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Meet George Zimmerman: He Is the NRA

Daniel Gross | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Daniel Gross

Much more so than any of the shills the NRA had promoting their agenda in their big budget propaganda campaign, George Zimmerman is the embodiment of the gun lobby and its vision for America.

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.

Should High Crime Neighborhoods Pay Higher Taxes?

Posted 03.03.2012 | Chicago

The Illinois State Rifle Association on Thursday denounced gun control legislation approved by a state House committee and proposed that the state's c...

Gun Rights Group Takes Fight Over State's Concealed Carry Ban To U.S. Supreme Court

Posted 02.07.2012 | Chicago

A gun rights group filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court Monday after a federal judge in Springfield defended Illinois' ban on concealed weapons...

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.

Guns At School? Colorado Republicans Say 'Yes'

Posted 01.25.2012 | Education

Colorado state senators on Monday rejected legislation proposed by Republicans that would allow concealed weapons on school campuses, KJCT 8 News repo...

No Season of Peace from Gun Violence

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Even this season of peace knows no respite from the plague of gun violence. For too many Americans, this holiday season will be remembered only for the devastating sense of loss as their loved ones are torn from their lives by senseless gunfire.

A Gun Lobby Bill That Conservatives Should Hate

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Conservatives don't have to believe that concealed carry of loaded guns in public places poses unacceptable risks in order to be opposed to H.R. 822. Principled conservatives -- even those who think concealed carry is a positive good -- should be driven to the same conclusion.

Mollie Reilly

Liberty University Reverses Campus Gun Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., students cannot watch R-rated movies, participate in unauthorized protests, attend a dance or u...

House Votes On Huge Changes To Concealed Carry Laws

AP | By JIM ABRAMS | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A state permit to carry a concealed firearm would be valid in almost every other state in the country under legislation the House passed...

The Real Slippery Slope of Gun Laws

Josh Horwitz | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Denied a concealed handgun permit in your home state because of your criminal and mental health background? No problem. Thanks to the NRA, you'll now simply be able to mail-order a permit from Utah or Florida and you're ready to carry.

Max J. Rosenthal

States Attack Voting Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than one million students attend colleges, universities and technical schools in Texas. But because of the state's new voter identi...

Carrying concealed weapons just keeps getting easier

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Rick Schmitt, iWatch NewsIn Ohio, it is now OK to possess a hidden, loaded handgun in cars and bars, public parks and parking lots. Gun owners ha...

Michael McAuliff

New Report: Gun-Check System Misses Millions Of Drug Abusers, People With Mental Illness

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Millions of reports on people barred by federal law from purchasing guns because of serious mental illness and drug abuse are never adde...

Mollie Reilly

Wisconsin Bishops: Don't Bring Your Guns To Church

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Wisconsin's concealed carry law goes into effect, the state's Catholic bishops are urging parishioners to keep their weapons out of c...

Texas Gun Safety Instructor Refuses To Teach Liberals And Muslims

Posted 12.31.2011 | Weird News

For Crockett Keller, the customer is always right -- or at least right-leaning. That's because the Texas firearm safety instructor refuses to teach...

Sam Stein

Eric Schneiderman Warns Reid, McConnell Not To Pass Concealed Weapons Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sent a letter to Senate leadership urging them to derail a bill that would require state...

Sam Stein

Cory Booker: 'Insane' Concealed Weapons Bill Puts Cops At Risk

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gun control advocates are pressuring Congress to derail a bill that would facilitate what they see as a "race to the bottom" in terms of...

"Packing Heat on Your Street": Stop This Bill!

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

So much for states' rights. Under H.R. 822, Congress would prevent states from enforcing the restrictions they have deemed necessary for public safety against out-of-state gun carriers.

Sam Stein

Interstate Concealed Carry Bill Heads For A Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The arrest of a pro-gun-rights Tennessee lawmaker on charges of possession of a handgun while under the influence has provided a short-t...

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...

Joe Walsh Vows To Fight For Gun Rights, Says Obama Administration Should Be Investigated

Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago

Illinois the last state in the union without some form of concealed carry law on the books, and outspoken U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh says he is going to chan...

Rick Perry The Gunslinger

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

It's no secret that Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry likes guns. What has not been known is how steeped he is in a radical pro-gun ideology that most Americans, and most gun owners, would find puzzling and dangerous.

Chris Cox's Failed Argument for Forced Concealed Carry

Cliff Schecter | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

If you live in a state that has common-sense laws for the issuance of a carry permit, consider that only 35 states require some type of training, certification or time at the firing range to carry a loaded, concealed weapon.

Voters to DC: "Get your hands off our gun permits"

Margie Omero | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

These days, with Congress receiving record low approval ratings, and with the Federal Government receiving lower ratings than the oil and gas industri...