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Where Are Mayors Opposing Police Militarization?

Jodie Evans | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Jodie Evans

In cities across the United States, we have seen how the militarized mold of policing and the supply of armored vehicles, assault weapons and the like have resulted in police forces who no longer see their role as one of protecting and serving, but as an occupying army.

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.

Hillary's Policies (Two-State Solution, Mexico 43, EU Energy)

Jarryd Willis | Posted 02.09.2015 | World
Jarryd Willis

The international scope of what Hillary refers to as her "unfinished business" in Hard Choices goes beyond the perfunctory rhetoric aligning the liberal-conservative spectrum.

Dems' Fight For Gun Laws Is Making A Very Costly Mistake

ProPublica | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

Over the past two decades, the majority of Americans in a country deeply divided over gun control have coalesced behind a single proposition: The sale...

The Great American Gun Violence Lottery

Erin Ryan | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Erin Ryan

Just as our gun culture has changed for the worse, it can also change for the better. If the common-sense majority can just shake off this paralyzing mantle of powerlessness, we can start making the changes we want in our world.

Sandy Hook

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 02.11.2014 | Latino Voices
Ricardo B. Salinas

A year ago, a completely mentally unbalanced man murdered 20 children and six adults in cold blood at Sandy Hook, an elementary school in Newton, Conn...

Cost Cutting in Congress Faces Fossil Fuel Obstructionism

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

These bipartisan bills in the House and the Senate are must-pass bills, if primarily for the return on investment. To fail this opportunity is to pass on serious financial returns and it is a pass on a healthier environment for the American people. We cannot fail. The time for bipartisanship is now.

Christina Wilkie

New NRA President Reflects Shift In Gun Group's Strategy | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The newly elected president of the National Rifle Association, James Porter II, opened the NRA's annual convention this past weekend by ...

Boston Seen as Roadmap for 'Second Amendment Remedies' Crowd

Josh Horwitz | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

National tragedies like the Boston bombing are moments when all segments of American society come together to emphasize the values that we hold in common. The notion that some would see this instead as an opportunity to divide us -- to foment a civil war -- is deeply disturbing.

From the Streets of Boston to the Halls of Congress, Extremists Have Our Country Under Siege

Pearl Korn | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Pearl Korn

President Obama had poured his heart and political capital into background checks and gun reform, yet his efforts were met with failure, in a coup against the will of the People orchestrated by the NRA and their lackeys in the Senate.

Newspapers Nationwide 'Shame' Senators Over Gun Bill

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

A collective downpour of "shame" circulated on the internet this week after the gun background check bill penned by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pa...

No Social Security Cuts

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Democrats should fight for jobs programs and pay equity for women, not fight to cut Social Security. Democrats should realize that when the winds of national opinion are at our back, it is folly to sail against these winds and disaster to downsize the legacy of our party.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Key Gun Measures Fail In Senate Vote | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats helped Senate Republicans defeat major reforms to reduce gun violence Wednesday, including bans on certain assault weapons and...

Gun Control: The Manchin-Toomey Bill Will Be Ineffective in Reducing Inner City Gun Violence

John Bruhns | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
John Bruhns

Mass shootings are heartbreaking and tragic, but they are not as prevalent as the killings that occur daily across American inner cities. Politicians seem to only focus on high-profile tragedies when they are presented with a public demand to get something done that might actually benefit the American people.

'I Promise This Time There Will Be Change'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Connecticut last week was not alone in moving forward on gun safety. New York, Colorado, and Maryland have all passed new gun violence prevention legislation in the last four months. In each of these states, ordinary citizens have said no more and lawmakers have displayed the courage to listen and lead. Now it's time for Congress to lead for children and for all of us in every state -- not just some -- to demand action not obstruction and to put protection of child and citizen safety ahead of guns -- especially deadly assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines that should not be in civilian hands. The gun violence prevention bills pending in Congress deserve a vote. This time there must be change.

Aurora Shooting Victim's Parents Invited Jeff Flake To Dinner

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

The parents of Alex Teves, who was killed during the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting, told local Phoenix station KPNX-TV that they invited Sen. ...

GOP Senator: Criminals 'Don't Use' Assault Weapons

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) told a local radio station on Wednesday that an assault weapons ban would be pointless because people don't use that type o...

The Future of Gun Control and 3D Printing

Walker Bragman | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

The Wiki Weapons Project could effectively put an untraceable gun in the home of everyone who possesses the technology.

Another State Moves Forward On Gun Control Laws

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

(Adds comment from opponent) By Scott Malone BOSTON, April 9 (Reuters) - Rhode Island's independent governor and Democr...

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Tries Campaign Tactic

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The anti-gun violence group launched by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is rolling out a vote-scoring system for gun bills that's simil...

Pivotal Debate Approaches For Congress

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Two influential senators, one from each party, are working on an agreement that could expand background checks on firearms sales to...

Gun Control: A Case Study in How Money Has Changed Our Political System

Walker Bragman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

In spite of what the National Rifle Association says, the majority of Americans favor tighter gun control legislation. The hold-up in the Senate represents a failure of our democratic process.

Jennifer Bendery

Mark Pryor Sponsored Array Of Gun Control Bills As State Legislator | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) has largely stayed out of the debate over the gun control package headed to the Senate floor in the coming week...

Denver Cops Speak Out Against Gun Control As Obama Visits Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.03.2013 | Denver

President Barack Obama is back in Colorado Wednesday to pressure Congress to pass federal gun control measures similar to those recently passed in the...

State Reaches Deal On Tough Gun Laws After Newtown

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut lawmakers announced a deal Monday on what they called some of the toughest gun laws in the country that were propo...