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WATCH: Director Delivers Shocking Message On Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

Film director Dan Rush is testing out a stark new public service announcement on gun control. A draft copy of the video shared with The Huffington Pos...

Profiles in Political Hypocrisy: The U.S. Congress

Steven Strauss | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics
Steven Strauss

Only hypocrisy and demagoguery can explain Republican opposition to gun regulation, alleging potential infringement of constitutional freedoms alongside Republican support for monitoring American citizens based solely on religion and empowering the government to deprive citizens of their rights, by deeming them enemy combatants.

An Open Letter to Wayne LaPierre

Mike Weisser | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Sorry I couldn't make it to the annual meeting. I'm a Life Member and I try to get there every year. But this year is different. If I showed up you'd tried to get me to help you fight a "culture war." But if there is a war going on, you represent the wrong side.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.04.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week brought evidence that America continues to evolve in positive ways. On Monday, NBA player Jason Collins came out, becoming the first openly gay male athlete in a major sport. Collins' trust in the American people was rewarded, as the response to his revelation was overwhelmingly positive. Too bad that same trust isn't shared by Washington, which continues to operate out of fear. Gun control seems dead, despite decreased support for Senators who voted against universal background checks, and increased support for those who voted for them. Likewise, this week President Obama reiterated his desire to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay -- where a hunger strike has spread to 100 of the 166 prisoners still being held there without a trial -- but he's done very little to make it happen. Unlike Collins, whom he called to congratulate, the president doesn't seem to trust us to rise to the occasion.

Minority Rule and What We Can Do About It

Brian Levin | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

The gun purchase background checks proposed in the Manchin-Toomey amendment are supported by over 90 percent of Americans. So why couldn't this proposal even pass the Democrat-controlled Senate? We're living under minority rule, and there are a few culprits.

Michael McAuliff

Senators Make Bipartisan Deal On Background Checks

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Momentum grew for Senate passage of gun legislation when a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday announced agreement on deals to exp...

Sam Stein

Background Checks Breakthrough In Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With hours before gun legislation will get a vote in the Senate, negotiators are close to an elusive compromise over the heart of the bi...

White House Weighing Broad Gun Control Approach

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (Reuters) - The White House is weighing a far broader approach to curbing U.S. gun violence than just reinstating ...