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Jennifer Bendery

Pro-Gun Senator Opposes NRA-Backed Bill On Concealed Guns | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is a self-described "law-abiding gun owner, hunter, card-carrying life member of the National Rifle Associati...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Voters Favor Background Checks For Gun Sales, But The Issue Isn't Driving Their Votes | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A week after another school shooting, support for gun background checks remains widespread among voters, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll has ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

The House Finally Voted For Something That Would Improve Background Checks | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives on Thursday approved a measure that would boost funding for the nation's background checks system, less tha...

Dems Have Modest Goals A Year After Big Defeat

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-cont...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Democrats Renew Calls For Gun Control | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Democratic lawmakers is seeking to revive stalled gun control efforts on Capitol Hill, after President Barack Obama pledged i...

Silence of the Lame

Patricia McGuire | Posted 02.13.2014 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Whether a shocking massacre, or solitary assault with a rifle, the prevalence of gun violence in this nation is the best evidence we have of the genuine moral paralysis of government.

Here's A Look At All The Gun Control Laws Congress Has Passed Since Newtown

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., sent a shockwave through the collective conscience of the nation. The images of distraught ch...

Jennifer Bendery

Newtown Didn't Change Lawmakers' Opinions On Gun Control, It Hardened Them | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been a year since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that left 20 first-graders and six staff dead, which means it's been a ...

'Moral Man and Immoral Society'

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

After a week which began with 12 killed at a Navy Yard shooting in Washington, and continued with 13 shot at a South Side park in Chicago, we still can't get Congress to pass legislation on background checks.

The New Normal: America Desensitized to Gun Deaths, Politicians Paralyzed by Gun Lobby

Gavin Newsom | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

How many people have to die before we realize that the only thing the truly stops a bad guy is not letting them get their hands on a gun in the first place?

Howdy, Gun Owners!

Steven Weber | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Steven Weber

What if the law-abiding and god-fearing gun owners actually led the way to limit access to guns by those bad, lethal apples?

Obama: Gun Control Won't Happen Without Congress

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If voters want significant gun legislation to get passed in the wake of the nation's latest mass shooting, a Monday massacre at the Wash...

Newtown Activists Lobbying Congress On Gun Control

AP | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Relatives of victims of recent high-profile mass shootings in the U.S. traveled with activists to Washington on Tuesday to lobb...

Where Is Gun Control?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Sure, the NRA and gun lovers will kick and scream as they always do, but at some point, America must draw the line against letting those groups jeopardize our safety and take a stand for our right to be free of gun violence.

Senators Quietly Seek New Path On Gun Control

The New York Times | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

Talks to revive gun control legislation are quietly under way on Capitol Hill as a bipartisan group of senators seeks a way to bridge the differences ...

The Dis-Uniting of America (2): Social Issues and the Demographic Split

Robert Reich | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Plenty of people who are rural, older, and white aren't regressives on guns, abortion, equal marriage, and immigration. And plenty who are urban, younger, and non-white are. But if you want to explain what's happening in America on these issues you have to understand what's happening to the nation demographically.

Gunning for Senate Reform

Rek LeCounte | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Rek LeCounte

That this travesty of process is a resounding failure on all sides is a burden we all bear with appropriate shame. But the way forward is not through escalating antagonism -- if further escalation is even possible at this point.

Message to Congress: Show Some Robinson/Rickey/Wheeler Courage on Gun Safety Vote

Marc H. Morial | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Marc H. Morial

While this legislation is hardly a final answer, it is at least a first step and would demonstrate that our leaders have the backbone to stand up for the American people in the face of opposition and threats from a well-funded and obstinate gun lobby.

Obama: 'Unimaginable' That Congress Would 'Defy' Americans On Guns

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama predicted that gun control legislation will pass if Congress is willing to listen to Americans on the issue, noting "overwhelmi...

Gun Control Finds Unlikely Savior Close To GOP Heart

Howard Fineman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

WASHINGTON -- Let's hear a round of applause for the Founding Fathers, those dead white men whom conservatives love to lionize. Had it not been for th...

Sam Stein

Reid To Introduce Gun Control Bill Containing Key Provision | Sam Stein | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will introduce gun control legislation Thursday night that includes a proposal for universal ...

The Daily Szep -- Chickens

Paul Szep | Posted 05.20.2013 | Comedy
Paul Szep


Sabrina Siddiqui

Congress Won't Go As Far As Connecticut On Gun Control | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been two months since Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (D) faced an unspeakable tragedy in his state: the mass shooting at Sandy Hook El...

The One We've Been Waiting For

Rob Pringle | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Rob Pringle

The window of opportunity only shrinks. Now would be the time for the so-called Democratic base to signal -- via active constituency -- that we've got Barack's back. I'll call my congressional delegation if you call yours.

Biden: Congress Feels Sense Of Urgency On Gun Violence

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- Vice President Joe Biden says there's a real sense of urgency from lawmakers and police about enacting gun control measures. Biden wa...