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Treat Gun Violence Crisis With Same Urgency as Ebola Scare

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Jumaane D. Williams

My prayers also with the families dealing with the deadly disease. At the same time, I must contrast that with the complete lack of national political will to deal with a very real and present pandemic: the public health crisis of gun violence.

Good Guy With a Gun

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Savas Abadsidis

Nobody is indispensable in life, and Everytown's doing just fine without me, which is both a source of pride and a jagged little pill, to quote Alanis Morissette. But Jim Brady was a star to guide your ship by, and I'm not just talking about what he did for gun policy.

What Women Think They Know About Gun Laws (And How They're Wrong)

Margie Omero | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Margie Omero

In the last decade, more women were killed by an intimate partner using a gun than troops killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. Come November, women across party lines may reward candidates working to solve problems, rather than leaning on partisan perceptions.

Head Of Major Anti-Gun Violence Group To Step Down

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

By Edith Honan NEW YORK, April 30 (Reuters) - The executive director of the gun control group founded by former New York Mayor Michael...

Gun Violence Victims And Families Take On The NRA: You Don't Speak For Us

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

Michael Bloomberg revived his fight against the National Rifle Association Friday with the release of a new ad to coincide with the the NRA's annual c...

De Blasio Joins Mayors Against Illegal Guns

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced Thursday that he's joining the gun control advocacy group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which was co-f...

Moving Everyday Gun Violence Into View

Rachael Chong | Posted 03.16.2014 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Mayor Michael Nutter talks about Cities United and preventing gun violence in cities across the United States through cross-sector partnerships.

The Confrontational Gun Control Strategy That Just Might Work

Mike Weisser | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

If gun control groups want to have a real impact on the argument over guns, why don't they talk to gun owners and stop wasting their energy on convincing people who don't need to be convinced?

Mayors, Moms Merge To Push Gun Control

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a gun control group founded and financed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced on...

Remember, Reflect, and Recommit -- The Year After Sandy Hook

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 02.12.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

So much can happen in a year. So little can actually change. The watershed tragedy of Sandy Hook, just about one year ago today, is an all-too-potent reminder of this phenomenon.

Website Sells Thousands Of Guns Illegally

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2014 | Crime

(Adds details from rally in Washington) By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Thousands of guns are being offe...

Bloomberg Investigation Finds Illegal Gun Sales

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of guns could be sold illegally by unlicensed firearms dealers on just one classified ad website, according to an investig...

Social Media Networks As a Marketplace for Gun Sales

Michelle Schimel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michelle Schimel

Websites must stop enabling the sale of guns without background checks. Doing so, they can and will save countless lives and prevent more tragedies from happening.

Bloomberg Plans Big Push Against Swing-State Dem

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

As his New York City mayoral tenure winds to a close, Mike Bloomberg still has his sights set downing on a swing-state senator for his track record on...

Bloomberg Issues Big Warning

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — Thousands of people with criminal records could illegally purchase guns on just one classified ad website, according to an investigat...

BOTH SIDES NOW: 'Feckless' Obama Zig-Zags to Success on Syria

HuffPost Radio | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgErickson & Reagan debate the deus ex machina of Putin salvaging Obama's Syrian policy after the chemical attack. Looks like 44's smart audibles worked better that 42's "resoluteness" on Iraq and that McGovern's 'come home' approach has prevailed over McCain's more-war.

Big Recall Vote Stifles Stalled Gun Control Efforts

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gun control advocates say the National Rifle Association-aided recall of two Colorado legislators who backed new gun restrictions will m...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrat Defeated By NRA Vows To Keep Fighting

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Angela Giron, one of the two Democratic state senators defeated in Colorado's historic recall election, wants to set the record straight...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bloomberg Spends Big Money To Save Colorado Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the most vocal proponents of stricter gun laws in America, donated $350,000 to the two Dem...

Recall Election Shaped By Online Voter Registration

Posted 07.29.2013 | Denver

September 10 marks Colorado's first recall election at the state level, and this year the petition signatures for at least one of the recalled legisla...

New High For Gun, Immigration Groups

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

Key opponents of gun control and proponents of immigration reform invested unprecedented amounts lobbying Congress this spring, bucking a downward tre...

Aurora Remembrance To Be Protested By Gun Rights Group

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.19.2013 | Denver

Survivors of the Aurora theater massacre and families of victims have planned a memorial event around noon on Friday -- an event that has turned into ...

Giffords Gun Control Tour Hits High Gear

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

DOVER, N.H. — Thirty months after she was shot through the head, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords sits in a New Hampshire restaur...

That Gun Changed Our Lives Forever

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Anger and jealousy do not last forever, but a gunshot fired in an impulsive rage often does. Easy accessibility to lethal guns makes a fatal difference over and over again.

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.