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White House Weighs Broad Gun-Control Agenda

The Washington Post | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

The White House is weighing a far broader and more comprehensive approach to curbing the nation's gun violence than simply reinstating an expired ban ...

Former NRA President Compares Assault Weapons Ban To Racial Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Marion Hammer, former president of the National Rifle Association, recently spoke out against an effort by congressional lawmakers to reinstate a ban ...

U.S. Marine Pens Response To Gun Control Bill: 'I Am Not Your Servant'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics

A United States Marine veteran has penned a response to California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's gun control proposal, saying the government has no right to...

An 18th Century Constitution in a 21st Century World

Dan_Weiss | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

Perhaps it is naïve to think we can get all the guns off the street. But it is clear that we can no longer afford to be stifled by originalist thinking when it comes to discussing gun laws and that is exactly what groups like Gun Owners of America would like to do.

Sam Stein

Democrats Will Introduce High-Capacity Magazine Ban On First Day Of Next Congress | Sam Stein | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats will introduce legislation to ban the production of high-capacity magazines on the first day of the next congressional s...

NRA Response to New Jersey Shooting of 3 Police Officers: More Guns?

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.28.2012 | Crime
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

How would the NRA, who suggested after the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut that we provide armed guards in every school across America, at a cost of nearly $8 billion per year, respond to New Jersey's shooting?

Elise Foley

Republican Calls For End To All Federal Gun Laws | Elise Foley | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

Despite some momentum toward gun control legislation in the wake of the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., earlier this month, stricter laws are far f...

Brother, Lay Down Your Arms

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

The carnage in Newtown ripped my heart. I know the problem is complicated and its solution is crying out for a multifaceted approach, but common sense says it is time to legislate laying down some of our arms.

Moral Conscience and a Bleeding World: When Will the Carnage Stop?

Lee Bycel | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Lee Bycel

I refuse to believe that anything is too complex to resolve. I seek a community of those of who believe we can change and are willing to do something about it.

A New Second Amendment

Norm Stamper | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Norm Stamper

The Second Amendment was apt for its day, a shrewd mix of freedom ("the right to keep and bear arms") and duty (the "well-regulated militia" clause). But it was meant for the realities of American life over two centuries ago.

After Sandy Hook, Are Ideologies More Important Than Children?

Heather Robinson | Posted 02.25.2013 | New York
Heather Robinson

Before critics of the NRA dismiss the idea of armed security personnel in schools, they should be careful not to fall prey to the same reflexive, fanatical thinking of which they accuse staunch opponents.

A Proven Way to End the Gun Slaughter: Will We Fight For it?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

The "middle ground"' is the place to stand if you care more about guns than children. What will work -- and it will require a seismic shift in the American psyche of the sort rarely experienced in history -- is the uncompromising gun policy adopted in Australia.

Lawmakers Signal Willingness To Pursue Gun Law Changes

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

By KEVIN FREKING, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers from both parties voiced their willingness Sunday to pursue some changes to the...

Stop the Massacres of Our Children: The Case for Meaningful Gun Control Legislation

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

We cannot change the past. We cannot bring back to life a single murdered child. But all of us, regardless of party affiliation or political orientation, can and must do everything in our collective power to stop the carnage of our children in the future.

Another GOP Senator Expresses Support For Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) expressed support for gun control on Sunday. “We ought to be looking at where the real danger is, like tho...

Parents, Guns and Awareness

Susan Kaiser Greenland | Posted 02.21.2013 | Parents
Susan Kaiser Greenland

A fact-of-life in America today is that people keep guns in their homes. Maybe you don't have guns in your house, but other parents do. So, it makes sense for parents to ask about guns every time they drop their children off for a playdate, or sleepover, or birthday party.

Jason Cherkis

More Than 100 Die In U.S. Gun Violence Since Sandy Hook | Jason Cherkis | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The night after Sandy Hook, a gunman pulled behind a car in Kansas City's east side and opened fire, striking 4-year-old Aydan Perea in ...

WATCH: Mayor Reacts To NRA's Bizarre School Shooting Solution

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.21.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa had some harsh words for the National Rifle Association Friday after the gun lobby group called for an armed...

Gun Violence Hurts Everybody, As It Should

Cynthia Dill | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

From this common ground, this fundamental belief in the need to protect innocent children, let's begin a national conversation about how to prevent a tragedy of this magnitude from ever happening again.

How Obama and Democrats Can Win Passage of an Assault Weapons Ban

Andy Ostroy | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

In the wake of the Newtown school massacre, President Obama and Democrats would be wise to frame the gun control debate in a similar fashion: "You're either protecting children or you're not."

Can America Curb Gun Violence?

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

While Americans were horrified by the murders of 26 innocents at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, many believe we lack the will to curb gun violence.

Bloomberg Partially Blames NRA For Newtown Shootings

Benjamin Hart | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has long been an outspoken critic of the National Rifle Association. But in an interview with ABC's "Nightline," his ...

How New Jersey Citizens Stood Up To Gun Lobby and Won

James Florio | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
James Florio

On March 17, 1990, I signed the nation's toughest ban on assault rifles into law. Almost immediately, the National Rifle Association and others in the...

The Truth About Israel's Gun Laws

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

"Guns aren't the issue. Look at Israel. They've got lots of guns and little gun-related violence." There's only one problem with this argument: It's not true. So the next time someone tells you that, "Israel shows we don't need gun control," here's what to tell them.

Moving Forward After Sandy Hook: Why Hugging Our Children Is Not Enough

Christina Pesoli | Posted 02.19.2013 | Crime
Christina Pesoli

Hugging goes in the category of self-soothing. It's what we do to calm ourselves down after our nerves are jarred by something horrific. But after you're done, don't just pick up with your Christmas errands and general merry making. Pick an issue, roll up your sleeves and get to work.