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The Guy With the Guns Is Afraid?

Daniel Gross | Posted 03.07.2015 | Impact
Daniel Gross

The Second Amendment lets Americans own guns. The First Amendment lets us talk about how dangerous they are. Don't let the NRA shout down the national conversation about the extraordinary danger to children and families of guns in the home.

Gun Control Advocate Says NRA Doesn't Care About Public Safety

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics

Dan Gross, president of the advocacy group Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, says the National Rifle Association incites "fear” in people to i...

A Conversation About How To Keep Children Safe In A Home With A Gun

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.16.2014 | Parents

Each day, eight children and teens under the age of 20 die from gun violence in the U.S. These deaths -- from school shootings, guns being fired at ho...

Best Way to Approach Gun Owners About Safety Isn't Necessarily What Everyone Thought

Dan Gross | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Dan Gross

As we have seen with other issues like drunk driving and tobacco, humor can be an important, if not essential tool to call attention to the most serious of issues, and there are few issues as serious as unsafe access to guns in the home.

Shots Fired. Madness in Progress.

Michael Winship | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

You've no doubt heard that this doesn't happen in countries like Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada where the gun rules are strict and lives are saved. But here the cycle of death, denial, resistance and madness goes on.

Asking Saves Kids

Daniel Gross | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Daniel Gross

This isn't a gun issue. It's a responsibility issue. Thousands of tragedies, in homes across our country, could be prevented if parents and others had more responsible attitudes and behaviors about the real risks of guns in the home.

Remember, Reflect, and Recommit -- The Year After Sandy Hook

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 02.12.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

So much can happen in a year. So little can actually change. The watershed tragedy of Sandy Hook, just about one year ago today, is an all-too-potent reminder of this phenomenon.

It's The Unsafe Access (Stupid)

Daniel Gross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Daniel Gross

When James Carville said ,"It's the economy, stupid," it wasn't meant to insult anyone. It was to emphasize a point that should be obvious, but had instead been obscured by over-complication. We need to apply that same sense of pragmatism to the national conversation about guns.

Georgia Town Loses Battle For Mandatory Gun Ownership

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

The small city of Nelson, Ga., agreed Thursday to revise an ordinance passed earlier this year that required every household to own a gun. The meas...

A Mother's Day of Action to Protect Children From Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The "Faces of Courage" campaign is focused on honoring gun violence victims and their families -- and taking action so fewer mothers who are celebrating Mother's Day this weekend will be mourning their own children next year and in years to come.

The Gun-Vote Backlash Has Only Just Begun

The New Republic | ALEC MACGILLIS | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

As the Boston area was gripped by the manhunt that followed the Marathon bombings late last week, the opinion pages of the Concord Monitor just up the...

Firearms Freeway - Remembered

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.22.2013 | Crime
Steve Rosenbaum

It was a cold February afternoon on the 86th floor observation deck of the Empire State Building, musician Matt Gross and his band-mate were enjoying...

Mothers Will Never Forget Newtown

Sheela Raja, PhD | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics
Sheela Raja, PhD

It is truly incredible to see women everywhere -- mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, aunts and daughters -- speaking up and speak out. We will never forget Newtown. We will never "get over" Newtown. And we have really long attention spans. Are you listening, Congress?

Chris Kirkham

Group Calls Gun-Free Colleges 'Open Invitation To Psychopaths' | Chris Kirkham | Posted 01.22.2013 | College

Less than a week before Tuesday's shooting at a Texas community college, a national organization of college students proposed its answer to campus gun...

Understanding the Second Amendment

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

It is time for opponents of gun control to stop mindlessly shouting "The Second Amendment!!" as if that ends the discussion. It does not. Just as there is no First Amendment right to falsely yell fire in a crowded theatre, there is no Second Amendment right to carry an AK-47 there.

The Gun Debate

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

My recent post on gun control generated more than 1,500 comments. At least 80 percent of them were from people who oppose gun control. The rest, as a group, made five arguments that deserve a response.

Guns: Put Up or Shut Up!

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Those who want to see more rational gun laws in the United States have to do more than complain about the NRA. We have to ask ourselves: Do we care enough about this issue to DO something about it?

Elise Foley

Sandy Hook Parent Sends Message To NRA | Elise Foley | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Andrei Nikitchyuk, whose 8-year-old son escaped violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week, had a message Tuesday for the Nation...

Michael McLaughlin

Family Of Murdered Woman Takes Aim At Online Gun Classified Ads | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.12.2012 | Crime

A jilted ex-boyfriend pumped a dozen bullets into the body of a museum curator last year. The shooter got a life sentence. The seller who illegally de...

Gun Laws/Concealed Carry -- Where Do Obama and Romney Stand?

Richard Feldman | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics
Richard Feldman

After all, what value is there in having a right (self-defense) in theory if the state effectively denies you the very means to enforce that right?

Obama, Romney Called Out On Gun Control Policy

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A prominent gun control group on Thursday called on President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney to lead a search f...

"Now Is the Time" to Discuss Gun Control, Says Virginia Tech Survivor

Democracy Now! | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Colin Goddard was shot four times during 2007 Virginia Tech massacre that left 32 people dead. He now works with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

Why the Gun Control Debate Doesn't Do Justice to Colorado Killings

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The tragic Colorado theater shooting must stimulate a debate on more than mere gun control. Here's why.

Guns Now Kill More People Than Cars in 10 States

Richard Schiffman | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Richard Schiffman

The evidence is clear -- the more guns are out there, the more likely they will be used to take a life. To cut these escalating death rates, we need to strictly restrict access to handguns, as they do in virtually every other advanced nation on earth.

Poll: Most Americans Support Right To Use Deadly Force

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

* 68 pct of Americans have favorable view of NRA * Americans want to be able to defend themselves * Back curbs on automa...