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Controversial Concealed Handgun Measure Moves Forward

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Olympia Meola | Posted 04.15.2013 | DC

The House of Delegates on Tuesday backed an effort to bar circuit court clerks from disclosing to the public the names of people who have concealed ha...

In Some States, Proposed Legislation Could Alter College Campus Gun Laws

Jordan Friedman | Posted 04.14.2013 | College
Jordan Friedman

The debate over gun control at colleges and universities is progressing, and here are some key states where legislation is being considered.

Republican Seeks To Stop Obama 'Tyranny'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker in North Carolina is proposing an amendment to the state's constitution allowing residents to carry concealed weapons, in an eff...

WATCH: Will More Guns Prevent A Mass Shooting On Campus?

Posted 02.01.2013 | College

As the Obama administration begins a push for the president's new gun control proposals, college presidents are speaking out, declaring their oppositi...

After Student Injured In Crossfire, Lawmakers Say More Guns Needed On Campus

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — This week's gunfire at a Houston-area college prompted new calls Wednesday for allowing concealed handgun license holders to car...

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...

GOP Plan: 'A Recipe For Disaster'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

Do Okies want schoolteachers to carry guns? Not the ones we're hearing from. Almost 200 Oklahoma residents responded to a HuffPost email survey thi...

GOP Gov Wants Gun In Purse

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) wants to be able to carry a gun in her purse. Fallin, who owns handguns, has applied for a concealed carry permit so...

College Presidents Speak With One Voice

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | Posted 03.04.2013 | College
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall

We are college and university presidents. We are parents. We are Republicans, Democrats and Independents. We urge both our president and Congress to take action on gun control now.

Wayne LaPierre, Bill Clinton and Manning the Ramparts

Dennis Santiago | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics
Dennis Santiago

The acrimony of politics continues to get in the way of looking at public safety and mental health issues. That's not surprising.

The Gospel Of Guns: How Churches Use Firearms To Attract New Members

Religion News Service | Greg Horton | Posted 12.20.2012 | Religion

PRYOR CREEK, Okla. (RNS) Pryor Creek, Okla., is gun country. Located midway between Tulsa and Siloam Springs, Ark., the town of approximately 8,500...

Time to Repeal the Second Amendment. Seriously.

Edward Falzon | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact
Edward Falzon

I have a simple solution for the USA. It might be a tough sell, but I think you're at that point: Repeal the Second Amendment.

Gun Control and Mental Health Funding -- If Not Now, When?

Kyle Hillman | Posted 02.16.2013 | Chicago
Kyle Hillman

Twenty children died Friday. Is that not enough to spark serious debate on curtailing military style weaponry and fully funding mental health services? If not, I ask how many children have to be shot in school before action is taken.

Supreme Court Fight Looms Over Gun Rights

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The next big issue in the national debate over guns – whether people have a right to be armed in public – is moving clo...

As Gunmen Continue to Terrorize Our Public Places, the Courts Continue to Weaken Our Gun Laws

Brian Levin | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

Must we treat the Constitution, and its Second Amendment, as static and sacrosanct, as the bloodshed spirals onward? From a historical perspective, the answer is no.

Florida To Reach ONE MILLION Concealed Weapon Permits

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus and Janie Campbell | Posted 12.12.2012 | Miami

If there were any doubt about the Sunshine State becoming the "wild, wild west," Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced Wednesday that...

Two Federal Appeals Courts Put Limits on the Gun Rights

Larry Bodine | Posted 01.30.2013 | Crime
Larry Bodine

The competing arguments in the legal war are (a) the government's right to protect public safety and prevent crime, versus (b) an individual's Second Amendment right to protect his home with a handgun.

Florida Teen Jordan Davis One of at Least 32 Youth Killed by Concealed Carry Killers

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 01.30.2013 | Crime
Josh Sugarmann

Across America, lax concealed carry laws arm and embolden too many shooters who react to slight provocations with deadly force. The result is an untold number of innocent lives lost, families decimated and communities shaken.

Worried About Another School Massacre? Go Ask Alice

Suzanne Hegland | Posted 01.14.2013 | Education
Suzanne Hegland

Do you feel like it might not be a great idea to counsel your kid to charge an armed killer? Well, according to the ALiCE team, you haven't yet faced the need for constant vigilance against armed assault.

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?

State 'Makes It Easier' To Get Concealed-Carry Permit Online

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 09.04.2012 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia is issuing a rising number of concealed-carry gun permits to people who live in other states in a trend that may be helped a...

Grandpa Packing Heat Thwarts General Store Robbers

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.29.2012 | Crime

Eggs ✔Milk ✔Justice ✔ A 57-year-old grandfather filling out a grocery list for his wife on Monday ended up thwarting two armed robbers at a F...

Prosecutor Refuses To Enforce State Gun Law

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 08.23.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Despite a statewide ban on concealed weapons, gun owners in one central Illinois county don't need to worry about facing charges ...

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.