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Moviegoer Shoots Self In The Butt During 'Bourne'

AP | Posted 08.15.2012 | Weird News

SPARKS, Nev. -- Police say a man accidentally shot himself in the buttocks at a Nevada movie theater during a showing of "The Bourne Legacy." Police ...

Keep Colleges Free From Guns

Lara Grant | Posted 10.02.2012 | College
Lara Grant

It's been claimed that deaths from school shootings could be prevented if students could be armed. However, being trained to shoot a gun doesn't necessarily mean being trained to react calmly in an intense situation like having a gunman on campus.

Five More Reasons to Reject the NRA's Dark Vision

Daniel Gross | Posted 08.12.2012 | Crime
Daniel Gross

Until he shot four people to death in a Seattle café and then grabbed a mom and shot her in the head near her children's school, Washington State's law meant that police had no choice but to issue Ian Stawicki a license to carry a loaded, hidden handgun.

Seattle Mass Shooting Latest by a Concealed Handgun Permit Holder

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 08.01.2012 | Crime
Josh Sugarmann

According to a running tally maintained by the Violence Policy Center, since May 2007, nearly 450 people have been killed in 334 non-self defense incidents by private citizens legally allowed to carry concealed handguns.

Some State AGs Would Rather Please the NRA Than Enforce the Law

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The letter signed by 23 state Attorneys General in support of the National Rifle Association's bill to nationalize concealed carry of handguns suggests that, for those public officials, pandering to the gun lobby is far more important than doing the job they were sworn to perform.

Why the NRA Wants the Trayvon Martin Case to Go Away

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

In a real sense, Trayvon Martin's death at the hands of George Zimmerman exposes the mythology of the NRA's core narrative about guns and self-defense.

WATCH: Colbert Praises Concealed Weapon Fashion

Posted 05.01.2012 | Style

Remember that time the New York Times told us "companies are rushing to meet the demand for concealed-carry clothing," i.e. clothes you can hide your ...

That Jacket May Hide Your Gun, But It's Still Ugly

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.01.2012 | Style

Now everyone with a gun permit can act like a glock-toting crime fighter from a certain 1970s TV series with concealed carry clothing. With gun owners...

Sam Stein

Dianne Feinstein Places Hold On Controversial Concealed Weapon Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Tuesday placed a hold on two controversial pieces of legislation that would force states that a...

George Zimmerman Had Accomplices. Shame We Can't Arrest Them Too

Daniel Gross | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Daniel Gross

Don't get me wrong, I blame George Zimmerman for shooting Trayvon Martin. But I also blame the NRA and the politicians who do their bidding for putting the gun in his hands.

The NRA "Good Guy" You Didn't Hear About

Josh Horwitz | Posted 06.13.2012 | Crime
Josh Horwitz

Reflecting on the murder-suicide perpetrated by his friend Landon Jorgensen, ConcealedCarryForum.com owner Nathan Collier said, "Prior to this incident Landon was one of the good guys. He taught people how to protect themselves from these very types of attacks."

How Are ALEC Laws Undermining Our Democracy?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Anti-democratic legislation written by ALEC is pushed onto conservative members of state legislatures who propose them for passage verbatim, sort of reminding one of a junkie who can't quite kick the habit.

Trayvon Martin's Lesson for Maryland: Appeal Gun Law Ruling by Federal Judge

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 05.29.2012 | Crime
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Lest we think the tragic killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida has little legal relevance for our Washington metro area, think again. All eyes should be on the state of Maryland.

'Stand Your Ground' Gave Trayvon Martin the Right to Defend Himself Against His Attacker

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Crime
Eliyahu Federman

Why do most people seem to be framing this issue around whether Zimmerman had a right to defend himself? Given the fact that Zimmerman confronted Trayvon, the discussion should really be about Trayvon's right to stand his ground.

Trayvon Martin's Life One of Hundreds Ended by Concealed Carry Killers

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

While Florida's 'Shoot First' law is the reason that George Zimmerman has not been arrested, it's Florida's concealed carry law that enabled him to confront Trayvon Martin with a loaded handgun in the first place.

Meet George Zimmerman: He Is the NRA

Daniel Gross | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Daniel Gross

Much more so than any of the shills the NRA had promoting their agenda in their big budget propaganda campaign, George Zimmerman is the embodiment of the gun lobby and its vision for America.

Shooting of Florida Teen Shows Danger of Maryland Judge's Renegade Ruling

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The full facts about this incident are still emerging. But one thing seems clear. If George Zimmerman had not been carrying a gun, it is likely Trayvon Martin would be alive today.

Should High Crime Neighborhoods Pay Higher Taxes?

Posted 03.03.2012 | Chicago

The Illinois State Rifle Association on Thursday denounced gun control legislation approved by a state House committee and proposed that the state's c...

Gun Rights Group Takes Fight Over State's Concealed Carry Ban To U.S. Supreme Court

Posted 02.07.2012 | Chicago

A gun rights group filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court Monday after a federal judge in Springfield defended Illinois' ban on concealed weapons...

Even "Gun Rights" Judge Can't Stomach NRA Extremism

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Recent gun lobby legal defeats underscore how much the NRA and its gun industry funders are dependent for their success on the tactics of political threats and intimidation.

Guns At School? Colorado Republicans Say 'Yes'

Posted 01.25.2012 | Education

Colorado state senators on Monday rejected legislation proposed by Republicans that would allow concealed weapons on school campuses, KJCT 8 News repo...

No Season of Peace from Gun Violence

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Even this season of peace knows no respite from the plague of gun violence. For too many Americans, this holiday season will be remembered only for the devastating sense of loss as their loved ones are torn from their lives by senseless gunfire.

A Gun Lobby Bill That Conservatives Should Hate

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Conservatives don't have to believe that concealed carry of loaded guns in public places poses unacceptable risks in order to be opposed to H.R. 822. Principled conservatives -- even those who think concealed carry is a positive good -- should be driven to the same conclusion.

Mollie Reilly

Liberty University Reverses Campus Gun Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., students cannot watch R-rated movies, participate in unauthorized protests, attend a dance or u...

House Votes On Huge Changes To Concealed Carry Laws

AP | By JIM ABRAMS | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A state permit to carry a concealed firearm would be valid in almost every other state in the country under legislation the House passed...