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Nicholas Kristof Whiffs on Assault Weapons Ban

Mike Weisser | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Out of the woodwork we now have a major gun-control voice joining up with Gun Nation to proclaim that the assault weapons ban was a dud.

How to Throw a Knife Perfectly

Inverse | Posted 01.12.2016 | Weird News

The deadly throwing knife attack is such a reliably badass visual in movies it's a shame to ruin it with physics. Still, when did a skill have to be practical to be impressive? The point of learning how to throw a knife is that you know how to throw a knife.

Why Are Children Less Valuable Than Guns in America? It's Time to Protect Children Not Guns

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Three years after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut where a lone 20-year-old gunman wielding an assault weapon snuffed out 26 child and teacher lives, our nation has done shamefully little to protect children instead of guns.

HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Have Surprising Reactions To Recent Terror Attacks

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

EVENTS LIKE THE SAN BERNARDINO ATTACKS CAN PLAY A ROLE IN RESHAPING PUBLIC OPINION - Gary Langer: “[F]or everyone who wants to address terrorism wi...

The Syrian Dilemma

Carlo Caro | Posted 12.16.2015 | World
Carlo Caro

Source: Reuters It's been almost two weeks since the downing of the Russian fighter jet at the Turkish-Syrian border. Many hawks who have been aga...

The Case for Banning Assault Weapons

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Those who ignore President Obama's call to ratchet back the tremendous firepower currently sold legally in America's gun stores only ensure that San Bernardino will be just a brief stop until the next community is rocked by tragedy.

Bad Guys, Good Guys and Guns

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Jeremiah Horrigan

Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, has famously said "the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy...

27 Ideas I Submitted To GunTV, The Home Shopping Network For Guns

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 04.05.2016 | Comedy

Don't be surprised this January when middle-of-the-night channel surfing leads you to GunTV, a live shopping network dedicated to one thing: guns! The...

Supreme Court Rejects Major 2nd Amendment Case, And Justice Thomas Has A Fit

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a controversial case out of Illinois that effectively upheld a ban on assault weapons as consiste...

VIOLENCE in California, Colorado, Paris. Guess What They Have in Common?

Mark Green | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgMatalin and Shrum debate different situations in which radicalized terrorists kill with assault weapons -- Muslim, Christian, home-grown, foreign-born. Debate now "frozen," but would a 2016 Democrat running and winning on overhaul of gun laws be able to shift culture and then Congress?

The New York Times' Front-Page Editorial On Gun Control Is Bad

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

On Saturday, The New York Times printed a front-page editorial -- its first since 1920 -- calling for greater restrictions on gun ownership in the Uni...

How The San Bernardino Killers Exploited A Loophole To Legally Obtain Assault-Style Rifles In California

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.05.2015 | Crime

The two assault-style rifles that the attackers used to carry out a shooting massacre in San Bernardino on Wednesday were legally purchased in Califor...

Why Compromising On Guns Is The Patriotic Thing to Do

Darby Roach | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics
Darby Roach

I'll tell you right up front that I wish we could get rid of all guns but I understand that probably won't ever happen so I propose a compromise: Let's just outlaw all semi-automatic weapons on the national level.

Why California's Strict Gun Laws Didn't Matter In San Bernardino

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik walked into a San Bernardino, California, social services center on Wednesday and, armed with two assault-style ...

The Collaboration of Pacifism and Intelligence

Angie Cordeiro | Posted 12.01.2015 | World
Angie Cordeiro

Jacob Appelbaum's opening remarks at the World Forum for Democracy 2015, posted November 20th, should be required viewing on the internet today as the power brokers of the world meet in Paris to discuss climate catastrophe shadowed by terrorism.

Court Decision Uses Gun Industry's Own Fiction to Uphold Assault Rifle Regulations

Mike Weisser | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The 2nd Amendment doesn't give the gun industry the right to invent a tall tale to justify how it tries to sell guns.

A Challenge to the Media in Reducing Mass Shootings

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's time to take some action in reducing mass murders in the United States, and it can simply start with the media. I challenge broadcast and cable news networks, local TV and radio stations, newspapers and magazines, and news websites to immediately agree to no longer make public the names and photos of these brutal killers.

Rise Up, Education Leaders

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

We are being terrorized -- but not by the shooters. Instead, it's the gun lobby and the cowardly politicians throughout our country. Politicians at the state and federal level don't have the courage to step up and stand up for our children, our friends and our neighbors. It's time for us to stop looking to them for direction.

Proposals for Common Sense Gun Control

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

In the current political climate, the chances for comprehensive common sense gun control in the United States is only a pipe dream as long as the National Rifle Association controls Congress and state legislatures, for if they did not, we would have seen effective laws passed years ago resulting in countless lives saved.

Bernie Sanders' Gun Control Affair: It's Complicated

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 08.24.2016 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

Bernie Sanders' position on gun control is far more complex than these headlines suggest, however, even if his nuances lack a reasonable basis. Both Sanders' supporters and detractors need to be aware of these nuances before blindly praising or criticizing his politics.

Removing Military Weaponry From Our Streets

John Lindsay-Poland | Posted 08.06.2016 | Crime
John Lindsay-Poland

Ultimately, we must slow down and stop the accelerated arming of police and citizens with military weapons of war. We can begin by stopping the importation of foreign-produced assault weapons for the U.S. civilian market, and by removing assault weapons from ordinary police patrols.

Why Gun Manufacturers Are in Serious Financial Trouble

John A. Tures | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

If gun sales are supposedly "red hot," why are gun manufacturers struggling, even filing for bankruptcy? The answers include a gun glut and long-term trends in gun ownership in America.

All About That Brass: The Ukraine-Russia-UAE Weapons Triangle

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 04.29.2015 | World
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

Yet there's something unsettling about this scenario, in which Ukraine buys weapons from the Emirates and Russia sells to and makes weapons with the Emirates. This thriving, happy triangle boils down to very bad news for the civilians facing a protracted war in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions of Ukraine.

Gun Toters Being 'Bullied' by... Moms?

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

Probably one of the weirdest hashtags in use today is #guncontrolbullies, coined by Open Carry, a loose affiliation of state organizations, which holds protests around the country at which zealots parade around with loaded firearms in public places.

GOP Senate Candidate Makes Assault Weapon Giveaways A Hallmark Of His Campaign

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

A Republican Senate hopeful in Georgia is making the calculation that nothing gets primary voters more fired-up than free gun giveaways. Rep. Paul...