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20 Years After OKC Bombing, NRA Has Mainstreamed McVeigh's Insurrectionist Idea in Conservative Movement

Josh Horwitz | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

It's remarkable to think that, 20 years after we buried 168 Americans in a horrific of terrorism, we are hearing the same exact perverse philosophy being promoted by Republican candidates running for the office of President of the United States.

An Open Letter to Mark Kelly About the NRA's Eddie Eagle Program

Mike Weisser | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Mark, you may believe that the Eddie Eagle program is a serious and successful effort to spread the word about gun safety, but it's actually the NRA's poster child for making everyone believe that the organization represents a positive force in the debate about guns.

LaPierre's Hillary Rant: Since When Is Being Cheated on a Character Flaw?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Most offensive in LaPierre's insensitive, ignorant diatribe is that in these instances Hillary Clinton was the victim. Since when do we ridicule and punish victims for the actions of those who violate them?

As NRA Meeting Opens in Nashville, Gun Deaths Surpass Vehicle Deaths in Tennessee

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Another year, another NRA annual meeting, which each spring comes with its own set of questions teetering from the merely absurd to the truly grotesque. How will gunmakers continue to up the ante on the militarization that defines the industry today?

Going Back to Indiana: With Two Cheers for Its Gun-Toting Gals!

Peter Schwartz | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

If only this beautiful vision were true. Social research survey data from mainstream polling organizations tells us, over and over again, that women represent approximately 10 percent of the nation's gun-owning population.

This Is What Happens When Gun Control Advocates Open A (Fake) Gun Store

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Tani | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

In an attempt to raise awareness about the dangers of guns, a gun control group decided to open a fake gun store in New York City to see what happened...

Glenn Beck Threatens To Sever Ties With NRA Over 'Very Dangerous' Board Member

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.13.2015 | Media

Glenn Beck is considering breaking ties with the National Rifle Association, but not for the reasons one might hope. The object of Beck's ire is n...

Jennifer Bendery

Pro-Gun Senator Opposes NRA-Backed Bill On Concealed Guns

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is a self-described "law-abiding gun owner, hunter, card-carrying life member of the National Rifle Associati...

California Court Upholds City's Gun Restrictions

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

Signaling a major win for gun control advocates, a California court ruled Wednesday that a city's ban on high-capacity gun magazines is both constitut...

The Battle Over the Armor-Piercing AR-15 Bullet Is a Problem of the Gun Industry's Own Making

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

The gun industry knew this new breed of assault pistol could trigger restrictions on specific types of ammunition that are considered armor-piercing when used in a handgun, but it moved ahead anyway, driven by the need to create new, militarized market categories in the face of declining household gun ownership. Now they are attempting to rewrite history.

Scott Walker Open To Repealing Handgun Waiting Period

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) suggested he supports legislation that would eliminate his state's 48 hour waiting period for handgun pu...

Six Thoughts on Guns and Freedom

Peter Schwartz | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

With the NRA now publicizing its 2015 annual meeting in Nashville, it seems like a good time to revisit last year's frenzied, speaking-in-tongues tent revival, along with some of the ideas on the relationship between guns and freedom prompted by NRA nuttiness.

Behind Closed Doors in Vegas, Militarized Gun Industry Sells, Sells, Sells

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

ArmaLite is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of AR-type semiautomatic assault rifles. The way the company markets and sells these weapons is as revealing as it is typical of today's militarized firearms industry.

Moms Urge Jeff Foxworthy and Alan Jackson: Don't Support NRA Extremism

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.01.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

MDA launched a social media campaign to draw attention to the celebrities' NRA gig, hoping to remind them of the NRA's complicity in the deaths and injuries of many Americans due to weak laws and the proliferation of assault weapons.

Focus on the NRA

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

It has been a week since Ismaayl Brinsley, a deranged man with a long criminal record, killed two New York City police officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, in cold blood, but so far we haven't heard a word from the National Rifle Association.

Bernie Goetz "The Subway Gunman" 30 Years Later

Richard Feldman | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Richard Feldman

Thirty years ago today the inviolate right to self-defense and the battle over firearm civil liberties were joined in one of the unlikeliest of battle zones -- New York City.

Gun Control Advocate Says NRA Doesn't Care About Public Safety

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics

Dan Gross, president of the advocacy group Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, says the National Rifle Association incites "fear” in people to i...

Why We Need to Strengthen the Office of the Surgeon General

Brian Castrucci | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Brian Castrucci

We must take action to ensure that our surgeon general is insulated from politics to allow him to focus and share the best science available with the American people. Equal energy should be spent on calling for reform of the position as is spent on calls for the confirmation of Murthy.

December: Celebrate, But Remember

Martha Burk | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Since Sandy Hook, there have been at least 92 school shootings in America, and too many individuals killed with guns to count.

In Search of a Surgeon General

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

The people don't want a Democratic or Republican Surgeon General, just as they don't search for their personal physician by political affiliation. They want the best, most qualified physician to entrust with their health.

Why Jay Leno Snubbed the Gun Lobby

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

On Thursday, comedian Jay Leno cancelled his speaking gig at a gun industry event less than 24 hours after three reform groups launched a petition asking the former "Tonight Show" host to disassociate himself from the gun group.

Police To Seize Handguns From Recently Deceased Permit Holders

Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 11.17.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Buffalo, New York, reportedly plan to confiscate handguns from the estates of recently deceased gun owners. "We recently started a p...

Win or Lose, Big Money Still Matters in Politics

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

While big donors like Tom Steyer and the Democratic Party insiders running Democratic-leaning outside spending groups might not be celebrating over it now, big money -- even losing big money -- matters in Washington.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Voters Favor Background Checks For Gun Sales, But The Issue Isn't Driving Their Votes

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A week after another school shooting, support for gun background checks remains widespread among voters, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll has ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Gun Control Emerges As Key Issue In Iowa's Midterm Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A competitive open-seat race for Iowa's third congressional district has become an unlikely center of the gun control debate, with group...