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The Gun Control Movement Just Landed A Game-Changing Ally

Mike Weisser | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Until recently, conventional wisdom had it that nobody could go up against the NRA and win. They had too much money, too much clout, too many politicians doing their bidding and, most of all, a dedicated and energized membership that could swing public opinion and election results their way.

The Child Safety Issue That Doctors Don't Talk About

Mike Weisser | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Physicians need to ask patients if they lock away their guns for the same reason they ask patients whether their children are constrained while sitting in the car.

What the 2nd Amendment and Roe v. Wade Mean in Alabama

Mike Weisser | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Abortion might not be a popular issue in an evangelical state, but when explained as a parallel to the 2nd Amendment, all those God-fearing, Bible-thumpin' gun owners may just agree that what works for one side should work for the other.

NRA News Contributor Makes The Case For Allowing Blind People To Buy Guns

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some people have a tinge of concern at the thought of blind people brandishing guns. The logic is that it's valuable to see what you’r...

DC Court's Concealed-Carry Ruling Is Big Win For The NRA

Mike Weisser | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Talk about a gift. If this ruling is not challenged and overthrown, Palmer vs. DC paves the way for the gun lobby to get what it has always wanted, namely, national concealed-carry without having to pass a federal law at all.

For Doctors In America, 'Do No Harm' Should Mean Talking About Child Gun Safety

Mike Weisser | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

No matter what nonsense Rand Paul and the NRA promote about how doctors are a threat to the 2nd Amendment, anyone who believes that an unlocked gun in a home with children isn't a health risk is presenting a degree of stupidity that no amount of medical care will ever cure.

Massachusetts Bill Would Give People, Not The Government, Right To Decide Gun Control Issue

Mike Weisser | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The fact that the bill gives us the responsibility to protect people from using a gun to hurt themselves is something that the NRA wouldn't even understand, even though "We The People" is emblazoned on virtually every NRA poster that you can find.

How the NRA Benefits From Stoking Fear About Gun Regulations

Mike Weisser | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

One thing about the gun debate I find interesting is how quickly and easily gun owners get riled up when politicians, or anyone else for that matter, begin talking about taking away their guns.

What The Left Doesn't Understand About The Gun Ownership Debate

Mike Weisser | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

I figured the book to be just another one of those "it's time to defang the NRA" deals, with the usual elixir of anti-gun proposals like more background checks, another assault weapons ban and, for good measure, let's get rid of all the damn things anyway. I was wrong.

Let's Call 'Open Carry' Gun Gangs What They Are

Bob Cesca | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Carrying loaded -- or even unloaded -- military-style weapons that are intentionally designed to look like props from a Michael Bay movie goes light years beyond peaceably protesting -- and merges into being ominous, sneering intimidation of innocent people.

Why Not ASK?

Suzy Shuster | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Suzy Shuster

Guns are in one of every three homes; are they within reach of your curious little child? Because kids are just that -- curious, and no matter how many times you may have discussed safety with your kids, if he or she finds one, you can bet on curiosity taking over.

The NRA Loses A Gun Case At The Supreme Court

Mike Weisser | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

I don't know the extent to which Court decisions necessarily reflect the prevailing mood, but if a new gun control bill comes back to Congress later this year, I'm not quite ready to declare it dead.

Concealed Carry Laws Don't Decrease Gun Violence -- But The NRA Continues To Say The Opposite

Mike Weisser | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The NRA's notion that we are a much safer country now that residents of every state can apply for a concealed carry guns falls flat on its face, even when we look at the data that the NRA uses to prove its own case.

NRA Continues To Push 'Good Guy With A Gun' Myth

Mike Weisser | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

How many of the 43 multiple shootings ended with a "good guy" pulling out a gun? None.

How The NRA Enables Massacres

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics

Yet another massacre occurred last night at an institution of learning, this time the University of California, Santa Barbara. The price we paid for t...

What Do We Need to Do About Gun Violence?

Mike Weisser | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

A mental health worker who alerts the police to a patient's suicide plan with a gun isn't infringing on anyone's 2nd Amendment rights. And an ER physician who's told by a patient that "I'm not going to let him beat me up again" has a Hippocratic responsibility to inquire about the existence of a gun.

NRA Needs to Repudiate Torture

Rev. Ron Stief | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Rev. Ron Stief

Ms. Palin's words are an unacceptable conflation of church and state that represents the worst of what is possible when political conflicts are expressed in theological terms.

Why I'm Going to the NRA Convention

Rebecca Bond | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Bond

I'm a gun responsibility advocate and I'll be attending the NRA Convention in Indianapolis this weekend. Sound like an oxymoron? Well, it shouldn't be.

How The Supreme Court Gave The NRA A Big Helping Hand

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

The San Diego County sheriff denied Edward Peruta a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Christopher Haga's gun collection was seized, and he was charg...

What the Controversial New Georgia Gun Law Really Says

Mike Weisser | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Pro-gun and anti-gun groups can always manufacture a good argument -- but they might try, just once, to ground their opinions in real facts.

The Surgeon General Does Not Need the NRA's Approval

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

What kind of doctor would get the NRA's stamp of approval? Because any doctor who disagrees with the fact that guns pose a threat to health will not have credibility with the medical or public health community, and would be a disgrace to the title of Surgeon General.

The NRA's Persistent Battle Against Doctors Over Gun Violence

Mike Weisser | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The NRA has been waging a 20-year battle against the nation's physicians and the latest skirmish erupted when Obama nominated Vivek Murthy, who has challenged some of the NRA's most sacred cows, including limitations on magazine capacity and assault-style rifles, for surgeon general.

Rand Paul Is a Doctor, But That's Not Stopping Him From Saying Guns Aren't a Public Health Issue

Mike Weisser | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The only problem is that if Rand Paul really believes that guns aren't a public health issue, he's woefully ignorant of the determinations made by his own medical profession whose uncontested views and guidelines on gun violence have been on public record for more than 30 years.

Gun Owners Are Responsible for Kids, Public

Diane Dimond | Posted 04.02.2014 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Think of the tension and anxiety surrounding airport security checkpoints. Will the kids have to take off their shoes and belts and empty their pockets every morning? Is that how we want our kids to start each day? A much easier solution would be for every adult who owns guns to step up and be accountable for it.

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?