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Gun Show Loophole

Alison Lundergan Grimes Opposes 'Gun Show Loophole'

AP | By ADAM BEAM | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A week after running a dramatic TV ad in which Alison Lundergan Grimes said she disagreed with President Barack Obama on guns,...

Texas Backs Off Plan To Sell Alcohol At Gun Shows

AP | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas officials have withdrawn a plan to allow sales of alcohol at some gun shows, which would have come with strict conditions...

Lost in Boston's Carnage...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The Senate fails the nation. ...

Zach Carter

Rubio Argument Against Background Checks Exposes Logical Glitch in NRA Talking Point | Zach Carter | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Sunday that he does not support expanding criminal background checks for the purchase of firearms, arguin...

Original Republican Flip-Flop Examined

Salon | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

If you’ve been following the gun control debate, you probably know that universal background checks are on life support after Republicans lawmakers ...

Guns: A Civil Conversation?

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.04.2013 | Books
Geri Spieler

Dan Baum's Gun Guys: A Road Trip, takes the discussion of guns to unexpected amiable territory. It's an education for anyone the slightest bit curious about why gun owners are so passionate about their guns. The stories are alive, engaging and earnest.

State Moves To Close Gun Show Loophole

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

By Zelie Pollon SANTA FE, N.M., Feb 13 (Reuters) - New Mexico's House of Representatives approved tighter background checks on firearm...

Wrap It

Jonathan Richards | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Christina Wilkie

NRA Touted Background Check Support In 1999 Ads | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In May of 1999, under intense pressure following the Columbine High School massacre, National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre told ...

INFOGRAPHIC: Gun Sales Rarely Denied For Mental Illness

Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

Mandatory background checks on would-be gun purchasers have identified relatively few with histories of mental illness – perhaps owing in part to la...

Ryan Speaks Out On Contentious Gun Issue

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Monday that he is open to closing gun show loopholes that allow individuals to purchase firearms without a background che...

Paul Ryan Backs Expanding Gun Background Checks

John Rudolf | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
John Rudolf

Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman and last year's Republican vice presidential nominee, is a staunch supporter of gun rights with an 'A' rating fro...

Texas, Leading the Country in Pro-Gun Paranoia

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

As Barack Obama spoke to the country about the need for common-sense gun safety in his second inaugural address today, Texas Republican leaders are leading from behind -- in the polls, at least.

Enforcing the Law

Ed Koch | Posted 03.16.2013 | New York
Ed Koch

Just as prosecuting those who lied on their gun permit applications might deter them from future criminal activity, so might the brokers of Wall Street and the bankers be deterred, were some of them to spend some time in prison.

NRA: Guns Don't Kill People, Video Games Do

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics
Dean Obeidallah

The real difference between the U.S. and UK isn't that they are watching different movies or playing different video games. It's guns. We have close to 300 million guns legally owned while the UK has only approximately 1.8 million guns.

40 Seconds and 40 Percent: The Wisconsin Spa Tragedy and the Simple Case for Background Checks

Daniel Gross | Posted 12.25.2012 | Crime
Daniel Gross

Forty seconds is all it would have taken to keep a community and our nation from suffering yet another mass shooting in a place that we should all rightly expect to be safe.

Sam Stein

A Week After The Colorado Massacre, The Gun Show Goes On | Sam Stein | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

CHANTILLY, Va. -- At the back end of a 100,000 square foot showroom, past the rows of guns, holsters, knives, swords, tasers, war books and political ...


Robert Walker | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

Turn off the TV. Put down the newspaper. There is only one appropriate response to this horrific gun tragedy and all of its predecessors. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, and, most importantly, tell your elected-Representatives in Washington, "Enough."

Andrea Stone

NYC Probe Finds Internet Is 'A Vast, Unregulated' Illegal Gun Market | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

A New York City undercover investigation heralded as the first of its kind has found a "vast and largely unregulated market for illegal guns" on the I...

The NRA: They Apologize for the School Shooting...You Know, That One...

Cliff Schecter | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

This would be funny if it weren't so pathetic. Listen as the NRA calls someone, tells them Hillary Clinton, Cuba and perhaps Mars is coming to get their guns.

Guns: Helping Crime or Hurting Crime Prevention?

Paul Heroux | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics
Paul Heroux

On Monday night last week, when the U.S. House Of Representatives voted to raise the debt ceiling, for a moment, Democrats and Republicans wholehearte...

Leaving Brady, But Not the Fight to Prevent Gun Violence

Paul Helmke | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

My tenure with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence will be ending, but I will remain engaged in the movement to reduce gun violence in America. For me, working for a safer America is more than just a job.

Sam Stein

Al Qaeda Threat Highlighted In National Gun Control Ad Campaign | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to maintain a bit of political pressure on Congress and the White House, a prominent gun control advocacy group is turning recent...

Sam Stein

White House Taking 'Seriously' Al Qaeda's Eying Of America's Gun Show Loophole | Sam Stein | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration says it's taking "seriously" a statement from an al Qaeda spokesman that instructs sympathizers of the terroris...

Our Own Private Mumbai

Cliff Schecter | Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

There is nothing as stark as seeing a video where a leader of a murderous group of thugs is able to announce the intention to use our own lack of common sense laws against us.