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The Accidental Lions and How They Change Culture

Rebecca Bond | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Bond

There are moments when a shot is heard around the world and lions are born. On March 30, 1980, James Brady became one of those lions. Not by choice, but by destiny.

James Brady Death Ruled A Homicide

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

The death of James Brady, who survived a gunshot to the head during an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan 33 years ago, has been ruled a...

Wall Street Keeps Winning: Can It Change?

Mike Lux | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

If people steal money and commit fraud and never have to go to jail or pay any real penalty, they generally keep doing it. It is equally true of street criminals and Wall Street bankers.

Can America Curb Gun Violence?

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

While Americans were horrified by the murders of 26 innocents at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, many believe we lack the will to curb gun violence.

Rachel's Lament

Mike Lux | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

All Americans with a living heart today are weeping for our children, sobbing and lamenting those beautiful children and their teachers slaughtered in Sandy Hook on Friday. Our little ones are being killed in front of our eyes: why aren't we doing something to stop it?

Republican Platform on Guns: What Would Reagan Say?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

As the American people continue to be sickened by the now-regular public ritual of mass shootings there is simply no excuse for the leaders of either major political party to pretend there is some insurmountable partisan or ideological divide that prevents us from coming together to find solutions.

'There's No Way To Prevent It': Cops Can't Prevent Lone Gunmen

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 07.23.2012 | Crime

WASHINGTON -- The lone gunman keeps law enforcement officers across the country awake at night. He's hard to pick out of a crowd. He has no criminal ...

Lucia Graves

Bradys Mark 30th Anniversary Of Ronald Reagan Assassination Attempt, Press Lawmakers For New Action

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thirty years ago, on a grey morning in March, John Hinckley, Jr. fired six shots in an attempt to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. H...

LaPierre vs. Reagan: Different Lessons on Guns

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

After a month of silence following the horrifying Tucson shootings, the NRA's "top gun," Wayne LaPierre, returned to his old talking points before CPAC this week. "These clowns want to ban magazines?" La Pierre raged, "Are you kidding me?"

Searching for Ronald Reagan

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Cluchey

Both of Reagan's sons -- one, a prominent liberal and avowed atheist, the other, a political strategist for the Christian Right -- have published books on their father, just before what would have been his 100th birthday.

34 Victims Of Gun Violence Speak Out For Gun Control At City Hall

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Martin Luther King III held a press conference Monday in City Hall, joining those affected by gun violence, ...

Sarah Brady Urges Gun Control Action After Arizona Shooting

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Brady, the wife of former Reagan White House Press Secretary James Brady, who was struck in the head by a bullet during an assassination attempt...

Disconnections: Observations From Yesterday's Gun Rallies

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

It was a strange thing, seeing guns carried within shooting distance of Reagan National Airport -- which was, of course, named after a president who was shot by an assassin.

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.

Banging Everything in Sight: My Trip to the LA Gun Club

Beau Willimon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Beau Willimon

A dragon's breath of muzzle flash momentarily blinds you through your goggles. Endorphins flood every capillary in your being. Your nostrils fill with the smell of cordite.

Message to Rahm Emanuel: On Guns and Terror, If Not Now, When?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

I have a modest suggestion for the President. In the State of the Union address, demonstrate that national security trumps fear of the gun lobby.

NRA Quietly Winning Looser Gun Laws

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It's been the year of the gun in Tennessee. In a flurry of legislative action, handgun owners won the right to take their wea...

P.J. O'Rourke: Gun Control Futile

Blaise Zerega | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Blaise Zerega

P.J. O'Rourke concludes that gun control is futile: "You simply can't change the nature of America as far as gun control goes. It's the nature of the beast."

The NRA Credit Card

Scott Blakeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

President Obama and Congressional Democrats refused to fight Republicans and the NRA on a despicably unrelated amendment to the credit card reform bil...