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Rick Perry: Arming Teachers Is Fine By Me

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.18.2012 | Home

Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) warned against a "knee-jerk" reaction from the federal government on gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, and...

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,...

Tough Gun Control Can Be Constitutional

Michael Yaki | Posted 02.16.2013 | Home
Michael Yaki

Infringing on a constitutional right is no small matter. That means any legislative scheme would have to pass the "compelling interest" test. On the other hand, it also means that if you show a compelling interest, you can curtail some aspects of that right.

Keep Gun Control Rising

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 02.16.2013 | Home
Sanjay Sanghoee

From the fiscal cliff debate to the crisis in Syria, the news cycle and our attention spans will eventually wander. That is why it is all the more important for the Democratic party to keep the pressure up on gun control.

Another Pro-Gun Senator Speaks Out: 'Enough Is Enough' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.17.2012 | Home

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) came out in favor of tighter gun laws on Monday, telling CBS 6 News that "enough is enough." "I'm a father of three daugh...

We Don't Need A National Conversation on Guns

Theodore Johnson | Posted 02.16.2013 | Home
Theodore Johnson

Quite frankly, if there is one thing we do not need, it's more talking. Now is the time to take action, and it is long overdue.

A Pledge

Brian Rosenberg | Posted 02.16.2013 | Home
Brian Rosenberg

From this day forward my first question to anyone calling or emailing or knocking on my door to solicit support will be the same: does your candidate openly and actively support a ban on the legal possession of military-style assault weapons?

What We Parents Must Do

Jim Wallis | Posted 02.16.2013 | Home
Jim Wallis

This weekend, the nation was all grieving. Our church was packed on Sunday, as many congregations were across the country. You can feel the grieving, and it has brought us together. But what comes after the grief?

Carnage and Courage in the Home of the Brave

Rory O'Connor | Posted 02.16.2013 | Home
Rory O'Connor

Please, Mr. President, show us some courage and tell us -- have we kept our freedom? Does that tattered, star-spangled banner still wave over "the home of the brave?"

Amanda Terkel

Pro-Gun Senator Open To Gun Control Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.18.2012 | Home

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 | Home
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"?

Former Ed Secretary: Arm School Employees

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Home

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

Dems To Introduce Assault Weapons Ban Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.17.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of Friday's mass killing at an elementary school in Connecticut, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday that she plans...

Dave Jamieson

CT Governor Calls For Tougher Gun Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Home

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

Daniel Lippman

Arizona Gun Store To Obama Voters: 'You Are Not Responsible Enough To Own A Firearm'

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Lippman | Posted 11.16.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Supporters of President Barack Obama aren't welcome at the Southwest Shooting Authority, a gun store in Pinetop, Ariz. which took out an...

Restoring Sanity: A Desperate Need for Ammunition Control

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.12.2013 | Home
Sanjay Sanghoee

If medicines and even tobacco are regulated, why is ammunition sold without any type of control?

Half-cocked and Fully Clueless: Why Mitt Romney's Shot at Single Parents Misses by a Mile

Christina Pesoli | Posted 12.19.2012 | Home
Christina Pesoli

Romney said that we should, "tell our kids before they have kids they ought to think about getting married to someone." I couldn't disagree more. Marriage and parenting are both hard work. But these are two separate endeavors.

What the Founding Fathers Would Have Done About Gun Violence in America

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.31.2012 | Home
Sanjay Sanghoee

The right to bear arms should be preserved, but in the context of stricter gun laws that enable law enforcement to control and track weapons, and to provide adequate disincentive for the abuse of firearms.

Republican Platform on Guns: What Would Reagan Say?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 10.30.2012 | Home
Dennis A. Henigan

As the American people continue to be sickened by the now-regular public ritual of mass shootings there is simply no excuse for the leaders of either major political party to pretend there is some insurmountable partisan or ideological divide that prevents us from coming together to find solutions.

Friendly Fire: What NYC Shooting tells us about Cops, Guns, and Armed Citizens

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.25.2012 | Home
Sanjay Sanghoee

The fact is that the NYPD's frank admission makes the case for gun control even stronger. What happened in New York City is an example of the mayhem that ensues when guns are used in any situation.

Are Guns Killing Our Freedom Instead of Defending It?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.24.2012 | Home
Sanjay Sanghoee

The real freedom we need is the freedom to be able to walk around without the fear of our fellow citizens shooting us by design or accident.

After Three Shootings, America Needs Zero Tolerance on Guns

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.14.2012 | Home
Sanjay Sanghoee

If we are going to take aim at anything, then let it be at America's unhealthy obsession with guns and at the empty arguments against gun control, not at common sense.

When the Hollywood Horror Film Is Real Life

Tristine Skyler | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home
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 | Home
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.

Aurora: Questions That Will Continue to Haunt Us

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.26.2012 | Home
Dorian de Wind

Unlike some Americans who almost as predictable as the massacres themselves offer only two extreme solutions -- arm every American or ban every gun -- I am left once again only with questions.