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Defining the Business of Selling Guns: One Common-sense Step Towards Fixing Broken Background Checks System

Mike Weisser | Posted 10.20.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The easiest way to close the loophole, or at least make it smaller, is to define the word 'dealer' in a way that requires more people to become FFL-holders if they want to buy or sell guns.

The Unthinkable Lives of So Many Black Boys: Where Are the Caring Adults?!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.14.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Where are the neighbors? Where are the schools and community organizations? Who reaches out to see what the problem is? Does anyone see this child/youth desperately in need of help and hope? Who listens or offers a helping hand amidst the violence and despair they face daily?

Gun Industry Doesn't Deserve Immunity Shield

Rep. Adam Schiff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Adam Schiff

Thanks to a unique and unprecedented law passed by Congress called the "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act," sellers and manufacturers of the most dangerous consumer products, firearms, enjoy almost total protection from liability when they act irresponsibly.

How the NRA Makes Sure Criminals Have Guns

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 07.28.2013 | Chicago
Martha Rosenberg

Blocking of inventory requirements is just one way in which NRA-driven laws enable dealers to feed the criminal market, make money for gun manufacturers and escape prosecution.

Gun Makers Skirted Responsibility In Sales

The New York Times | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

The Glock executive testified that he would keep doing business with a gun dealer who had been indicted on a charge of violating firearms laws because...

No More Newtowns

T. Berry Brazelton, MD | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
T. Berry Brazelton, MD

Let's not allow mental illness to be further stigmatized by events like the Newtown tragedy, nor to distract us from the solutions that are closer at hand. It's a lot faster, easier, and cheaper to reduce the number of assault weapons in circulation.

Time to Take the Lead: Virginia and the Gun Show Loophole

B.J. Garrison | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics
B.J. Garrison

This nation saw many tragedies involving weapons in the past year -- Oregon, Colorado, and most recently Sandy Hook. We have and will continue to grieve the loss of life. However, the situation begs the question: If now is not the time to discuss positive reforms, when exactly is?

Why The Mentally Ill Can Still Buy Guns, Despite Background Checks

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.21.2012 | Business

Federal safeguards meant to keep guns out of the hands of potentially violent individuals have a huge shortcoming: the database used for background ch...

Guns: Helping Crime or Helping Crime Prevention?

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

On Monday night last week, when the U.S. House Of Representatives voted to raise the debt ceiling, for a moment, Democrats and Republicans wholehearte...

NRA Campaigns to Protect Corrupt Gun Dealers

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

If two NRA-backed bills get hearings before Congress and become law, they would devastate the ATF's ability to protect our communities and families from gun dealers who sell guns into the illegal market.

Why Does the NRA Hate Puppies?

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

We already license and register dogs. How much longer will it be before we face total dog confiscation? According to the NRA, if the anti-freedom, er, anti-puppy mill lobby has its way, not long.