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Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Anti-Illegal Gun Group Membership Skyrockets After Tragedy

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

More than 400,000 new members have joined the Mayors Against Illegal Guns group since last month's tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., the coalition's ...

Five Reasons Why the NRA Must Be Stopped

Ethan Rome | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The NRA doesn't offer solutions. It works to keep things the way they are, not to reduce gun violence in America. We have to put the NRA on notice that its days of steamrolling Congress are over.

NRA Response to New Jersey Shooting of 3 Police Officers: More Guns?

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.28.2012 | Crime
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

How would the NRA, who suggested after the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut that we provide armed guards in every school across America, at a cost of nearly $8 billion per year, respond to New Jersey's shooting?

What About Armed Social Workers?

William Hartung | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
William Hartung

If it's not about guns, as the gun lobby suggests, let's ask the lobby's allies in Congress to support a comprehensive overhaul and expansion of our system for providing a full range of mental health services to everyone who needs them.

How Gallup Is Wrong on Guns

Margie Omero | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Margie Omero

Post-Newtown, Gallup has been releasing a steady stream of polling and analysis on guns. But their results leave me with more questions than answers.

30 Years, 61 Mass Shootings.. Can We Talk About It Yet?

Chris VanDijk | Posted 12.17.2012 | Parents
Chris VanDijk

The people who make and sell guns have, for 30 years, had advocates and lobbyists to pursue their best interests in Washington. It's time those of us who don't own a gun have the same kind of voice.

This Is the Moment for Stronger Gun Laws: Voters Are Ready

Margie Omero | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Margie Omero

In the wake of the horror at Sandy Hook Elementary School, commentators are wondering if there is public support for stronger gun laws. But polling shows voters are ready.

Elise Foley

Michael Bloomberg Admonishes Obama, Congress For Inaction On Gun Control | Elise Foley | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the nation's most vocal proponents of increased gun control, continued his push on Monday for s...

How Did Gun Violence Become Commonplace?

Brian Levin | Posted 12.05.2012 | Crime
Brian Levin

As Congress spends its lame duck session on matters like authorizing commemorative coins and Washington is absorbed with averting the fiscal cliff, gun violence -- literally a matter of life and death -- continues to rear its ugly head.

Top Cop Calls Out Obama On Gun Control

Posted 11.27.2012 | New York

Ray Kelly responded Sunday to the accidental shooting of a 5-year-old girl in the Bronx, taking President Barack Obama to task for his lack of action ...

Aurora Shooting Survivor Makes Demand Of Candidates

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

Stephen Barton, who survived the mass shooting in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., has a message to the presidential candidates before the debate: Co...

Gun Laws/Concealed Carry -- Where Do Obama and Romney Stand?

Richard Feldman | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics
Richard Feldman

After all, what value is there in having a right (self-defense) in theory if the state effectively denies you the very means to enforce that right?

Polls Show Continued Support for Stronger Gun Laws

Margie Omero | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

Polling shows more support for stricter gun laws than press coverage would suggest. A few new polls show continued broad support for a variety of stronger gun laws, and for the presidential candidates to devote more time to this issue.

Post-Colorado, Polling Shows No Reason to Give Up on Tougher Gun Laws

Margie Omero | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

In the days ahead, we should not look at the polling coverage and simply throw up our hands. On the contrary, there are many ways to improve our current gun laws without infringing on the rights of law-abiding citizens.

"Controlling" the Gun Debate: An Open Letter to All Pollsters

Margie Omero | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

By not revisiting their question language, polling outlets are actually influencing the debate by suggesting there is less support for stronger gun laws than actually exists.

Bloomberg Calls Trayvon Martin Tragedy A 'Disgrace'

Posted 03.26.2012 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg weighed in on the Trayvon Martin tragedy Monday, once again putting the blame for gun violence on lawmakers in Washington. ...

It Will Take a Country to Save a Country -- Tucson One Year Later

Tristine Skyler | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
Tristine Skyler

Until we fix our legislation surrounding background checks for purchasing firearms, and update the national database, we are still living in this alien world.

WATCH: Bloomberg & Boston Mayor Run Anti-Gun Super Bowl Ad

Posted 02.03.2012 | New York

The longtime mayors of the Big Apple and Beantown may be routing for opposing teams during the Super Bowl, but when it comes to gun control, the two a...

Michael McAuliff

New Report: Gun-Check System Misses Millions Of Drug Abusers, People With Mental Illness | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Millions of reports on people barred by federal law from purchasing guns because of serious mental illness and drug abuse are never adde...

Views Might Be Changing Toward Gun Laws Not Actually Up for Debate. So What?

Margie Omero | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

By tracking opinions toward a handgun ban, and by looking at only a few broad questions, news and polling outlets are missing a clear and important pattern: There is widespread support for a variety of gun laws.

Chris Cox's Failed Argument for Forced Concealed Carry

Cliff Schecter | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

If you live in a state that has common-sense laws for the issuance of a carry permit, consider that only 35 states require some type of training, certification or time at the firing range to carry a loaded, concealed weapon.

Voters to DC: "Get your hands off our gun permits"

Margie Omero | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

These days, with Congress receiving record low approval ratings, and with the Federal Government receiving lower ratings than the oil and gas industri...

Sam Stein

Al Qaeda Threat Highlighted In National Gun Control Ad Campaign | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to maintain a bit of political pressure on Congress and the White House, a prominent gun control advocacy group is turning recent...

On the Road with the Fix Gun Checks Tour

Tristine Skyler | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Tristine Skyler

The digital, constantly updating number on a mobile billboard truck reads 4,109. That is 4,109 people murdered in preventable, illegal gun deaths since the Tucson shooting this past January.

Lucia Graves

In Arizona, Gun Control Advocates Bring Campaign To Giffords' Backyard | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Victims of the Arizona shootings and their families gathered in downtown Tucson on Monday to support a national campaign to improve gun ...