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Gun Trafficking

Suspect In 'Fast & Furious' Killing Of Border Agent Extradited To U.S.

AP | ASTRID GALVAN | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — One of the five men accused in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death exposed a botched federal gun sting has be...

We Need Better Data for a Serious Gun Control Debate

Robert Muggah | Posted 07.27.2014 | Crime
Robert Muggah

On one side are those who explain these ghastly incidents as the outcome of a failed mental health system. On the other are pundits who say these preventable deaths are the consequence of America's patent inability to regulate guns. They are both right.

Report: U.S. Policies for Reducing Gun Violence in the Americas

Julia E. Sweig | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Julia E. Sweig

By creating a bit of a firewall between the U.S. domestic firearms market and illicit weapons markets in Latin America, Washington can help governments in the region to reduce a massive security problem and perhaps even regain considerable lost standing in the region while we're at it.

Gun Makers See No Problem Selling for Self-Defense and Allowing Sales to Criminals

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Dana Radcliffe

Gun violence constitutes one of the gravest assaults on law and order. Since every individual and institution has a stake in efforts to alleviate this problem, then surely all of us -- including (especially) the companies that manufacture the guns -- have a solemn civic duty to support those efforts.

Gun Makers Skirted Responsibility In Sales

The New York Times | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

The Glock executive testified that he would keep doing business with a gun dealer who had been indicted on a charge of violating firearms laws because...

Senators Quietly Seek New Path On Gun Control

The New York Times | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

Talks to revive gun control legislation are quietly under way on Capitol Hill as a bipartisan group of senators seeks a way to bridge the differences ...

Gunning for Senate Reform

Rek LeCounte | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Rek LeCounte

That this travesty of process is a resounding failure on all sides is a burden we all bear with appropriate shame. But the way forward is not through escalating antagonism -- if further escalation is even possible at this point.

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...

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Tries Campaign Tactic

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The anti-gun violence group launched by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is rolling out a vote-scoring system for gun bills that's simil...

Senators Scale Back Expectations For Obama On Gun Control

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

(Updating with Durbin on background check bill) By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON, March 20 (Reuters) - Winning a crackdown o...

Human Rights Groups Answer NRA Fear-Mongering

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amnesty International and other human rights groups on Thursday pushed back against the National Rifle Association's ongoing campaign to...

Jennifer Bendery

Gun Trafficking Bill Passes Senate Committee, Heads To Full Senate Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill on Thursday that would crack down on gun trafficking, a key step forward for a package of g...

Crucial Gun Measure Approved

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In Congress' first gun votes since the Newtown, Conn., nightmare, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to toughen federal ...

Michael McAuliff

Gun Trafficking Bill Gets Bipartisan Boost In Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One measure to curb gun violence in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre took a major step forward in the Senate Monday...

Jennifer Bendery

Gun Trafficking Bill Gains More House Republican Supporters

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill to make firearms trafficking a federal crime gained more House Republican support on Wednesday, a sign that perhaps some kind of ...

Jennifer Bendery

House Lawmakers Unveil First Bipartisan Gun Control Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House lawmakers on Tuesday unveiled their first bipartisan bill targeting gun violence in this Congress: a measure to make firearms traf...

Obama, Congress Feeling The Heat On Gun Control

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics

BALTIMORE — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling for federal gun control reforms. Bloomberg outlined his proposals Monday at the Johns H...

What America Can Learn From El Salvador in Ending Gang Violence

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Earlier this year the government in El Salvador negotiated a groundbreaking deal with the Salvadoran MS-13 and a rival gang, Calle-18. In a bold move, mediators in El Salvador essentially extended the framework of humanitarian engagement to gang warfare.

Gun Trafficking: A Taboo Subject in Our State and National Politics

Cyrus Vance | Posted 12.16.2012 | New York
Cyrus Vance

Every child, on every block of every neighborhood, has the right to walk to school and home without fear of getting shot. And yet, the subject of gun law reform remains taboo for many of our state and national elected officials.

U.S. Guns Cause Harm At Home And Abroad

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 10.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

The failure of the United States to enact meaningful gun regulation is not only affecting the United States; it is also fueling violence in Mexico.

Deputies Charged With Gun Trafficking

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 08.01.2012 | Crime

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Federal prosecutors announced charges Friday against two Sacramento County sheriff's deputies accused of illegally selling ...

Janell Ross

Mexico's U.S. Ambassador Calls Gun Control Critique 'Gobbledygook'

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 06.04.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Mexico's U.S. ambassador rebuffed claims this week that the country's efforts to reduce the flow of guns from the U.S. to drug cartels i...

Holder, Fast and Furious, and the Double Standard

Lanny Davis | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Attorney General Eric Holder has been the subject of vicious partisan personal attacks on his integrity over the failed "gun walking" operation, "Fast and Furious." The hypocrisy of the double standard by congressional Republicans is obvious.

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right for Issa

Josh Horwitz | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Why would a man in charge of an ostensibly independent, on-going investigation into the Obama administration appear before a special interest group that is openly hostile to our president and engage in a scathing attack on him, his attorney general and the Department of Justice?

Mexico Sends Message to the United States: No More Weapons!

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 04.24.2012 | World
Lisa Haugaard

Just a few steps south of the U.S.-Mexico border, President Calderón unveiled a towering billboard last week wielding a message written in plain English.