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Right to Bear Arms

My Right to Bear Arms

Tom Paine | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Tom Paine

As an American citizen, according to our democratic system, all law-abiding citizens have a right to bear arms. Yet if I am on a terror watch list or a no-fly list, I will fail a background check and not be allowed to legally purchase a firearm.

The Second Amendment

Tom Paine | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Tom Paine

Saying that Americans have "a fundamental right to bear arms" is not accurate. The work of our Founding Fathers gave Americans the privilege to bear a...

Let's Update The Second Amendment For Our Post-Musket World

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 07.11.2016 | Comedy

Now that news of King George III’s defeat has finally reached you, it’s time to update our U.S. Constitution to reflect our modern world. Let’s ...

Machine Guns Aren't Protected By The Second Amendment, Court Rules

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 07.02.2016 | Politics

A Texas man who sued the federal government because it wouldn’t approve his application to manufacture a machine gun doesn’t have a constitutional...

The Right To Bear Courage

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Behind the "right to bear arms" lies concealed the right to make money. You know, a lot of it. The right to . . . I pause here, torn apart by the p...

How We Can Save Lives During a Mass Shooting

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 06.17.2016 | Crime
Amy Dardashtian

As we see the casualties mount with each new shooting, the one question gun advocates and gun opponents should both be asking, is: is there a way to save even one life, without threatening each person's ability to defend their own?

Supreme Court Almost Ruled That Stun Guns Are Protected By The Second Amendment

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics

The Supreme Court on Monday accepted a Massachusetts woman's argument that a law criminalizing stun guns may violate the Second Amendment. In an unsig...

People Have A 'Fundamental Right' To Own Assault Weapons, Court Rules

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

In a major victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Thursday sided with a broad coalition of gun owners, businesses and organizati...

My Brother Was Murdered By A Man With A Gun

Alex Schneps | Posted 01.07.2017 | Politics
Alex Schneps

That's an easy, simple truth. It can't be politicized, analyzed or reduced to anything other than what it is: reality. My brother is dead because of a gun. You can lump him into a statistic. You can break down the circumstances. But at the end of the day, what can I really say that will call you to action?

How to Change the Gun Debate

Adam Winkler | Posted 10.07.2016 | Politics
Adam Winkler

Opponents of gun control are also often single-issue voters; they decide who to vote for based solely on a candidate's position on guns. Support for gun control, by contrast, has been broad but not deep.

Donald Trump and The Right Wing's Rapid Descent Into Mindlessness

Marvin Meadors | Posted 08.17.2016 | Entertainment
Marvin Meadors

Donald Trump, like no other candidate can, embodies the right wing's rapid descent into mindlessness and their embrace of know-nothingism. With Trump, there is nothing there besides the huge eponymous banner announcing "Trump" that appears on all his possessions, a bluster, and a golden combover seemingly forever frozen in place.

We're Just Haggling Over Price

Eric Conrad | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Eric Conrad

I am a Southern, white, gun-owning male who worries that one day my family will have to pay the price for America's unwillingness to stand up to the gun lobby. Let me be very clear: I am not opposed to personal gun ownership. What I am opposed to is the gun lobby's stranglehold on our elected leaders.

The Weekly Shooting Cycle

Eric Kasum | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics
Eric Kasum

Refuse to speak the words gun violence. Call it domestic terrorism. That's what it really is. Like my father, we must have the courage to take a stand. Let's refuse to be bullied by the NRA and the gun industry and their wealthy donors and highly-paid lobbyists.

Getting Wrapped Up In The Flag

John Friedman | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
John Friedman

While we are busy debating what the flag represents in the minds of those who see it compared to those who wish to fly it, we are not talking about the issues that really matter.

Kentucky Church Offers Gun Giveaway

Posted 03.03.2014 | Religion

A Kentucky church, Lone Oak First Baptist Church, has hit on an unconventional way of attracting nonreligious people to their services-- by offering t...

Boiling It Down: Way Out West

Harold Nonken | Posted 04.11.2014 | Comedy
Harold Nonken

The right to bear arms is enshrined in the Constitution. It made a great deal of sense, at a time when people were saying, "Give me a home where the b...

'Pop Tart' Bill Strikes At Zero-Tolerance Gun Policies In Schools

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

A proposed law in Florida would make it illegal for public schools to discipline students who support the Second Amendment, play with certain kinds of...

Suspect Fires Handgun In Store During Gun Rights Discussion

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2013 | Weird News

Shooting your mouth off about the rights of gun owners is one thing. Shooting the actual gun is something else entirely. Police in Wilkesboro, N...

The Gun Debate I Lost

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

I should have responded that laws in general are made for knaves. Good citizens are assumed to do what is right on their own. We apply these laws only to those who for one reason or another pay no mind to others and the common good.

Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Duane 'Dog' Chapman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Duane 'Dog' Chapman

Today we have developed automatic and all kinds of crazy guns that our forefathers, if they were still alive, would not be okay with. Personally, I prefer to use non-lethal weapons. A gun is fine, but let's talk about the bullet.

Maybe Guns Are Silly?

Toni Nagy | Posted 06.12.2013 | Comedy
Toni Nagy

Anyone that really thinks holding onto their assault riffle is going to protect them from the government is in such deep denial of the obvious advancements in technology and needs to acknowledge we are no longer living in 1789.

'Insuring' America's Future With Guns

Taro Gold | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Taro Gold

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?

Forget the Second Amendment

Edward Corcoran | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

Although the Constitution was well-drafted, it is neither infallible nor sacrosanct. This is, after all, a Constitution that legalized slavery and did not allow women voting.

Unfettering the Second Amendment

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

I am now for a Second Amendment with no interpretation whatsoever. Let's completely and utterly unfetter the Second Amendment from the outlandish suggestions of the type I've made until just now. The Second Amendment, unfettered, makes no exclusion for incarcerated felons. And so, neither should we.

10 Myths and Realities About Mass Murders and Gun Control

Allen Frances | Posted 03.31.2013 | Crime
Allen Frances

A sane gun control policy is necessary both to avoid frequent massacres and to reduce our high ambient rates of homicide and suicide. Here are the most frequent arguments offered to support free access to assault weapons, and my responses to them.