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Quantifying The Social Cost Of Firearms:A New Approach To Gun Control

The Conversation US | Posted 07.14.2016 | Crime
The Conversation US

New regulation would need to be very restrictive. Millions of these guns would have to be removed from circulation to see any measurable effect on public safety, a politically impossible lift.

Quibbling Over The Definition Of 'Assault Weapon' Misses The Point

Mike Weisser | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

In the aftermath of the terrible events in Dallas, the argument has once again erupted over the definition of an "assault rifle."

The NRA Has Found Its Tyranny -- And It Is Us

Marty Rudoy | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Marty Rudoy

Congratulations, NRA. The War Against Tyranny has begun, and you just won the first battle.

'Good Guys With Guns' Didn't Stop Dallas Attack

Mike Weisser | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

It's one thing if a 'street thug' shoots another 'street thug,' it's another thing if five police officers were killed and seven others, cops and civilians, were wounded by a guy walking around with a 'sporting' gun.

The Speed of Death

Charlie Allenson | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Charlie Allenson

According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation there are 5-10 million of these massacre machines out there in the US. With all of this potentially large scale lethality floating around, the muzzle velocity of the MCX and other similar assault-type rifles is particularly important

Congress And Guns

Mike Smith | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Mike Smith


Understanding The Second Amendment: Why Yesterday's Rights About Guns And Militias Don't Make Sense Today

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Bernard Starr

The right of militias, which were made up of individuals in towns all over the thirteen colonies, to own guns makes a lot of sense when understood in historical context.

Gun Control -- Symbolic Gestures Won't Save Us

Steve Nelson | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Steve Nelson

Gun control is out of control. Filibusters and sit-ins have roiled the Congress for the last few weeks. Orlando, San Bernardino, Sandy Hook ... bullets fly, people die, Congress boils and nothing happens.

The House Sit-In: Will 90 Percent Of Us Be Heard?!

Susie Sampson | Posted 06.24.2016 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Gun control. The House sit-in. The Senate filibuster. The NRA, GOP, mass shootings. What's it all about? I wanted to find out some more information about the AR-15 since it seems to be the weapon of mass shooters.

Reinstate The Combat Assault Weapons Ban Now

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

When it comes to reducing gun violence in America, our leaders are playing a deadly game of small ball. And everyday Americans are losing badly.

Let's Be Honest, Gun Control Opponents

Nick Laure | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Nick Laure

Let me just be clear that I'm specifically addressing those of you that refuse to accept any sort of restrictions or common sense gun reform. Not all gun owners are bad. There are just a bunch of you out there making everyone else look psychotic.

Supreme Court May Take Action On State Assault Weapon Bans

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court may weigh in this week on gun control, an issue smoldering again following the June 12 Orlando ...

Thousands Of Americans Are Gunned Down Each Year, But Few Die By Assault-Style Rifle

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.18.2016 | Politics

In the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, the political debate has quickly turned to the weapon a gunman used to massacre 49 pe...

The NRA And The Orlando Shooting

Mike Smith | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Mike Smith

Someone is on the phone who would like to thank you...

Conservative Response To Orlando Shooting Is Embarrassing

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Dale Hansen

No one is suggesting that by limiting the sale of certain types of guns or doing background checks we will eliminate the types of mass shootings that have become an all too common occurrence in the U.S.

Stop Saying AR-15s Aren't Assault Rifles

Kelly A Scaletta | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Kelly A Scaletta

In the wake of the Orlando shootings, the AR-15 and weapons like it are in the spotlight because, once again, a semi-automatic rifle was used in the shooting. This time, it was technically a Sig Sauer MCX, but it's in the same classification of gun.

Iraq Vet: 'I Know Assault Rifles. They Have No Place On America's Streets'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact

The gunman who killed 49 people and injured 53 at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday was able to inflict such carnage largely because he used a weap...

What Ever Happened To Our Gun Legislation?

Daily Pnut | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Daily Pnut

There's no denying that the regularity of mass shootings in the United States are horrifying. As we try to come grips with the murders that took place...

Here's What You Need To Know About The Weapons Of War Used In Mass Shootings

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics

As investigators continue to sift through the carnage at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, familiar details are emerging about the man responsible ...

Ban Assault Weapons Now and Beat Them Into Plowshares

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

So far, in the United States, too many of our leaders choose the pursuit of violence by failing to reign in the instruments of violence. They protect the profits of gun manufacturers over the lives of our citizens.

Gun Votes Are Coming To The Senate Floor, Unless Republicans Can Dodge Them

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans are scheduled to take up a key spending bill this week, but Democratic aides say they're getting signals that the GOP...

Talking To A 13-Year-Old About Orlando

Amy Arndt | Posted 06.13.2016 | Parents
Amy Arndt

As I cried, my 13-year-old daughter slept peacefully in her room. Once again, I found myself faced with the question: How do I talk to my daughter about yet another mass shooting?

In Response to the Tragedy in Orlando - America Should Launch a New War - Against Intolerance and Hate Speech

Robert Creamer | Posted 06.12.2016 | Politics
Robert Creamer

One thing is certain: intolerance and hatred inevitably lead to violence and death. Our primary response to the horrific massacre at the Pulse nightclub must be to rededicate ourselves to creating a culturally diverse society that is based on tolerance and respect for other religions, sexual orientations, races and life styles.

Did the Assault Weapons Ban Work?

John A. Tures | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

It's worth asking whether the assault weapons ban, which was in effect during the Columbine High School massacre, actually worked. Analysis of 108 shootings showed that the ban was successful, and such mass shootings have dramatically increased since the ban expired.

People Have A 'Fundamental Right' To Own Assault Weapons, Court Rules

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

In a major victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Thursday sided with a broad coalition of gun owners, businesses and organizati...