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Mayors Against Illegal Guns

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 ...

Lucia Graves

Polls: Key States Support Strengthening National Gun Background-Check System | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Polls conducted in five key states show large majorities in support of closing loopholes in the national background check system for fir...

On Guns, Arizona and Other States Doing Too Little and Ignoring the Obvious

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

Some would have us believe the gun issue divides us. But recent polling in five battleground states suggests otherwise. The coalition Mayors Against I...

Lucia Graves

In Arizona, Survivor Of Virginia Tech Massacre Talks Gun Control: 'The Time For Thoughts And Prayers Is Over' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Almost two months after the shootings in Tucson, Ariz., Colin Goddard, a survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre, is speaking to Arizona students about...

Lucia Graves

Chuck Schumer, Michael Bloomberg Team Up On Gun Control | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has announced legislation that would require all gun buyers to undergo a background check and increase penalties for state...

Lucia Graves

Bloomberg Launches Cross-Country Campaign For Gun Control Laws | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, co-chair of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, appeared on "Good Morning America" Wednesday to announce a new campaig...

Daley Takes A Last Shot At Gun Control

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's outgoing mayor has long been a vocal proponent of gun control legislation. As the CEO of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition, Mayor Da...

13 Families -- Life After Columbine

Trey Borzillieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Borzillieri

In the aftermath of Tucson... do we have the courage to stay awake for change this time? It has been nearly one month since the tragic shootings ther...

God Not Guns: Tucson Argues For Gun Limits To Reduce Violence

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

The question for people of faith is where we place our trust: with God or guns?

Amanda Terkel

Obama Will Be Jumping Into Gun Control Debate | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although President Obama avoided talking about the contentious issue of gun control in Tuesday's State of the Union address, his top adv...

34 Victims Of Gun Violence Speak Out For Gun Control At City Hall

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Martin Luther King III held a press conference Monday in City Hall, joining those affected by gun violence, ...

Gallup: Stricter Gun Laws Are the Best Way to Prevent Mass Shootings

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

Using their own words, Americans cite stricter gun laws as the best way to "prevent mass shootings from occurring in the United States."

It's Time to Fix Our Nation's Broken Gun Background Check System

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael R. Bloomberg

We cannot wait any longer to act. We cannot turn our backs on this national calamity any longer. We cannot accept that 34 Americans will be murdered with guns in all of our tomorrows.

Americans Can't Agree on Guns? Wrong.

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael R. Bloomberg

One of the major old assumptions in the media and in Washington is that the gun issue is one that hopelessly divides Americans. But a new poll shows a remarkable consensus among Americans on gun issues.

Amanda Terkel

Poll: Majority Of Americans, Including Gun Owners, Support Tougher Restrictions | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite powerful lobbying against any new gun-control measures by groups like the National Rifle Association, a new bipartisan poll show...

Easy Access to Guns Fuels Hate Groups

Samuel Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Samuel Hoover

Let's work to ensure that strong, sane gun violence prevention laws become the norm in our country, as they are in other developed nations. We can stifle the violence of the right and, in the process, make the nation safer for all.

Crime Guns Crossing Borders and Taking Lives

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

With so many senseless gun-related crimes happening, we need to pause and ask ourselves how these guns end up in the hands of criminals.

Report: Weak Laws Turn a Handful of States Into Shopping Malls for Gun Traffickers

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael R. Bloomberg

Every year, 12,000 people are murdered with guns in the United States. If one state ignores a gap in its laws, other states have to deal with the deadly consequences.

11 Years After Columbine, It's Time for Congress to Act

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael R. Bloomberg

The Gun Show Loophole is not a theoretical concern. Far too often, these illegal sales made through this loophole are arming criminals, leading to the deaths of innocent victims.

Sam Stein

Bloomberg Sends Stern Letter To Obama Demanding Gun-Control Action | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg -- who at one point was considered an Independent ally of the White House but has proven to be a somewhat reliab...