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Gun Extremists: Why Are You 'Defending Liberty' in a Coffee Shop and Not on the Battlefield?

Tom Young | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Tom Young

Bringing a Glock into Starbucks doesn't make you a freedom fighter. If you want to carry a weapon and wear tactical clothing, here's an idea: Go see a recruiter.

Ben Hallman

Bringing A Gun Into A Georgia Bar Just Got A Lot Easier

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business

From this day forward, the only thing that can keep guns out of Georgia's bars are Georgia's bar owners. Georgia's new gun-carry law, one of the na...

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

Bob Cesca | Posted 06.26.2014 | 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.

Shutting Out the Gun Nuts? Cigarettes May Show the Way

Rick Horowitz | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

While waiting for the next mass shooting... ...

The Bill of Rights Is Not 'The Bill of Entitlements'

Steve Nelson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Steve Nelson

I think the Bill of Rights is overdue for a re-write. The meaning and purpose of the First and Second Amendments have been distorted beyond recognition.

Pajama-Clad Gunman Gets His Rifle Back After Tense Police Standoff

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.17.2014 | Crime

An armed Michigan man who got into a tense standoff with police last month had his rifle taken away, but authorities gave it back to him the very next...

Open Carry Makes It Easier for Criminals

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 06.11.2014 | Crime
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Criminals (and the mentally disturbed) must be popping champagne corks everywhere knowing that they can now go almost anywhere with weapon in hand, mix with the crowd until the time is right and then use it either to rob or shoot somebody.

Good Guy/Bad Guy

Jonathan Richards | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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'Guns' by Negativland: In the Era of Open Carry Protests

Melissa Webster | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics
Melissa Webster

I'm tired of wasting time on more pointless debate that goes in circles and gets us nowhere, while the bodies of dead kids continue to pile up and people in Texas walk around with loaded guns in their hands like they're Wyatt Earp.

"Courage Is Not a Man With a Gun in His Hand": Atticus Finch and the Open Carry Fad

Mark Benoit | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Mark Benoit

One wonders what Atticus Finch would think of many in these open carry groups, as they brandish their long guns in a pack mentality, badgering any person who dares to stand up to their frightening display of misplaced priorities and caliber-heavy bravado.

Open Carry Group Lashes Out At NRA's 'Disgusting And Disrespectful Comments'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Open Carry Texas, a group that supports working toward the implementation of open carry laws in the Lone Star State, lashed out at the National Rifle ...

NRA: Gun Activists 'Crossed The Line' With 'Weird' And 'Scary' Protest

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

The National Rifle Association condemned the "scary" actions of open carry activists in Texas, including some who were shown in a video harassing a Ma...

Alexander C. Kaufman

Sonic And Chili's Announce No-Gun Policies

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business

Chili’s and Sonic became the latest national chains to wade into the gun debate on Friday, announcing in apparently coordinated statements that fire...

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...

Ben Hallman

South Carolina Legalizes Concealed Weapons In Bars

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business

South Carolina on Tuesday became the latest state to allow concealed weapons in bars, making it the most recent victory ground for gun rights activist...

With Big Iron on Her Hip: Wendy Davis Favors Open Carry of Guns

James Moore | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
James Moore

I know politics is all about compromise. I know we sometimes have to settle for not getting everything we want in a candidate. But there are some things I refuse to accept in a potential leader. Pandering to the right to support Open Carry Laws fits in that category. I'm sitting out this Texas gubernatorial election.

Davis Backs Expanding Gun Rights

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Wild West tradition of openly carrying your six-shooter on the street has long been banned in Texas under state law. But th...

WATCH: 2nd Amendment Defender's Dramatic Confrontation With Police

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Video published on Friday shows a dramatic confrontation between an open-carry advocate and Michigan police. The incident later led to a federal lawsu...

Glamour and Gun Violence

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Morra Aarons-Mele

I'm grateful to Glamour for recognizing the heroism and continuing good work of each of these women. But I also wish we didn't live in a time and place where we need to honor women's courage and perseverance in the face of gun violence.

Emily Swanson

Poll Shows What Americans Think Of Starbucks' Gun Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 09.27.2013 | Business

Most Americans approve of Starbucks' recent request that customers leave their guns behind when visiting their stores, according to a new HuffPost/You...

Armed Protesters Attempt To Enter Texas State Capitol Building

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics

Armed demonstrators gathered outside the Texas capitol building in Austin on Wednesday, seeking to highlight the state's right to openly carry rifles....

Pro-Gun Event Seeks To Bring 10,000 People With Loaded Rifles To Washington

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

Pro-gun activists are planning to march from Virginia into Washington, D.C., on July 4 as part of an open carry demonstration that could bring thousan...

John Celock

Lawmakers Advance Statewide Open Carry Gun Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

A Kansas legislative committee voted Friday morning to advance legislation permitting the open carry of guns statewide, which would nullify ordinances...

John Celock

Lawmaker Aims To Stop 'Pure Lunacy'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

A newly elected New Hampshire state legislator has proposed legislation to ban openly carrying guns in public buildings. State Rep.-elect Delmar B...

Officers Get A Lesson In Gun Laws

Posted 08.16.2012 | Denver

There is no law in Colorado that prohibits the open display of a gun in public city parks, Colorado Springs Police learned after a man was wrongfully ...