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Thousands Of Guns Have Been Sold To Domestic Abusers Thanks To This Loophole

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics

A loophole in the federal background check system has allowed gun dealers to sell thousands of firearms to domestic abusers before their background ch...

Time For 'Good Trouble' Inside And Outside Congress

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The time for silence and patience is long gone. Congressmen Lewis and his colleagues have vowed to keep going with their fight as soon as the House returns from its July 4th recess. We must stand with them as they continue to get into "good trouble."

House Set To Vote On Gun Measure Next Week

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House will vote on a measure next week that stops suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms, Speaker Paul Ryan told members on T...

Where Are The Bodies? A Modest Proposal To Use Visual Aids For Gun Reform

R. Kyle Alagood | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
R. Kyle Alagood

Instead of being forced to visually confront the brutal reality of the country's gunshot-wound epidemic, most people only ever see images of victims smiling and enjoying life before it was taken from them by firearm-propelled shrapnel.

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.

'Random' Shooting Rampage In Houston Leaves 2 Dead

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.30.2016 | Crime

May 29 (Reuters) - Police in Houston killed a gunman on Sunday in a chaotic shootout that left one other person dead, six wounded - including two offi...

Almost A Third Of Mass Shooting Deaths In 2015 Were Related To Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics

Thirty-one percent of all mass shooting deaths in 2015 were related to domestic violence incidents, according to a New York Times analysis published S...

The State of the Gun Union -- Concealed Carry in the US

Eric Korn | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Eric Korn

A recent ruling by a federal judge that struck down certain provisions of Washington D.C.'s concealed carry law as "likely unconstitutional" in the case of Grace v. District of Columbia has spurred on a needed conversation on the topic of firearms rights for the private citizen.

Jury: Cinemark Theater Chain Not Liable In 2012 Colorado Movie Massacre

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.19.2016 | Crime

DENVER (Reuters) - The owners of a Colorado movie theater where a gunman killed 12 people during the screening of a Batman film in 2012 are not liable...

Toddlers Have Shot At Least 23 People This Year

The Washington Post | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.01.2016 | Crime

This past week, a Milwaukee toddler fatally shot his mother after finding a handgun in the back seat of the car they were riding in. The case drew a l...

Julianne Moore Reveals How Sandy Hook Changed Her Views On Guns

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics

Actress Julianne Moore wrote in Lenny Letter about her experience talking with her daughter about the Sandy Hook shooting, and how it changed her view...

Sean Payton Speaks Out Against Guns In Wake Of Ex-NFLer Will Smith’s Death

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.12.2016 | Sports

New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton, shaken by the death of one of his team's former players, spoke out against guns in an interview with USA Today p...

Samantha Bee: It's Easier To Buy Guns Than Get An NRA Mascot Suit

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.12.2016 | Comedy

Getting your hands on a costume of the NRA's Eddie Eagle mascot should be easier than purchasing a gun. Or so you'd think. But Samantha Bee discovered...

A New Gun Folds Up To Look Just Like A Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 03.30.2016 | Technology

This is not a smartphone. This is a gun. It's the Ideal Conceal, a .380-caliber pistol that folds up into a box shape. The creator designed the firear...

Republicans Want Guns In Schools But Not At Their National Convention

ThinkProgress | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
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In response to an epidemic of gun violence in America, Republicans reject any effort to control gun use. The solution, instead, is more guns....

Chicago Teen In Anti-Violence Video Critically Wounded In Shooting

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 03.27.2016 | Black Voices

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Chicago teenager who appeared in an award-winning anti-violence video was in critical condition in a hospital on Sunday after he...

Thousands Petition To Allow Guns At GOP Convention For 'Safety'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics

UPDATE: The Secret Service, at least, has not been persuaded by the logic of a petition asking that guns be allowed into the Republican National Conve...

Kids Have Brought More Than 185 Guns To School Since The Start Of The Academic Year

The Trace | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics

On March 16, an 11-year-old child in Queens, New York, found a loaded .380-caliber handgun under his grandfather’s bed and brought it to his element...

The Third Reconstruction Era

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Just as the progress of the first Reconstruction was followed by decades of retrenchment and reversal, many of the formidable threats millions of poor children and families -- of all races, but especially children of color -- face today are very dangerous steps backwards.

Advocacy Group Warns U.S. Gun Industry Is Targeting Children

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics

The U.S. firearms industry is designing and marketing guns specifically for children in a concerted effort to build a new base of customers, according...

A Dangerous Loophole In Federal Law Is Putting Women's Lives At Risk

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics

It's long been recognized in the U.S. that domestic violence and guns are a deadly combination. That's why people who have been convicted of domestic ...

Inside The Complex World Of Women And Guns

Marie Claire | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

Beneath the surface of the guns discussion in America—one traditionally dominated by men—there's a complex world of females and firearms. Here, in...

Police: Driver Stranded In Blizzard Shot And Killed Man Who Tried To Help Him

The Charlotte Observer | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.23.2016 | Crime

A Claremont man was in the Catawba County Jail on Saturday charged with murder after he allegedly fatally shot a good Samaritan who was trying to help...

No, We Won't Be Safer If We All Go Buy Guns. Here's The Data.

Pacific Standard | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

Sheriffs across the country have a message to their constituents: If you have a gun, carry it—your country needs you. In the aftermath of the terror...

The Unintended Consequences Of Texas’ New Pro-Gun Laws

ThinkProgress | Benjamin Hart | Posted 01.09.2016 | Politics
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This week, Austin State Hospital, a psychiatric facility in Texas, pulled down the “no guns” signs that had long been posted throughout the buildi...