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Gun Toters Being 'Bullied' by... Moms?

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

Probably one of the weirdest hashtags in use today is #guncontrolbullies, coined by Open Carry, a loose affiliation of state organizations, which holds protests around the country at which zealots parade around with loaded firearms in public places.

GOP Senate Candidate Makes Assault Weapon Giveaways A Hallmark Of His Campaign

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

A Republican Senate hopeful in Georgia is making the calculation that nothing gets primary voters more fired-up than free gun giveaways. Rep. Paul...

Gun Industry Hawks Militarized Products at Vegas SHOT Show

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

This is not your grandfather's gun industry that met the needs of hunters and sportsmen. Instead, gun companies are promoting assault rifles like the AR-15, AK-47, and numerous others as the profit center of last resort.

Pot, Guns And Paparazzi: New Laws Run Gamut In US

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.30.2013 | Crime

The new year is bringing a host of new laws taking effect in January or thereabouts. A look at some state and local laws that are making news: ____...

The Great American Gun Violence Lottery

Erin Ryan | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Erin Ryan

Just as our gun culture has changed for the worse, it can also change for the better. If the common-sense majority can just shake off this paralyzing mantle of powerlessness, we can start making the changes we want in our world.

Remembering Newtown, and Gun Control

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The families of Newtown victims have done a lot to push for gun control and their work will surely continue to make a difference both in terms of public awareness and also legislation, but the burden of restoring sanity to a nation gone gun crazy should not fall to them alone.

Time to Find Common Ground on Reducing Gun Violence

Paul Helmke | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Paul Helmke

While common ground shouldn't be that hard to find, the political reality is that this won't happen until our elected officials feel the pressure from the public, and the NRA feels the pressure from its supporters, to be willing to compromise.

When Guns Do Kill People

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

America's love affair with guns has now reached a zenith (or a nadir, depending on how you look at it), wherein no amount of carnage seems to be able to change our basic fondness for owning guns.

The Time A GOP Congresswoman's Family Failed To Follow Gun Safety Practices

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

Visit the website of Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), and the congresswoman makes her views on the Second Amendment clear. The second-term Republican s...

Who Is Missing in the Assault Weapons Debate?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The debate over assault weapons rages on, with both sides of the issue hardening positions with each event. But amid the high-decibel back and forth, one voice is curiously silent: the companies that make a profit by putting these weapons on our streets.

Pentagon's Militarization of Our Main Streets and Municipal Police

Michael Shank | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

Between the Armored Personnel Carriers locking down main streets in major American cities or Special Weapons and Tactics and Special Forces units canvassing our country, if we're not careful, this militarization of our domestic policing will make-over America, and fast.

State's Gun Control Law Sparks Record Gun Sales

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics

PASADENA, Md. -- Maryland residents have been buying guns in record numbers before a law takes effect Tuesday, with provisions aimed at helping keep g...

Why Is It Easier to Get an Assault Weapon Than to Vote?

Barbra Streisand | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Barbra Streisand

Our voter participation rates are already among the lowest in the world's democracies, but conservatives seem intent on lowering it further. But guns, why, owning them should be easier than ever.

Clinton's Voting Rights Line Was All Too True

Salon | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

At the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington yesterday afternoon, former president Bill Clinton delivered not just one of...

The Town the Militia Took Over

Josh Horwitz | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre once famously told a CPAC gathering that "the guys with the guns make the rules." In the town of Gilberton, Pennsylvania, he might have finally found the perfect test case for his insane vision of America.

We Must Do Better: Look at the Facts

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The gun lobby has been enriching gun manufacturers at the expense of our children's safety for far too long. For years the National Rifle Association has blocked the truth and actively fought against the passage and enforcement of gun safety laws.

Where Is Gun Control?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Sure, the NRA and gun lovers will kick and scream as they always do, but at some point, America must draw the line against letting those groups jeopardize our safety and take a stand for our right to be free of gun violence.

WATCH: Reporter Shows How To Make Your Own AK-47

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.29.2013 | Business

We can't blame you for thinking you need a 3-D printer to make your own firearm. But in reality, it's much simpler than that. Assault weapons, such...

Colorado Sheriffs Sue Over New Gun Control Laws

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 05.18.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- Colorado sheriffs upset with gun restrictions adopted in the aftermath of last year's mass shootings filed a federal lawsuit Friday, challen...

Colorado Sheriffs Sue Over New State Gun Laws

Posted 05.20.2013 | Denver

Nearly all of Colorado's county sheriffs have signed onto a federal lawsuit against the state of Colorado arguing that the new laws pushed by Democrat...

Why Ted Nugent Should Migrate to Mexico Illegally

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.17.2013 | Comedy
Sanjay Sanghoee

By migrating illegally, Ted Nugent is sticking it to Mexico by giving them a taste of their own medicine. Let's see how the Mexicans like it when Ted Nugent tunnels in under the border!

Gun Collectors and Mental Illness

Erik Nielson | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Erik Nielson

As the debate rages on and Congress continues to do nothing, perhaps we should use this time to reevaluate where people who turn murder weapons into a hobby fit into discussions of mental health.

The Letter From the NRA that You Will Never See

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.10.2013 | Comedy
Sanjay Sanghoee

The following piece may seem like comedy but it's really political satire, which basically means it's about serious issues that make Americans so uncomfortable that I need to dress them up in humor just to talk about them.

GOP Rep Giving Away Free Assault Weapon

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) took his pro-gun beliefs to Twitter Wednesday, offering followers a rare opportunity. Stockman informed the social me...

Christina Wilkie

Sandy Hook Father Smeared By Gun Lobbying Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Connecticut gun lobbying group on Wednesday personally attacked the father of a Sandy Hook school massacre victim, accusing him of "pr...