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Arizona Gun Wild: New Bill Establishes State Army for Gov. Brewer?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

The Arizona state legislature is considering legislation that would give Gov. Jan Brewer the right to establish an armed force, the Arizona state guard, to back her up for whatever the governor considers "necessary."

Ja Rule Pleads Guilty In NY Weapon Case

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Ja Rule agreed Monday to go to prison for two years in a gun case, becoming the second platinum-selling rapper set to do time after a...

The States of Dis-Union: Will Arizona and West Virginia Join the President or Secede?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

As President Obama calls on the nation to "come together as a people, Republicans, Democrats, Independents," and "find common ground, even as we're ha...

Congress, Wake Up and Smell the Gunfire

John Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Rosenthal

If Congress actually tried to further increase gun violence in the US, they could hardly be more effective than the gun policies that exist today.

Now Arizona Wants to Allow Concealed Guns on Campuses

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Will Gov. Brewer and the state legislature listen now after the Tuscon massacre -- or continue Arizona down the path of gun violence?

WATCH: Jon Stewart To Dick Armey...

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the next step for broadening Tea Partiers' cause, one of the leading faces of the movement stepped onto the set with Jon Stewart. Former House Maj...

Utah's License Give-Away Must Go

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Utah is issuing concealed weapon licenses -- by the thousands -- to people willing to pay the mere $65.25 fee. You don't have to live, or ever set foot, in Utah to get the license.

California Mother Kills Herself While Driving After Girl, 9, Refuses To Pull Trigger

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- A California woman shot and killed herself while driving in southern New Mexico after her 9-year-old daughter refused her mother's...

Open Carry Equals Open Season?

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Americans have for far too long settled minor disputes with lethal firepower, and it's one of the reasons that we continue to reject the vision of America, held by gun rights extremists, as a place where anybody can carry and display any gun.

Banging Everything in Sight: My Trip to the LA Gun Club

Beau Willimon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Beau Willimon

A dragon's breath of muzzle flash momentarily blinds you through your goggles. Endorphins flood every capillary in your being. Your nostrils fill with the smell of cordite.

Student Shot By Police For Carrying PSP Is Suing City

Chicago Bar-Tender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A high school student is suing the city, the board of education and several police officers after allegedly being shot for carrying a portable game be...

Cop Brings Gun To Snowball Fight

Washington City Paper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

According to an eyewitness, a D.C. Police detective went nuts after kids pelted his Hummer with snowballs at 14th and U Streets NW this afternoon. The...

Meleanie Hain: Gun-Carrying Soccer Mom, Husband Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide

The Associated Press | Mark Scolforo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LEBANON, Pa. - A soccer mom who was thrust into the national gun-rights debate after taking a loaded pistol to youth sports events was killed by her h...

Josh Bowman: Man With Gun Arrested Near Capitol During Obama Speech

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — U.S. Capitol Police have arrested a Virginia man they say tried to drive into a secure area near the Capitol with a shotgun and rif...

DiPascali, Ex-Madoff CFO, Dodged Drug, Gun Charges

New York Post | KAJA WHITEHOUSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bernie Madoff's right-hand man Frank DiPascali may have confessed to his role in Madoff's $65 billion fraud to purge himself of his sins -- but it als...

Weekly Pulse: Mob Scene

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Republicans and their allies are pressuring Democratic healthcare reformers at townhall meetings around the country. Addie Stan has a blockbuster piece in AlterNet that exposes the network behind the mobs.

Man with a Gun Near Obama Rally -- Hell No!

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Imagine he was Muslim and waiting for Bush with a gun. How long would that guy have lasted? You think they'd let him just sit there and wait for Bush?

Burress Catches A Break Until September | John Eligon | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The weapons-possession case against professional football player Plaxico Burress has been adjourned until September. The former New York Giant was arr...

Sara Jane Moore's Interview Fallout

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Geri Spieler

If you were standing on that sidewalk next to Moore when she was 45 years old, would you have expected her to pull a gun from her purse, aim and pull the trigger at the head of the U.S. President?

Ireland: Crime Boss Shooting Caught On Tape

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gangsters videoed their crime boss accidentally blowing his head off with a handgun during a drink and drugs party in Ireland, police have said. Phil...

Like Deer Hunting? Play Here!

Supreme Deer Hunting | MochiAds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Do you like a deer hunting? Or you like sooting range? Then play here and enjoy new shooting game! Challenge your hunting skills in this classic hunting game. Earn points to upgrade your gear for better hunting. Realistic shooting with range, weapon accuracy and so on.

Shoot out the Star - Play Now | MochiAds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

"Shoot out the Star" and more in this classic carnival game! This shooter is more about patience and skill than quick reflexes. Wield your fully automatic BB rifle to earn prizes in this updated version of the timeless game found in fairgrounds, midways, and carnivals the world over! Shoot out ALL of the red symbol using 100 shots or less to win a prize and unlock the next level. Move your mouse to aim. Left click to fire.

Is Sarah Palin "Mainstream" on Guns?

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

A closer examination of her background reveals that Palin has embraced views on gun ownership that are ideologically extreme even by the standards of gun rights advocates.

Debate Questions I'd (Still) Like To Ask

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Unfortunately these questions remain largely unanswered, almost two months after the last debate.