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America Doesn't Need Gun Control

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 09.29.2012 | Home
Mark Goulston, M.D.

America doesn't need gun control; Americans' need to be less "trigger happy" when triggered by unhappiness or upset I don't know about you, but as I ...

The Right to Bear Arms: the Right to Cause Harm?

Avika Dua | Posted 09.25.2012 | Teen
Avika Dua

As a student studying the Constitution who attended a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises myself last Friday, I wanted to look into the role of registered guns in massacres.

How Many Guns Keep You Safe?

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 09.23.2012 | Crime
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

The only use for semi-automatic rifles is to kill people, and as many of them as possible. In considering the argument from this viewpoint, most guns are wasteful. Guns are to be used for protection or hunting and that is all.

We Have No Right to Bear Arms

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics
Sarah O'Leary

Our Constitution's key assurance, the inalienable right of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" and the right to carry a firearm cannot successfully co-exist. How would Thomas Jefferson have known about an AK47 with a 100-round magazine?

The NRA's 'Fast and Furious' Gun Walking

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

Just as the NRA continues to blame the ATF for the 2000 guns allegedly "walked" into Mexico, the NRA should take the real credit for the "walking" of hundreds of thousands of guns into Mexico, as American agents can do little more than watch.

Guns In Post Offices? Colo. Couple Says Yes

Posted 11.28.2011 | Denver

Insofar as the U.S. Bill of Rights goes, the Second Amendment seems most likely to start a fight. Sure the First will talk smack and the Seventh thin...

Did the Wild West Have More Gun Control Than We Do Today?

Adam Winkler | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Adam Winkler

Gun control advocates fear, and gun rights proponents sometimes hope, the Second Amendment will transform our cities into modern-day versions of Dodge. This is all based on a widely shared misunderstanding of the Wild West.

Guns: Helping Crime or Hurting Crime Prevention?

Paul Heroux | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics
Paul Heroux

On Monday night last week, when the U.S. House Of Representatives voted to raise the debt ceiling, for a moment, Democrats and Republicans wholehearte...

Arizona House Passes Bill Allowing Guns On Campuses

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

April 7, 2011 11:57:11 PM PHOENIX, April 7 (Reuters) - The Arizona House on Thursday approved a landmark bill allowing guns on campuses, making...

MLK and His Guns

Adam Winkler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Winkler

Most people think Martin Luther King would be the last person to own a gun. Yet in the mid-1950s, as the civil rights movement heated up, King kept firearms for self-protection.

Would Charles Darwin Get a Gun?

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bernard Starr

Another devastating chapter in our long history of massacres with guns unfolded in Tucson Arizona on January 8th with the ambush of Congresswoman Gabr...

Do Americans Have the Right to Bear Weapons of Mass Destruction?

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The mounting volume of gun deaths and injuries, the easy access that criminals and terrorists have to what amounts to weapons of mass destruction, require substantial limitations on the ability of individuals to use, carry and obtain guns.

Gun Laws Around The World: How Does The U.S. Compare?

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Democractic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords remains in critical condition after Saturday's grisly shootings in Arizona, which left six people dead. T...

Incorporating Guns?

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

The calculus changed for the Second Amendment in 2008, when the Supreme Court, for the first time in history, ruled that the amendment protected an individual right of civilians to own handguns.

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Murders a Threat to Legalization? Your Thoughts?

Abe Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Abe Schwartz

On Thursday in Los Angeles, two people were killed at medical marijuana dispensaries a distance of just five miles apart from each other.

The New Second Amendment: A Bark Worse Than Its Right

Adam Winkler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Winkler

In June, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling on the Second Amendment right to bear arms, D.C. v. Heller. So far, the victory hasn't turned out exactly as the gun rights folks had hoped.

NRA Lies About Obama's Positions on Handguns, Ammo and Defense

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

By Stephen C. Rose In an extensive analysis, FactCheck has flagged false claims by the National Rifle Association (NRA) in mailers and TV ads. Speci...

Scalia's 2nd Amendment Punt

Robyn Blumner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robyn Blumner

The Second Amendment has always put me in a quandary, but Scalia's opinion was not an honest attempt at sorting it out. It was a sophistical, political decision of just the type that he rails against.

Where Have All The Lost Guns Gone?

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Dimond

Earlier this month the ATF quietly revealed that the owners admitted a substantial part of their inventory was either "missing, lost or stolen." After adding it all up the ATF concluded that, collectively, those registered gun dealers "lost" 82 firearms every single day!