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GOP Rep Giving Away Free Assault Weapon

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) took his pro-gun beliefs to Twitter Wednesday, offering followers a rare opportunity. Stockman informed the social me...

Christina Wilkie

Sandy Hook Father Smeared By Gun Lobbying Group | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Connecticut gun lobbying group on Wednesday personally attacked the father of a Sandy Hook school massacre victim, accusing him of "pr...

Why Guns Have a Powerful Hold On the American Psyche: An Interview with Psychoanalyst Luigi Zoja

Pythia Peay | Posted 07.03.2013 | Crime
Pythia Peay

Yet wishing can't take away the fact that guns are a powerful presence in American life -- and an equally potent symbol in the American psyche. In search of an outside perspective, I turned to Italian Jungian psychoanalyst Luigi Zoja.

The Myth of a Gun "Intensity Gap"

Margie Omero | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
Margie Omero

In the wake of the failure of the Senate to pass even a modest background check bill, many around the country are still scratching their heads. How co...

Hate Universal Background Checks? Meet the Gun Score

Adam Levin | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Adam Levin

Maybe we should create a risk assessment tool for gun worthiness. In all seriousness, shouldn't all Americans -- especially those who manufacture and sell guns -- welcome the prospect of better predictability given the news of late?

Republican Holds Assault Rifle Raffle

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.23.2013 | DC

A Republican facing up to a year in jail for a 2012 drunken boating accident is now holding an unusual fundraiser for his 2014 reelection effort. ...

Lost in Boston's Carnage...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The Senate fails the nation. ...

From the Front Lines of American Gun Violence

Andrew G. Lim | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Andrew G. Lim

What happens now is not "someone else's problem." It doesn't matter where we live, how much money we make, the color of our skin or where we were born -- Wednesday's ruling was a vast disappointment, an outrage, and will compromise the safety of Americans everywhere.

The Legacy of Watertown

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

I admit that I have no idea as to how these miscreants got their guns, but I am willing to say without reservation that there's something seriously wrong in a country where private citizens own 300 million guns and are still bitching that their 2nd Amendment rights are being threatened.

No Social Security Cuts

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Democrats should fight for jobs programs and pay equity for women, not fight to cut Social Security. Democrats should realize that when the winds of national opinion are at our back, it is folly to sail against these winds and disaster to downsize the legacy of our party.

Tough NY Gun Law Takes Effect

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 06.15.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Key measures of New York's tough new gun law kicked in Monday, with owners of firearms now reclassified as assault weapons requir...

Kids with Guns a Good Thing?

Susie Sampson | Posted 06.12.2013 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

I am so happy to shed light on what fellow conservatives feel about gun control! Obviously, it's no good. I mean, why not give guns to kids?

More Than 3,300 Gun Deaths Since Newtown; Faith Leaders Say 'Enough'

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Today, on the National Mall, I stood with fellow faith leaders, including clergy from Newtown, to remember lives lost at Sandy Hook elementary school and the 3,364 gun deaths that have happened since.

On Gun Control Emotions Matter

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

What's the path towards legislating reasonable restrictions like mandatory background checks, waiting periods, and assault weapon bans? To do this successfully we must buck the criticisms from the gun lobby and support gun crimes statistics with testaments to the human impact of gun violence.

On Gun Control, Rand Paul Shows His Stripes, But No Stars

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Another filibuster and another headline for Rand Paul. The junior senator from Kentucky seems to be on a roll. First there was his attention-grabbing filibuster of America's drone policy, and now he is threatening the same on gun control.

The Future of Gun Control and 3D Printing

Walker Bragman | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

The Wiki Weapons Project could effectively put an untraceable gun in the home of everyone who possesses the technology.

Another State Moves Forward On Gun Control Laws

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

(Adds comment from opponent) By Scott Malone BOSTON, April 9 (Reuters) - Rhode Island's independent governor and Democr...

Huffington This Week: No Regrets

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, several of our reporters consider the past, present and future of gun control measures in the wake of December's mass shooting in Newtown. Sam Stein takes us back to the political fallout of the 1994 assault weapons ban, Howard Fineman interviews NRA president David Keene, and Christina Wilkie spotlights a non-profit that has backed a flurry of lawsuits designed to expand gun rights.

Domestic Violence Gun Ban Passes State House Committee

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.29.2013 | Denver

A Colorado bill that prohibits convicted domestic violence offenders from possessing firearms passed in the House Judiciary Committee on a 7-4 party l...

Howard Fineman

NRA President: 'Gun Control Advocates Were Ready' For Newtown | Howard Fineman | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "We had to change the subject," said David Keene, as if making an obvious, unobjectionable point. We were sitting at the back table o...

Congress Protects Monsanto, Not Third Graders

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

Obama won't pay attention to the petition with 100,000+ signatures from people representing all 50 states demanding to reject the Monsanto Protection Act, just as Congress didn't pay attention to 3rd graders marching for gun regulations.

Mark Kelly's Symbolic Gun Purchase Terminated By Store Owners

AP | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. — The owner of a Tucson gun store where former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' husband purchased a semi-automatic rifle has canceled...

Joe The Plumber Gives Three Lines Of Defense: Pee, Vomit Or Shoot

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher -- more commonly known as Joe the Plumber for his role in the 2008 presidential election -- is once again joining the national gun...

Game On for Gun Background Checks

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Craig Crawford

Sure, it's disappointing for gun control advocates to lose the assault ban, but expanding background checks -- and cracking down on gun show trafficking -- is still a step forward.

Guns Aren't Out of Control, We Are

Christina M. Martínez | Posted 05.21.2013 | Crime
Christina M. Martínez

I come from a long line of military vets and war heroes. I am no stranger to the concept of baring arms, fighting for freedom or protecting property. What is strange to me is the fact that people do not seem to respect fire arms or their purpose.