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"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...

Federal Concealed Carry Measure Would Be A Big Change For Illinois

The Huffington Post/ AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Chicago

Though Republicans have typically supported giving state lawmakers more power to govern, the House on Wednesday passed a measure that would allow peop...

Let's Commit to Stop the Pain and Toll of Gun Violence

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

To honor the 80 Americans who lose their lives to gunfire every day and the families, and communities like Carson City, that suffer so grievously, let us do what we can to stop the toll of gun violence.

How Many Second Amendment Cases Will the NRA Lose?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Three years, 400 legal challenges, and "millions of dollars in legal bills" later, all the gun lobby has had to show for its efforts is a body of case law affirming the right of the people to have strong gun laws.

Jim and Sarah Brady: We'll Never Know How Many Lives They Saved

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

We now mark the anniversary of Jim Brady's shooting with a renewed sense of loss: Tucson. A major difference between the two tragedies is that the outcome on January 8 was even more deadly.

Jim and Sarah Brady: Beyond Politics to Idealism

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Thirty years ago, a disturbed young man with a $22 revolver almost ended the lives of Ronald Reagan and his press secretary, James Brady. Like other anniversaries of historic events, this one is cause for reflection.

Lucia Graves

In Arizona, Gun Control Advocates Bring Campaign To Giffords' Backyard | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Victims of the Arizona shootings and their families gathered in downtown Tucson on Monday to support a national campaign to improve gun ...

Lucia Graves

In Arizona, Survivor Of Virginia Tech Massacre Talks Gun Control: 'The Time For Thoughts And Prayers Is Over' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Almost two months after the shootings in Tucson, Ariz., Colin Goddard, a survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre, is speaking to Arizona students about...

Packing Heat at College

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Diane Dimond

In the aftermath of several campus shootings in recent years and the gun fueled violence in Arizona, guns could be coming to a college campus near you.

Lucia Graves

Bloomberg Launches Cross-Country Campaign For Gun Control Laws | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, co-chair of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, appeared on "Good Morning America" Wednesday to announce a new campaig...

Peace on Earth Film Festival 2011: Righting the Balance of Power

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

Living for 32 tells the story of Colin Goddard, a young international studies major in 2007 who was sitting in French class that morning when Seung-Hui Cho went on his shooting rampage.

Lucia Graves

Guns In U.S. Politics: 10 Recent Examples | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of the Saturday shooting in Tucson, Ariz., Rep. Peter King (D-N.Y) announced he will introduce legislation to make it illegal to bring a g...

There Can Be No Gun Control Without Recognizing and Respecting the Different Gun Cultures in the U.S.

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Both sides of the gun control issue must take this opportunity to better understand the complicated and varied role guns play in American communities. If they do, we can make every community safer.

A Million Lines of Defense Against Tragedy

Colin and Andrew Goddard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin and Andrew Goddard

On January 7, we wrote a blog celebrating the third anniversary of a law passed to prevent people with disqualifying mental health records from buying guns. The next day, the mass shooting in Tucson happened.

Giffords Shooting Is an American Tragedy We Need to Urgently Address

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

We, as Americans, can and should do more to restore civility to our political discourse. And we must do more to address the easy access to high-powered guns.

To Private Gun Sellers: Don't Ask, Don't Sell

Colin and Andrew Goddard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin and Andrew Goddard

Any responsible American should want to know that the weapon he's making money from won't be put in the hands of someone who is known to be dangerous.

Goddards on Guns: The Beginning

Colin and Andrew Goddard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin and Andrew Goddard

Guns kill too many Americans. And if it wasn't for the idea that "powerful forces are working to disarm all Americans," we wouldn't spend even a moment's thought on this ridiculous idea.

Join Us in Reclaiming King's Dream

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

These are not the best of times for racial harmony, or economic or social justice. These certainly are not the best of times for nonviolence. But the America of 2010 is a lot different from the America of 1963.

Gillibrand Lauded By Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence, Two Years After Being Hailed By NRA

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (KEHR'-sten JIL'-uh-brand) has been endorsed for election by a leading gun control gr...

Anti-Gun Group Endorses Pat Quinn In Race For Governor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Pat Quinn is still behind in the polls, but has picked up some key endorsements in recent weeks. Aside from the Illinois Education Association, the Br...

DOJ Defends Bush Law Permitting Concealed Weapons In Parks

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration is legally defending a last-minute rule enacted by President George W. Bush that allows concealed firearms in national parks,...