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'Terror Gap' Has Gun Rights Defenders In A Bind

The Trace | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

The recent attacks in Paris, carried out primarily with AK-47 Kalashnikov assault rifles, have drawn attention to a potential gap in America’s ...

Democrats Urge Obama To Slap Stricter Safety Rules On Gun Makers

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders won't take up gun control legislation, so a handful of Democrats are turning to President Barack Obama to get som...

House Democrats Want A New Committee, Too. On Gun Violence.

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If House Republicans think it's important to create new committees to investigate Planned Parenthood and Hillary Clinton's link to...

Lawmakers Press John Boehner To Give Gun Safety Bills A Vote

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 150 members of Congress wrote to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday, urging him to take up legislation that would h...

Listen To This Crying Mom's Plea To Congress On Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Margaret Eaddy was one of hundreds of people gathered outside the U.S. Capitol last month for a rally against gun violen...

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.

For Doctors In America, 'Do No Harm' Should Mean Talking About Child Gun Safety

Mike Weisser | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

No matter what nonsense Rand Paul and the NRA promote about how doctors are a threat to the 2nd Amendment, anyone who believes that an unlocked gun in a home with children isn't a health risk is presenting a degree of stupidity that no amount of medical care will ever cure.

The NRA Loses A Gun Case At The Supreme Court

Mike Weisser | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

I don't know the extent to which Court decisions necessarily reflect the prevailing mood, but if a new gun control bill comes back to Congress later this year, I'm not quite ready to declare it dead.

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...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Announces New Executive Actions On Gun Background Checks | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress may be in a state of paralysis when it comes to dealing with gun violence, but the White House inched forward Friday with two n...

Will Enough Ever Be Enough?

Dave Helfert | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Dave Helfert

When it comes to dealing with a vestige of our wild and rugged colonial and frontier history that way too often makes today's streets and offices and theaters and universities, and even elementary schools, look like the aftermath at the OK Corral, something has to change.

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?

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...

Gun Control: Getting the Lead Out -- Literally

Mike Weisser | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Mike Weisser

One of the NRA's favorite symbols is our beloved bald eagle. That bird lives today in great numbers because naturalists and environmentalists fought a long and difficult battle to get rid of DDT. Why can't we get together and do the same thing with lead?

The Gun Violence We Never Talk About

Mike Weisser | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The NRA says that we need more armed citizens. Brady says we need fewer guns. Both sides always talk about guns and crime. But there's another kind of gun violence that we never talk about.

Eliot's Revenge

Neil McCarthy | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

April 2013. It started good enough. With baseball. Then it was all downhill.

The Daily Szep -- Chickens

Paul Szep | Posted 05.20.2013 | Comedy
Paul Szep


Jennifer Bendery

House Lawmakers Unveil First Bipartisan Gun Control Bill | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House lawmakers on Tuesday unveiled their first bipartisan bill targeting gun violence in this Congress: a measure to make firearms traf...

The Congressional 'Dance' on Gun Control

Toby Moffett | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
Toby Moffett

For me, this dance-gone-wrong on guns spans decades. It goes back to my eight years in Congress representing 50 western Connecticut towns, including Newtown.

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Rep.: 'Zero Discussion' Of Gun Control, Immigration At Republican Retreat | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- A day after President Barack Obama unveiled a series of proposals on gun control, Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) said House Republican...

Biden Meeting With House Members On Gun Violence

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden and members of President Barack Obama's Cabinet will meet on Monday with members of the U.S....

Sabotaging the Conversation About Guns

Don Kraus | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics
Don Kraus

The Arms Trade Treaty is a common-sense measure that would make it more difficult for weapons to be sold on the black market and halt the flow of weapons to dangerous regimes. Yet the NRA has gone on record saying the treaty will threaten Americans' rights to bear arms.

Michael McAuliff

Nadler : Stop NRA Leadership, Others Who 'Enable' Murder | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Along with the soul-searching and calls for the country to stand with the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, there's ...

The NRA Behind the Curtain

Daniel Gross | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics
Daniel Gross

Remember the scene near the end of The Wizard of Oz, when Toto pulls back the curtain to expose that the powerful image of the Wizard was simply a projection of a rather ordinary, powerless old man? That happened Election Night with the NRA.

Congress Creates a Crime

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

It is nice to see that occasionally a Congressional Committee can actually pass legislation, even if it's bad. At least it's not doing nothing.