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Expand Background Checks for Guns. But First, Reform the ATF.

Mike Weisser | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

'm not against expanding background checks to cover private sales. But until the ATF's role in federal law enforcement is clearly defined and understood, just giving them more gun transactions to regulate could create more problems than it solves.

A Rare Loss For The NRA

Mike Weisser | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The truth is that pro-gun activists don't want any laws or regulations on firearms, regardless of the intent of the law.

The Real Story Behind Rand Paul's Gun Lobbying Letter

Mike Weisser | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Rand Paul's fundraising appeal goes on to list the usual scare-mongering attacks on Biden, Feinstein and the rest of the liberal, anti-gun crowd. There's only one little problem. The president never said what Rand Paul claims he said. He didn't even come close.

Have Guns Made It Harder for Americans to Walk Away From a Fight?

Mike Weisser | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

We can talk and argue all we want about whether Americans are safer if everyone walks around with a gun. But somehow, don't ask me how, too many of us just can't seem to walk away from a fight.

The NRA and the Upcoming Supreme Court Gun Case

Mike Weisser | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Proponents of expanded checks argued that background checks helped prevent "straw sales" -- opponents of the measure said that there was no reason to further restrict law-abiding citizens from exercising their constitutional rights to own guns.

The NRA Goes After Physicians -- Again

Mike Weisser | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Mike Weisser

One of the NRA's first great victories was a prohibition to use federal funds for research into gun violence. We need to end this irrationality now. We should defend the work of scientists who spend their lives trying to save human beings, not offer spurious excuses to negate their efforts.

NRA's Gun Appreciation Day Scheduled on MLK Holiday? Say It Ain't So!

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

On the very day we come together to honor our American apostle of non-violence, a hero who was tragically assassinated by a rifle's bullet, the NRA has called for a national Gun Appreciation Day!

America's Gun Culture -- And Why I'm Not Stupid

Gurbaksh Chahal | Posted 03.21.2014 | Crime
Gurbaksh Chahal

I'm tired of hearing the line, "Guns don't kill people, people do." Sure there is some one pulling the trigger -- but accessibility to guns escalates this to another level. It creates chaos and a culture that we don't need.