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Concealed Carry

DC Court's Concealed-Carry Ruling Is Big Win For The NRA

Mike Weisser | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Talk about a gift. If this ruling is not challenged and overthrown, Palmer vs. DC paves the way for the gun lobby to get what it has always wanted, namely, national concealed-carry without having to pass a federal law at all.

Guns and Georgia

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The Georgia legislature passed, and the governor signed, the "Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014." The purpose of that act is to make Georgia a safer place. The way that is accomplished is by increasing the places into which people with concealed carry permits can carry guns.

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal On Guns In Public

AP | By DAVID PORTER | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday let stand New Jersey's requirement that gun owners demonstrate a justifiable need in order to carry ...

GOP Rep Backs Concealed Weapons At Fort Hood In Wake Of Shooting

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Hours after a mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, left at least four people dead on Wednesday, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said he supports allowing ...

After Two Failed Attempts, Contentious Emergency Gun Bill Clears State Senate Committee

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

After two failed attempts, a contentious gun bill backed by the National Rifle Association cleared Florida’s Senate Military and Veterans Affairs, S...

Finally, a Gun Law That Makes No Sense

Barry Levinson | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Barry Levinson

This Georgia law defies all logic. Is there a pent-up demand to carry guns into bars? Are Georgia residents complaining on a daily basis that they are being denied the right to carry their guns into a bar? I have to tell you, I have never met a person who lamented that they can't carry a gun into a bar.

State Lawmakers Debating Leniency Over Guns In Airports

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Gary Lawrence usually carries a .22-caliber revolver while out walking his dog in rural Georgia as protection against venomous snakes...

Nikki Haley: Loaded Guns In Bars Are OK, But Not Loaded Gun Owners

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) isn't too concerned by the fiery prospect of mixing guns and alcohol. The Charleston City Paper reported Tuesd...

The American Gun Culture: Standing Your Ground Against the Deadly Use of Popcorn

Bob Cesca | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

There will only be more Curtis Reeves cases and more George Zimmerman cases. All because we've been conditioned to believe that the law and the Constitution is on the side of the well-armed, heroic shooter, and very seldom on the side of the victim.

The Wrong Way to Enforce Concealed Carry Laws

Mike Weisser | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The Cook County sheriff is known to be an opponent of concealed carry, and while his stated objections to the new law have gained him some kudos with the gun control crew, he hasn't exactly endeared himself to those who hold the opposite point of view.

Man Grabs Gun Instead Of Wallet, Shoots Himself In The Butt

Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

Though a shopping trip can end up costing an arm and a leg, this Home Depot customer probably didn't expect to put his butt in harm's way, too. On...

Sheriff Slams Concealed Carry Law As A 'Monstrosity'

Posted 12.18.2013 | Chicago

With Illinois' new concealed carry law set to take effect next month, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is once again taking aim at the legislation he call...

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.

Professor: Concealed Carry Class Told Us To Store Loaded Guns Under The Bed

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

Dr. Ty L. Bullard claimed in an op-ed in The Charlotte Observer last week that a local law enforcement officer in North Carolina told students in a st...

The Case for Compulsory Gun Insurance

Tom Harvey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Harvey

Insurance should be required for manufacturers of guns that continues in effect until it is replaced by the next owner's insurance which also continues. If the chain is broken then the last insurer should be on the hook.

Bullies With Guns

Ken Toltz | Posted 11.26.2013 | Denver
Ken Toltz

As a third generation Coloradan, I'm confident this is neither the vision nor the image of Colorado the vast majority carry in their hearts. However, the question now is; what are we willing to do about it?

John Celock

State Lawmaker's Staffer Leaves Loaded Gun In Capitol Bathroom

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

A staff member for the speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives reportedly left a loaded gun in a men's bathroom in the state capitol building...

Guns At College Receive Resounding 'No' From Key Group

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

A new Ball State University survey finds that a a significant majority of college students at 15 Midwestern colleges oppose allowing guns on campus. ...

Katherine Bindley

Pistol-Packing Preachers? The Debate Over Guns In Churches

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.11.2013 | Religion

Every email Carl Chinn sends features the same signature: his name, followed by Chapter 4, Verse 9 from the Book of Nehemiah. "We prayed to our Go...

Stand Your Ground Laws or License to Kill Without a Cause?

John Rosenthal | Posted 10.06.2013 | Crime
John Rosenthal

There is no question in my mind that gun ownership is a right in the U.S. But with that right come responsibilities and psychological consequences that are different for everyone.

Texas Man Shoots Kidnappers Who Took Wife: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 08.05.2013 | Crime

Two brothers who kidnapped a couple and forced the wife to help them rob the bank where she worked got a lethal dose of Texas justice last week. P...

Do We Need Gun Insurance for Concealed Carry Permits?

Tom Harvey | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics
Tom Harvey

Some people do believe that guns do make us safer, but a lot of people are not comfortable knowing that anyone around them may be armed. The risk from criminals with illegal guns is bad enough, but a shootout in a public place is much scarier.

Hialeah: Only the Latest Mass Shooting by a Concealed Carry Killer

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

The result of lax concealed carry laws, combined with the failure to adopt other gun violence prevention policies like background checks and a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, is that horrific events like the mass shootings in Hialeah are repeated over and over again.

Demand For Concealed-Carry Permits Up Nearly 90 Percent In Colorado

Posted 07.29.2013 | Denver

In a year that saw some of the nation's most strict gun control laws pass in Colorado, demand for the concealed-carry permit is soaring. Between Ja...

The Zimmerman Verdict and the Resurrection of the Old Jim Crow

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

Many of the nearly 66 million people of African descent and many others of non-European descent in the U.S. woke up from a dream on Sunday morning and realized we were living in a nightmare.