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Ben Carson Still Insists Jews Could Have Gunned Their Way out of the Holocaust

Bernard Starr | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Bernard Starr

Ben Carson doesn't spell out how armed Jews could have changed the history of the Holocaust. Not surprisingly, he has come up with no examples of Jews fighting back as they were rounded up and sent to extermination camps. So let's put Carson's thesis to the test.

Live Video: Its Impact on Police Brutality; Its Absence in Mass Murders

Michael J. Tansey | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
Michael J. Tansey

Videos of police brutality have galvanized astonishingly productive action in the space of less than a year. We can hope that the legislation from New York will serve as a model everywhere. Absent gruesome live video, is there anything that can prevent the NRA from grinding its boot-heel against our necks?

Guns: What Teachers Should Carry

T. Elijah Hawkes | Posted 10.06.2015 | Education
T. Elijah Hawkes

When it comes to guns, what teachers should carry isn't a weapon -- it's the weight of the debate. Teachers must at least have more courage than Congress. At least let the kids study the issue.

The Oregon Massacre Won't Shake NRA Stranglehold

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama didn't single out Congressional Republicans as the prime culprits, but it was strongly implied that he meant them in the congressional genuflection to the NRA. Clinton, however, did finger Republicans as the culprits and vowed to go after the GOP if elected. Clinton and Obama are right, but both left this out in their targets. In 2010, 53 Democrats took tens of thousands in campaign cash from the NRA.

Chiwetel Ejiofor Doesn't Understand America's Attachment To Guns

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.21.2015 | Black Voices

From America's fierce attachment to guns to the staggering statistics on police killings, there are a few aspects of U.S. culture that Chiwe...

Crafty Conservative Confederate Flag Move Obscures Larger Issue

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

I fear that all of the attention on the flag provides cover to politicians who want to ignore the larger problem. Some of the same politicians talking about bringing down the flag are doing so to avoid talking about the proliferation of guns.

Good Guys With Guns?

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
B. Jeffrey Madoff

Good guys stopping bad guys is a myth perpetuated in movies and television. The best chance of stopping a bad guy with a gun is good policy that makes it tougher to get one.

How To Stop The Carnage

Stacey Newman | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Stacey Newman

Most of us are silent as one more senseless mass shooting traumatizes a community, this time in South Carolina. I am sick and tired of silence. Silence is killing us. Who is ultimately responsible for dozens of gun lobby sponsored bills advancing each year in conservative legislatures? We are.

New York City Gun Shop Video May Not Be Real, But It Has the Gun Lobby Worried

Mike Weisser | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The reaction to this video by the gun guys in New York tells me that the digital playing field on gun violence is beginning to level out.

The NRA Wins Again on Armor-piercing Bullets, But Common Sense Was Already Lost

Mike Weisser | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Whether they know it or not, the ATF's decision to shelve its new armor-piercing guideline is actually a victory for all of us who want laws to be reasonable, responsible and fashioned to reflect both reality plus a dose of good old common sense.

Constitutional Carry: Are the Inmates Finally Taking Over the Asylum?

Mike Weisser | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Called "constitutional carry," as opposed to "concealed carry," the loudest and most active proponents of this new credo can be found in the Lone Star State where this nutty idea sprang from a group of dissident NRA members. But to the NRA: You have only yourselves to blame. Whom exactly do you now represent?

The Gun Lobby and the Cross Lobby, Two Years Later

Rev. Gary R. Hall | Posted 02.10.2015 | Religion
Rev. Gary R. Hall

In the past two years, there have been 95 additional school shootings. Another 60,000 Americans have died by gun violence. Is the cross lobby no match for the gun lobby?

Even This Gun Owner Thinks Florida's Gun Laws Have Gone 'Too Far'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

From eating habits to sexual activity, doctors ask their patients all types of questions to assess behavior that could create long-term health risks. ...

Time for a New Flag

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock


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Gabby Giffords' Gun Control Group Won't Target Vulnerable Dems In 2014 | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC, the political arm of former Rep. Gabby Giffords' (D-Ariz.) anti-gun violence group, will wade i...

Smart Guns? They Hate 'em!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Here's the gun the "gun rights" folks don't want you to have... ...

J Street Will Win, Without Congress

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

The Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations' decision to ban J Street demonstrates, if there was any doubt, that the Israel lobby is nearly identical to the gun lobby.

Monsters in Our Midst

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We are a society at war with ourselves as well as with much of the world. Gun control in various forms may contain that war, but only a shift in consciousness will end it. That shift must include the realization that power requires more than the means to point, shoot, kill.

Warning to Surgeon Generals: Truth May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Maggie Kozel, M.D. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Maggie Kozel, M.D.

The physician that President Obama nominated to be the next Surgeon General sees gun violence as a public health issue, and the NRA has made it clear that any politician they bankroll must vote against his nomination.

Armed, Locked and Loaded: The Worst and Most Intimidating Gun States

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

No one should feel safe in the following states. These are states with the most Wild West gun laws where you are most likely to encounter someone -- anyone -- with a gun. And it is time to take a stand and do something about it.

Asking Saves Kids

Daniel Gross | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Daniel Gross

This isn't a gun issue. It's a responsibility issue. Thousands of tragedies, in homes across our country, could be prevented if parents and others had more responsible attitudes and behaviors about the real risks of guns in the home.

Blocking Votes, Selling Guns

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

There's a question that's floating around social media that goes, "How did asking white people to pass background checks to buy a gun become more offensive than asking minorities to provide photo ID to vote?"

The Correlation of Gun Laws and Gun Homicide

Paul Heroux | Posted 03.09.2014 | Crime
Paul Heroux

I want to slow down the loose use of correlation as a way to prove or disprove that there is a causal relationship between strict gun laws and gun homicide rates. Maybe there is, maybe there isn't. Correlation is not going to answer this question.

The Gun Lobby And The Gospel: 'What Else Did We Think We Had A Right To Expect?'

Rev. Gary R. Hall | Posted 02.14.2014 | Religion
Rev. Gary R. Hall

A year after Sandy Hook, I still believe that the gun lobby is no match for the cross lobby. I still believe that you and I people of faith should refuse to tolerate the epidemic of gun violence that is killing our children, our colleagues, our friends.

Point and Shoot: The Lies of the Gun Lobby

Ari Weisbrot | Posted 01.27.2014 | Crime
Ari Weisbrot

People like to carry guns. People like to shoot guns. They will rely upon any justification they can find. But it is a canard. It has no basis in the constitution. It is a right that serves no one but the nuts with small guns who feel that carrying a weapon somehow makes them a man. This will never change.