April 2, 2013 was a great day for those in favor of the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty.
The agreement to back near universal background checks on gun sales was a hopeful signal that at least some previous hardcore congressional gun lobby shills finally got the message that an aroused public wants action -- any action -- to pass long thwarted meaningful gun control curbs.
While President Barack Obama and the National Rifle Association have very real philosophical differences regarding gun ownership, they agree on at lea...
It looks like the super patriots in Congress who send other people's children to fight the wars they start are about to wimp out in the face of threat...
If, as now appears to be the case, our elected representatives have surrendered their loyalty, their consciences, their brains and their humanity to the NRA and other political thugs, evidence is irrelevant, the will of the people is a mere nuisance.
Is the issue of government interference, fear of the NRA, or the possibility of a tedious Republican filibuster really as important as a life?
Most national polls show that almost 90 percent of the American people -- as in "We the People" -- favor universal background checks for gun sales. It is hard to think about anything else that such a large majority of American's can agree on.
The new Republican Party is so unable to connect to the human values it has demonized for so long that even its recent attempt at rebranding failed due to its unfamiliarity with living things.
Despite the loud voice of the National Rifle Association (NRA), scholars, experts on school safety, and teachers overwhelmingly disagree with turning schools into armed camps rather than places of nonviolent positive learning.
There are many dark myths hiding within the Second Amendment that desperately need airing out. For starters, a high-capacity magazine and semi-automat...
In spite of what the National Rifle Association says, the majority of Americans favor tighter gun control legislation. The hold-up in the Senate represents a failure of our democratic process.
I ask, what is wrong with background checks for someone who wants to legitimately own a gun? The obvious answer is absolutely nothing. But fear of decisive bold law-making keeps us all at the mercy of the next nut who needs a bullet to speak for him.
To ensure the vitality of our nation, it's continued progress, to more fundamentally remember who we are and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, and all those who died fighting for us, we must remember....we all have a role to play.
The purpose of auto insurance, which most Americans understand and participate in, is to protect both the insured and innocents on the road who might be harmed. So why isn't there a similar requirement for guns?
While on some gun questions support fluctuates, the president's main gun law priorities remain popular. It is politicians who have moved on these popular policies.