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Jennifer Bendery

Senate Democrat Calls For Bringing Back Gun Control Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Sunday that he plans to press Senate Democratic leaders to take another crack at passing gun cont...

Jennifer Bendery

Leading Cause Of Gun Deaths Largely Absent In Gun Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When faith leaders sat down with Vice President Joe Biden last week to talk about the next steps in advancing gun control legislation, t...

Michael McAuliff

Reid Pulls Gun Control Bill From Consideration

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) formally pulled legislation to curb gun violence from consideration Thursday, after the Senat...

California Gun Confiscation Program Heralded As Model For Nation

Posted 02.19.2013 | Los Angeles

California is the only U.S. state where law enforcement officials confiscate guns from the homes of individuals not legally permitted to own them. The...

Jeffrey Young

PEOPLE LIKE US: Why Focusing On Mental Illness Is Unlikely To Thwart Gun Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business

When it comes to preventing gun-related violence, President Barack Obama and the National Rifle Association agree on one key priority: Both call for m...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Two Gun Proposals Get 'Overwhelming' Bipartisan Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

Several gun control proposals are supported by a majority of Americans, with two measures widely popular among members of both parties, according to a...

Why The Mentally Ill Can Still Buy Guns, Despite Background Checks

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.21.2012 | Business

Federal safeguards meant to keep guns out of the hands of potentially violent individuals have a huge shortcoming: the database used for background ch...

Jeffrey Young

How Gun Control Laws Aimed At People With Mental Illnesses Fall Short

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business

People with histories of mental illness and a proclivity toward violence are not supposed to be able to purchase firearms in the United States. But in...