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NRA Missing Opportunity for Reasonable Compromise on Background Check Bill

Mike Weisser | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

You would think that someone at NRA headquarters would realize that Van Hollen's bill would be the perfect vehicle for getting the holy grail of all gun bills passed, namely, a bill extending concealed-carry in all 50 states.

Numerous Legal Issues Surround Medical Marijuana

Brad Reid | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Brad Reid

The U.S. legal system is slowly addressing the legal implications of nearly half of the states having enacted medical marijuana legislation. The wording of state legislation is not uniform and consequently generalizations are difficult.

Katy Hall

LOOK: More Waiting For Abortions Than Guns | Katy Hall | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

In many states, it takes longer to get an abortion than it does to purchase a gun. Twenty-six states require women to wait for an abortion, usually 24...

Hammering Nails in the Gun Bill Coffin

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Rizwan A. Rahmani

The media should be ashamed of itself for not taking issue with Congress or the gun lobby and taking them to task. I wish it had conducted equally ceaseless coverage of Sandy Hook to keep the issue alive in the news, but it appears the media doesn't put equally intrinsic value on those twenty innocent children's lives.

No Bullshit, Please

Norman Lear | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics
Norman Lear

A new law that is being proposed says the buyer has to wait three days if he wants to buy a gun that when you point it at a human being and pull the trigger you can kill him. Or her. Or that child there.

Franklin Graham Takes Surprising Stance On Background Checks

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

Rev. Franklin Graham has come out in support of universal background checks as the debate over gun control continues in Washington. Graham told Tim...

Illegal Gun Purchases 'Very Common,' Survey Finds

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business

A majority of U.S. gun retailers saw someone try to illegally purchase a firearm in 2011, but law enforcement officials were not always notified of th...

Background Checks On Gun Buyers Shoot Up In 2011: FBI Stats

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2012 | Crime

By James Kelleher CHICAGO, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The FBI performed a record number of instant background checks on would-be firearm buyers...