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Justice Denied

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The outrage over the killing of an unarmed Black teenager who was doing nothing wrong must continue until some semblance of justice is achieved. Let us refuse to be silent until the killing of Black mothers' sons is as important as the killing of White mothers' sons.

NRA's Ted Nugent Jokes About Gunning Down South Central LA Residents Like Feral Hogs

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Why is it that National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent gets away with joking about machine-gunning South Central Los Angeles residents from a helicopter, equating them with the feral hogs he likes to hunt in the same manner?

George Zimmerman Explodes the NRA Fantasy of the Armed Citizen

Spencer Critchley | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

It can be hard to tell how much of it is driven by cynicism and how much is honest paranoia, but there's no denying the commitment with which the NRA promotes the fantasy that an armed America is a safer America.

NRA Ups Attack On Dem Ally

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

The National Rifle Association is stepping up its attacks on Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) over a gun-buyer background check bill he's co-sponsored. T...

The Real Reason One Side Seems Louder in the Debate About Gun Violence

Mike Weisser | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Together the Facebook pages of five gun violence prevention groups total slightly more than 100,000 supporters and this number probably represents numerous duplicates. The NRA is just shy of 2.5 million. That's a joke, and not a funny joke.

That Gun Changed Our Lives Forever

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Anger and jealousy do not last forever, but a gunshot fired in an impulsive rage often does. Easy accessibility to lethal guns makes a fatal difference over and over again.

Guns Lost, Stolen or Strayed

Michael Winship | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

The president ordered the Justice Department's beleaguered Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to deliver an annual report on lost and stolen firearms in the United States. It makes for fascinating, disturbing reading

Is Gun Ownership Really Threatened or Is That Just What the NRA Wants You to Think?

Mike Weisser | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Are gun owners quite as defenseless as the NRA wants us to believe? Guess which consumer product -- the only consumer product -- enjoys a complete immunity to class-action suits based on health or safety issues? You got it: guns.

Shooting It All in Las Vegas

Michael Winship | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

Solving gun violence should be a primary goal of law enforcement but government departments remain hamstringed by budget cuts and hiring freezes, not to mention the relentless bigfooting of the NRA, firearms manufacturers and the rest of the gun lobby.

Manchin Takes On NRA

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) released a new ad Thursday responding to the National Rifle Association's ad campaign against him, defending his cosponsors...

The Truth About Chicago's Falling Murder Rate

Eric Boehlert | Posted 06.19.2013 | Media
Eric Boehlert

There's been surprisingly little media discussion about whether Chicago's strict gun laws, routinely ridiculed by the right-wing, might actually be working. While it's difficult to determine why crime rises and falls, to blame a policy when rates rise and ignore it when they drop doesn't make sense.

Let's Hear It for the NRA, Again. And Again.

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The mass killings in Santa Monica didn't get as much attention nationally as some of the other (many other) recent mass killings, but perhaps that's because only five people were killed. But the killer had 1,300 rounds of ammunition. I repeat, 1,300 rounds of ammunition.

The NRA Goes After Its Longtime Ally

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

The National Rifle Association is out with a new ad going after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who until recently had a sterling record with the group. ...

It Didn't Have to Happen

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

A law requiring Levi Reed's grandfather to store his gun safely might have saved Noah McGuire's life. Enough is enough. It is time for responsible citizens everywhere to stand up to the gun lobby and demand that politicians pass common sense gun safety and safe storage laws.

Castor Bean Control

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 07.31.2013 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

The fool has signed his own warrant. Even he knows that of all the fundamentally lethal implements, only guns have a special dispensation from God and Jefferson.

This Is How The NRA Ends

The New Republic | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics

On April 17, the bill to expand background checks on gun buyers failed in the Senate, and the fatalistic shrugs in Washington were so numerous they we...

Can NRA Tactics Sell Keystone and "Energy Independence?"

D.A. Barber | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
D.A. Barber

If you've noticed the rhetoric about the Keystone pipeline heating up lately, it's because the folks at the American Petroleum Institute are getting nervous. Fighting a four-year PR battle against the reality of climate change isn't easy, so API brought in the big guns.

The NRA's Perverted View of America

Josh Horwitz | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

The NRA didn't just throw down the gauntlet to our government in Houston. It also articulated a vision of America and its ideals that is the antithesis of what our Founders intended, and which would mean the absolution of our Constitution.

In Our Sights

Jim Worth | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Jim Worth

Until we become smart enough to recognize what other civilized countries have found -- that stricter gun control saves lives -- we're destined to repeat the tragedies of Newtown, Aurora, Tucson, and Virginia Tech again and again and again.

Why Ted Nugent Should Migrate to Mexico Illegally

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.17.2013 | Comedy
Sanjay Sanghoee

By migrating illegally, Ted Nugent is sticking it to Mexico by giving them a taste of their own medicine. Let's see how the Mexicans like it when Ted Nugent tunnels in under the border!

My Life With Guns

Gloria Duffy | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Gloria Duffy

The NRA's suggestions that the problem of school violence be addressed by bringing armed guards to school campuses or arming teachers is a further attempt to drum up business for the gun companies. What do we need to do?

This Is What Happens When The Gun Industry Sees Kids As Customers

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie & Nick Wing | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

The percentage of American households that reported owning guns dropped more than 40 percent between 1977 and 2010, according to surveys by the Univer...

Don't Shoot -- Organize!

Bill Moyers | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

There is an alternative to force, blood, and suffering. It's called democracy. Yes, there is plenty of injustice, greed and sheer wickedness. But don't mourn the fact -- organize.

The Letter From the NRA that You Will Never See

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.10.2013 | Comedy
Sanjay Sanghoee

The following piece may seem like comedy but it's really political satire, which basically means it's about serious issues that make Americans so uncomfortable that I need to dress them up in humor just to talk about them.

Dem Senator Still Bothered By Senate Failure

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

Nearly a month removed from watching his background checks legislation fall flat on the Senate floor, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) revealed Thursday wha...