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#NRAFairyTales Is Perfect Reply To NRA's Gun-Toting Red Riding Hood

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.19.2016 | Crime

The NRA has suggested that putting guns into the hands of children is a good idea by publishing “Little Red Riding Hood (Has a Gun)&r...

Gun Deaths Now Outpace Motor Vehicle Deaths In 21 States

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

When Obama took part in the recent CNN town hall on gun violence, he noted, "There's nothing else in our lives that we purchase where we don't try to make it a little safer if we can." It's a fact that in the US, the federal government regulates every consumer product for health and safety, except for one: guns.

Feeling The Bern: Clinton Rips Into Sanders As Race Narrows

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Facing a narrowing primary contest, Hillary Clinton ripped into rival Bernie Sanders on Tuesday, saying the Vermont senator w...

Friday Talking Points -- Underpants Gnomes Will Defeat Trump!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Now that the primaries are getting a lot closer, some are doing mental pretzel-bends to rationalize their gut feeling about Trump's inevitable loss (since their gut feeling can't possibly be wrong, of course.)

Wayne LaPierre Gets Choked Up About Guns Not Sold After Failed Background Checks

James Schlarmann | Posted 01.08.2016 | Comedy
James Schlarmann

At a press conference early Friday morning, National Rifle Association Executive Vice-President Wayne LaPierre broke down into uncontrollable sobbing when he started talking to reporters about "all the guns that won't get sold after people fail Obama's background checks."

Why The NRA Might Not Be As Powerful As You Think

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

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Santa Claus Shot and Killed in Home Invasion

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.29.2015 | Comedy
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though no weapon was found at the scene, tossed near the bullet-riddled body was a large canvas bag filled with brightly colored wrapped packages. Police department evidence officials later discovered that the boxes were filled with children's toys.

Enforcing that "Well-Regulated" Part Won't Mean a Government Takeover

Byron Williams | Posted 12.22.2015 | Impact
Byron Williams

I happen to believe the "right to bear arms" portion of the Second Amendment is inextricably linked to "well-regulated," which means there is a role for government in the debate. That role should not be onerous, but its mere presence should not produce clarion calls of paranoia that government is out to take away all guns.

Stop Hiding Behind the Second Amendment

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 12.20.2015 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

If the Second Amendment doesn't protect an individual right to own a gun, we don't need to repeal or amend it in order to establish major gun control laws. We must remember that this tale is the NRA's doing, not the Founders of the Constitution, and that it is rooted in fear.

The Republican Presidential Candidates Debate Terrorism, But Completely Ignore Gun Control

Brian Hanley | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Brian Hanley

The recent Planned Parenthood attack, committed by a non-Muslim, was terrorism. The Charleston church massacre, carried out by another non-Muslim, was terrorism. The Sandy Hook shooting, in which 26 people lost their lives, was also terrorism.

If Women Were Active Shooters, Congress Would Act

Cynthia Dill | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

If hundreds of women were gunning down hundreds of kids in schools, the budget reconciliation bill in Washington this week would include the amendment to defund Planned Parenthood that infringes on a woman's constitutional right to not bear a child and another amendment to infringe on her right to bear arms.

In This Age of Terrorism, Lax Gun Laws Are a Liability

Brian Ross | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Brian Ross

Is the "fun" of a gun enthusiast owning and shooting weapons that can be easily converted to automatic status a national security risk in this age of terrorism where anyone in a population can be radicalized? Are our lax gun laws, designed for maximum profit of the weapons manufacturers, now a liability?

America Goes Ballistic

Rick Horowitz | Posted 12.05.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

You think you've had your fill of gun violence? This guy thinks otherwise.

Who Put the NRA in Charge of Our National Security?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

While mass shootings grab fleeting public and policymaker attention, we too often ignore the relentless everyday trauma of gun violence that snuffs out the lives of more American children and teens every four days than the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Guns Don't Kill People, Complacent Liberals Do

Karl Frisch | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics
Karl Frisch

We tell pollsters we support sensible gun safety legislation and then we can not be bothered to show up and vote unless President Obama is on the ballot.

On Gun Violence: Uttering the Unutterable

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

What will it take for us to cease fighting insanity with insanity? How many more of our precious people of all ages will have their lives cut short under the banner of "freedom to bear arms"?

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.