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Governor Walker: We Dare You to Tell the Truth

Jeri Bonavia | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Jeri Bonavia

Over the past few days, more than 2,000 Wisconsinites signed an open letter to Governor Scott Walker, who is on his way to the NRA convention.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Voters Favor Background Checks For Gun Sales, But The Issue Isn't Driving Their Votes | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A week after another school shooting, support for gun background checks remains widespread among voters, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll has ...

Can Gun Control Reduce Suicides?

Mike Weisser | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

One of the major reasons for the polarization between the two sides in the gun violence debate is that one side, the NRA side, refuses to admit that suicide has anything to do with gun violence at all.

Missouri Is the Latest State to Prohibit Doctors From Talking About Guns

Mike Weisser | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The real reason that the gunnies want to push physicians out of the discussion about gun violence is because the NRA and its allies want to disconnect gun ownership from violence to make their products more acceptable, more enjoyable, more normal for every dad and mom.

30,000 Yearly Gun Deaths Is A Health Epidemic

Mike Weisser | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

If 30,000 Ebola deaths in Africa constitutes an epidemic, what do you call 30,000 gun deaths which have occurred every year in America for the past twenty years?

New FBI Report Casts Doubt On NRA's 'Good Guy Stops Bad Guy' Nonsense

Mike Weisser | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The FBI report not only debunks the "good guy stops the bad guy" nonsense, but also gives us some important data to judge the validity of another NRA mantra, namely, whether "bad guys" are drawn to commit shootings in gun-free zones.

All Of A Sudden The NRA Doesn't Want To Mention Guns

Mike Weisser | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

What the NRA is trying to do is cast itself in a softer, more reasonable and, if you'll pardon the expression, less combative way, because for the first time they are up against an opponent whose money, smarts and media access can sway lots of people to go the opposite way.

It's a National Health Risk, But Doctors Still Don't Talk About It

Mike Weisser | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

I would like someone to explain to me why we need more research on the characteristics of gun violence to understand why 100,000 deaths and injuries from guns each year constitutes a risk to health.

We Need Parental Safety, Not Just Gun Safety

Chris Peak | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Chris Peak

Friends of mine who have guns in a household with children don't want to believe that their home is actually less safe, not more. Those who believe in a society with no guns (me), and those who are training their kids on firearms at the age of 5, will never be able to agree on this.

The Gun Control Movement Just Landed A Game-Changing Ally

Mike Weisser | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Until recently, conventional wisdom had it that nobody could go up against the NRA and win. They had too much money, too much clout, too many politicians doing their bidding and, most of all, a dedicated and energized membership that could swing public opinion and election results their way.

The Child Safety Issue That Doctors Don't Talk About

Mike Weisser | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Physicians need to ask patients if they lock away their guns for the same reason they ask patients whether their children are constrained while sitting in the car.

What the 2nd Amendment and Roe v. Wade Mean in Alabama

Mike Weisser | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Abortion might not be a popular issue in an evangelical state, but when explained as a parallel to the 2nd Amendment, all those God-fearing, Bible-thumpin' gun owners may just agree that what works for one side should work for the other.

NRA News Contributor Makes The Case For Allowing Blind People To Buy Guns

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some people have a tinge of concern at the thought of blind people brandishing guns. The logic is that it's valuable to see what you’r...

DC Court's Concealed-Carry Ruling Is Big Win For The NRA

Mike Weisser | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Talk about a gift. If this ruling is not challenged and overthrown, Palmer vs. DC paves the way for the gun lobby to get what it has always wanted, namely, national concealed-carry without having to pass a federal law at all.

For Doctors In America, 'Do No Harm' Should Mean Talking About Child Gun Safety

Mike Weisser | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

No matter what nonsense Rand Paul and the NRA promote about how doctors are a threat to the 2nd Amendment, anyone who believes that an unlocked gun in a home with children isn't a health risk is presenting a degree of stupidity that no amount of medical care will ever cure.

Massachusetts Bill Would Give People, Not The Government, Right To Decide Gun Control Issue

Mike Weisser | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The fact that the bill gives us the responsibility to protect people from using a gun to hurt themselves is something that the NRA wouldn't even understand, even though "We The People" is emblazoned on virtually every NRA poster that you can find.

How the NRA Benefits From Stoking Fear About Gun Regulations

Mike Weisser | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

One thing about the gun debate I find interesting is how quickly and easily gun owners get riled up when politicians, or anyone else for that matter, begin talking about taking away their guns.

What The Left Doesn't Understand About The Gun Ownership Debate

Mike Weisser | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

I figured the book to be just another one of those "it's time to defang the NRA" deals, with the usual elixir of anti-gun proposals like more background checks, another assault weapons ban and, for good measure, let's get rid of all the damn things anyway. I was wrong.

Let's Call 'Open Carry' Gun Gangs What They Are

Bob Cesca | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Carrying loaded -- or even unloaded -- military-style weapons that are intentionally designed to look like props from a Michael Bay movie goes light years beyond peaceably protesting -- and merges into being ominous, sneering intimidation of innocent people.

Why Not ASK?

Suzy Shuster | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Suzy Shuster

Guns are in one of every three homes; are they within reach of your curious little child? Because kids are just that -- curious, and no matter how many times you may have discussed safety with your kids, if he or she finds one, you can bet on curiosity taking over.

The NRA Loses A Gun Case At The Supreme Court

Mike Weisser | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

I don't know the extent to which Court decisions necessarily reflect the prevailing mood, but if a new gun control bill comes back to Congress later this year, I'm not quite ready to declare it dead.

Concealed Carry Laws Don't Decrease Gun Violence -- But The NRA Continues To Say The Opposite

Mike Weisser | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The NRA's notion that we are a much safer country now that residents of every state can apply for a concealed carry guns falls flat on its face, even when we look at the data that the NRA uses to prove its own case.

NRA Continues To Push 'Good Guy With A Gun' Myth

Mike Weisser | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

How many of the 43 multiple shootings ended with a "good guy" pulling out a gun? None.

How The NRA Enables Massacres

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics

Yet another massacre occurred last night at an institution of learning, this time the University of California, Santa Barbara. The price we paid for t...

What Do We Need to Do About Gun Violence?

Mike Weisser | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

A mental health worker who alerts the police to a patient's suicide plan with a gun isn't infringing on anyone's 2nd Amendment rights. And an ER physician who's told by a patient that "I'm not going to let him beat me up again" has a Hippocratic responsibility to inquire about the existence of a gun.