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Amanda Terkel

Mayor In Nebraska Makes Gun Control His Top Campaign Issue | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle (D) is making gun control a central issue in his bid for reelection, putting him at odds with his challengers in ...

Mark Kelly Bought Assault Weapon

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and a vocal gun control advocate, told CNN Monday that he had recently p...

Sam Stein

Most Controversial Part Of Obama's Gun Plan To Clear First Hurdle | Sam Stein | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A ban on the production and sale of certain assault weapons will clear a major political hurdle on Thursday, as Democratic lawmakers say...

Hope and Change Rise From the Ashes of Sandy Hook

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Thank goodness, the President is done turning himself into a human pretzel, and for this we must rejoice. You just can't compromise with folks that hate you and all that you stand for.

Lawmakers Get Violent Emails Over Gun Control

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 03.02.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- The weekend after a heated debate over gun control, Colorado state Rep. Rhonda Fields was flooded with emails, including some she later told...

Colorado Governor: Universal Background Checks Are Highest Priority

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.25.2013 | Denver

On Sunday's edition of CBS's "Face The Nation," Gov. John Hickenlooper said that on gun control policy, universal background checks for all gun purcha...

Mother Of Mass Shooting Victim Blasts 'Appalling' McCain Move

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

Caren Teves, mother of a victim of the Aurora, Colo., mass shooting in July, said Thursday that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had responded reprehensibly...

Jennifer Bendery

Joe Biden Says No Need To Own Assault Weapons: 'Buy A Shotgun!' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that there's no reason that people should need to own an assault weapon. They're hard to aim, they...

WATCH: Lawmaker Uses Assault Weapons Bill For Target Practice

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

A Republican state legislator in Missouri has posted a video to YouTube that shows local gun range customers shooting at a copy of a bill that would e...

I am Not a Gun-Virgin (and Other Responses to My Critics)

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 04.06.2013 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

The debate over gun-control seems to boil down to a lot of assumptions both sides make about the other, and about what a safe society looks like.

Senators Near Deal On Gun Background Checks

The Washington Post | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

The bipartisan group of four Senators who are negotiating over a proposal to expand the gun background check system privately met this week to discuss...

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...

Never Would Have Made It Without You, Rosa Parks

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 04.10.2013 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

The struggle continues, but to really appreciate the dedication of those of old, we must continue the struggle. We never would have made it without Rosa Parks and we will not make it without you.

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Democrats Unveil Gun Control Package, Signal Uphill Battle | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

LANSDOWNE, Va. -- House Democrats unveiled a comprehensive set of recommendations to reduce gun violence on Thursday, but conceded that a piecemeal ap...

How The Gun-Control Movement Got Smart

The Atlantic | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Here is how advocates of gun control used to talk about their cause: They openly disputed that the Second Amendment conferred the right to own a gun....

Sabrina Siddiqui

'Simply Unacceptable' To Let Politics Kill Gun Debate, Biden Tells Democrats | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

LEESBURG, Va. -- Vice President Joe Biden urged House Democrats on Wednesday not to fear gun-control legislation that may appear politically risky, ar...

Sam Stein

Progressives Temper Expectations For Assault Weapons Ban | Sam Stein | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama navigates the early stages of the gun policy debate, he has largely been spared the type of political pressure...

Christina Wilkie

NRA Support Repels Majority Of Voters, New Poll Finds | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the debate over gun control heats up on Capitol Hill, a new poll Tuesday revealed that more voters consider a political endorsement f...

Replying to My Pro-Gun Friends and the NRA

Annabel Park | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Annabel Park

I want to direct the same lines said by Joseph Welch in 1954 to Wayne LaPierre, who testified at the Senate committee hearing on January 30, 2013 and shamelessly uses fear-mongering to boost gun sales: Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?

Debunking 18 Pro-Gun Myths

Walker Bragman | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

In my discussions with pro-gun advocates from the conservative right, I have repeatedly come across similar arguments supported by misrepresentations of fact.

Where There's Gunsmoke, There's Gunfire

Karthika Swamy Cohen | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Karthika Swamy Cohen

What would be one effective way to curb gun violence in a country where 300 million guns are already out there? By controlling the consumable: the ammunition.

'Gutsy' Obama Move Excites Liberals

Salon | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

Second-term Barack Obama continues to show us he’s wiser and tougher than the guy who took office four years ago....

Sam Stein

Assault Weapons Ban Likely To Die For Broader Gun Legislation To Live | Sam Stein | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Barring an unexpected turn of legislative affairs, a ban on military-style semi-automatic assault weapons will not make it into law, top...

Arne Duncan Presses Stricter Gun Laws

AP | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's schools chief says more needs to be done to make sure children live long enough to attend college. He is joining more than ...

For U.S. Gun Clubs, Joining The NRA Has Its Perks

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

(Repeats with no change to text) * Maine club in line for benefits after all members join NRA * Club members see NRA aff...