Peter Thum is no stranger to philanthropy and entrepreneurial success. As the founder of Ethos Water, he raised more than $7 million in humanitarian w...
Invoking MLK like syndicated talk-radio host Dana Loesch did is gross at face value, but needless to say, the fact that King was gunned down obviously makes matters worse.
2014: BLOOMBERG ENDORSES DALEY New York Mayor and staunch gun-control advocate Michael Bloomberg has endorsed Bill Daley in his run for governor. In a...
I wish people would understand this and see their guns for what they are, nothing more than shiny, (loud and deadly) distractions from the real issues that separate the people from the government.
Having lived in the Old World for a few years now, I have heard my country compared to an adolescent, with all the attendant charm and hubris implied. America was not born and raised like a child; it was founded and developed like a start-up company.
If America spent as much money offering opportunities to every 16 to 26 year old as we spend locking them up for minor offenses that further cut them off from a positive future, we could end poverty in a generation or two.
The president ordered the Justice Department's beleaguered Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to deliver an annual report on lost and stolen firearms in the United States. It makes for fascinating, disturbing reading
If the NRA leadership is no longer the primary obstacle, what is? The answer lies in the threat of demoralization that resides within each of us, separately, and within the group psychology of the gun control movement, collectively.
It was obvious from the way I handled the gun that I knew nothing about firearms. Tony sold it to me anyway. The whole thing took 7 minutes. As a gratified consumer, I thought, "Well, that was easy." Then the terrifying reality hit me, "Holy hell, that was EASY." Too easy.
The signing of these bills into law is the closest any state has come to seceding. One resolution went so far as to urge the federal government to "recede." We have officially adopted laws asserting autonomy and authority over the union of which we are a part, to which we pledge allegiance to.
States began loosening conceal carry laws, says the Institute, in 1996 when the executive director of the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action told lawmakers, "these citizens don't commit violent crimes." There was just one problem with her assurance. She was wrong.
At the core of the concern of people in communities across the country is the desire for their children to come home, for their families to heal and for forgiveness to take place.
The gridlock that plagues Washington leads many, fairly or unfairly, to lump together the two parties and declare a pox on both their houses. But most state governments are not gridlocked.
Gun violence constitutes one of the gravest assaults on law and order. Since every individual and institution has a stake in efforts to alleviate this problem, then surely all of us -- including (especially) the companies that manufacture the guns -- have a solemn civic duty to support those efforts.
Kris Kobach, a national figure in terms of anti-immigrant rhetoric and policy, has a choice. He can continue to stoke fear and hate or he can acknowledge that he has gone too far and apologize for his extreme and threatening comments.
Last month a young gunman's bullets tore into a second line parade, New Orleans' signature neighborhood celebration. 19 people, including two 10-year-old children, were hit in the barrage, shot down as they danced through the streets in honor of Mother's Day.