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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."

Baton Rouge Cop Points Assault Weapon At HuffPost Reporter, Protesters

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 07.11.2016 | Black Voices

Tensions hit their peak in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, late Saturday night when police officers armed with military equipment tried to clear those gathere...

Bless You, John!

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Every member of the Democratic caucus and every Republican of integrity should be sitting (in) with Congressman Lewis demanding action on gun control ...

It's Time for More Than Prayer

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

More senseless violence and death... at some point we need to figure out solutions other than prayer.

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.

An Open Letter to Americans Who Are More Reasonable Than I Am

Sean Whitson | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Sean Whitson

The NRA would call me an "extremist," and maybe I am. I would have thought I had a ways to go to get to that point, but nobody feels like an extremist themselves, I imagine.

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 ...

Mother Of Man Killed In Orlando Shooting Pleads For Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Kelly Chen | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics

The mother of a young man who was inside Pulse nightclub in Orlando during Sunday's mass shooting had a powerful and devastating plea for more gun con...

The Secret Weapon Gun Control Advocates Should Use: Antonin Scalia

David Ropeik | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
David Ropeik

The majority that wants gun control should start using Justice Scalia's own ruling to demonstrate that being conservative does not mean rejecting any and all gun control.

The 97 Percent Solution to Gun Violence in America

Todd R. Miller | Posted 12.09.2015 | Crime
Todd R. Miller

Accountability is something we accept in our society. Though America would likely be better off without assault rifles, the facts show that we could save far more lives simply by requiring all Americans to be as responsible with their guns as they are with their cars.

In This Age of Terrorism, Lax Gun Laws Are a Liability

Brian Ross | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Brian Ross

Is the "fun" of a gun enthusiast owning and shooting weapons that can be easily converted to automatic status a national security risk in this age of terrorism where anyone in a population can be radicalized? Are our lax gun laws, designed for maximum profit of the weapons manufacturers, now a liability?

The Right To Bear Tragedy

Warren Holstein | Posted 10.15.2015 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

If none of the Republicans were swayed after Sandy Hook, what are the chances now? The only way they'd vote for gun control would be if corporations were getting shot because those are the only "people" they really care about.

Autism Without Fear: Asperger's, Shootings, Healing, Guns

Michael John Carley | Posted 10.06.2015 | Parents
Michael John Carley

Almost three years have gone by since the horrific Newtown, CT shootings, and here we are again: Ten dead, and 20 injured in Oregon. Yes, there have been school shootings in between (approximately one per week), but the similarities between Chris Harper Mercer, Elliot Rodger in 2014, and Adam Lanza, revolve around suspected autism spectrum conditions.

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 07.20.2016 | 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 06.08.2016 | 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 05.13.2016 | 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 ...

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...