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An Open Letter to Bernie Sanders and His Supporters

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

I have tried to look for areas in which you and Hillary have real disagreements, and they are hard to find. So what I hope you and your supporters do through the rest of the primary season is continue to focus on and speak out on the issues you care about. Direct your verbal attacks toward the clown car of Republican candidates looking for their party's nomination.

The Charleston Victims Weren't 'Asking for It'

Josh Horwitz | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

In response to sexual violence, we too often hear the hateful and self-serving phrase "they were asking for it." Now, in the wake of mass shootings, gun apologists have taken to publicly and loudly importing this shameful, victim-blaming tactic.

Friday Talking Points -- Racist Domestic Terrorism

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's been a rollercoaster week in the political world, beginning with Hillary Clinton shifting the gears of her campaign by holding her first big rally, which was immediately followed by the man we're going to call "Jeb! Bush!" finally officially announcing his own candidacy.

OUTRAGE: Sniper Shoots Down Confederate Flag At S.C. Statehouse

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

In a crime that has outraged locals, a sniper has reportedly shot down the beloved Confederate flag that traditionally graces the Statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina. "This was clearly one very disturbed individual," said Council Chairman Harvey "Harve" Jeffcoat. "And I can tell you with certainty that he does not represent our community."

NRA Official Says Slain Charleston Pastor Is Responsible For Deaths At Church

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

Gun activists have said allowing guns in church could have stopped Wednesday's killings at a Charleston, South Carolina, church, and they wasted no ti...

Why Gun Manufacturers Are in Serious Financial Trouble

John A. Tures | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

If gun sales are supposedly "red hot," why are gun manufacturers struggling, even filing for bankruptcy? The answers include a gun glut and long-term trends in gun ownership in America.

The Hypocrisy of 'Pro-Life' and the GOP

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

In actuality, the GOP conducts itself as a party that stands for life until birth; then one is left to fend for oneself.

First Amendment Lawsuit Says Student Was Punished for Wearing a T-shirt Advocating Gun Rights

Student Press Law Center | Posted 05.27.2015 | Education
Student Press Law Center

Near the entrance of Logan Middle School is a statue called "The Doughboy" -- a World War I soldier carrying a firearm in one hand, and in the other a grenade.

Christopher Mathias

Half Of Cop-Killers In 2013 Were Prohibited From Having A Gun... But Got One Anyway

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

More than half of the fatal shootings of American law enforcement officers in 2013 were committed by people who were prohibited from possessing guns in the first place, according to a new report obtained exclusively by The Huffington Post.

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

Josh Horwitz | Posted 06.23.2015 | 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 06.15.2015 | 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 06.13.2015 | 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 06.10.2015 | 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 05.31.2015 | 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.