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Gun Control and Mental Health Funding -- If Not Now, When?

Kyle Hillman | Posted 02.16.2013 | Chicago
Kyle Hillman

Twenty children died Friday. Is that not enough to spark serious debate on curtailing military style weaponry and fully funding mental health services? If not, I ask how many children have to be shot in school before action is taken.

Supreme Court Fight Looms Over Gun Rights

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The next big issue in the national debate over guns – whether people have a right to be armed in public – is moving clo...

As Gunmen Continue to Terrorize Our Public Places, the Courts Continue to Weaken Our Gun Laws

Brian Levin | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

Must we treat the Constitution, and its Second Amendment, as static and sacrosanct, as the bloodshed spirals onward? From a historical perspective, the answer is no.

Florida To Reach ONE MILLION Concealed Weapon Permits

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus and Janie Campbell | Posted 12.12.2012 | Miami

If there were any doubt about the Sunshine State becoming the "wild, wild west," Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced Wednesday that...

Two Federal Appeals Courts Put Limits on the Gun Rights

Larry Bodine | Posted 01.30.2013 | Crime
Larry Bodine

The competing arguments in the legal war are (a) the government's right to protect public safety and prevent crime, versus (b) an individual's Second Amendment right to protect his home with a handgun.

Florida Teen Jordan Davis One of at Least 32 Youth Killed by Concealed Carry Killers

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 01.30.2013 | Crime
Josh Sugarmann

Across America, lax concealed carry laws arm and embolden too many shooters who react to slight provocations with deadly force. The result is an untold number of innocent lives lost, families decimated and communities shaken.

Worried About Another School Massacre? Go Ask Alice

Suzanne Hegland | Posted 01.14.2013 | Education
Suzanne Hegland

Do you feel like it might not be a great idea to counsel your kid to charge an armed killer? Well, according to the ALiCE team, you haven't yet faced the need for constant vigilance against armed assault.

Gun Laws/Concealed Carry -- Where Do Obama and Romney Stand?

Richard Feldman | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics
Richard Feldman

After all, what value is there in having a right (self-defense) in theory if the state effectively denies you the very means to enforce that right?

State 'Makes It Easier' To Get Concealed-Carry Permit Online

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 09.04.2012 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia is issuing a rising number of concealed-carry gun permits to people who live in other states in a trend that may be helped a...

Grandpa Packing Heat Thwarts General Store Robbers

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.29.2012 | Crime

Eggs ✔Milk ✔Justice ✔ A 57-year-old grandfather filling out a grocery list for his wife on Monday ended up thwarting two armed robbers at a F...

Prosecutor Refuses To Enforce State Gun Law

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 08.23.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Despite a statewide ban on concealed weapons, gun owners in one central Illinois county don't need to worry about facing charges ...

Moviegoer Shoots Self In The Butt During 'Bourne'

AP | Posted 08.15.2012 | Weird News

SPARKS, Nev. -- Police say a man accidentally shot himself in the buttocks at a Nevada movie theater during a showing of "The Bourne Legacy." Police ...

Keep Colleges Free From Guns

Lara Grant | Posted 10.02.2012 | College
Lara Grant

It's been claimed that deaths from school shootings could be prevented if students could be armed. However, being trained to shoot a gun doesn't necessarily mean being trained to react calmly in an intense situation like having a gunman on campus.

Five More Reasons to Reject the NRA's Dark Vision

Daniel Gross | Posted 08.12.2012 | Crime
Daniel Gross

Until he shot four people to death in a Seattle café and then grabbed a mom and shot her in the head near her children's school, Washington State's law meant that police had no choice but to issue Ian Stawicki a license to carry a loaded, hidden handgun.

Seattle Mass Shooting Latest by a Concealed Handgun Permit Holder

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 08.01.2012 | Crime
Josh Sugarmann

According to a running tally maintained by the Violence Policy Center, since May 2007, nearly 450 people have been killed in 334 non-self defense incidents by private citizens legally allowed to carry concealed handguns.

Some State AGs Would Rather Please the NRA Than Enforce the Law

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The letter signed by 23 state Attorneys General in support of the National Rifle Association's bill to nationalize concealed carry of handguns suggests that, for those public officials, pandering to the gun lobby is far more important than doing the job they were sworn to perform.

Why the NRA Wants the Trayvon Martin Case to Go Away

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

In a real sense, Trayvon Martin's death at the hands of George Zimmerman exposes the mythology of the NRA's core narrative about guns and self-defense.

WATCH: Colbert Praises Concealed Weapon Fashion

Posted 05.01.2012 | Style

Remember that time the New York Times told us "companies are rushing to meet the demand for concealed-carry clothing," i.e. clothes you can hide your ...

That Jacket May Hide Your Gun, But It's Still Ugly

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.01.2012 | Style

Now everyone with a gun permit can act like a glock-toting crime fighter from a certain 1970s TV series with concealed carry clothing. With gun owners...

Sam Stein

Dianne Feinstein Places Hold On Controversial Concealed Weapon Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Tuesday placed a hold on two controversial pieces of legislation that would force states that a...

George Zimmerman Had Accomplices. Shame We Can't Arrest Them Too

Daniel Gross | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Daniel Gross

Don't get me wrong, I blame George Zimmerman for shooting Trayvon Martin. But I also blame the NRA and the politicians who do their bidding for putting the gun in his hands.

The NRA "Good Guy" You Didn't Hear About

Josh Horwitz | Posted 06.13.2012 | Crime
Josh Horwitz

Reflecting on the murder-suicide perpetrated by his friend Landon Jorgensen, ConcealedCarryForum.com owner Nathan Collier said, "Prior to this incident Landon was one of the good guys. He taught people how to protect themselves from these very types of attacks."

How Are ALEC Laws Undermining Our Democracy?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Anti-democratic legislation written by ALEC is pushed onto conservative members of state legislatures who propose them for passage verbatim, sort of reminding one of a junkie who can't quite kick the habit.

Trayvon Martin's Lesson for Maryland: Appeal Gun Law Ruling by Federal Judge

Michael Shank | Posted 05.29.2012 | Crime
Michael Shank

Lest we think the tragic killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida has little legal relevance for our Washington metro area, think again. All eyes should be on the state of Maryland.

'Stand Your Ground' Gave Trayvon Martin the Right to Defend Himself Against His Attacker

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Crime
Eliyahu Federman

Why do most people seem to be framing this issue around whether Zimmerman had a right to defend himself? Given the fact that Zimmerman confronted Trayvon, the discussion should really be about Trayvon's right to stand his ground.