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We Can Stop Gun Violence Without Blaming People Living With Mental Illness

Josh Horwitz | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

A lot can change in five years. If you had asked me five years ago how we should approach the intersection of guns and mental illness, I would have sa...

Bill Would Allow Killing Of Bears And Wolves Again On Alaska Wildlife Refuges

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House lawmakers on Thursday advanced a measure to repeal an Obama-era rule that largely banned the hunting of bears, wolves and other p...

The Election Inspired This Gay Hunter To Stop Hiding Who He Truly Is

Outsports | James Nichols | Posted 02.21.2017 | Queer Voices

I returned home this past summer in Northern Wisconsin at the lowest point of my life. I had dropped out of graduate school as the anxiety and fear of...

GOP Votes To End Obama Rule Designed To Keep Mentally Ill From Buying Guns

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Congressional Republicans want to undo an Obama administration initiative designed to keep mentally ill people from buying guns. The H...

The NRA's Concealed-Carry Dream Takes A Hit In Court

Mike Weisser | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics
Mike Weisser

In a surprising event, the NRA actually lost a major legal argument in a federal court, and America’s ‘oldest civil rights organization’ predict...

Lawmakers Think It's Not Easy Enough To Carry Concealed Weapons In Their States

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.28.2017 | Politics

Pat Sullivan was working as a local police chief in southern New Hampshire a few years ago when a man with a tinfoil hat came into his station to appl...

When It Comes To Guns, The ‘Truth’ Really Will Set You Free

Mike Weisser | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Now that the 45th president has started dismantling the Affordable Care Act, I feel it incumbent upon myself to remind all my gun-nut friends that the...

Queer Activists To Stage Anti-Inaugural 'GAG Ball' In D.C.

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.19.2017 | Queer Voices

A prominent anti-gun LGBTQ activist group will hold an anti-inaugural ball in protest of the incoming administration and its support of the National R...

A Suggested NRA Honor Guard For Trump's Inaugural Parade

Mike Weisser | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The Trump Inauguration Committee has released a list of the groups that are going to march in the inauguration parade, and it’s the usual mélange o...

This Texas Gun Owner Has Been An NRA Member For 46 Years. Now He's Speaking Out.

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics

Bernie Phillip is a 75-year-old Texas grandfather who owns nearly 20 guns ― enough, he says, “to take care of business.” He’s an avid hunter, ...

Not All Cops Oppose Gun Control

Mike Weisser | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics
Mike Weisser

During the campaign, one of Trump’s poster-boys for getting out the gun vote was Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, who has been a featured speaker at ...

The NRA Has A Money Advantage In More Ways Than One

Mike Weisser | Posted 12.29.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

If you listen to the media’s spin on the NRA, the first thing they always tell you is that the success of the gun lobby is due to the amount of cash...

Legal Heavyweights Won't Change Realities Of Gun Debate

Mike Weisser | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

I’m not an expert or even a novice on what I know about America’s legal profession, but when firms like Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, ...

Trump Supporter: 'Hillary Needs To Be Taken Out'

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.25.2016 | Politics

A Donald Trump supporter said last week that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton “needs to be taken out,” adding, “If I have to be a...

Donald Trump Endorsed Gun Control And Everyone Is Confused

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump (R) and Hillary Clinton (D) don’t agree on much, but in Monday night’s presidential debate, there was one surprising a...

Gun Rights Advocates Go Silent When Trump Wants To Frisk Black People

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The nation’s top gun rights advocates were notably quiet this week after Donald Trump proposed more aggressive stop-and-frisk policin...

What Trump Vs. Clinton Means For Gun Control

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The political lines are drawn on the gun control issue more clearly and unmistakably than at any point since 2000.

"NRA Vindicated As Gun Owner Wins First American Gold Medal By Exercising Second Amendment Rights"

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 08.09.2016 | Media
Ian Reifowitz

Apparently, that's the only headline--and it would need to have appeared above the fold in every newspaper and media website around the country--that ...

Children, Toy Guns, And The Real Thing

Frida Berrigan | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics
Frida Berrigan

I want so much more for, and from, my little boy than "Pow, pow, yous are dead now!" And that starts with taking the gun or the stick or the rainbow flag out of his hands, sitting him down, and having a hard conversation about what guns actually do to people.

Where the (GOP) parties at?

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

by Ashley Balcerzak, Emma Baccellieri and Viveca Novak Republican National Convention attendees probably won't be limiting their stay in Cleveland ...

Mental Illness, Violence, And Family Homicides

Allen Frances | Posted 07.15.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

The topic of mental illness and violence is complicated enough in its own right, but also gets badly distorted by the misleading propaganda generated by the shameless National Rifle Association.

The NRA Is Racist

Robert Slayton | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Let's do an imaginary scenario. A white, middle-aged male in a southern or border state is pulled over by a federal officer. He has a pistol and a CCW permit. There is a confrontation in which the civilian announces that he is a permit holder and has a legal right to a firearm. What happens next?

The NRA Has Found Its Tyranny -- And It Is Us

Marty Rudoy | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Marty Rudoy

Congratulations, NRA. The War Against Tyranny has begun, and you just won the first battle.

Time For 'Good Trouble' Inside And Outside Congress

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The time for silence and patience is long gone. Congressmen Lewis and his colleagues have vowed to keep going with their fight as soon as the House returns from its July 4th recess. We must stand with them as they continue to get into "good trouble."

Healing and Talking Guns in a Post Orlando World

Cody Lyon | Posted 06.29.2016 | New York
Cody Lyon

I saw the news on my phone and ran outside hollering. My dad lumbered up into the house and helped me navigate his TV to CNN. Initial reports and footage made at least one thing clear. "Lord have mercy, somebody did this because of hate," my dad said quietly.