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Assault Weapons

Cory Booker Wants To Put Guns In Your Jewelry Box

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker announced Thursday a new twist to his gun buyback initiative: melting down weapons and turning them into jewelry beari...

Sam Stein

The Casualties Of The 1994 Battle Over Assault Weapons Speak Out | Sam Stein | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was the early fall of 1994 when Rep. Dan Glickman (D-Kan.) got his first piece of ominous news. An administrative aide in his distric...

Spinning the Chamber...

David Trumble | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
David Trumble


Texas Governor Tells White House That Americans Should 'Pray For Help,' Not Tighten Secular Gun Laws

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.16.2013 | Religion

Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) has revealed his own plan for combating America's violence problem -- and it differs from President Barack Obama's on a key ...

Catherine New

Gun Owners 'Freaking Out' Over Obama's Proposal | Catherine New | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

Charles Biddle of Downers Grove, Ill., considers himself a gun-control moderate. He said he is agnostic on whether the government should ban, for exam...

Why Americans Love the AR-15

Brian Rooney | Posted 03.18.2013 | Crime
Brian Rooney

Assault weapons are a problem, but they are also a symptom of frustration and powerlessness out there in America. Simply owning a powerful gun convinces millions of Americans they are free.

Christina Wilkie

NRA Responds: Obama 'Attacking Firearms And Ignoring Children' | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following President Obama's announcement on Wednesday of sweeping measures to help prevent gun violence, the National Rifle Association ...

Gun Violence Showdown

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

President Obama should be applauded for taking quick action to reduce the plague of gun violence in America in the wake of Sandy Hook. It will take strong and persistent leadership from the White House to get Congress to act on any of his proposals.

No More Newtowns

T. Berry Brazelton, MD | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
T. Berry Brazelton, MD

Let's not allow mental illness to be further stigmatized by events like the Newtown tragedy, nor to distract us from the solutions that are closer at hand. It's a lot faster, easier, and cheaper to reduce the number of assault weapons in circulation.

A Good Start

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 03.18.2013 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

The path forward to reduce the bloodshed is clear. To end gun violence in New York City, the State Legislature must next take up microstamping and background checks on gun dealers, measures that would truly impact the supply side of this crisis.

In Missouri, We Won't Follow Obama's Gun Laws

Randy Turner | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Randy Turner

This state will do nothing, except cross our fingers and hope that it is not one of our elementary schools that is the next target of a crazed gunman. That brings all all-new meaning, and a horrifying one, to the term "Show-Me State."

Key Risks For Obama On Assault Weapons Move

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics

* Overreaching on gun control could Obama relations with Congress * Some Senate Democrats leery of gun-control legislation ...

Don't Want Assault Weapons? Let's March!

Jerry Lanson | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
Jerry Lanson

Assault rifles are designed to kill -- not mice in your attic, not deer in the field, not even a damned buffalo that wanders in from the plains. They're designed to kill people. And with a growing crowd of extremists in this country, they're likely to be used more frequently, too.

The NRA's "Slippery Slope" Lie

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2013-01-09-NRAbanner11.jpgThe NRA feeds its members on a steady diet of fear. "If we give an inch, then we're on that infernal toboggan to the hell where all guns are banned." Hence? Give nothing.

Newtown-Based Gun Industry Trade Association Begins Celebration of Guns This Week in Vegas

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

While America continues to grieve over the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School and begins looking for answers, for Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation, the gun industry's multi-million dollar trade association, it's back to business as usual.

Pro-Gun Groups Predict Failure For Dem Proposal

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

* Biden poised to give gun-control recommendations to Obama * Miss America opposes putting armed personnel in schools * ...

The NRA Stands Alone

Margie Omero | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Margie Omero

According to Gallup about 5 percent of adults are gun owners who say the NRA always reflects their views. Hardly a dominant electoral bloc.

Colorado Gun Shop Ends Assault Weapon, High-Capacity Magazine Sales

The Boulder Daily Camera | John Aguilar | Posted 03.13.2013 | Denver

LAFAYETTE -- "No regrets." That's how Jax Mercantile President Jim Quinlan feels three weeks after making a controversial decision to stop selling as...

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker: Let's Make Gun Control A Felony | John Celock | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

A Republican state lawmaker in Wyoming has introduced legislation to prohibit enforcement of federal gun control measures that Vice President Joe Bide...

Martin O'Malley Pushes For Ban On Assault Weapons

The Baltimore Sun | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

Gov. Martin O'Malley predicted that Maryland will ban assault weapons during the General Assembly session that began Wednesday....

The Measure of a Massacre: Guns and Numerical Nonsense

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

In the current, intensifying debate about gun control, all valid arguments should be heard. A numbers-based argument is not among them. What matters here is what is being assaulted -- and that was never just a number.

Assault Weapons Ban In The Works For Maryland?

The Baltimore Sun | Erin Cox | Posted 03.12.2013 | DC

Gov. Martin O'Malley predicted that Maryland will ban assault weapons during the General Assembly session that began Wednesday. "Their sole purpose i...

At Last, White House Discusses Executive Order on Guns

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Vice President Biden is on the right track in finally proposing an executive order banning these weapons and high-capacity magazines. I commend him and President Obama for this. I only wish that they had implemented such an order last term.

Gun Violence and America's Image in the World

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Who wants to visit or invest in or even do business with a country that is violent and chaotic, where the government is in gridlock and the public divided?

Aurora Rep Wants Background Checks For Private Gun Sales

Posted 01.08.2013 | Denver

As the White House reportedly mulls even broader gun control measures in the wake of two of the bloodiest mass shootings in American history, the Dece...