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Dedicate 4/20 As a Memorial to Victims of Rampage Killings

Jim Diamond | Posted 04.11.2016 | Crime
Jim Diamond

Kevin Maloney via Getty Images April 20th for some is a day marked with a display of affection for marijuana; they call it "National Weed Day." There...

Chattanooga Shootings Produce Heroes

Jim Diamond | Posted 08.03.2016 | Crime
Jim Diamond

With all of the noise being generated this summer by a certain presidential candidate from New York, recognition of a worthy story has been lost in the din. That story is the heroism of two U.S. Marines killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Iowa GOP Candidate Cites Gabby Giffords Shooting As Reason He Carries Gun To Statehouse | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican candidate for Congress said he sometimes carries a gun to the Iowa Statehouse because of the 2011 attack on former Rep. Gab...

Gals, Guns and the Gender Gap

Martha Burk | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

With the next election 18 months away, senators who bucked 90 percent of the public on the recent vote to expand background checks for gun buyers probably think time will fade the memory for voters. But if anything, it's energized the overwhelming majority that favors more controls.

Roxanna Green, a Voice for Gun Control, Honors Her Daughter, Christina-Taylor, Who Died in the Tucson Tragedy

Stacey Gualandi | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Stacey Gualandi

Roxanna Green never imagined a life in the public eye but when her 9-year-old daughter, Christina-Taylor, was killed on that fateful day in Tucson, Arizona, she became a voice for gun control. She recently returned from Washington, D. C., disappointed, disgusted but not surprised.

No Guns Allowed: Making the Choice Between 'Nonviolence' and 'Nonexistence'

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

Is the issue of government interference, fear of the NRA, or the possibility of a tedious Republican filibuster really as important as a life?

Sabrina Siddiqui

Pro-Gun Group Doles Out Free Shotguns In Tucson | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress prepares to debate gun control legislation next month, one pro-gun advocacy group announced its own plan Tuesday to reduce g...

Guns Aren't Out of Control, We Are

Christina M. Martínez | Posted 05.21.2013 | Crime
Christina M. Martínez

I come from a long line of military vets and war heroes. I am no stranger to the concept of baring arms, fighting for freedom or protecting property. What is strange to me is the fact that people do not seem to respect fire arms or their purpose.

Giffords' Hometown Enacts New Gun Law

Pamela Powers Hannley | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Pamela Powers Hannley

On Tuesday, the Tucson City Council voted unanimously to advance a resolution to require background checks at all gun shows operated on city owned or ...

Brewer Vows No Action On Guns

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) slammed the door shut Tuesday on a full-spectrum approach to preventing gun violence in her state, just a day after sugges...

NRA's Gun Appreciation Day Scheduled on MLK Holiday? Say It Ain't So!

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

On the very day we come together to honor our American apostle of non-violence, a hero who was tragically assassinated by a rifle's bullet, the NRA has called for a national Gun Appreciation Day!

Mr. President Don't Blink or Retreat on Gun Control

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Mr. President we can do this now if you lead the fight.

How Gallup Is Wrong on Guns

Margie Omero | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Margie Omero

Post-Newtown, Gallup has been releasing a steady stream of polling and analysis on guns. But their results leave me with more questions than answers.

Sam Stein

Frank Lautenberg To Introduce High-Capacity Magazine Ban Post-Sandy Hook | Sam Stein | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) will introduce legislation in the next Congress to ban the sale of high-capacity magazines, his office to...

Jennifer Bendery

Mark Kelly On Newtown School Shooting: We Need Leadership On Gun Control | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mark Kelly, the husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), delivered a message to President Barack Obama and other political l...

Jennifer Bendery

Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly Confront Jared Loughner At Sentencing: We Are 'Done Thinking About You' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the first time since she was shot in the head on Jan. 8, 2011, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) on Thursday laid eyes on her...

Polls Show Continued Support for Stronger Gun Laws

Margie Omero | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

Polling shows more support for stricter gun laws than press coverage would suggest. A few new polls show continued broad support for a variety of stronger gun laws, and for the presidential candidates to devote more time to this issue.

Loughner Calls Self A 'Failure' Because Giffords Survived

Reuters | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

By Alex Dobuzinskis Aug 9 (Reuters) - The Tucson gunman who killed six people and severely wounded Gabrielle Giffords has labeled hims...

Aurora's Hard Truth: Mental Health Screening for Gun Buyers Is Nearly Non-Existent

Josh Horwitz | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Almost all Americans would agree that dangerously mentally ill individuals, possibly like James Holmes, and like Tucson shooter Jared Loughner (who was found incompetent to stand trial because of paranoid schizophrenia) should not be able to legally purchase firearms.

Mother Of Youngest Victim At Batman Shooting Too Fragile To Be Told Of Daughter's Death

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.25.2012 | Parents

Ashley Moser, the 25-year-old victim of Friday morning's movie theatre massacre in Aurora, Colo., remains in critical condition at the Aurora Medical ...

The Return of the Nullifiers

Josh Horwitz | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

In this era of polarized politics, it is not surprising that some on the right are up in arms about the Supreme Court's recent decision on health care. And I do mean -- literally -- up in arms. But the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land. It was enacted by duly constituted authority. It was passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate. It was signed by President Barack Obama. It was upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court. There is only one place for frustrated citizens to pass judgment on the wisdom of the law; at the ballot box in November. Calls for nullification, as the Court noted in Cooper v. Aaron, render our Constitution a "solemn mockery." Such calls also embolden the actions of others who will throw the bricks, sticks, and rocks; issue the threats; and brandish the guns.

Republican Seeking Giffords' Seat Shown With Gun In New Effort

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

A super PAC supporting Jesse Kelly, the Republican vying for Gabrielle Giffords' congressional seat, is using a photo of the candidate holding a gun i...

Tucson Survivors Challenge the NRA: Stand With Us for Commonsense Gun Laws

Patricia Maisch | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Patricia Maisch

We are survivors of the January 8th, 2011 shooting in Tucson and we are a diverse group of real, patriotic Americans. We are a Republican, an Independent and a Democrat, and we strongly support the second amendment. We are some of the too many faces of gun violence in this country.

Jennifer Bendery

Trayvon Martin Shooting Unlikely To Change Gun Debate, Lawmakers Concede | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been more than a year since Jared Loughner walked up to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) at a constituent event in Tucson, ...

NRA Get Out the Vote Campaign Features Proponents of Political Violence

Josh Horwitz | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

There's nothing more American than a voter registration campaign. "Trigger the Vote," however, is marred by the violent and insurrectionist rhetoric spokespersons Ted Nugent, R. Lee Ermey and Chuck Norris have trumpeted since the election of President Obama in 2008.