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Julianne Moore: What Donald Trump Is Doing Is 'Incredibly Detrimental'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.22.2016 | Entertainment

Julianne Moore spoke out against the Republican National Convention and GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday in a conversation with The ...

What Does It Really Mean To Say 'I'm With Her?'

Kiri Westby | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Kiri Westby

There I sat in a non-descript ballroom in downtown Denver on a sweltering June day, listening to Hillary Clinton speak about the staggering inequalities women in the U.S. still face, while two blocks away, a man walked into the Colorado Recycling Association offices, shot his ex-wife multiple times and then fatally shot himself.

Guns Aren’t The Answer To Campus Crime

S. Daniel Carter | Posted 07.20.2016 | College
S. Daniel Carter

Advocates for permitting more guns on campus carried by non law-enforcement often make the argument that doing so will make colleges and universities ...

Mike Pence: A Right-Wing Record On Steroids

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Donald Trump's selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his vice presidential nominee speaks volumes about just how dangerous a Trump Administration would be.

The Shootings That Aren't Trending

Josh Horwitz | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

There are 90 Americans who are shot and killed every day in America, and, outside of their families and friends, we as a nation rarely grieve for them.

Unarmed Truth

Em Powers Hunter | Posted 07.11.2016 | Impact
Em Powers Hunter

Like thousands of other people, every mass shooting affected me and I wrote my share of posts related to the carnage, the tragedy, and the helplessness. I had made that promise to myself but political correctness and Facebook friendships be damned. How could anyone look at the pictures and read the heart-breaking stories and not want action?

Let's Have A Meaningful Gun Vote

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, of which I am a senior member, held a hearing on preventing the loss of lives to illegal gun crime. In theory, this is a long overdue discussion for Congress, and the committee should be applauded. If only the hearing had served that purpose.

Why Gun Safety Is An LGBT Issue

Rick Zbur | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Rick Zbur

It's no secret that members of communities of color suffer the highest rates of gun violence. And they're members of the LGBT community too. In fact, most of the victims in the Orlando massacre were Latino or African American.

The Moment Is Now

Rep. Jim Langevin | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Rep. Jim Langevin

No more tweets, no more 'thoughts and prayers,' no more empty statements. Let us debate. Let us have a real conversation. And then let us vote.

Reclaim Our Domestic Tranquility: Putting The First Amendment Before the Second Amendment

Melissa Bartick | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Melissa Bartick

Living in a world where everyone is increasingly armed takes away all those rights, and puts us into a domestic war-zone not of our choosing. The Founders put the First Amendment before the Second Amendment. Let's take back our domestic tranquility and our First Amendment right to peaceful assembly.

Guns And The (Re)Public's Health

Leslie Gerwin | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Leslie Gerwin

For those of us who are not obsessed with restriction-free gun ownership, male, wealthy, powerful, and certain that opposing opinions are wrong, America's birthday reminds us to worry anew about health of our republic.

A Call to Action for Philanthropists in the Wake of Orlando

Aaron Dorfman | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Aaron Dorfman

Empowering LGBTQ communities - keeping them safe and giving them a platform to demand respect and humanity - will be difficult even in the wake of marquee victories, but it can happen. Beating the NRA will not be easy, but it can be done if we invest in building people power among all those who have been impacted by gun violence.

Why Don't Cops Fight For Gun Legislation?

Lynette Mae | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Lynette Mae

Reasonable restrictions are permitted. I'd argue reasonable restrictions are necessary. Cops deal with the heartbreaking realities of senseless gun violence and are put in ever increasing danger because of the proliferation of guns everywhere.

Joe Biden Urges People To Watch How Their Senators Vote On Gun Bills

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is urging people to pay attention to Monday's Senate votes on gun safety measures, saying lawmakers will only c...

A Senator Just Staged a Historic Filibuster for These 2 Gun Reform Proposals

Kicker | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Kicker

For most of the day yesterday and through the early hours of this morning, Senator Chris Murphy and many of his Senate colleagues staged a dramatic filibuster--the 9th longest filibuster in US history.

Inaction Cannot Be An Option

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Since 1963 more than 176,000 children have died from gun violence in America — over three times more than all the soldiers killed in action in the Vietnam War and every external conflict since. Our children have a right to grow up in a caring and decent society that protects their right to live and learn in safety.

An Open Letter to Americans Who Are More Reasonable Than I Am

Sean Whitson | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Sean Whitson

The NRA would call me an "extremist," and maybe I am. I would have thought I had a ways to go to get to that point, but nobody feels like an extremist themselves, I imagine.

#MakeAmericaSafeAgain

Mike Weisser | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

I don't really care whether Hillary has grabbed the gun violence issue because it's smart politics or not; how it positions her against Bernie is of no concern of mine. Let's get selfish for a minute and ask what her stance on gun violence does for us.

This 'Smart Gun' Can Only Be Fired By Its Owner

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.25.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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NRA Convention: Dwindling Membership, Desperate Rhetoric

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

For years the National Rifle Association has maintained its stranglehold on national politics by convincing politicians that it is politically invincible. But now there is fresh evidence -- actual numbers -- that show the NRA is increasingly feeling the heat of Americans' shifting attitudes about gun violence prevention.

I Publicly Called Out My Favorite Senator and Now I Must Thank Him

Kim Parker Russell | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Kim Parker Russell

It's not easy to talk to the press about being shot and losing a friend to gun violence. It's even harder to tell your story while calling out one of the most powerful members of Congress. But some issues are just that important.

'It's Difficult to Keep the Momentum Going Begun by the Tragic Shooting at Sandy Hook' Says Nicole Heath

Jessica Mindich | Posted 05.19.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

"I think there are many gun laws that could make all of us safer, but realistically, I think we should just try to close the loophole in the existing background check law."

Thanks, Governor Deal. My Colleague Won't Have to Buy That Bulletproof Vest Now.

John A. Tures | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

"Still grading?" I asked my colleague, a professor at a Georgia college, as she carefully viewed her laptop a few weeks ago. "I'm finished with that," she told me. "Now I'm pricing bulletproof vests." She had good reason to do so.

8 Reasons to March for Gun Sense on May 7th

Shannon Watts | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Shannon Watts

America will elect its next president this year, and our Moms Demand Action volunteers have been pressing all the candidates about where they stand on gun safety. It's more important than ever to show that we are a force, that we are changing how gun safety is viewed as a political issue.

How Gun Violence Changed My Life Forever

Kim Parker Russell | Posted 04.30.2016 | Politics
Kim Parker Russell

Four days after the Columbine massacre, on April 24, 1999, I was on a date with my friend Philip in Atlanta when we were robbed by a teen with a stolen gun. He shot both of us and Philip was killed. And every spring, no matter how hard I try to enjoy the season, I'm reminded of that night. I can smell it.