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The Gun Lobby and the Cross Lobby, Two Years Later

Rev. Gary R. Hall | Posted 12.12.2014 | Religion
Rev. Gary R. Hall

In the past two years, there have been 95 additional school shootings. Another 60,000 Americans have died by gun violence. Is the cross lobby no match for the gun lobby?

Even This Gun Owner Thinks Florida's Gun Laws Have Gone 'Too Far'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

From eating habits to sexual activity, doctors ask their patients all types of questions to assess behavior that could create long-term health risks. ...

Time for a New Flag

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock

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Sabrina Siddiqui

Gabby Giffords' Gun Control Group Won't Target Vulnerable Dems In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC, the political arm of former Rep. Gabby Giffords' (D-Ariz.) anti-gun violence group, will wade i...

Smart Guns? They Hate 'em!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Here's the gun the "gun rights" folks don't want you to have... ...

J Street Will Win, Without Congress

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

The Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations' decision to ban J Street demonstrates, if there was any doubt, that the Israel lobby is nearly identical to the gun lobby.

Monsters in Our Midst

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We are a society at war with ourselves as well as with much of the world. Gun control in various forms may contain that war, but only a shift in consciousness will end it. That shift must include the realization that power requires more than the means to point, shoot, kill.

Warning to Surgeon Generals: Truth May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Maggie Kozel, M.D. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Maggie Kozel, M.D.

The physician that President Obama nominated to be the next Surgeon General sees gun violence as a public health issue, and the NRA has made it clear that any politician they bankroll must vote against his nomination.

Armed, Locked and Loaded: The Worst and Most Intimidating Gun States

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

No one should feel safe in the following states. These are states with the most Wild West gun laws where you are most likely to encounter someone -- anyone -- with a gun. And it is time to take a stand and do something about it.

Asking Saves Kids

Daniel Gross | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Daniel Gross

This isn't a gun issue. It's a responsibility issue. Thousands of tragedies, in homes across our country, could be prevented if parents and others had more responsible attitudes and behaviors about the real risks of guns in the home.

Blocking Votes, Selling Guns

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

There's a question that's floating around social media that goes, "How did asking white people to pass background checks to buy a gun become more offensive than asking minorities to provide photo ID to vote?"

The Correlation of Gun Laws and Gun Homicide

Paul Heroux | Posted 03.09.2014 | Crime
Paul Heroux

I want to slow down the loose use of correlation as a way to prove or disprove that there is a causal relationship between strict gun laws and gun homicide rates. Maybe there is, maybe there isn't. Correlation is not going to answer this question.

The Gun Lobby And The Gospel: 'What Else Did We Think We Had A Right To Expect?'

Rev. Gary R. Hall | Posted 02.14.2014 | Religion
Rev. Gary R. Hall

A year after Sandy Hook, I still believe that the gun lobby is no match for the cross lobby. I still believe that you and I people of faith should refuse to tolerate the epidemic of gun violence that is killing our children, our colleagues, our friends.

Point and Shoot: The Lies of the Gun Lobby

Ari Weisbrot | Posted 01.27.2014 | Crime
Ari Weisbrot

People like to carry guns. People like to shoot guns. They will rely upon any justification they can find. But it is a canard. It has no basis in the constitution. It is a right that serves no one but the nuts with small guns who feel that carrying a weapon somehow makes them a man. This will never change.

Gun Lobby, Big Pharma Top Special Interest Spending

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal, Center for Public Integrity Pharmaceutical behemoths, gun advocates and corporate agriculture interests are notable outliers amo...

What 'Guns Saves Lives Day' Tells Us About the Pro-Gun Movement

Josh Horwitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

There will come a day, probably sooner rather than later, when events like "Guns Save Lives Day" will no longer be viable fundraisers, when changing demographics will result in an American public that is totally offended and alienated by such antics.

Washington Navy Yard Massacre -- The Aftermath

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

It is the aftermath where the president and other leaders once again offer their "deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the victims, and where we all wipe tears from our eyes, go home -- and nothing happens.

Ever Heard of the NSSF? Not If You Don't Own a Gun

Mike Weisser | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The biggest problem in dealing with the issue of gun violence is that the two sides don't have the foggiest idea of what the other side is talking about. Want the latest example? It comes from the gun control side.

Colorado Scoreboard: Gun Lobby 1 - Democracy 0

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Theoretically the referendum and recall are the purest forms of democracy. The voters without the filter of their elected representatives can place is...

Gun to the Head

Steven Weber | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Steven Weber

Why, despite the majority's opposition -- both national and international -- to the notion of America as a warring nation, do we persist in being just that?

Guns Lost, Stolen or Strayed

Michael Winship | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

The president ordered the Justice Department's beleaguered Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to deliver an annual report on lost and stolen firearms in the United States. It makes for fascinating, disturbing reading

Shooting It All in Las Vegas

Michael Winship | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

Solving gun violence should be a primary goal of law enforcement but government departments remain hamstringed by budget cuts and hiring freezes, not to mention the relentless bigfooting of the NRA, firearms manufacturers and the rest of the gun lobby.

Top Gun Lobbyist Arrested On Domestic Violence Charge

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

Clark Aposhian, a chief lobbyist for gun rights in Utah, was arrested on Monday after allegedly showing up at his ex-wife's house in a 2.5-ton army tr...

Gun Owners of America Is 'Primarying' the NRA From the Right

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

This kind of extremism represents a real challenge to the NRA. If they don't step up, they could lose credibility and eventually even leadership of the gun movement to a group like Gun Owners of America.

NRA Convention Wraps Up In Houston

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics

(Fixes to show booths were showing, not selling, firearms) HOUSTON, May 5 (Reuters) - The National Rifle Association on Sunday wrapped...