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How We Can Save Lives During a Mass Shooting

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 06.17.2016 | Crime
Amy Dardashtian

As we see the casualties mount with each new shooting, the one question gun advocates and gun opponents should both be asking, is: is there a way to save even one life, without threatening each person's ability to defend their own?

Georgia's Guns-Everywhere Law: A Little Food for Thought

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

At kids' schools? Why not. Schools will be authorized to arm their staff members. This assumes that staff members will be quicker on the trigger than recent school shooters, and hopefully will shoot the shooters rather than innocent others.

There Is A Ban On Automatic Weapons, So How Is This Belt-Fed Machine Gun Completely Legal?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

A CNN report this week is bringing renewed attention to a firearms manufacturer that is effectively giving gun enthusiasts legal access to automatic w...

Is Kessler Simply Paranoid, or Is There Marketing Involved?

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

Up until a few weeks ago, Gilberton, Pennsylvania was a quiet, peaceful borough of 800 people just northwest of Allentown. Recently, however, not so ...

Movie Review: Red 2 - 2 Little, 2 Late

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Apropos of nothing, here's one of those chicken/egg quandaries: Which is more unnecessary: a sequel or a remake? They're often the same thing.

My Life With Guns

Gloria Duffy | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Gloria Duffy

The NRA's suggestions that the problem of school violence be addressed by bringing armed guards to school campuses or arming teachers is a further attempt to drum up business for the gun companies. What do we need to do?

Gun Regulation 101

Shan Wells | Posted 03.25.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells

The vast majority of folks who own guns are responsible people who are just as horrified as any of us over these mass killings. But the saturation of our culture with what really amounts to nothing more than lethal toys has become too great a weight to bear.

Dodging Bullets

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

Let's dispense with tortured logic and contorted arguments. Arguments get mangled when the truth sticks in your craw. One relevant truth is: A lot of people just like big guns. Big guns make people feel powerful. Lots of people like to be able to say: My gun's bigger than your gun!

Confessions of a Fear Dealer (A Fable... A Dream... A Fiction?)

Miguel Guadalupe | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Miguel Guadalupe

The below came to me in a dream... I am a fear dealer. I sell human-hunting machines. I am very good at what I do. I give fear away for free to peo...

Why We Should Ban Guns From Movies

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Here's a radical proposal: Let's ban guns from being shown in movies and television. But not for the reasons you think.

2 Weeks Post Newtown: Gun Control, Mental Health, and Grief

Allen Frances | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Allen Frances

This holiday season has made grievers of us all, as we mourn the victims of this latest shocking instance of our national epidemic of mass murder. In the midst of sorrow, three issues demand discussion.

The Cancer of Gun Violence Requires the Policy Equivalent of Chemotherapy

Brian Levin | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

Gun violence is a cancer plaguing our American body politic. True meaningful action to reduce violence requires a holistic approach. Supporting the Second Amendment is not incompatible with the gun control supported by the majority of Americans.

A Hunter's Daughter: Common Sense & Guns

Whitney Caudill | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
Whitney Caudill

Why not start with common sense? If you are not a soldier, then you don't need anything resembling an assault rifle and a high volume clip.

Gun Control Is Just the Latest Issue Where Facts Lose Out to Emotions and Paranoia

Mitchell Bard | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Arguments against reasonable, limited gun control are not based on empirical positions but on subjective gut-feelings. The reasons offered to oppose gun control are emotional responses meant to divert the argument from the evidence.

Guns: Christie vs. Bloomberg -- Who's Playing Politics

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

President Obama and candidate Romney should have the guts to talk about gun control issue now, and blowhards like Chris Christie should at least have the courage to keep his big mouth shut.

Learning All the Wrong Lessons From Aurora

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Faithful Democrats are criticizing Obama because he has not used the latest massacre to push for gun control. Even after more than three years of proving the success of running the long game (see DADT, gay marriage, Iraq), Democrats insist on being both impatient and impractical.

Questions of Mass Dysfunction

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

Does anyone truly think Thomas Jefferson or James Madison envisioned a "right to bear arms" extending to the sale of high-tech combat gear to grad students?

What's Easier To Buy: French Cheese Or An Automatic Weapon?

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics

Following last week's shooting massacre in Aurora, Colorado, many were outraged at how easy it was for the suspect, James Holmes, to legally obtain gu...

Gabrielle Giffords: How Quickly We Forget

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Somehow I feel that what may prohibit Gabrielle Giffords from returning to Congress is more important than what may prevent Anthony Weiner from remain...

Logic, Guns and Mental Illness

Gloria Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Duffy

The logic is absolutely clear -- the more guns in private hands, the more people will be shot and killed each year in the US. The more guns in private hands, the greater the number will be of mentally unstable individuals with guns.

Mark Blumenthal

Americans Favor Semi-Automatic Weapons Ban, Wary Of 'Gun Control' | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Will the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and 20 others in Arizona turn public opinion in favor of tougher gun control meas...

The Supreme Court, Guns, and the Columbine State

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robert Weller

The risk of being a law enforcement officer has gone up with a Supreme Court decision that effectively repeals laws across the country limiting the rights of gun owners.