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NRA Convention Draws Possible GOP Presidential Candidates

AP | Associated Press | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Several potential Republican contenders for president will court gun-rights supporters at the National Rifle Association's annual...

NRA Pushing Universal Gun Laws At Annual Meeting

AP | By CHARLES D. WILSON | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle Association's focus at this week's annual meeting is less ...

Is Cliven Bundy the New NRA Poster Child?

Josh Horwitz | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

The armed gathering of pro-gun activists, anti-government groups and right-wing-politicians at Bundy's ranch did not happen in a political vacuum.

New Bloomberg-Backed Gun Safety Group Releases Chilling PSA Aimed At Parents

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg threw $50 million this week behind Everytown for Gun Safety, a new advocacy group created to combat the influe...

Michael Bloomberg Is Sure He Has A Spot In Heaven

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is sure he has a spot in Heaven. At least that's what the founder of the group Mayors Against Illegal ...

Gun Violence Is A Public Health Issue -- Doctors Should Treat It That Way

Mike Weisser | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

As so much of the current gun debate is generated by fear -- fear of crime, fear of violence, fear of government -- physicians should bring their clinical experiences in managing fear to this debate and thus provide patients with sound and effective alternatives to picking up a gun.

The NRA Puts Its Support Behind Mitch McConnell

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) received a big boost to his reelection efforts on Saturday, netting an endorsement from the National Ri...

When It Comes to Mass Murder, Think Method and Means, Not Motive

Allen Frances | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Allen Frances

The excessive focus on ferreting out the psychological motivations arises from understandable human curiosity, but it also serves a dangerous political purpose. So long as we are distracted by the why, we do not attend to the much more practically important and politically charged question of how.

Man Accidentally Shoots Himself At NRA Event

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

A man accidentally shot himself at an NRA event on Tuesday, the (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times reported. According to the paper, Bethlehem, Pa. police...

How The Supreme Court Gave The NRA A Big Helping Hand

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

The San Diego County sheriff denied Edward Peruta a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Christopher Haga's gun collection was seized, and he was charg...

GOP Senate Candidate Makes An NRA 'Flub,' Gives Himself A Premature 'A'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

A GOP Senate candidate has admitted to making an errant claim about his gun rights record. New Mexico Watchdog reports that in a Wednesday intervie...

Packing More Heat Will Result in More Killings

Allen Frances | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Allen Frances

The National Rifle Association propaganda has it all wrong. Most violent acts are committed by people who are not crazy. And even when mental illness does play a role, we do not have the tools to identify which person will go berserk or prevent it from happening.

After Two Failed Attempts, Contentious Emergency Gun Bill Clears State Senate Committee

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

After two failed attempts, a contentious gun bill backed by the National Rifle Association cleared Florida’s Senate Military and Veterans Affairs, S...

The United States of the NRA

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

It is time to consider the possibility of disbanding Congress and turning over governance of the country to the National Rifle Association.

Howard's Daily: Scrap Zero Tolerance Rules

Philip K. Howard | Posted 05.31.2014 | Education
Philip K. Howard

Fairness almost always requires context. That's why zero tolerance rules are counterproductive, fostering a culture of legal argument instead of being tethered to community norms of right and wrong.

Monsters in Our Midst

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We are a society at war with ourselves as well as with much of the world. Gun control in various forms may contain that war, but only a shift in consciousness will end it. That shift must include the realization that power requires more than the means to point, shoot, kill.

Finally, a Gun Law That Makes No Sense

Barry Levinson | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Barry Levinson

This Georgia law defies all logic. Is there a pent-up demand to carry guns into bars? Are Georgia residents complaining on a daily basis that they are being denied the right to carry their guns into a bar? I have to tell you, I have never met a person who lamented that they can't carry a gun into a bar.

It's Time to Hold Accountable Advocates Who, in Pursuit of Their Values, Put Us at Risk

David Ropeik | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
David Ropeik

Golden rice is still not in use anywhere, because of opposition to GM (genetic modification) technology. Now two German economists have quantified the price of that opposition, in human health, and the numbers are truly frightening.

NRA Takes On The Tea Party In Competitive GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

The National Rifle Association will endorse Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) Monday, wading into a competitive Republican primary in which Simpson faces a ...

The NRA's Persistent Battle Against Doctors Over Gun Violence

Mike Weisser | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The NRA has been waging a 20-year battle against the nation's physicians and the latest skirmish erupted when Obama nominated Vivek Murthy, who has challenged some of the NRA's most sacred cows, including limitations on magazine capacity and assault-style rifles, for surgeon general.

Requests To Carry Concealed Guns Flood State's Sheriff Offices

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Californians have flooded several sheriff offices with applications and inquiries for permits to carry concealed guns. Sheriff...

Justice Denies NRA's Emergency Request

AP | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has denied an emergency request by the National Rifle Association to block enforcement of a ...

Ryan J. Reilly

NRA Leader Sees Freedom In 'All The Rifles, Shotguns And Handguns We Want' | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Politicians are on the verge of taking away the rights of American gun owners, National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre w...

Don't Give Men Guns

Gina Barreca | Posted 05.03.2014 | Women
Gina Barreca

Women will be able to buy and own guns but not be permitted to share them with our male counterparts. Why? Because it's clear that men don't know how to handle weapons.

Supreme Court Declines Challenges To Gun Laws

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics

(Add details) By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to wade into ...