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Playing with Guns

Robert Koehler | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

A petition has enveloped the looming Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer in awkward surrealism, and has forced the three Republican presidential candidates to duck for cover from their own words.

Our Willingness to Address Gun Violence Shouldn't Depend on Our Definition of 'Mass Shooting'

Mike Weisser | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

In the last nine mass shootings over just 11 days, according to the Shooting Tracker, 7 were killed and 30 were wounded but survived. And we're spending our talents and energies wondering how to label such events?

Paris Attack Elicits More Gun-free Zone Nonsense From Trump and Company

Mike Weisser | Posted 11.16.2016 | Crime
Mike Weisser

It only took The Donald a couple of hours to figure out how to use the Paris craziness to once again demonstrate that if there's something worth saying in a totally outrageous way, he'll figure it out.

Gun Lovers Love Good Guys With Guns -- Until They Realize Good Guys With Guns Can't Stop Gun Violence

Brian Joyce | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
Brian Joyce

Our latest mass shooting in Oregon - which did NOT occur in a gun-free zone - is just the latest reminder that good guys with guns, as good as their intentions might be, are oftentimes no match for bad guys with guns.

No Guns In My Classroom

David Smith-Soto | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
David Smith-Soto

The Texas State Legislature went one gun too far when it passed the so-called "campus carry" legislation this year, which would allow individuals to carry concealed firearms on public university campuses in 2016. I don't want those guns in my classroom.

Don't Let Background Check Failure Be the Lesson of Lafayette

Mike Weisser | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

We have a problem in this country called gun violence and we're not going to solve it by 'fixing' a registration system that hasn't changed in more than 20 years; it's not going to be solved by putting the discussion off for another day; and it's certainly not going to be solved by asking every law-abiding citizen to walk around with a gun.

Latest Theater Tragedy Makes Case for Changing Gun Laws

Kevin Price | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics
Kevin Price

It has happened again, another "gun free zone" has attracted another murderer at a place intended for family entertainment. People in the Grand Theater on Johnston Street in Lafayette, Louisiana had that entertainment disrupted in a violent way, ending with 3 dead and 9 injured.

Twin Peaks Shootout Destroys NRA's 'Good Guys With Guns' Theory

Mike Weisser | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

There may have been more than 100 bikers at Twin Peaks, all of whom believed they were 'good guys' who needed to carry guns in case a 'bad guy' from another gang was also armed.

Respecting the Rights to Bear Arms and to Not Bear Arms

John Woods | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
John Woods

Almost six years ago, I lost my girlfriend, Maxine Turner, in the worst school shooting in American history. Yesterday, she would have turned twenty-eight. Some have said she was "in the wrong place at the wrong time." But she wasn't. She was in a classroom -- the right place.

GOP Lawmaker: Put More Guns In Schools

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

Florida state lawmaker Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala) said Monday that everything must be "on the table" legislatively in response to the massacre at Sandy H...