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We Need a Change

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our children are afraid for their friends, their families, and themselves. They know something needs to change. But they can't get there without us -- and they certainly can't get there by arming themselves with still more guns.

A Mother's Day of Action to Protect Children From Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The "Faces of Courage" campaign is focused on honoring gun violence victims and their families -- and taking action so fewer mothers who are celebrating Mother's Day this weekend will be mourning their own children next year and in years to come.

'We Must Never Give Up!'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The United States Senate's failure to pass common sense gun safety measures -- the Manchin-Toomey Amendment to expand background checks to keep guns away from underage or dangerous people, and amendments to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines designed only to kill as many human beings as possible -- is a moral failure of great magnitude. Once again the safety of children has been sacrificed by political leaders in service to the gun lobby. As Americans do we value guns more than the lives of children? Do we really want to continue to have political leaders who kowtow to the threats and money and half-truths of the gun lobby and who think their political jobs are more important than the right of children to live and learn and grow up in safety?

Sam Stein

GOP Sen: There's A Constitutional Right To Buy High-Capacity Magazines

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) drew a fairly strict line in the sand on Sunday with respect to the coming debate over gun control, suggesting...

NRA: It's Good to Live Like a King

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

There is plenty of circumstantial evidence that the NRA's mission has nothing to do with its members, but everything to do with protecting the profits of the gun manufacturers who support the organization with big bucks.

Undercover at an Arizona Gun Show

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael R. Bloomberg

How difficult is it for criminals, the mentally ill, and drug abusers to buy guns in Arizona? We sent undercover investigators with hidden cameras to find out, and the answer is: not difficult at all.

10 U.S. Mass Shootings Involving High-Capacity Ammunition Magazines (Slide Show)

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

High-capacity ammunition magazines are the common thread that runs through most mass shootings: giving attackers the ability to fire numerous bullets without reloading. Tucson was the latest in a long, tragic saga.