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Terror Gap

Max J. Rosenthal

Vets Want Loophole For Terrorists Closed

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Under current U.S. law, there are several ways a person can fail the background check required to purchase a gun. Being on the FBI's ter...

Sam Stein

Al Qaeda Threat Highlighted In National Gun Control Ad Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to maintain a bit of political pressure on Congress and the White House, a prominent gun control advocacy group is turning recent...

Sam Stein

White House Taking 'Seriously' Al Qaeda's Eying Of America's Gun Show Loophole

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration says it's taking "seriously" a statement from an al Qaeda spokesman that instructs sympathizers of the terroris...

Our Own Private Mumbai

Cliff Schecter | Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

There is nothing as stark as seeing a video where a leader of a murderous group of thugs is able to announce the intention to use our own lack of common sense laws against us.

Tough on Terror? Only If It's OK With the Gun Lobby

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

How can any politician pretend to be serious about protecting the nation from terrorism while voting to allow known terrorists to buy guns?

Amanda Terkel

Poll: Majority Of Americans, Including Gun Owners, Support Tougher Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite powerful lobbying against any new gun-control measures by groups like the National Rifle Association, a new bipartisan poll show...

Amanda Terkel

Michael Bloomberg Takes On The Gun Lobby -- And Wins

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association (NRA) has long been one of the most formidable foes in politics, with many lawmakers unwilling to speak t...

Toomey Dances on Guns and Terror

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

If Pat Toomey is elected to the United States Senate, he will no doubt do everything in his power to ensure that the "terror gap" endures, as well as working to weaken the few federal gun laws on the books.

It's Pretty Simple: Terrorists Have No Right To Bear Arms

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

There is not much courage these days in the Halls of Congress. While faux-moderates worry that someone could accidentally lose their right to buy a gun, they call for stripping citizenship for the very same potentially accidental terrorists.

Dan Froomkin

Bloomberg 'Terror Gap' Argument Shot Down By Pro-Gun GOP Senators

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's appeal to what he called "common sense" at a congressional hearing Wednesday morning failed to sway two Rep...

Dan Froomkin

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Outraged; Will Call Congress Out On 'Terror Gap'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With his city still on edge over this weekend's attempted truck-bombing in Times Square, New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg heads to Capitol Hill on ...