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GUN SHOW LOOPHOLE
Bernie Sanders On AR-15s: They’re 'Not For Hunting. They’re For Killing Human Beings’
Alexander C. Kaufman
The Vermont senator reiterates his call for an assault weapons ban while defending his record on other gun control issues.
The Moment Is Now
Rep. Jim Langevin
Congressman representing Rhode Island's second district
No more tweets, no more 'thoughts and prayers,' no more empty statements. Let us debate. Let us have a real conversation. And then let us vote.
Chris Weigant is a political commentator.
As I write this, a protest is occurring on the floor of the House of Representatives. Democrats, led by John Lewis, Jim Clyburn, Nancy Pelosi (and many others), are staging a "sit-in" to protest Republicans' refusal to even hold a vote on any gun control legislation.
Senator Fed Up With Gun Violence Launches Filibuster
Sen. Chris Murphy and other Democrats seized the Senate floor in a filibuster-style move to force agreement on basic gun legislation meant to close loopholes.
What I Have Learned: Gun Control and Judaism
Rabbi serving Temple Sinai in Sharon, MA.
How do we apply this balance of ethics in the gun debate today? My conclusion was and remains that, according to Jewish law, people have the right to own a gun for self-defense, which accords with the Second Amendment.
Warren's Week in Twitter Polls
Bombs Away Injustice for All Week of 1/4/16 to 1/10/16 Twitter polls have become all the rage and I am continuing to
The Gun Show Loophole: Common Sense vs. Nonsense
Fmr. Rep. Alan Grayson
Former U.S. Congressman for Orlando, Florida
If we're going to have laws, then they should be practical laws that actually work. B-b-b-but what about the "slippery slope"?? Ah, yes, the slippery slope. Yes, I confess, preventing felons from buying guns sends us hurtling -- no, careening -- down that slippery slope, toward... personal safety.
Paul Ryan Wants Someone To Close The Gun Show Loophole, As Long As That Someone Isn't Obama
Things just seem better if a Republican does them.
NRA Isn't Serious About Stopping Gun Violence
The problem is that while Americans continue to talk about preventing mass shootings and gun deaths, the solution coming from gun advocates is to do nothing.
The NRA Requires More Background Checks for its Employees Than for Gun Owners
Peter J. Ognibene
The NRA is doing all it can to make it easier for practically anyone to get anything from a revolver to a high-capacity, semi-automatic weapon without having to suffer the indignity of a background check.
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A Hard Look at Guns in America (VIDEO)
Since the shooting at Columbine High School in 1999, there have been over 31 notable mass shootings that left multiple people dead, including the shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007, Fort Hood in 2009, Sandy Hook in 2012 and the Mother Emanuel Church in 2015.
Lost in Boston's Carnage...
Wordsmith in Chief, Prime Prose LLC
The Senate fails the nation.
Marco Rubio: Background Checks In Gun Compromise Won't Capture 'Criminals'
"Are we going to start prosecuting people that are trying to buy guns and fail a background check? Because they are not prosecuting
How Republicans Originally Flip-Flopped On Guns: Salon
If you’ve been following the gun control debate, you probably know that universal background checks are on life support after
Guns: A Civil Conversation?
Silicon Valley Freelance Writer
Gun Guys: A Road Trip
, takes the discussion of guns to unexpected amiable territory. It's an education for anyone the slightest bit curious about why gun owners are so passionate about their guns. The stories are alive, engaging and earnest.
New Mexico House Votes To Close Gun Show Loophole
By Reuters, Reuters
Colorado Democrats recently approved a bill that requires universal background checks on all private sales. The state already
Jonathan Richards is a novelist, film critic, actor, and polit...
NRA Supported Universal Background Checks After Columbine Massacre
WASHINGTON -- In May of 1999, under intense pressure following the Columbine High School massacre, National Rifle Association
Few Gun Sales Denied On Mental Illness Grounds: Fact Of The Day (INFOGRAPHIC)
Check out our infographic for more on the challenges of identifying mental illness in background checks. See “What Do Others
Paul Ryan: Gun Show Loopholes Should Be Addressed
"I shudder as a gun owner ... what would he do if he never has to face the voters ever again?" Ryan said "The next president
Paul Ryan Backs Expanding Gun Background Checks
Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman and last year's Republican vice presidential nominee, is a staunch supporter of gun
Texas, Leading the Country in Pro-Gun Paranoia
Democratic strategist and writer
As Barack Obama spoke to the country about the need for common-sense gun safety in his second inaugural address today, Texas Republican leaders are leading from behind -- in the polls, at least.
Enforcing the Law
Former Mayor, New York City
Just as prosecuting those who lied on their gun permit applications might deter them from future criminal activity, so might the brokers of Wall Street and the bankers be deterred, were some of them to spend some time in prison.
NRA: Guns Don't Kill People, Video Games Do
Political comedian, SiriusXM radio show host and commentator
The real difference between the U.S. and UK isn't that they are watching different movies or playing different video games. It's guns. We have close to 300 million guns legally owned while the UK has only approximately 1.8 million guns.
40 Seconds and 40 Percent: The Wisconsin Spa Tragedy and the Simple Case for Background Checks
President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Forty seconds is all it would have taken to keep a community and our nation from suffering yet another mass shooting in a place that we should all rightly expect to be safe.
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