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Chris Kirkham

Group Calls Gun-Free Colleges 'Open Invitation To Psychopaths'

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 01.22.2013 | College

Less than a week before Tuesday's shooting at a Texas community college, a national organization of college students proposed its answer to campus gun...

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.

Arizona Lawmaker Pointed Loaded Gun At Reporter's Chest

Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

Arizona state Sen. Lori Klein (R), a gun-rights champion, keeps a loaded raspberry-pink handgun in her purse, and during an interview with Arizona Rep...

Guns on Campus: Ask the Virginia Tech Survivors, Not the Armchair Quarterbacks

John Woods | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
John Woods

In 2007, I lost my girlfriend, Maxine Turner, in the worst school shooting in American history.

Michigan CCW Holders' Suicide Rate Higher Than Michigan's General Population

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Concealed handgun license holders in the Wolverine State commit suicide at a rate higher than the general Michigan population according to information...

Murders by Concealed Handgun Permit Holders: 52 Convictions or Suicides and Counting

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

These most recent incidents stand as proof of why states and local governments must be able to prohibit the carrying of concealed handguns.

Texas Lobbyists Use Concealed Handgun Permits To Skip Capitol Inspection Lines

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lobbyists spend so much time in the Texas state capitol that they're sick of waiting in line for metal detectors, so they've started to sign up for co...

Glenn Beck's Fellow "Responsible" Handgun Carriers Have Killed Over 150 Since May 2007

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Glenn Beck, meet two of your fellow concealed handgun permit holders -- Matthew Culbertson and Roger Troy, two of 11 new concealed carry killers identified by the Violence Policy Center

Virginia Mass Shooting Most Recent by Concealed Handgun Permit Holder

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Appomattox County court records show a concealed weapons permit was issued to a Christopher Bryan Speight -- the alleged murderer in yesterday's mass shooting -- three times between 1999 and 2009.

Senate Vote at Noon on Nationalizing Concealed Handgun Laws

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

After more than two decades, at noon today the gun lobby's efforts to enact a national concealed handgun law will have its first chance at success when the U.S. Senate votes.

Senate Set to Nationalize Concealed Handgun Laws That Have Killed 7 Cops, 44 Private Citizens

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

For over two decades a top priority of the gun lobby has been establishing and expanding state laws that allow the carrying of concealed handguns by private citizens. This effort may culminate as early as today.