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How to Marginalize an Extreme Fringe Group Called the NRA

Will Bunch | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Will Bunch

The horrific events that took place Friday should make America finally think differently about the NRA. It should not be silenced -- that would un-American -- but it must be marginalized, pushed to the far fringes, drowned out by the voices of the majority of Americans who desperately desire gun sanity.

Another Pro-Gun Senator Speaks Out: 'Enough Is Enough' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) came out in favor of tighter gun laws on Monday, telling CBS 6 News that "enough is enough." "I'm a father of three daugh...

Assault Rifles in American Society -- a Time to Revisit the Relationship

Michael Kay | Posted 02.15.2013 | World
Michael Kay

I hope that common sense will prevail and individuals that exercise the right to bear arms can do so without resorting to the use of semi-automatic weapons.

Dan Froomkin

Sacrifice For Security Skips Big Guns | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans have given up a lot in the name of increased security. Intrusive and expensive measures adopted since 9/11 have eroded privacy...

What's Easier To Buy: French Cheese Or An Automatic Weapon?

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

Following last week's shooting massacre in Aurora, Colo., many were outraged at how easy it was for the suspect, James Holmes, to legally obtain guns ...

Sibling Trio On The Lam After Southern Spree: Cops

AP | Posted 10.05.2011 | Crime

ATLANTA — Three siblings who authorities say shot up a police car in Florida and robbed a bank in Georgia were on the loose Thursday and likely ...

Joe Wilson 'You Lie' Slogan Etched Onto Line Of Assault Rifle Components

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Joe Wilson's (R-S.C.) health care-era "you lie" interruption of President Obama is now reportedly being commemorated with a place on a new, limit...

Obama Gun Boom Comes to an Official End

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

A "family" of gun companies collectively known as The Freedom Group has just filed new documents with the SEC, in anticipation of its IPO.

The Collapse of the AR-15 Assault Weapon Market

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

One of the greatest talents of the NRA and the gun industry has been their ability exploit high-profile events -- the Brady Bill; Y2K; the election Barack Obama -- to pump up gun sales.

Shooting Deaths of Children Rose for Second Straight Year

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The United States is one of the few industrialized countries without common-sense controls on gun sales. We regulate toy guns but not the real ones that kill tens of thousands every year.

Being an Irrational Gun-Toting Second Amendment Citizen

Judith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judith Ellis

We're not allowed to shout fire in a crowded theater, right? Perhaps we need some kind of law that would prohibit guns within a certain proximity of presidential events.

"Resistance Efforts," Guns and the Constitution

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Armed protesters have made it clear that individual safety is not their primary concern -- instead their show of force at public events reminds elected officials that, in their view, armed citizens have the final say.

The NRA's "Bully" Pulpit, and Alabama's Gun Tragedy

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Even by the standards of the Conservative Political Action Committee event where he recently spoke, the NRA's Wayne LaPierre was over the top.

NRA Members Spontaneously Combust

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

According to National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, gun owners are uniting in "political spontaneous combustion." Ouch.

Mexico Police: 100 Percent Of Drug Killings Committed With Smuggled US Guns

Washington Post | Manuel Roig-Franzia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Assassins blasted Ricardo Rosas Alvarado, a member of an elite state police force, with a blizzard of bullets pumped out of AK-47 assault rifles. Alv...