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Gun Owners

Fewer and Fewer Americans Own Guns

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

A clear majority -- two thirds -- of Americans don't have guns in their homes. Almost four out of five Americans don't personally own a gun. And as the gun-owning population continues to age and die off, fewer Americans are taking their place. These numbers terrify the NRA and their "corporate partners" in the gun industry but should offer hope for the majority of Americans.

The NRA Has a New Reason for Gun Owners to Buy More Guns

Mike Weisser | Posted 06.20.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The problem with using crime as a rationale for owning guns is that violent crime in the United States keeps going down. For that matter, so does the percentage of older, white men, who just happen to be the demographic that buys and owns most of the guns.

Study: People Who Own a Lot of Guns Are More Likely to Get in Fights, Carry Guns Outside the Home

Mike Weisser | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The new study compares rates of impulsive, angry behavior with access to guns. Jeffrey Swanson and his research colleagues asked 5,653 respondents to answer questions about their own behavior, and also asked these same research subjects if they owned and/or carried guns.

God Prevents Gun from Firing

Anastasia Basil | Posted 11.22.2014 | Comedy
Anastasia Basil

America has been praying hard since Sandy Hook and it's working! The results haven't fully kicked in yet, but according to praying gun-owners, news headlines in America will soon look very promising.

How the NRA Benefits From Stoking Fear About Gun Regulations

Mike Weisser | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

One thing about the gun debate I find interesting is how quickly and easily gun owners get riled up when politicians, or anyone else for that matter, begin talking about taking away their guns.

Shutting Out the Gun Nuts? Cigarettes May Show the Way

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

While waiting for the next mass shooting... ...

Why I'm Going to the NRA Convention

Rebecca Bond | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Bond

I'm a gun responsibility advocate and I'll be attending the NRA Convention in Indianapolis this weekend. Sound like an oxymoron? Well, it shouldn't be.

Americans Stockpiling Around Half The World's Privately Owned Guns (And That's A Conservative Estimate)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

Americans love guns. In an essay published by the Brookings Institution earlier this week, author Matt Bennett digs into some numbers to show just ...

Gun Responsibility Should Be Led By Gun Owners

Mike Weisser | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Mike Weisser

I'm a real-life gun guy. I own a gun shop and I have sold more than 15,000 guns. I'm also a member of the NRA. The NRA won because people like me, people who really know what guns can do when they are irresponsibly used, didn't have a way to make their voices heard.

Guns: The Protection Paradox

Edward Corcoran | Posted 06.15.2013 | Crime
Edward Corcoran

Owning a gun can indeed provide personal protection and can make sense for individuals, but does not make sense for society as a whole.

Are Democrats Reinvigorating the Republican Party?

Dennis Santiago | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics
Dennis Santiago

The Democrats in there zeal may be creating the very basis that will revitalize the Republican Party in spite of itself. By targeting -- yes I do love the pun -- gun owners across the board as some sort of witch coven are they driving people to join a new American coalition?

State Lawmakers Make Bold Proposal On Guns

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Lawmakers eager to reduce gun violence in their states are proposing mandatory liability ...

John Celock

Dems Sign On To New State Gun Ban | John Celock | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

More than 50 state legislators in Kansas -- including four Democrats -- have co-sponsored a gun bill that would, among other things, prohibit most doc...

What Fuels The Love For Guns In The U.S.?

Al Jazeera | Posted 01.27.2014 | Crime

There are nearly 300 million firearms in the US - which is almost as many guns as there are people. It is, in fact, the most heavily armed country per...

Senate Panel Includes Many Gun Owners

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

* At least seven of 18 committee members own guns * Senator Leahy was champion marksman in college * Senator Sessions ha...

Just Shoot Me

D.L. Hughley | Posted 03.16.2013 | Black Voices
D.L. Hughley

This is why it is so difficult to have a national conversation on guns in this country. One side is interested in reasonable solutions. The other side is interested in living in a delusional fantasyland where President Obama is a Marxist, a Nazi, a Kenyan and now, apparently, King George.

Don't Reveal My Identity Say Proud Safe Gun Owners

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Martha Rosenberg

Gun owners have gone ballistic, pun intended, over the Journal News publishing the names and addresses of handgun permit holders in two New York counties in December.

In the Instant: Guns and the Irrational Perception of Risk

Michael J. O'Neil | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Michael J. O'Neil

That image of a home intruder is terrifying. Many people arm themselves in response to it, ignoring clear data that weapons at home put the armed homeowner and his family at far greater risk of injury from a momentarily furious spouse or a curious child.

These Are The States Where People Aren't Racing To Buy Guns

AP | By EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 03.08.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Connecticut and Colorado, scenes of the most deadly U.S. mass shootings in 2012, people were less enthusiastic about buying new...

After Pinpointing Gun Owners, Newspaper Becomes A Target

The New York Times | CHRISTINE HAUGHNEY | Posted 01.07.2013 | Media

Local newspapers across the country look for stories that will bring them national attention, but The Journal News, a daily nestled in a wooded office...

Three Words Lead Young Men Across the Bridge From NRA Parroting to Independent Thinking

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Molly Alexander Darden

At a gathering recently, I heard some young men and their fathers discussing the 'joys' of gun ownership. Then, during dinner, three of the young men and I discussed/debated the issue of owning guns.

The Deep Crazy of the NRA

Mark Olmsted | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

There's nothing about NRA-crazy we dare dismiss. It's a deep crazy. It is the craziness of millions of gun-owners who have convinced themselves -- with complete sincerity -- that wielding an instrument of mayhem is spiritually elevated rather than spiritually bankrupt.

Gun Rights Support Runs Far Deeper Than Politics

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics

BRYAN, Texas -- Adam Lanza's mother was among the tens of millions of U.S. gun owners. She legally had a .223-caliber Bushmaster rifle and a pair of h...

God, Guns And Guts

Posted 12.21.2012 | Arts

Following the tragic events of last week's school shooting, the nation's fear and anger at current gun control laws has reached its boiling point. ...

We Need Gun Owner Accountability Before Gun Control

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Eliyahu Federman

We need gun owner accountability above all else. If someone owns a gun and through their negligence the gun gets into the wrong hands, the gun owner needs to be held criminally accountable. Period.