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Kathleen Rice Has Voter Momentum in New York's Fourth Congressional District Election

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 09.08.2014 | New York
Chris Komisarjevsky

The push is on now during the remaining 60 days of the race to represent New York State's Fourth Congressional District in our nation's Capital. Representative Carolyn McCarthy wasted no time in endorsing Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice.

Kathleen Rice Joins Race For House Seat

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York prosecutor who has attracted national headlines for murder convictions in drunken driving cases and a crack...

Democratic Representatives Mike McIntyre And Carolyn McCarthy Retiring

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Representatives Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) are retiring, according to Democratic party sources. McIntyre would have been...

Dem Rep Reveals She Has Lung Cancer

Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) has been diagnosed with lung cancer, she announced on Monday, saying that it had been identified as a "treatable" form ...

Moms Take the Hill Day

Shannon Watts | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Shannon Watts

On Wednesday, March 13, the day before the three-month anniversary of the tragedy in Newtown, I will travel to Washington, DC, and join mothers from more than 30 states for Moms Take the Hill Day.

Police Chief To Attend SOTU, Advocate For Stricter Gun Control

Newsday | Patrick Whittle | Posted 04.14.2013 | New York

Malverne police Chief John Aresta knows what guns can do in the wrong hands. He lost one of his closest friends in law enforcement to a shooting, and ...

Jennifer Bendery

Dianne Feinstein Introduces Assault Weapons Ban, Urges Public To Help It Pass

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced legislation Thursday that would ban more than 150 types of assault weapons along with certai...

Gun Violence Debate Highly Personal For Some Lawmakers

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

* Congress group includes crime witness, accident victim * Sense grows that time is ripe for gun control By Thomas Ferra...

Obama To Unveil Gun Violence Measures, Including Assault Weapons Ban

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama urged a reluctant Congress to ban both military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazine...

Keep Gun Control Rising

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

From the fiscal cliff debate to the crisis in Syria, the news cycle and our attention spans will eventually wander. That is why it is all the more important for the Democratic party to keep the pressure up on gun control.

Restoring Sanity: A Desperate Need for Ammunition Control

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

If medicines and even tobacco are regulated, why is ammunition sold without any type of control?

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Will 'Evaluate' Bill Limiting Online Ammunition Sales

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that President Barack Obama will "evaluate" new legislation that effectively...

Jennifer Bendery

'Never Overestimate The Power Of The NRA': Carolyn McCarthy Says Obama Should Use Executive Authority On Gun Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday that President Barack Obama should use his executive authority to reform gun laws, something...

Christie Blasts Politicians For 'Scoring Political Points' Over Aurora Shooting

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said he does not think the discussion in the days following the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Co. should be on ...

WATCH: Dem Congresswoman Blasts Colleagues On Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) blasted the political arena on Sunday for its inaction on gun control. “A lot of politicians know it’s the righ...

Veterans 'Storm The Hill' To Meet With Lawmakers, Pass Legislation

Tireak C. Tulloch | Posted 06.19.2012 | Impact
Tireak C. Tulloch

As a Marine Corps veteran deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I can attest that there is nothing like being around other veterans -- especially when we gather for a shared cause.

Jennifer Bendery

Trayvon Martin Shooting Unlikely To Change Gun Debate, Lawmakers Concede

HuffingtonPost.com | 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, ...

Making School a Safe Place for All Students

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 11.27.2011 | Black Voices
Deborah J. Vagins

No child should be subjected to corporal punishment in school, but what's even worse is that corporal punishment is being disproportionately applied against African-American students and students with disabilities.

Guns In The Senate? In Rick Perry's America, Why Not?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Texas governor and newly-announced presidential candidate Rick Perry has taken the incendiary mixture of guns and politics to a new level. When it comes to carrying concealed weapons, Perry certainly walks the walk.

Sam Stein

Fiancee Of Giffords Shooting Victim Works Hill As Gun Control Group Releases Chilling New Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the nation’s most powerful gun-control advocacy groups is out with a new ad, and a symbolic new spokeswoman, in an effort to pe...

Amanda Terkel

Poll: Majority Of Americans, Including Gun Owners, Support Tougher Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite powerful lobbying against any new gun-control measures by groups like the National Rifle Association, a new bipartisan poll show...

Lucia Graves

Guns In U.S. Politics: 10 Recent Examples

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of the Saturday shooting in Tucson, Ariz., Rep. Peter King (D-N.Y) announced he will introduce legislation to make it illegal to bring a g...

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.

Jason Linkins

Lawmakers And The Crazy Laws They Want To Pass In The Wake Of Tucson Tragedy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It may, and probably should, come to pass that the events of the past week will result in a thoughtful examination of the incident, leading to the patient and methodical crafting of sensible policy that might help to prevent such incidents in the future. And it might be a difficult road to tread -- sometimes there's just nothing you can do to fix something, no matter how hard you want to. But a slow and thoughtful process that goes nowhere is infinitely preferable to rushing to pass the first crazy law that you barfed out of your brainpan while stewing in a broth of worry, adrenaline, and panic.

10 U.S. Mass Shootings Involving High-Capacity Ammunition Magazines (Slide Show)

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

High-capacity ammunition magazines are the common thread that runs through most mass shootings: giving attackers the ability to fire numerous bullets without reloading. Tucson was the latest in a long, tragic saga.