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Senators Take A Small Stab At Ending The Ban On Gun Violence Research

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four Northeastern senators are pushing to undo a decades-old policy that effectively bans federally funded research into the root cause...

Obama To Meet With Families Of San Bernardino Shooting Victims

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will visit San Bernardino, California, on Friday to meet with families of the victims of the recent mass shootin...

What Public Health Researchers Want You to Know About Gun Control

The Conversation US | Posted 10.11.2015 | Politics
The Conversation US

In the wake of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, The Conversation US asked two public health researchers on gun violence to help us understand this latest violent act.

Father Of Murdered TV Reporter Slams Congressman Goodlatte For Inaction On Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Andy Parker, whose daughter Alison was killed on live television just two weeks ago, tore into Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) on Thursday f...

White House Calls On Congress, Again, To Do Something About Guns

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

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Jennifer Bendery

Pro-Gun Senator Opposes NRA-Backed Bill On Concealed Guns

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...