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Gun Industry Hawks Militarized Products at Vegas SHOT Show

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

This is not your grandfather's gun industry that met the needs of hunters and sportsmen. Instead, gun companies are promoting assault rifles like the AR-15, AK-47, and numerous others as the profit center of last resort.

The Great American Gun Violence Lottery

Erin Ryan | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Erin Ryan

Just as our gun culture has changed for the worse, it can also change for the better. If the common-sense majority can just shake off this paralyzing mantle of powerlessness, we can start making the changes we want in our world.

Remembering Newtown, and Gun Control

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The families of Newtown victims have done a lot to push for gun control and their work will surely continue to make a difference both in terms of public awareness and also legislation, but the burden of restoring sanity to a nation gone gun crazy should not fall to them alone.

Time to Find Common Ground on Reducing Gun Violence

Paul Helmke | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Paul Helmke

While common ground shouldn't be that hard to find, the political reality is that this won't happen until our elected officials feel the pressure from the public, and the NRA feels the pressure from its supporters, to be willing to compromise.

When Guns Do Kill People

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

America's love affair with guns has now reached a zenith (or a nadir, depending on how you look at it), wherein no amount of carnage seems to be able to change our basic fondness for owning guns.

The Time A GOP Congresswoman's Family Failed To Follow Gun Safety Practices

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

Visit the website of Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), and the congresswoman makes her views on the Second Amendment clear. The second-term Republican s...

Who Is Missing in the Assault Weapons Debate?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The debate over assault weapons rages on, with both sides of the issue hardening positions with each event. But amid the high-decibel back and forth, one voice is curiously silent: the companies that make a profit by putting these weapons on our streets.

Pentagon's Militarization of Our Main Streets and Municipal Police

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Between the Armored Personnel Carriers locking down main streets in major American cities or Special Weapons and Tactics and Special Forces units canvassing our country, if we're not careful, this militarization of our domestic policing will make-over America, and fast.

Why Is It Easier to Get an Assault Weapon Than to Vote?

Barbra Streisand | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Barbra Streisand

Our voter participation rates are already among the lowest in the world's democracies, but conservatives seem intent on lowering it further. But guns, why, owning them should be easier than ever.

Clinton's Voting Rights Line Was All Too True

Salon | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

At the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington yesterday afternoon, former president Bill Clinton delivered not just one of...

The Town the Militia Took Over

Josh Horwitz | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre once famously told a CPAC gathering that "the guys with the guns make the rules." In the town of Gilberton, Pennsylvania, he might have finally found the perfect test case for his insane vision of America.

We Must Do Better: Look at the Facts

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The gun lobby has been enriching gun manufacturers at the expense of our children's safety for far too long. For years the National Rifle Association has blocked the truth and actively fought against the passage and enforcement of gun safety laws.

Where Is Gun Control?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Sure, the NRA and gun lovers will kick and scream as they always do, but at some point, America must draw the line against letting those groups jeopardize our safety and take a stand for our right to be free of gun violence.

WATCH: Reporter Shows How To Make Your Own AK-47

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.29.2013 | Business

We can't blame you for thinking you need a 3-D printer to make your own firearm. But in reality, it's much simpler than that. Assault weapons, such...

Colorado Sheriffs Sue Over New State Gun Laws

Posted 05.20.2013 | Denver

Nearly all of Colorado's county sheriffs have signed onto a federal lawsuit against the state of Colorado arguing that the new laws pushed by Democrat...

Why Ted Nugent Should Migrate to Mexico Illegally

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.17.2013 | Comedy
Sanjay Sanghoee

By migrating illegally, Ted Nugent is sticking it to Mexico by giving them a taste of their own medicine. Let's see how the Mexicans like it when Ted Nugent tunnels in under the border!

Gun Collectors and Mental Illness

Erik Nielson | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Erik Nielson

As the debate rages on and Congress continues to do nothing, perhaps we should use this time to reevaluate where people who turn murder weapons into a hobby fit into discussions of mental health.

The Letter From the NRA that You Will Never See

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.10.2013 | Comedy
Sanjay Sanghoee

The following piece may seem like comedy but it's really political satire, which basically means it's about serious issues that make Americans so uncomfortable that I need to dress them up in humor just to talk about them.

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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....