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"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.

Occupy Congress!

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As I write this, a protest is occurring on the floor of the House of Representatives. Democrats, led by John Lewis, Jim Clyburn, Nancy Pelosi (and many others), are staging a "sit-in" to protest Republicans' refusal to even hold a vote on any gun control legislation.

Today, John Lewis Stood Up For Human Dignity Once Again

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Today's protest in the House of Representatives just might mark the beginning of the end of the gun industry's grip on American life and liberty.

Terrorist Shoots, NRA Scores

Marty Rudoy | Posted 06.20.2016 | Comedy
Marty Rudoy

CLEVELAND: Goodyear Satire Co-- In sports news, the NRA Finals ended in victory as the Senate blocked four gun control measures supported by a 70% mi...

Prominent Charter School Supporter Raising Money For Trump

Alan Singer | Posted 06.20.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

It is amazing how the wealthy use the "market" to grow richer at everyone else's expense, send their children to expensive private schools, and then blame public schools for the problems of the world.

Even The NRA Doesn't Like Trump's Call For Guns In Nightclubs

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics

Top officials with the National Rifle Association said they do not support allowing guns in places like nightclubs where people are drinking -- breaki...

What's Stopping Us From Preventing Mass Shootings? Money in Politics

Carbonated.TV | Posted 06.18.2016 | Politics

Why do we hear dozens of politicians offer "thoughts and prayers" after a mass shooting but no meaningful legislation for common sense measures such as stopping individuals on the terrorist watch list from purchasing weapons? It's because our representatives are puppets of their campaign donors, including the NRA.

Changing the Politics of Guns

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

We are in the middle of our recurring national nightmare. We would like to wake up and make it go away, but we can't. Incomprehensible carnage from the barrel of a gun. Impassioned demands for action to be taken by those we elect to protect us. Political intimidation by the gun lobby.

Inaction Cannot Be An Option

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Since 1963 more than 176,000 children have died from gun violence in America — over three times more than all the soldiers killed in action in the Vietnam War and every external conflict since. Our children have a right to grow up in a caring and decent society that protects their right to live and learn in safety.

How The Gay Community Can Help Save America

Shawna Vercher | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Shawna Vercher

This community is well-organized, well-funded and now they are beyond angry.

ISIS Spokesman: Terror Group 'Really Grateful' NRA Has Made Getting Guns So Easy

James Schlarmann | Posted 06.15.2016 | Comedy
James Schlarmann

"I feel like we should send Wayne LaPierre a personalized thank you note or one of our ceremonial beheading swords," the man in the video says, "because now we're using American-made and purchased guns in the same way we use those swords, aren't we?"

What Women/Moms Need to Know Now: Gun Violence Prevention 101

Jennifer Rand | Posted 06.21.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Rand

For more information about the history of the gun violence prevention movement, and how the gun lobby has taken over the process, read the companion p...

Obama Warned Two Weeks Ago Of Something Like Orlando Shooting

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics

Less than two weeks ago, President Barack Obama highlighted the potential for a tragedy like the Orlando shooting to happen, saying the FBI often know...

Guns Make Killing Easy

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 06.03.2016 | Crime
Dennis A. Henigan

Before the end of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, there likely will be at least one shooting involving four victims or more; in all, today between 250 and 300 Americans will be killed or injured with firearms. We simply cannot afford to continue to allow the simple-minded slogans of the gun lobby to dictate national gun policy.

Trump Wins If He's Allowed to Speak Without Accountability

Murray Forseter | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Murray Forseter

There's an old adage attributed to many pundits that aptly applies to Donald Trump's campaign to become our next president: "I don't care what you say about me, as long as you say something about me, and as long as you spell my name right."

Trump Rallies Gun Owners With Fiery Anti-Clinton Speech

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump assured gun owners on Friday he would protect their constitutional right to bear arms and eliminate gun...

WATCH LIVE: Breaking Down Trump's NRA Speech

HuffPost | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.20.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Following the NRA's endorsement of Donald Trump, editorial director of The Trace James Burnett, sits down with HuffPost discuss the presumptive GOP no...

National Rifle Association Endorses Donald Trump For President

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics

The National Rifle Association on Friday endorsed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying that gun owners and supporters must...