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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.

Occupy Congress!

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As I write this, a protest is occurring on the floor of the House of Representatives. Democrats, led by John Lewis, Jim Clyburn, Nancy Pelosi (and many others), are staging a "sit-in" to protest Republicans' refusal to even hold a vote on any gun control legislation.

What I Have Learned: Gun Control and Judaism

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 01.15.2017 | Religion
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

How do we apply this balance of ethics in the gun debate today? My conclusion was and remains that, according to Jewish law, people have the right to own a gun for self-defense, which accords with the Second Amendment.

Warren's Week in Twitter Polls

Warren Holstein | Posted 01.08.2017 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Week of 1/4/16 to 1/10/16 Twitter polls have become all the rage and I am continuing to take full advantage of them each week by boldly engaging th...

The Gun Show Loophole Boils Down To Common Sense vs. Nonsense

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

If we're going to have laws, then they should be practical laws that actually work. B-b-b-but what about the "slippery slope"?? Ah, yes, the slippery slope. Yes, I confess, preventing felons from buying guns sends us hurtling -- no, careening -- down that slippery slope, toward... personal safety.

Paul Ryan Wants Someone To Close The Gun Show Loophole, As Long As That Someone Isn't Obama

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) criticized President Barack Obama on Monday for planning to use his executive authority to implement gu...

NRA Isn't Serious About Stopping Gun Violence

Dale Hansen | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The problem is that while Americans continue to talk about preventing mass shootings and gun deaths, the solution coming from gun advocates is to do nothing.

The NRA Requires More Background Checks for its Employees Than for Gun Owners

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 10.08.2016 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

The NRA is doing all it can to make it easier for practically anyone to get anything from a revolver to a high-capacity, semi-automatic weapon without having to suffer the indignity of a background check.

A Hard Look at Guns in America (VIDEO)

GVH Live | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics
GVH Live

Since the shooting at Columbine High School in 1999, there have been over 31 notable mass shootings that left multiple people dead, including the shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007, Fort Hood in 2009, Sandy Hook in 2012 and the Mother Emanuel Church in 2015.

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."