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Gun Bans a Safe Haven for Killers

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 09.16.2014 | Crime
Jason P. Stadtlander

Recently Panera Bread released a notice that they will be banning guns within all their restaurants. Although I understand the concern behind this dec...

American Moms Aren't Buying What the NRA Is Selling

Shannon Watts | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics
Shannon Watts

The National Rifle Association is in a quandary. The organization's leadership, which is sullied by a long history of sexism and misogyny, must continue to grow its market for guns in order to protect gun manufacturers' profits.

Laura Bassett

Moms Push Back Against 'Sexist' NRA Attack

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

The National Rifle Association has made a concerted effort over the past several years to expand its appeal to women. But in a move that has drawn cri...

Why Moms Across America Are Calling On Kroger To Protect Our Children

Shannon Watts | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Shannon Watts

When confronted with a semiautomatic rifle in the frozen food aisle with our children, how is any mom supposed to know if these are political activists making a statement, or if we should duck and cover?

Someone Left A Loaded Gun In A Walmart Bathroom

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business

Walmart could be the next battleground in the fight over gun rights in retail chains after a loaded revolver was found in the bathroom of a South Caro...

Gun Activists Hit Target With Another Rally

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business

Open-carry gun activists are once again staking out their ground at Target. Rifle-strapped protesters from the gun rights group Open Carry Texas ra...

Jillian Berman

How Moms Became A Force Corporate America Can't Ignore

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business

The message from Beyonce and other outspoken feminists is clear. Women today can be, and do, just about anything. Yet when it comes to social activism...

Why Aren't We Doing More to Keep Women Safe From Gun Violence?

Shannon Watts | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Shannon Watts

It's time for women and mothers to ask their elected leaders "Who do you side with, me or the NRA?"

Ben Hallman

The Pro-Gun Invasion Of Chipotle Totally Backfired

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business

Gun-rights activists have shot themselves in the foot, again, with a gun rally that caused another major American retail chain to declare firearms unw...

Don't Let Georgia Extend 'Stand Your Ground' to Criminals

Lucia McBath | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
Lucia McBath

After Georgia passed its Stand Your Ground law, the number of justifiable homicides in our state increased by 83 percent.

Ben Hallman

The Real Reason Facebook Cracked Down On Guns (Moms, Of Course)

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business

New York's top law enforcement official brought Facebook to the table to talk about getting tough on guns. But it was an increasingly powerful group o...

Supreme Court Must Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

Linda McFadyen-Ketchum | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Linda McFadyen-Ketchum

American women are 11 times more likely to be murdered with guns than women in other high-income countries, and an average of 46 American women are shot to death each month by a current or former husband or boyfriend.

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...

Dear Congress: We Need You To Act

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

Inaction in the face of adversity shows only a lack of courage and a deficit of conviction. You have to be better than that.

One Year Later

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

One year later, despite Congress's appalling lack of action, there has been important progress in some areas and states. The White House has quietly delivered on most of the executive actions President Obama promised in the aftermath of the Newtown shooting.

WATCH: Gun Control Group's Devastating Newtown Ad

The Huffington Post | Benjamin Hart | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

The gun control group Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America has released a searing new commercial, timed to the one-year anniversary of the Newt...

The Tragic Story of Donald Maiden Jr.: An American Tale of Gun Violence

Shannon Watts | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Shannon Watts

How is it possible that such a crime could occur in America in 2013? What kind of a nation enables and allows such heinous acts against children? And why are so few media covering Donald's shocking story?

Gun Reform Is Dead; Long Live Gun Reform

Shannon Watts | Posted 11.23.2013 | Media
Shannon Watts

Just hours after 13 Americans were shot and killed on a military base in our nation's capital, reporters and pundits began speculating that gun reform was dead.

Lisa Belkin

New Gun Control PSA: Too Much, Or Not Enough?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.28.2013 | Parents

The new video released by the group Moms Demand Action will upset people. It opens with a family waking up in a bucolic suburb, Mom making coffee,...

American Moms to Starbucks and CEO Howard Schultz: Ban Guns From Stores

Shannon Watts | Posted 10.16.2013 | Business
Shannon Watts

The Newtown Starbucks sits right next door to the church that laid several children to rest just 8 months ago. The wounds are still fresh and slow to heal. Taunting this community with a display of guns is unconscionable.

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.

Talk About a Choking Hazard! What I Never Expected to Find in a Kinder Surprise Egg

Pamela Poole | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents
Pamela Poole

There's a sickening trend towards sexualization of girls in toys and entertainment. And there's a long-term issue, going back to Barbie's youth, with presenting girls with unhealthy and unrealistic physical ideals through toys and entertainment intended for them

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.

LOOK: Gun Control PSAs Are Breathtakingly Powerful

Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents

A striking new series of PSAs produced by the organization Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America seeks to illustrate what the organization's fou...