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It's Getting Harder To Argue That Strong Gun Laws Don't Have An Effect On Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

With gun violence claiming more than 30,000 lives in the U.S. each year, there's plenty of debate over how, or if, public policy can drive these numb...

Dana Liebelson

Inside The Conservative Campaign To Stop Cops From Enforcing Federal Gun Laws | Dana Liebelson | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conservative lawmakers in at least 11 states are pushing legislation that would prevent state law enforcement from enforcing some or all...

States With Most Gun Deaths Have High Gun Ownership And Weaker Gun Laws, Report Shows

The Huffington Post | Amanda Gutterman | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

It seems like a relatively obvious equation: The weaker the gun laws and the higher the rate of gun ownership in a given state, the more deaths from g...

Guns At College Receive Resounding 'No' From Key Group

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

A new Ball State University survey finds that a a significant majority of college students at 15 Midwestern colleges oppose allowing guns on campus. ...

Six Months After Newtown, States Are Taking the Lead

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

The NRA and its "corporate partners" in the gun industry have opposed and blocked even the smallest steps forward to regulate firearms. This kind of obstruction has consequences for real people: families left bereft, communities devastated.

Gun Control Finds Unlikely Savior Close To GOP Heart

Howard Fineman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

WASHINGTON -- Let's hear a round of applause for the Founding Fathers, those dead white men whom conservatives love to lionize. Had it not been for th...

Colorado, Connecticut Advance Stricter Legislation Over Opposition

AP | ADAM GELLER | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

From Colorado to Connecticut, a handful of very different states have advanced new gun control laws over opposition that has made such legislation a s...

John Celock

Guns In Capitols Laws Sweep U.S. | John Celock | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics

Kansas may join at least 11 other states in allowing some civilians to carry guns inside the state Capitol, a move that not everyone accepts in states...

GOP State Reps: Federal Gun Laws Don't Apply Here

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics

As the federal government begins its dive into the gun debate, GOP lawmakers across the country are introducing preemptive measures that seek to make ...

Maze Of Gun Laws Complicates New Push

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Military-style assault weapons, gangster-style Tommy guns, World War II-era bazookas and even sawed-off shotguns – somewhere ...

John Rudolf

New Gun Control Bills Flood Statehouses Post-Sandy Hook | John Rudolf | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics

New gun control bills are flooding into state legislatures around the country, among the clearest signs that the shooting deaths of 20 children and si...

Sheriffs, State Lawmakers Already Vowing To Undermine Gun Proposals

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — From Oregon to Mississippi, President Barack Obama's proposed ban on new assault weapons and large-capacity magazines struck...

John Celock

Iowa Democrats Walk Out In Protest Of GOP Gun Bills | John Celock | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

Democratic members of the Iowa House of Representatives staged a walkout Wednesday morning in protest over what they say is a Republican attempt to de...

States Loosen Gun Laws | IAN URBINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When President Obama took office, gun rights advocates sounded the alarm, warning that he intended to strip them of their arms and ammunition. ...

Supreme Court To Look At State Gun Control Laws

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says it will take up a challenge to Chicago's ban on handguns, opening the way for a ruling that could set off a ...