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.
What do Iran, Syria, North Korea and the NRA have in common? They are all on the losing side of trying to block the creation of a new Arms Trade Treaty.
As Congress dithers and mayhem goads certain state legislatures into meaningful action, it has become quite clear that only a national reckoning as wrenching as the one that eventually ended legal segregation can drive reasonable and effective legal curbs on gun abuse.
"This is the End, My Friend." Jim Morrison - The Doors "And, it is only the beginning. " Lin Evola - Peace Angels Project Today, April 2, 2013, hist...
Who does the National Rifle Association think should be entrusted to chart the course for school safety in the wake of Newtown? The answer is as predictable as it is galling: the NRA. With this bizarrely counter-intuitive assertion as a launching point, what's next?
For years the NRA has actively fought against and prevented research on the causes and costs of gun violence. Why have we put up so long with efforts to block all research on a huge public health threat that injures and kills tens of thousands of Americans every year?