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Gun Laws and Drug Laws Aren't Working

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
Eliyahu Federman

This isn't about whether gun ownership reduces or increases crime, or whether recreational drug use is benign or harmful. I aim to keep it simpler and more to the point: Are drug and gun laws proven to be effective at preventing access?

Our Dark Night of Guns and Money Isn't Over

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Do me a favor: If I'm ever lost to an act of "senseless violence," please ask the platitudinous politicians to point out that one of the best ways we can "love one another" is by making it harder to kill one another.

Disassociation Nation

Steven Weber | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
Steven Weber

We have become so disassociated from reality that we are to the point where even though men, women and children are mowed down in schools, movie theaters and streets by nut jobs with assault weapons, we rush to defend the right to own these absolutely inessential weapons.

How Many Guns Keep You Safe?

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 09.23.2012 | Crime
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

The only use for semi-automatic rifles is to kill people, and as many of them as possible. In considering the argument from this viewpoint, most guns are wasteful. Guns are to be used for protection or hunting and that is all.

Michael Bloomberg: Mayor or Mouse?

Len Levitt | Posted 09.23.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

Right out of the box following the Colorado movie massacre, Mayor Bloomberg was criticizing President Obama and Mitt Romney for their failure to advocate banning assault weapons. What a contrast to Bloomberg's silence in New York City.

Jennifer Bendery

John Boehner: I Agree With Obama That We Shouldn't Have New Gun Laws | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that, just like President Barack Obama, he doesn't plan to push for any new gun safety ...

Innocence Lost in Colorado? For Whom?

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 09.23.2012 | Media
Dr. David J. Leonard

While the concern and unease are understandable, I ask why this moment compels national conversations about life and death, about guns, about safety, about mental health and about tragedy, when countless other horrific moments don't elicit similar sadness and outage.

Our American Sin

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
Adam Kirk Edgerton

I recognize that solutions to gun violence, to mental health care, and to our educational inequity require political compromise. But we can't treat compromise as a philosophy. Our American dream should be to form a more perfect union, with government as a tool and not as an enemy.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Speaks Out On Aurora 'Dark Knight Rises' Shooting

Posted 07.24.2012 | Entertainment

In the days following the horrific shooting in Aurora, Colo., which has left 12 dead and 58 injured, another cast member of "The Dark Knight Rises," J...

WATCH: Bloomberg Says Police Should Strike Until Government Acts On Gun Control

Posted 07.24.2012 | New York

Speaking as a guest on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" on Monday evening, Mayor Bloomberg stepped up his call for stricter gun laws by suggesting police ...

Dan Froomkin

Sacrifice For Security Skips Big Guns | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans have given up a lot in the name of increased security. Intrusive and expensive measures adopted since 9/11 have eroded privacy...


Robert Walker | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

Turn off the TV. Put down the newspaper. There is only one appropriate response to this horrific gun tragedy and all of its predecessors. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, and, most importantly, tell your elected-Representatives in Washington, "Enough."

Sam Stein

How Barack Obama, Once A Vocal Gun-Control Advocate, Went Quiet | Sam Stein | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the midst of his first run for national office in 1999, then-state Senator Barack Obama held a rally at the Park Manor Christian Chur...

LOOK: Photo Of Clouds Said To Look Like Angel Over Movie Theater

Posted 07.25.2012 | Denver

Thousands of people gathered for a vigil on Sunday in Aurora to remember the 12 theater-goers who were killed and the 58 others who were wounded by a ...

How Fragile We Are

Randall Amster | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Randall Amster

Once again, events conspire to remind us how fragile is our existence and how vulnerable we really are.

Romney: New Gun Laws Wouldn't 'Make A Difference'

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics

By Sam Youngman RENO, Nevada, July 23 (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has backed gun control measures i...

Kathleen Miles

James Holmes' San Diego Roots | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.23.2012 | Los Angeles

James Holmes, accused of shooting 71 people, killing 12, at a midnight showing of "Dark Knight Rises" Friday in Aurora, Colo., grew up in San Diego, C...

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...

Until Something Different Happens

Ellis Dean | Posted 09.22.2012 | Denver
Ellis Dean

The victims who lost their lives in Aurora were all young and seemed full of promise. But here is another promise. It is the promise that unless we do something, all of this will happen again. And no Tweets, tears, or teddy bears will change that fact.

Aurora Shootings: What Victims' Families Want to Tell Us But Can't

Nancy Cronk | Posted 09.22.2012 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Everywhere we turn in Aurora, there are stories of heartache and despair. There is still much confusion, and many residents are in a state of shock. Let's all be the kinds of support we would want.

Chief Oates: 'We Will Convict Him'

Posted 07.23.2012 | Denver

Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates told NBC's Kate Snow in no uncertain terms that 24-year-old suspected Aurora shooter James Holmes will be convicted. ...

Accused Shooter Allegedly Rejected By Several Women On Sex Site

Posted 07.23.2012 | Denver

TMZ first reported that Police were investigating a profile on a sex website they believed could belong to James Holmes, the man accused of killing 12...

Unsafe for Humans

Susan C. Scrimshaw | Posted 09.22.2012 | College
Susan C. Scrimshaw

It could have been me, my husband, my daughter, her husband, my step-son and step-daughter, my granddaughter, not yet four years old. Any one of us could be the victim, or the grieving relative or friend, right now, today.

Obama Must Take Drastic Action to End Gun Culture!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I am a fierce 2nd Amendment supporter, but there is no earthly reason for anyone to own a semi-automatic military weapon except to murder someone else. It's not a sport. Money controls our democracy and public safety in our neighborhoods is one victim.

From the Great Outdoors to the Outdoor World

Patricia McGuire | Posted 09.22.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Humans can live in the wilderness quite safely so long as they don't provoke the wildlife. Sadly, in what we call civilization, we live in greater fear each day of an unprovoked human attack.