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So Why Are More Americans Turning Away From Guns?

John A. Tures | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

The trends don't look too good for those who want to build a sizable coalition of voters for future legislative battles over guns. Maybe the old tactics of the NRA emphasizing responsible gun ownership and professionalism were better than the "in your face" style today.

California Court Upholds City's Gun Restrictions

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

Signaling a major win for gun control advocates, a California court ruled Wednesday that a city's ban on high-capacity gun magazines is both constitut...

"Gun People" Making Bad Bets, and Lives are the Cost

Josh Horwitz | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

There are certainly many legitimate purposes for firearms in our society, to include recreational shooting, home defense, collectors, etc. But just because something is legitimate doesn't make it wise.

Doctors Should Tell The Truth About Guns

Mike Weisser | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

If the physician determines that the patient is, in fact, a health risk if there's a gun around, how do you determine the degree of gun access without infringing on his right to own a gun whether he's a risk for gun violence or not?

A Bad Week for the NRA

John Feinblatt | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
John Feinblatt

And every time the NRA has a week as bad as this one, the American public wins.

One of Its Own Members Says There Is Reason Not to Trust the Supreme Court

David Ropeik | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
David Ropeik

The Supreme Court is losing the only thing it really has to maintain it's power, the trust of the American public. No mater what side you're on, if you are patriotic American, that's scary.

Another Church Offers Rifle Giveaway

Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion

An upstate New York church is hosting an event on March 23 meant to honor hunters and gun owners. State Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin will speak; evang...

Transforming Tragedy as Gun Incidents Rise

Carol J. Carter | Posted 01.24.2014 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

As shootings in public spaces like schools and movie theaters are seemingly more commonplace, more people are turning to guns for self-defense. But more gun owners do not make a country any safer.

White Men and Their Guns

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions in our national gun control debate. The issue is not whether we should have gun control laws in this country -- or what they should be.

If You Let Your Guns Get Stolen, You're a Menace to Society

Tom Harvey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Tom Harvey

The possibility that a stolen gun will result in the owner being identified and being held responsible for negligence is a strong incentive to improve storage practices.

A Matter of Sanity

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.20.2013 | Crime
Mark Rubinstein

I believe that in the interest of the greater good would be federal legislation mandating anyone with certain psychiatric diagnoses (Paranoid Schizophrenia, certain types of dementia, and other psychotic disorders) be entered into a federal database, prohibiting them from gun ownership.

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 ...

Spike In Stolen Guns Raises Concerns About Armed Criminals

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

Law enforcement officials in Washington reported that over $2.8 million worth of firearms had been stolen across the state in 2012, an increase of 14 ...

I'm Just Lucky There Wasn't a Gun There

Sara Roschdi | Posted 06.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Sara Roschdi

It's hard to feel safe when there's a gun around. I don't think I'd feel any more safe if i had a gun in my hand, and I would rather die than kill. I would rather be shot than murder.

The Seconds That Matter

Jahaziel Iracheta | Posted 06.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Jahaziel Iracheta

If criminals have guns, I don't see why I can't have one either. It's for defense. You can't rely on cops because they're there after the crime has happened -- not in the seconds that matter.

Right-Wing Politics Don't Represent All Gun Owners (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

After the NRA annual convention kicked off Friday, MSNBC host Chris Hayes discussed how the gun lobbying organization has been embracing conservative ...

Confessions of a Gun Death Hunter

Brian Ross | Posted 06.23.2013 | Crime
Brian Ross

Every morning the dead greet me before the caffeine gives me a chance to focus their reality. I post their stories to a Facebook wall. Why?

Town Rejects Proposal That Would Have Required Residents To Own Guns

AP | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics

BYRON, Maine — Residents of a small western Maine town have rejected a proposal that would have required a gun in every home. About 50 register...

Town To Take Symbolic Vote On Mandatory Gun Ownership

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

By Sarah Mahoney DURHAM, Maine, March 11 (Reuters) - Residents of a Maine town are expected to vote on Monday on whether each househol...

Communities Mull Requiring Residents To Own A Gun

AP | GLENN ADAMS | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

AUGUSTA, Maine — A town of 140 people in western Maine is considering an ordinance making gun ownership mandatory, the latest of a handful of co...

City Wants To Make Gun Ownership Mandatory

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

With much of the national discussion revolving around the merits of emerging gun control legislation, a small town in Georgia is taking the issue in t...

Shooting Blanks for Revenge

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics
Daniel P. Malito

Unfortunately, we are once again being reactive instead of proactive, and while these new gun laws and edicts may silence some of the critics of our supposedly "too lenient" gun laws, it really does nothing at all to curtail the sale or use of illegal firearms.

Time for Real Gun Control, Not Just Window Dressing

Christopher Knittel | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Christopher Knittel

I do not, necessarily, propose to make owning such weapons illegal. Instead, I propose we adopt an aggressive buy-back program that is funded through a tax on gun and ammunition sales.

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 ...

Gun Enthusiasts: Why Not Say You Just Want to Own Your Guns?

Mark Rice | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Mark Rice

Now, I'm not opposed to guns or to gun ownership. I've shot various kinds of guns in various contexts over the years. However, the notion that a person should own a gun because someone might try to victimize them is an argument that doesn't resonate with me.