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How Washington State's Background Check Effort Could Backfire

Mike Weisser | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Know what you get by requiring long gun transfers through NICS?

State Firearm Laws Could Reduce Gun-Related Injuries in Children

Kate C. Prickett | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Kate C. Prickett

Regardless of where one comes down on the debates about gun control, everyone seems to agree that keeping firearms out of the hands of unattended children is a good idea.

The NRA and the Upcoming Supreme Court Gun Case

Mike Weisser | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Proponents of expanded checks argued that background checks helped prevent "straw sales" -- opponents of the measure said that there was no reason to further restrict law-abiding citizens from exercising their constitutional rights to own guns.

Where Do the Numbers Come From in the Gun Control Debate?

Mike Weisser | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Have you noticed how each side in the current argument about guns has a favorite statistic that they like to throw around? Does anyone know where these numbers come from? Here's the answer.

We Have Ceased to Be a Representative Government

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

If a senator or group of senators consistently and persistently blocks all debates and votes on legislation proposed by the opposition party, and thus abuses the right to filibuster, does such conduct violate the commitment to "well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office"?

Sam Stein

Round-The-Clock Vigil Planned Until Senate Passes Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It could last several weeks, but family members of victims and survivors of gun violence are planning to hold a round-the-clock vigil on...

Background Check Advocates Optimistic Again Despite Previous Defeats

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

* Seek to close so-called gun show loophole * Advocates see best chance in decades By Susan Cornwell and Tabassum Zakari...

Enough Is Enough: Congress Should Act on Gun Safety

Rep. David Cicilline | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics
Rep. David Cicilline

While there is no perfect solution that will eliminate all gun crimes, there are many things we can do to significantly reduce the danger of guns getting into the hands of criminals and the mentally ill, as well as restricting the sale of particularly deadly weapons and ammunition.