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

Marvin Meadors | Posted 08.17.2015 | 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 08.03.2015 | 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 07.28.2015 | 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 06.26.2015 | 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...

Poll Gives Gov't Poor Marks On Gun Rights

AP | NANCY BENAC and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A New Jersey college student wants Congress to stand strong against tougher gun laws. A Colorado software executive thinks the federal g...

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.

WHOA. Sacramento Lawmakers Actually Agree On This Controversial Issue

Ventura County Star | Timm Herdt | Posted 04.01.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO -- During a three-hour hearing Tuesday that was designed to provide baseline information for difficult debates on gun violence-related legi...

Tea Party Congressman: Uphold Second Amendment 'Birthright'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

Tea Party Congressman Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) said he thinks it's more important than ever that all Americans are armed to fight their enemies -- even civil...

Should We Have the Right to Bear Arms During a Speech?

Max Atkinson | Posted 03.23.2013 | Media
Max Atkinson

Saturday's news that someone had interrupted a Bulgarian politician's speech by mounting the stage and pointing a gun at him made me realise how littl...

A Farmer's Perspective on Guns and the Second Amendment

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
John W. Boyd Jr.

What are you hunting that requires the need of a semi-automatic weapon -- an instrument used for military warfare? This defies common sense and it should be central during the gun debate. This kind of extremism is part of the reason I do not have an NRA membership.

Dodging Bullets

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

Let's dispense with tortured logic and contorted arguments. Arguments get mangled when the truth sticks in your craw. One relevant truth is: A lot of people just like big guns. Big guns make people feel powerful. Lots of people like to be able to say: My gun's bigger than your gun!

Gun Enthusiasts to 'Send Obama Message' With Gun Appreciation Day Two Days Before Inauguration (Video)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

A new coalition of gun rights and conservative groups has proclaimed January 19, 2013, "Gun Appreciation Day" -- the group, calling themselves GAD, ha...

Voting On My Marriage? Let's Vote On Your Guns

Patrick J. Hamilton | Posted 02.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Patrick J. Hamilton

If those beholden to the NRA want guns without restriction, I say put it to a vote. If my right as a gay man to marry is decided by my neighbors, let's see a show of hands for how we feel as a nation on the right to bear arms. Fair is fair, right?

Which America Do YOU Want?

David Trumble | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
David Trumble

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Repealing the Second Amendment Would Make Us 'Better Than This'

Norm Stamper | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Norm Stamper

The Second Amendment -- elevated to a state of holiness, its problematic comma debated for decades and "resolved," for the moment, by the Supreme Court -- is a relic. It made sense when it was written. It does not make sense now.