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What Ever Happened To Our Gun Legislation?

Daily Pnut | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Daily Pnut

There's no denying that the regularity of mass shootings in the United States are horrifying. As we try to come grips with the murders that took place...

Did the Assault Weapons Ban Work?

John A. Tures | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

It's worth asking whether the assault weapons ban, which was in effect during the Columbine High School massacre, actually worked. Analysis of 108 shootings showed that the ban was successful, and such mass shootings have dramatically increased since the ban expired.

Jesse Jackson Calls For Federal Gun Legislation

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

Rev. Jesse Jackson, civil rights leader and former Democratic candidate for president, pushed for federal gun legislation on Monday, labeling gun viol...

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker: Let's Make Gun Control A Felony | John Celock | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

A Republican state lawmaker in Wyoming has introduced legislation to prohibit enforcement of federal gun control measures that Vice President Joe Bide...

Martin O'Malley Pushes For Ban On Assault Weapons

The Baltimore Sun | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

Gov. Martin O'Malley predicted that Maryland will ban assault weapons during the General Assembly session that began Wednesday....

After Sandy Hook, Are Ideologies More Important Than Children?

Heather Robinson | Posted 02.25.2013 | New York
Heather Robinson

Before critics of the NRA dismiss the idea of armed security personnel in schools, they should be careful not to fall prey to the same reflexive, fanatical thinking of which they accuse staunch opponents.

How New Jersey Citizens Stood Up To Gun Lobby and Won

James Florio | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
James Florio

On March 17, 1990, I signed the nation's toughest ban on assault rifles into law. Almost immediately, the National Rifle Association and others in the...

The Truth About Israel's Gun Laws

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

"Guns aren't the issue. Look at Israel. They've got lots of guns and little gun-related violence." There's only one problem with this argument: It's not true. So the next time someone tells you that, "Israel shows we don't need gun control," here's what to tell them.

Reducing Gun Violence Will Require the Courage of Parents

Mike Feuer | Posted 12.19.2012 | Los Angeles
Mike Feuer

The Sandy Hook shootings have struck such a deep chord because all parents can imagine the horror of losing a child. This same anguish is experienced all too often by parents in communities throughout Los Angeles.

Christina Wilkie

Obama: NRA Could Use Some 'Self-Reflection' | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama carefully avoided overtly criticizing the nation's largest pro-gun lobbying group, the National Rifle Association...

Rahm Calls For Assault Weapons Bans At Federal, State Levels

Posted 12.18.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel on Monday strongly expressed his support for a nationwide assault weapons ban followi...

Putting An End To Gun Violence

David Cahn | Posted 10.30.2012 | Teen
David Cahn

Instead of pushing for controversial legislation with a name that polls well with the American public, we need to start looking a policies that will substantially reduce crime.

Eternity Isn't Forever

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marian Wright Edelman

As I think about the thousands of youthful victims of gun violence, I'm concerned that we're not hearing enough from the candidates for public office at all levels about what they will do to protect our children.