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Assault Weapons Ban

Matt Sledge

Feinstein Could Have New Opportunity To Push Through Gun Control Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told reporters on Tuesday that she thinks a Senate leadership reshuffling in the wake of Sen. Daniel Inouye's death w...

WATCH: Five Years Of Obama's Remarks On Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

While running for president in 2008, Barack Obama talked a big game about gun control. During debates with his Democratic opponents that year, Oba...

After Surviving Tucson Shooting, Dem Rep Says It's Time For Action

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

On Jan. 8, 2011, Ron Barber was attending a constituent outreach event as district director to then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) when a gunman op...

WATCH: Gun Dealer Says Assault Weapons Ban Won't Help

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.18.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Larry Hyatt, owner of Hyatt Gun Shop in Charlotte, N.C., said Monday that he believes a ban on assault weapons would not only be bad for his business,...

Rahm Calls For Assault Weapons Bans At Federal, State Levels

Posted 12.18.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel on Monday strongly expressed his support for a nationwide assault weapons ban followi...

Jennifer Bendery

White House: No 'Specific Agenda' For Addressing Gun Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after President Barack Obama made an impassioned speech to the nation about now being the time to address the epidemic of gun viol...

Amanda Terkel

Gun Control Advocates Protest At The NRA's Offices

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gun control advocates marched to the National Rifle Association's Capitol Hill office on Monday, in an effort to pressure the powerful o...

Another Call for an Executive Order Banning Assault Weapons

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

When I called for such an executive order earlier in the year, I was castigated on the right by those who claimed I would be taking away their 2nd Amendment rights. And I was castigated on the left by those who said I would hurt President Obama's chances of winning reelection.

In the Wake of Tragedy, I Seek the Comfort of Books

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 02.16.2013 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Books remind us, again and again, that we are not alone in the world. We are not alone in suffering heartache, questioning purpose, searching for justice, or defining meaning.

Amanda Terkel

Pro-Gun Senator Open To Gun Control Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), one of the strongest backers of the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the Democratic Party, said it is tim...

Assault Weapons Are Weapons of Mass Destruction and Should Be Banned

Robert Creamer | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The tragedy in Connecticut forces America to confront a simple question: Why should we allow easy access to a weapon of mass destruction just because it could conceivably be referred to as a "gun"?

March on Washington January 21 to Thwart Gun Violence

Dave Marcus | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics
Dave Marcus

The swearing-in of the first African-American president grabbed the headlines four years ago, but this time the story should be about the public rising up to say that he's been gutless on guns while Congress has been cowed.

Real Minutemen, Rise Up!

Gary Hart | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics
Gary Hart

Outside the arena of combat, assault weapons serve no plausible purpose. It may take the slaughter of small children to finally prompt true minutemen to separate themselves from gun extremists.

Former Ed Secretary: Arm School Employees

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., mass shooting that claimed 26 lives Friday, former Education Secretary Bill Bennett said Sunday that schools should...

Dave Jamieson

GOP Congressman: More Guns The Answer

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of the mass killing that claimed 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school Friday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex...

Dave Jamieson

CT Governor Calls For Tougher Gun Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaking about the mass killing of 26 children and adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Connecticut Gov. Dannel ...

Gun Maker Stocks Rise On Obama Reelection

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines | Posted 11.08.2012 | Business

While some Americans on Wednesday were popping champagne to celebrate President Barack Obama's reelection, others were in sporting goods stores buying...

Jennifer Bendery

NRA Steps Up Attacks On Obama After Gun Control Comment

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It didn't go unnoticed by the National Rifle Association that, during last week's presidential debate, President Barack Obama expressed ...

When the Hollywood Horror Film Is Real Life

Tristine Skyler | Posted 10.03.2012 | Crime
Tristine Skyler

If the story of our country were a movie, we have established the villain: our ineffective gun laws. If our story were a movie, the hero -- reluctant or not -- would accept his calling by the end of act one.

Police Chiefs Are Right: Ban Assault Weapons

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Leaders calling for a renewed ban are, not surprisingly, those most exposed to them on the streets: America's police chiefs. Many of them are NRA members, but they know assault weapons put the lives of their officers and citizens at risk.

A Sacred Duty: Ending The Injustice Of Gun Violence

Rev. Peter Laarman | Posted 10.01.2012 | Religion
Rev. Peter Laarman

We religious leaders frequently and publicly lament the ongoing bloodshed in Afghanistan, Syria and other parts of the world. Yet, during the course of the past 30 years there have been more than 1 million gun deaths in this country, most of them preventable.

Assault Weapons Ban: It's Common Sense

Larry Hirsch | Posted 09.28.2012 | Crime
Larry Hirsch

With all of the important issues dominating the political debate, the economy, health care, International Affairs to name a few it had slipped my mind...

One Week After Colorado Shooting, US Government Still Failing to Safeguard America

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

while President Barack Obama has mentioned that assault weapons belong in the hands of US soldiers and not on the streets of America, he has left it to Congress to move forward on an assault weapons ban. That's too bad because Congress isn't remotely close to doing anything.

Regulate Guns Like Cars

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 09.25.2012 | Crime
C. Robert Gibson

As a driver, I have no problem registering my car in each new state I move to, keeping my insurance up to date, having regular required inspections and submitting to a driver's test to get my driver's license.

President Obama Needs to Lead, Not Follow, on Weapons Ban

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

If another massacre transpires on Barack Obama's watch, sadly, he will have failed the leadership test. In a sense, he already has.