Gun Completely Legal?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

A CNN report this week is bringing renewed attention to a firearms manufacturer that is effectively giving gun enthusiasts legal access to automatic w...

WATCH: Journalists Buy AK-47 In Taco Bell Parking Lot

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.10.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Peabody Award winning journalists Mariana Van Zeller and Darren Foster joined HuffPost Live host Jacob Soboroff in studio Tuesday to discuss their new...

Man Showing Off Assault Rifle Accidentally Kills Teen: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.01.2013 | Crime

A 23-year-old Louisiana man accidentally fired an assault rifle while showing it off to a group of friends, killing a 16-year-old, police said. Chr...

Assault Rifle Made Of Bones Can Be YOURS

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.29.2013 | Weird News

It's only $3,500 bones for this assault rifle. New Zealand artist Mahalski made a life-size AK-47 completely out of animal bones, and it's up for a...

Cop Leaves Loaded Assault Rifle In Car With Window Down

Posted 02.13.2013 | Miami

While advocates fight to take assault rifles off the street, one City of Orlando police officer left his loaded and sitting in a patrol car parked wit...

Jim Carrey's 'Assault Rifle' Tweet Angers Right

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 02.06.2013 | Comedy

Jim Carrey is taking a seat alongside Bob Costas, Stephen King and others who have lately invited the wrath of the gun lobby. The comedic actor twe...

Jason Linkins

Ladies, The National Review Has Got The Perfect Gun For All Your Needs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

I think that if the Atlantic gets to run what amounts to advertorial content about the Church of Scientology, it's only natural that the National Revi...

The Supreme Court Ruling on Guns; There Is Something for Both Sides in the Culture War Over Gun Control

David Ropeik | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
David Ropeik

Gun control advocates criticize the ruling, yet selectively fail to acknowledge or try to take political advantage of the ways it gives them the legal ammunition to accomplish much of what they want.

Newtown-Based Gun Industry Trade Association Begins Celebration of Guns This Week in Vegas

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

While America continues to grieve over the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School and begins looking for answers, for Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation, the gun industry's multi-million dollar trade association, it's back to business as usual.

Safety Off...

David Trumble | Posted 03.15.2013 | Crime
David Trumble

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The Measure of a Massacre: Guns and Numerical Nonsense

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

In the current, intensifying debate about gun control, all valid arguments should be heard. A numbers-based argument is not among them. What matters here is what is being assaulted -- and that was never just a number.

States Have Subsidized Makers Of Assault Rifles To Tune Of $19 Million

Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

©Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting By John Christie, Naomi Schalit, Theresa Sullivan Barger and Nathaniel Herz Taxpayers across the coun...

Seeing Beyond Assault Rifles

J. Travis Smith | Posted 03.04.2013 | College
J. Travis Smith

While the spotlight is on gun policy, we must recognize the uniqueness of American society, and thus the necessarily unique solutions to our problems.

Albert Einstein vs. the National Assault Rifle Association

Jeff B. Cohen, Esq. | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics
Jeff B. Cohen, Esq.

Senseless violence has always existed in one form or another throughout human history. But unfettered access to these increasingly technologically advanced domestic WMDs has exponentially increased the carnage that one despicable individual can unleash.

Forget the Guns -- Put Law Enforcement in Control of the Bullets

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 02.26.2013 | Crime
Sarah O'Leary

For "responsible" gun owners, ammunition control by law enforcement should be a welcome compromise. The argument has always been that control laws only affect responsible gun owners.

Governor: 'Serious Concerns' About State Legislation To Arm Teachers

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics

Citing "serious concerns" about safety, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) has come out against proposed legislation that would let teachers in his state...

'We Don't Have Strong Gun Laws' In Virginia

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Robert Zullo | Posted 02.22.2013 | DC

New gun legislation, in part propelled by the Dec. 14 mass shooting that claimed 26 lives in a Connecticut elementary school, will come before the Vir...

It Is Time to Act to Protect Children Against Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Instead of responding by saying no to the culture of violence, we are apparently responding by arming ourselves with more weapons. If that cycle of violence and fear is having such a deep psychological impact on adults, how do we expect our children to navigate or survive it?