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NRA 'Corporate Partner' Exploits JFK Death in American Rifleman Ad

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Lee Harvey Oswald buys his rifle through the NRA's American Rifleman magazine. Fifty years later, the magazine marks the anniversary by offering a "Historic NRA Exclusive Offer" hawking silver JFK half dollars issued after his assassination.

More Guts Than You or Me

Robert Slayton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Politicians refuse to speak out even when they have more than three quarters of the population supporting them. Dick Metcalf went into the lion's den, risking his employment at a top gun magazine, to stand up for a rational view of firearms.

'The Last Words He Said To His Friend Were: I Can't Believe You Shot Me'

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

"The last words he said to his friend were, 'I can't believe you shot me.'" -- Ann Marie Crowell whose son was shot and killed by his friend on Chri...

NRA, Pro-Gun Movement, Are Major Source of TSA Animus

Josh Horwitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

The NRA, of course, has taken the lead in advancing the twisted idea that the Second Amendment protects to the rights of individuals to go to war with their own government.

Looks Like Gun Ownership And Racism Go Hand In Hand

Posted 11.05.2013 | Black Voices

With a flurry of national incidents calling attention to legislation surrounding the right to bear arms, gun ownership and gun rights advocacy has bee...

When Guns Do Kill People

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

America's love affair with guns has now reached a zenith (or a nadir, depending on how you look at it), wherein no amount of carnage seems to be able to change our basic fondness for owning guns.

It's Not Rocket Science

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our nation's gun violence epidemic is not inevitable. Scholars must be allowed to do the desperately needed scientific research that will help parents, policymakers and the public determine how we can all work together to stop it.

Gun Lobby, Big Pharma Top Special Interest Spending

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal, Center for Public Integrity Pharmaceutical behemoths, gun advocates and corporate agriculture interests are notable outliers amo...

Guns Don't Kill People, Dogs Kill People

Louis Klarevas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Louis Klarevas

Well, it turns out that the unofficial mantra of the National Rifle Association (NRA) carries a degree of validity. Guns don't shoot and kill people. Dogs do.

What 'Guns Saves Lives Day' Tells Us About the Pro-Gun Movement

Josh Horwitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

There will come a day, probably sooner rather than later, when events like "Guns Save Lives Day" will no longer be viable fundraisers, when changing demographics will result in an American public that is totally offended and alienated by such antics.

Guns Aren't the Answer to Domestic Violence

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

When it comes to guns and women, firearms are being used to take women's lives, not defend them.

The Conspiracy Theory the NRA Hates

Josh Horwitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Insurrectionist rhetoric might work well in marketing firearms to civilians on the far right wing of American politics. But with police chiefs and generals? Not so much.

Joy Resmovits

Inside The Boot Camp For Cops Charged With Keeping Our Schools Safe | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The same week protests erupted around the nation over the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon...

Don't Think the NRA Is Hiding After the Navy Yard Shooting

Mike Weisser | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The pro-gun folks are waging a continuous and effective campaign; the gun control folks are busy talking to themselves.

Christina Wilkie

Kerry Signs Landmark UN Arms Trade Treaty | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest front in the Senate battle over gun control opened Wednesday, as Secretary of State John Kerry signed the United Nations Arms...

Top 8 Reasons Starbucks Doesn't Want Guns in its Stores

Seriously Skewed | Posted 11.25.2013 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

If you are so paranoid that you need to take a gun to go get coffee, you probably shouldn't be allowed to own a deadly weapon in the first place.

Washington Navy Yard Massacre -- The Aftermath

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

It is the aftermath where the president and other leaders once again offer their "deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the victims, and where we all wipe tears from our eyes, go home -- and nothing happens.


Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The Navy Yard. The Farmers Market. The Second Amendment... ...

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers In Kansas: Fire Professor Or Face Consequences | John Celock | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

Republican state legislators in Kansas are calling on the University of Kansas to dismiss a tenured journalism professor over a controversial tweet in...

How Aaron Alexis Passed a Background Check and Bought a Gun

Josh Horwitz | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

When individuals like Aaron Alexis are not prohibited purchasers under existing federal law, it is obvious that universal background checks alone are not enough. We need to have a national discussion about expanding the disqualifying criteria.

Crime-Plagued City Pushes Back Against State Gun Laws

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

California's violence-plagued Oakland is determined to take a more active role in curbing crime, but local officials will first need the governor's ap...

Big Recall Vote Stifles Stalled Gun Control Efforts

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gun control advocates say the National Rifle Association-aided recall of two Colorado legislators who backed new gun restrictions will m...

Colorado Recall Campaigns Push To Turn Out Voters

Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

By COLLEEN SLEVIN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER — Campaigns were working to get as many voters as possible to the polls in Colorado's first legisl...

Florida Wants Teens To Have Easier Access To Handguns. Really.

Posted 09.11.2013 | Miami

Never mind more pressing issues: Florida is fighting for teens to have easier access to handguns. Last week Attorney General Pam Bondi joined 21 o...

State Senate Passes Aggressive Gun Storage Law

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

California's state Senate passed a bill on Monday that would make storing a firearm where it is accessible to a child a misdemeanor in the state. L...