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Scott Walker Open To Repealing Handgun Waiting Period

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) suggested he supports legislation that would eliminate his state's 48 hour waiting period for handgun pu...

Samantha Lachman

Nevada GOP Pushes New Gun Law Reminiscent Of 'Stand Your Ground' | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Nevada state Senate committee considered a controversial package of gun-rights provisions on Wednesday, just a day before the third an...

Six Thoughts on Guns and Freedom

Peter Schwartz | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

With the NRA now publicizing its 2015 annual meeting in Nashville, it seems like a good time to revisit last year's frenzied, speaking-in-tongues tent revival, along with some of the ideas on the relationship between guns and freedom prompted by NRA nuttiness.

Do Guns Protect Us? Violence Policy Center Says No

Mike Weisser | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

I'm licensed for CCW and I carry a gun from time to time. So I'm not opposed per se to the notion that guns do more good than harm. What I do oppose is constructing an argument for either position out of whole cloth.

Bernie Goetz "The Subway Gunman" 30 Years Later

Richard Feldman | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Richard Feldman

Thirty years ago today the inviolate right to self-defense and the battle over firearm civil liberties were joined in one of the unlikeliest of battle zones -- New York City.

Do Good Guys With Guns Stop Bad Guys?

Mike Weisser | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Since anyone with a concealed-carry permit is, by definition, one of the good guys, the gun industry and its supporters work overtime trying to get concealed-carry accepted as the law of the land.

Shadee Ashtari

Right-To-Carry Gun Laws Linked To Rise In Violent Crimes, Study Shows | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

Laws in all 50 states permitting people to carry concealed firearms in public have been connected to a rise in violent crimes, according to a new repo...

Katy Hall

Fashion Keeps Embracing Guns, While Guns Keep Killing Women | Katy Hall | Posted 10.24.2014 | Style

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) brought the message that gun violence is a women's issue earlier this week, declaring at an Iowa domestic violenc...

Where Are My Rape Threats?

David Trumble | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
David Trumble

The malignant only threaten those who make inroads, who carve out spaces where they can be heard and can affect change, who realize their independent and collective power and wield it, from every dark corner into every dark corner.

Scaring Up Another War

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The fact that America leads the developed world in guns and gun-related deaths doesn't faze gun advocates. Like tax cuts, guns are considered a cure-all. Unfortunately, the same appears true of munitions in American foreign policy.

Missouri Law Will Allow Teachers To Carry Guns, Defying Statistics And Common Sense

Mike Weisser | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Having seen the impact of easier handgun access on gun homicide rates, the legislature in its wisdom now believes that it will move the gospel of "good guys with guns protecting us from bad guys with guns" into the schools.

Educator Defends His Right To Bring Gun To Middle School

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

A middle school administrator in Bakersfield, California, has sued the city and its police department after he was arrested for bringing a handgun on ...

DC Court's Concealed-Carry Ruling Is Big Win For The NRA

Mike Weisser | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Talk about a gift. If this ruling is not challenged and overthrown, Palmer vs. DC paves the way for the gun lobby to get what it has always wanted, namely, national concealed-carry without having to pass a federal law at all.

Guns and Georgia

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The Georgia legislature passed, and the governor signed, the "Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014." The purpose of that act is to make Georgia a safer place. The way that is accomplished is by increasing the places into which people with concealed carry permits can carry guns.

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal On Guns In Public

AP | By DAVID PORTER | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday let stand New Jersey's requirement that gun owners demonstrate a justifiable need in order to carry ...

GOP Rep Backs Concealed Weapons At Fort Hood In Wake Of Shooting

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Hours after a mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, left at least four people dead on Wednesday, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said he supports allowing ...

After Two Failed Attempts, Contentious Emergency Gun Bill Clears State Senate Committee

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

After two failed attempts, a contentious gun bill backed by the National Rifle Association cleared Florida’s Senate Military and Veterans Affairs, S...

Finally, a Gun Law That Makes No Sense

Barry Levinson | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Barry Levinson

This Georgia law defies all logic. Is there a pent-up demand to carry guns into bars? Are Georgia residents complaining on a daily basis that they are being denied the right to carry their guns into a bar? I have to tell you, I have never met a person who lamented that they can't carry a gun into a bar.

State Lawmakers Debating Leniency Over Guns In Airports

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Gary Lawrence usually carries a .22-caliber revolver while out walking his dog in rural Georgia as protection against venomous snakes...

Nikki Haley: Loaded Guns In Bars Are OK, But Not Loaded Gun Owners

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) isn't too concerned by the fiery prospect of mixing guns and alcohol. The Charleston City Paper reported Tuesd...

The American Gun Culture: Standing Your Ground Against the Deadly Use of Popcorn

Bob Cesca | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

There will only be more Curtis Reeves cases and more George Zimmerman cases. All because we've been conditioned to believe that the law and the Constitution is on the side of the well-armed, heroic shooter, and very seldom on the side of the victim.

The Wrong Way to Enforce Concealed Carry Laws

Mike Weisser | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The Cook County sheriff is known to be an opponent of concealed carry, and while his stated objections to the new law have gained him some kudos with the gun control crew, he hasn't exactly endeared himself to those who hold the opposite point of view.

Man Grabs Gun Instead Of Wallet, Shoots Himself In The Butt

Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

Though a shopping trip can end up costing an arm and a leg, this Home Depot customer probably didn't expect to put his butt in harm's way, too. On...

Sheriff Slams Concealed Carry Law As A 'Monstrosity'

Posted 12.18.2013 | Chicago

With Illinois' new concealed carry law set to take effect next month, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is once again taking aim at the legislation he call...

Time to Find Common Ground on Reducing Gun Violence

Paul Helmke | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Paul Helmke

While common ground shouldn't be that hard to find, the political reality is that this won't happen until our elected officials feel the pressure from the public, and the NRA feels the pressure from its supporters, to be willing to compromise.