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Gun Show Loophole

Sam Stein

Gun Control Advocates Push To Counteract Second Amendment Activists

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gun control advocates, including relatives of individuals killed in two of the most notorious incidents of school-related gun violence, are making a m...

Bart Stupak's First "Profile in Courage" Moment

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

For those critics who think of Bart Stupak as a man who wilted when the going got tough, his past record says otherwise.

That Was Then...

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Oh, the good old days. Leave it to Beaver, the Andy Griffith Show, and a National Rifle Association that told people to be careful with guns and favored laws that kept dangerous people from buying guns.

Courting Another Oklahoma City

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Criminals and terrorists will still get their hands on guns. But should we be helping them? We must make it harder for terrorists and the mentally unstable to get guns at gun shows.

Sarah Palin and the NRA: Up in Arms Over Nothing

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

The most popular speaker for the NRA this year was apparently Sarah Palin. Her version of "the sky is falling" was this statement: "Don't doubt for a minute that... they would ban guns... and gut the Second Amendment."

Virginia Tech Survivor With Hidden Camera Films Dangerous Gun Sales at Gun Shows

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

At gun shows in 43 states, felons, gangsters, wife-beaters, and the dangerously mentally ill can buy assault weapons, semi-automatic pistols and other firearms with no questions asked.

Force Guns On Campus? Young Activists Defeat Every State Bill In 2009

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

In one battle after another, the gun lobby was defeated after elected officials heard the arguments of young leaders in the gun violence prevention movement.

Gun Show Undercover

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael R. Bloomberg

New York City sent investigators with hidden cameras to seven gun shows across Ohio, Tennessee and Nevada, and we found out just how easy it is for criminals and the mentally ill to walk in and buy guns -- no questions asked.

NRA Targets Bloomberg, New Yorkers In Commercial For Bob McDonnell (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The NRA is taking aim at Mayor Bloomberg, New Yorkers, and apparently the mafia (who one would think would be some of the gun rights group's biggest s...

NRA Members For Reasonable Gun Restrictions

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

it is time for Congress to start listening to the American people -- including NRA members and gun owners -- instead of responding to the dictates of NRA bosses.

Gun Show Loopholes Tracked By New York City; Dealers Allowed Purchase To Undercover Gun Buyers Who Admitted Spotty Records

The Associated Press | Sara Kugler | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP)-- New York City officials secretly videotaped dozens of firearm purchases they say were illegal at gun shows in states that have not clo...

GOP Senator Identifies Gun Violence As Major Factor In Health Care Crisis

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Even if he didn't mean to, I want to thank Senator John Ensign of Nevada for speaking out about the importance of reducing gun violence as a means of addressing America's skyrocketing health care costs.

Strong Enforcement of Weak Gun Laws? Not Enough

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Even if we could improve enforcement of existing laws, should improved enforcement be the sum total of our national policy toward gun crime?

10 Years After Columbine, Elected Officials Doing Nothing Is Not Working

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

If terrorists or pirates or even pistachios had killed even a fraction of that number of Americans that guns did last month, news coverage would be wall-to-wall.

A New Day For Gun Violence Prevention

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Last year at this time, I said that America was turning a corner on the gun issue, and the watershed events of 2008 confirmed that prediction. The pa...

Obama And McCain: Address Gun Violence In America

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Tonight, Senators John McCain and Barack Obama will debate each other in a town hall at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. This time, unlike...

Sam Stein

McCain Now Silent On Guns, After Relishing Fights With NRA

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Less than one month ago, Mayors Against Illegal Gun Violence released a television advertisement encouraging Congress to close the 'gun show loophole,...