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Judging By The Response To Obama's Town Hall, The NRA Has Already Won

Mike Weisser | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Not that any of the pro-gun, anti-Obama rhetoric was unexpected. But what provoked the greatest amount of attention on both sides of the political spectrum was the discussion at the end of the event when the president derisively dismissed the idea of gun confiscation as a "conspiracy theory" that had no basis in reality or truth.

Single-Issue Voters Can End the #EmptySeat

Shannon Watts | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Shannon Watts

President Obama did one other thing this week. He said that one seat in the First Lady's State of the Union guest box will be left empty on Tuesday. It's a seat for the victims of gun violence who no longer have a voice -- for their families.

Let's Not Shelter in Place Anymore

Susan B. Katz | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Susan B. Katz

Students everywhere across this country -- even in the wealthiest of communities -- have regular shelter in place drills to prepare for a potential gunman on campus or as a result of bomb threats. What is our country coming to?

Gun Supporters To Obama: Restrictions Aren't Worth It If Every Death Won't Be Prevented

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama addressed questions from gun rights supporters at a town hall event on Thursday, disputing critics who suggest gun control laws...

Obama Calls Out NRA For Skipping Town Hall On Guns

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Thursday criticized the National Rifle Association for repeatedly snubbing invitations to discuss gun policy at the White Ho...

Obama Takes Part In Town Hall On Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama is participating in a town hall on gun violence Thursday night. The town hall is being aired on CNN, but you can listen using t...

John Yoo Finally Finds Some Unlimited Executive Power He Doesn't Like

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

When it comes to enthusiasts of unaccountable presidential power, it's generally hard to find anyone more willing to shake the pompoms for an unrestra...

Conservatives Mock Obama For Crying About Newtown School Shooting

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama issued another impassioned plea on Tuesday for Congress to take action to curb gun violence, shedding tears as he recalled the ...

Obama Can't Hold Back Tears While Unveiling Gun Control Actions

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the first working week of his last calendar year in office, President Barack Obama defied Congress and pursued long-stalled gun contr...

Paul Ryan Wants Someone To Close The Gun Show Loophole, As Long As That Someone Isn't Obama

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) criticized President Barack Obama on Monday for planning to use his executive authority to implement gu...

Obama To Participate In Town Hall On Guns

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama will sit down for a live one-hour town hall on guns hosted by CNN on Thursday. The event, titled "Guns in America," will air at...

Obama May Act To Expand Background Checks On Gun Sales

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 31 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to announce executive action expanding background checks on gun sales, media ou...

Democrats Urge Obama To Slap Stricter Safety Rules On Gun Makers

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders won't take up gun control legislation, so a handful of Democrats are turning to President Barack Obama to get some...

Straight Shooting: The "Gun Problem" Isn't a "Mental Illness Problem." It's Just a "Gun Problem."

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.05.2015 | Crime
Dr. Peggy Drexler

While it's easy to put the blame for gun violence on the mentally ill -- or the lack of support for them -- it's misleading, and ultimately unlikely to do anything to end needless gun-related deaths.

White House Calls On Congress, Again, To Do Something About Guns

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest renewed the Obama administration's call for Congress to take action on gun control after a gunman shot and ki...

Obama Discusses The 'Greatest Frustration' Of His Presidency

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama opened up about the "greatest frustration" of his time in the White House, telling the BBC he'd like to do more to pass common-...

Why Gun Manufacturers Are in Serious Financial Trouble

John A. Tures | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

If gun sales are supposedly "red hot," why are gun manufacturers struggling, even filing for bankruptcy? The answers include a gun glut and long-term trends in gun ownership in America.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Gun Violence Is A Public Health Crisis, Top Medical Groups Say | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Seven medical groups representing most U.S. physicians are seeking to recast gun-related casualties as a public health crisis, pointing ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

One Word Was Missing From Obama's State Of The Union Address: Guns | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One word was noticeably missing from President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday: guns. In a sign that the sun has...

Gun Store Names Rifle Barrel After Obama But Can't Spell His Name

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business

A California gun store is selling a rifle attachment named “Obama’s Blaster" to mock the president's support for stricter gun control laws. I...

Jason Linkins

#Randbrackets, The Fun New Out-Of-Context Game | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Earlier today, Buzzfeed's Andrew Kaczynski posted an item about a mailer from the National Association for Gun Rights that contained a fundraising let...

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.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Announces New Executive Actions On Gun Background Checks | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress may be in a state of paralysis when it comes to dealing with gun violence, but the White House inched forward Friday with two n...

Conservatives Pounce On Obama 'Gun' Tweet

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

A lighthearted Father's Day tweet featuring a photo of President Barack Obama and his daughter playing with toy water guns prompted significant backla...

Obama's Tenure, So Far

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Stephen Schlesinger

Obama may be criticized for not schmoozing enough with individual congressmen, or for running a sometimes imperfect administration (those so-called "scandals") but what remains critical is his willingness to engage Americans and push forward matters of national import.