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Inspiring Lessons from Seattle Pacific University

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I am so grateful to the Seattle Pacific University community for their witness of strength, forgiveness, and deep faith. Yet I am heartbroken that they and so many other children, youths, and adults walk in fear on a daily basis and keep having to worry about experiencing this at all. Why is our nation saturated with guns-- four million in military and law enforcement hands and 310 million in civilian hands? Why are American children and teens 17 times more likely to die from gun violence than their peers in 25 other high-income countries combined? Why is our mental health system still so inadequate to respond to the cries of those needing help? When will we all say enough? We can and must do better.

White Men and Their Guns

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions in our national gun control debate. The issue is not whether we should have gun control laws in this country -- or what they should be.

Against Banning High Capacity Firearms? Then Watch This

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 07.04.2013 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

One would wonder, if this video had been released before the Senate defeated reasonable legislation for background checks on April 17, if the outcome would have been different.

A Gun Safety Victory

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Normally a Democratic Congressional primary would attract little national attention. But the contest Tuesday in Illinois' Second Congressional District pitted two political giants against each other: the National Rifle Association and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Time for Real Gun Control, Not Just Window Dressing

Christopher Knittel | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Christopher Knittel

I do not, necessarily, propose to make owning such weapons illegal. Instead, I propose we adopt an aggressive buy-back program that is funded through a tax on gun and ammunition sales.

Guns and Martinis

Brian Rooney | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics
Brian Rooney

We are paying a high price so that a few million Americans can live the fantasy that one day they can resist an oppressive government with that Bushmaster in the closet.

A Look At Military-Style Weapons Used In High-Profile Shootings

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX — Military-style semiautomatic rifles have been used in at least four high-profile shootings in the past year. Bushmaster variations of ...

Cerberus's Investors Must Demand More

Richard Robbins | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Richard Robbins

Ironically, the only impact that the tragedy in Newtown has had for the Freedom Group, Cerberus and its investors so far is a massive INCREASE in sales, as gun shops are reporting their highest sales in decades.

How Gallup Is Wrong on Guns

Margie Omero | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Margie Omero

Post-Newtown, Gallup has been releasing a steady stream of polling and analysis on guns. But their results leave me with more questions than answers.

NRA To Sue Over Obama Administration Gun Control Rule

Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON -- The gun industry plans to file lawsuits on Wednesday challenging requirements that weapons dealers along the U...

"Most Compelling Testimony" Ever

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Yesterday, the Crime Sub-Committee of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee hosted a forum on legislation to close the loophole that allows "private sellers" of firearms to bypass Brady background checks at gun shows.

Being an Irrational Gun-Toting Second Amendment Citizen

Judith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judith Ellis

We're not allowed to shout fire in a crowded theater, right? Perhaps we need some kind of law that would prohibit guns within a certain proximity of presidential events.

Obama Protester With Semi-Automatic Rifle Part Of 'Publicity Stunt'

HuffPost's Eyes & Ears | Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A number of YouTube videos have shown a man carrying an AR-15 rifle to a pro-Obama health care reform rally outside the president's speech in Phoenix ...