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New Reality TV From TLC and the NRA: Baby's Got a Gun

Joseph Huff-Hannon | Posted 11.24.2015 | Comedy
Joseph Huff-Hannon

Discovery Communications announced today the launch of Baby's Got a Gun, a new reality television series coming to American homes this Spring, from the team at TLC who catapulted the nation's sassiest sweetheart to fame in Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

America's Twisted Gun Culture Claims One Of Washington College's Best And Brightest

Josh Horwitz | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

The NRA will continue to attempt to recruit young men like Jacob into the gun culture. It therefore falls upon the rest of us to teach young Americans that guns will never be a solution to what ails them, either personally or politically.

The U.S. Should Join Hands With Russia to Fight ISIS

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Any rational person would have to agree that the world stands a better chance of effectively fighting IS together, than separately.

The Kochs' Dark Money Reaches All The Way To The NRA

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The main arm of the political network operated by billionaire conservatives Charles and David Koch raised $126 million in 2014 and distr...

Guns on Campus: F-

Charlie Allenson | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Charlie Allenson

Assaults don't happen like they do in the movies or on TV, where the victim has plenty of time to draw down on the bad guy. Physical assaults can be fast, brutal and leave you stunned in a heartbeat with no chance to react defensively, weapon or not -- even on a college campus.

The Gun Violence We Aren't Talking About: Murder-Suicides

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

These tragic events, 81 percent of which occur in the home, are far more common than the public mass shootings that make national headlines. And yet, this is an aspect of our nation's gun violence epidemic that is all too often ignored.

Your State And Local Elections Are Now A Super PAC Playground

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The influence of billionaires in the post-Citizens United era is in no way limited to the 2016 presidential and congressional elections...

Martin O'Malley Calls For Gun Control Outside GOP Debate In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

BOULDER, Colo. -- Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) on Wednesday called for immediate action on further gun control measures, and urged GOP ca...

The NRA Goes Full Insurrectionist

Josh Horwitz | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Now that the NRA is embracing those who are openly fantasizing about shooting and killing Democrats, will some of those high profile supporters begin to distance themselves from the organization and its toxic ideology? Probably not, given the media's lack of attention to the group's latest threat.

Gavin Newsom Wants California Voters To Take On The NRA

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) proposed a ballot measure on Thursday that would bolster the state's gun laws and give California's voters a cha...

Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley Love To Hate The NRA

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics

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The Constitution Does Not Give 'Crazies' or Republicans the Right to Bear Arms

Alan Singer | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Alan Singer

The United States Constitution needs to be seen as a guideline for decision-making, not a restrictive 18th century template that prevents all government action forevermore.

'Nothing We Can Do' And Other Lies About Gun Violence

Jim Wallis | Posted 10.10.2015 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Suppose we arm everyone -- do we really want to live in that kind of country and raise our children there? Or send our children to college on those campuses, as I will do for the first time next fall?

The NRA Requires More Background Checks for its Employees Than for Gun Owners

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

The NRA is doing all it can to make it easier for practically anyone to get anything from a revolver to a high-capacity, semi-automatic weapon without having to suffer the indignity of a background check.

People Die Because of This Man: The Real Reason We Never Get Gun Control, No Matter How Many People Get Gunned Down

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Until we tame the power of the NRA, we can expect more killings, a part of the deadly daily diet of murders throughout America committed by angry gun-toting people whose "freedom" to own weapons of mass destruction that Wayne LaPierre defends.

How to Change the Gun Debate

Adam Winkler | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics
Adam Winkler

Opponents of gun control are also often single-issue voters; they decide who to vote for based solely on a candidate's position on guns. Support for gun control, by contrast, has been broad but not deep.

Why America Won't Quit Guns

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sandy Hook. Charleston. Roseburg. The ghastly roll call of gun violence in America is ever lengthening. The United States has the highe...

What Drives Our Dumb and Disorganized Mental Health Policies?

Allen Frances | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
Allen Frances

In a rational world, the real needs of the mentally ill would be identified and addressed in an efficient and cost effective way. Those who need care would receive it. Unfortunately, policy in the United States is based mostly on profit, political power, and ideology -- thus producing terrible outcomes that are anything but rational.

More Bush "S---" from Jeb!

Bernie Shine | Posted 10.03.2015 | Politics
Bernie Shine

Poor Jeb. He's stepped in it again. Responding to the possible need for new gun laws following the most recent school shootings and killings, this time Roseburg, Oregon, Jeb noted, "Look, stuff happens."

Hello... Moderate Gun Owners. Where ARE You?

Karl Gude | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Karl Gude

I know how gun owners feel about their guns because I've known a lot of them, and most have been rational, educated and caring people, many with school-aged kids. So, why haven't these gun owners been moved enough by the killings of school children to join efforts to stop the carnage?

Our Country Has Forgotten the Value of a Life

Michael Shammas | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Michael Shammas

Maybe for a time before dying, a very small time, Bryce Williams's swirling anger, Chris Harper Mercer's swirling anger, stopped swirling. Perhaps, at long last, they felt sated. How relatively pitiful the causes of their anger; how incomparably grievous the consequences.

Gun Extremists May Propel Colorado Senate Candidate

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Everyone knows Brown loves Neville, and vice versa, and it goes beyond their mutual dream of eliminating all background checks on anyone who purchases any gun anywhere, in this life or the next.

The Routine-ness Of The Gun Law Fight

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

After thousands of mass shootings in the last 15 years with no action, now is as good a time as any for those of us in favor of sensible gun laws to reconsider our place in this situation, too. Massacres, and the response from all sides and all parties, has become routine. The sense of urgency is gone. Time to get it back.

Proposals for Common Sense Gun Control

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

In the current political climate, the chances for comprehensive common sense gun control in the United States is only a pipe dream as long as the National Rifle Association controls Congress and state legislatures, for if they did not, we would have seen effective laws passed years ago resulting in countless lives saved.

Gun-Crazed Nation

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.29.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"We're Number 1!" (We must be so proud...)