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Jennifer Bendery

Gun Control Group Launches Petition: 'Freedom To Buy Skittles Without Getting Shot'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A major gun control group on Monday launched a nationwide petition to Congress -- "The Freedom To Buy Skittles Without Getting Shot" -- ...

Shooting of Florida Teen Shows Danger of Maryland Judge's Renegade Ruling

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The full facts about this incident are still emerging. But one thing seems clear. If George Zimmerman had not been carrying a gun, it is likely Trayvon Martin would be alive today.

Calderon's Billboard of Crime Guns, and What It Means

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The solution to gun trafficking to Mexico is also the solution to gun trafficking within the U.S.: stronger federal gun laws.

Even "Gun Rights" Judge Can't Stomach NRA Extremism

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Recent gun lobby legal defeats underscore how much the NRA and its gun industry funders are dependent for their success on the tactics of political threats and intimidation.

Gun Industry Suffers Stinging Defeat in Court

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The gun industry is dominated by manufacturers, distributors and retailers who profit so handsomely from high-volume sales to traffickers that they will fight any serious effort to curtail them.

Lighting A Candle For Victims Of Gunfire

Colin and Andrew Goddard | Posted 03.09.2012 | Impact
Colin and Andrew Goddard

Today, Jan. 8, 2012, we will join with thousands of Americans to light a candle in remembrance and honor of the six killed and 13 who survived the mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., exactly one year ago.

Joe Walsh Fires Back At Anti-Gun Group's Criticism

Posted 12.04.2011 | Chicago

After ever-outspoken U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) told a Tea Party gun forum in Huntley, Ill., that he would be a "cheerleader" for gun rights in Cong...

Packing For College: Laptop, Books, Ramen Noodles, Gun?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 11.07.2011 | College
Dennis A. Henigan

It's back to school time again and college kids are heading to campuses across the country. If the National Rifle Association has its way, "packing" for college will have a whole new meaning.

Leaving Brady, But Not the Fight to Prevent Gun Violence

Paul Helmke | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

My tenure with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence will be ending, but I will remain engaged in the movement to reduce gun violence in America. For me, working for a safer America is more than just a job.

Why We Must Ban High-Capacity Gun Magazines

Sen. Frank Lautenberg | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Sen. Frank Lautenberg

It's time to end the bloodshed and restore common sense to our gun laws -- beginning with a permanent ban on high-capacity gun magazines. These deadly devices are the weapon of choice for the deranged.

Jim and Sarah Brady: Beyond Politics to Idealism

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Thirty years ago, a disturbed young man with a $22 revolver almost ended the lives of Ronald Reagan and his press secretary, James Brady. Like other anniversaries of historic events, this one is cause for reflection.

Lucia Graves

In Arizona, Survivor Of Virginia Tech Massacre Talks Gun Control: 'The Time For Thoughts And Prayers Is Over'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Almost two months after the shootings in Tucson, Ariz., Colin Goddard, a survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre, is speaking to Arizona students about...

There Can Be No Gun Control Without Recognizing and Respecting the Different Gun Cultures in the U.S.

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Both sides of the gun control issue must take this opportunity to better understand the complicated and varied role guns play in American communities. If they do, we can make every community safer.

Lucia Graves

7 Big Events In The Federal Gun Control Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The deadly shooting at Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's political event in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday is re-energizing gun control advocates. But Paul Helmke,...

Now Arizona Wants to Allow Concealed Guns on Campuses

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Will Gov. Brewer and the state legislature listen now after the Tuscon massacre -- or continue Arizona down the path of gun violence?

To Private Gun Sellers: Don't Ask, Don't Sell

Colin and Andrew Goddard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin and Andrew Goddard

Any responsible American should want to know that the weapon he's making money from won't be put in the hands of someone who is known to be dangerous.

The NRA Is Wrong Again

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

America has the highest number of guns in the industrialized world and our citizens make up 80 percent of people in the industrialized world who die from bullet blasts.

Guns, the Guard, and Guts

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Helmke

Gun violence in Chicago is boiling. It's been so bad this year that two Illinois state legislators say the answer may be to bring in the National Guard.

Carve Out for the NRA Carves Up Democracy (UPDATED)

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

In Washington, it's an article of faith that what the National Rifle Association wants, the National Rifle Association gets. But people are pushing back against the entrenched culture of special favors.

Exclusive NRA Deal for Campaign Law?

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Under H.R. 5175, every other group would have to report names of people who donate at least $600 for election activities. Every. Other. Group -- the Sierra Club, the AFL-CIO -- except the NRA.

Bill Brady, Republican Primary Opponents Hold Campaign Rally (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

To show party unity, Bill Brady's primary opponents came to support him at his rally on Sunday, kicking off his gubernatorial campaign. Brady won the...

Majority Of Americans Oppose Open Carrying Of Loaded Firearms (POLL)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A majority of Americans are opposed to open carry laws that allow Americans to visibly carry loaded guns out in public, a new poll finds. According t...

Starbucks Guns Debate: Coffeemaker

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy / AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Gun-and-latte aficionados can rest easy. Despite an outcry from advocacy groups, Starbucks says it will continue to allow customers to bring licensed ...

Starbucks Gun Policy: Refusal To Ban Firearms Pleases Open Carry Advocates, Troubles Gun Control Advocates

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Dale Welch recently walked into a Starbucks in Virginia, handgun strapped to his waist, and ordered a banana Frappuccino with a cinnamon bun. He says ...

Guns in Church and the Myth of the NRA

Richard Aborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Aborn

Did you see the story in today's New York Times about a pastor who is holding a "bring your gun to church day"? Outrageous. But the real thrust of t...