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Firing the AR-15 Assault Weapon Made Me Feel Invincible

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

As the debate over guns became more intense in the last four weeks, I discovered myself in a number of situations discussing the subject and I realized... I don't know enough facts on which to base a cogent opinion.

Catherine New

Gun Owners 'Freaking Out' Over Obama's Proposal

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

Charles Biddle of Downers Grove, Ill., considers himself a gun-control moderate. He said he is agnostic on whether the government should ban, for exam...

The Supreme Court Ruling on Guns; There Is Something for Both Sides in the Culture War Over Gun Control

David Ropeik | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
David Ropeik

Gun control advocates criticize the ruling, yet selectively fail to acknowledge or try to take political advantage of the ways it gives them the legal ammunition to accomplish much of what they want.

Obama To Unveil Gun Violence Measures, Including Assault Weapons Ban

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama urged a reluctant Congress to ban both military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazine...

The Pentagon as a Global NRA

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.16.2013 | World
Tom Engelhardt

While the administration is pledging to try to curb the wholesale spread of ever more powerful weaponry at home, what is it doing about the same issue abroad where it has so much more power to pursue the agenda it prefers?

Martin O'Malley Pushes For Ban On Assault Weapons

The Baltimore Sun | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

Gov. Martin O'Malley predicted that Maryland will ban assault weapons during the General Assembly session that began Wednesday. ...

The Mythology Of Teen Boys 'Snapping'

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.11.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Teen boys and other individuals who commit violent crimes do not simply snap. Rubber bands snap. People do not.

Gun Control and Arms Control

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 03.01.2013 | World
Lawrence Wittner

Preventing or restraining armed aggression needs to be tackled not only by arms control and disarmament, but by just and effective governance on the local, national, and international levels.

The NRA Is Right!

Aaron Harber | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics
Aaron Harber

Despite these objections, the NRA's proposal could be a good one for a number of reasons. Here are the arguments for it.

Smart Gun Technology Could Have Blocked Adam Lanza

David Shuster | Posted 02.18.2013 | Crime
David Shuster

The weapons Adam Lanza relied on were not his. They belonged to his mother, the only person entitled to use them. If smart technology had been in place, the weapons would have likely been useless.

Bushmaster: Weapon Of Choice For Adam Lanza And The DC Sniper

AP | DAVE COLLINS | Posted 12.17.2012 | Crime

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Weapons used by Connecticut gunman Adam Lanza, who killed 20 children and six school workers Friday after killing his mother at the...

Dave Jamieson

Dems To Introduce Assault Weapons Ban Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of Friday's mass killing at an elementary school in Connecticut, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday that she plans...

School Shooting in Newtown: Why Guns Are Not the Answer

Gina Barreca | Posted 02.14.2013 | Crime
Gina Barreca

We should not become accustomed to a world where the pattern of wielding power -- especially firepower -- has authenticated and legitimized their possession of it.

Today

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 02.06.2013 | World
Joseph Blady, M.D.

One could preach and bore audiences to death about these and other reasons that make us seem incapable not killing each other, but one statistic should be enough to certify that we are failing to follow our most sacred rule -- to love our neighbors.

This Veterans Day, Beware the Dangers of Robot War

William Astore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Astore

Technology is both overhyped and misunderstood in America, and that applies particularly to our enormous investment in military technology. This Veterans Day, we need to turn away from the false promise of robot weaponry.

U.S. Guns Cause Harm At Home And Abroad

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 10.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

The failure of the United States to enact meaningful gun regulation is not only affecting the United States; it is also fueling violence in Mexico.

Guns in the Hands of People Kill People

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

My grief and anger collide from that primordial place deep within the recesses of my being as I learn more about the horrific events recounted by clos...

Business of Making Bullets Tops $4 Billion

Louis Belanger | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

According to a new study by Oxfam, the ammunition trade tops $4 billion and yet the world has little regulation to control and keep track of who the bullets are sold to.

WATCH: Colbert Praises Concealed Weapon Fashion

Posted 05.01.2012 | Style

Remember that time the New York Times told us "companies are rushing to meet the demand for concealed-carry clothing," i.e. clothes you can hide your ...

That Jacket May Hide Your Gun, But It's Still Ugly

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.01.2012 | Style

Now everyone with a gun permit can act like a glock-toting crime fighter from a certain 1970s TV series with concealed carry clothing. With gun owners...

Gun Study Shows Holding Weapon Has Weird Effect On Men's Appearance

Posted 04.13.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 04/12/2012 06:18 PM EDT on LiveScience With gun in hand, a man of any size appears big...

How Sanctions Against Iran Could Backfire

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 05.14.2012 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

It is no secret that Iran is developing its nuclear capacity in a clandestine and deceptive manner. Yet ironically it is our reaction to Iranian intransigence that is more likely to lead to an Iranian bomb. And it's not for the reasons that many have cited.

Weapons ‘R’ Us

William J. Astore | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
William J. Astore

Let's face it: the weapons we sell to others pale in comparison to the weapons we sell to ourselves. Americans have a love affair with them, the more high-tech and expensive, the better. I should know. After all, I'm a recovering weapons addict.

Is TSA Looking For The Wrong Thing?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.10.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

As a passenger and a taxpayer funding this enormous agency, I want to hear about how the TSA kept America's transportation systems safer, not about how many weapons it confiscated.

Japan Eases Ban On Exporting Weapons

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 02.25.2012 | World

TOKYO — Japan on Tuesday announced a decision to ease its decades-long weapons export ban in a bid to lower purchase and production costs and ta...