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Assault Rifles

Jason Linkins

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


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?

A Hunter's Daughter: Common Sense & Guns

Whitney Caudill | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
Whitney Caudill

Why not start with common sense? If you are not a soldier, then you don't need anything resembling an assault rifle and a high volume clip.

Who Needs a .223?

Steve Bell | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
Steve Bell

I am a life member of the National Rifle Association. I strongly support the Second Amendment to the Constitution. But, I have a simple question: what does a civilian need with a .223, a caliber developed by and for the military for small arms combat situations?

Cars, Guns and Other Deadly Weapons

Jess Wilson | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Jess Wilson

Why is regulating guns so unthinkable when regulating cars isn't? There's no good answer. It's time to end the hypocrisy and be honest with ourselves about this conversation.

Christina Wilkie

Obama: NRA Could Use Some 'Self-Reflection' | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama carefully avoided overtly criticizing the nation's largest pro-gun lobbying group, the National Rifle Association...

Are We Awake Yet?

Dan Bimrose | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Dan Bimrose

This is no time for trite phrases such as, "guns don't kill people, people kill people." This particular tragedy does not take place without the existence of a gun. This battle is uphill, but there are some gun reform proposals that we should start working on now.

How to Marginalize an Extreme Fringe Group Called the NRA

Will Bunch | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Will Bunch

The horrific events that took place Friday should make America finally think differently about the NRA. It should not be silenced -- that would un-American -- but it must be marginalized, pushed to the far fringes, drowned out by the voices of the majority of Americans who desperately desire gun sanity.

Another Pro-Gun Senator Speaks Out: 'Enough Is Enough' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) came out in favor of tighter gun laws on Monday, telling CBS 6 News that "enough is enough." "I'm a father of three daugh...

Assault Rifles in American Society -- a Time to Revisit the Relationship

Michael Kay | Posted 02.15.2013 | World
Michael Kay

I hope that common sense will prevail and individuals that exercise the right to bear arms can do so without resorting to the use of semi-automatic weapons.

Dan Froomkin

Sacrifice For Security Skips Big Guns | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans have given up a lot in the name of increased security. Intrusive and expensive measures adopted since 9/11 have eroded privacy...

What's Easier To Buy: French Cheese Or An Automatic Weapon?

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics

Following last week's shooting massacre in Aurora, Colorado, many were outraged at how easy it was for the suspect, James Holmes, to legally obtain gu...

Joe Wilson 'You Lie' Slogan Etched Onto Line Of Assault Rifle Components

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Joe Wilson's (R-S.C.) health care-era "you lie" interruption of President Obama is now reportedly being commemorated with a place on a new, limit...

Obama Gun Boom Comes to an Official End

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

A "family" of gun companies collectively known as The Freedom Group has just filed new documents with the SEC, in anticipation of its IPO.

The Collapse of the AR-15 Assault Weapon Market

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

One of the greatest talents of the NRA and the gun industry has been their ability exploit high-profile events -- the Brady Bill; Y2K; the election Barack Obama -- to pump up gun sales.