Hillary needs to make a gun control distinction with Bernie, because it is the only position on which she is to the left of him, albeit just barely. This may be a good strategy in a New York Democratic Primary, but it is a lousy general election strategy.
According to military and civil police records, 3,989 firearms were collected in the first five months of 2015. Of these, roughly 80 percent were handguns.
On one side are those who explain these ghastly incidents as the outcome of a failed mental health system. On the other are pundits who say these preventable deaths are the consequence of America's patent inability to regulate guns. They are both right.
By creating a bit of a firewall between the U.S. domestic firearms market and illicit weapons markets in Latin America, Washington can help governments in the region to reduce a massive security problem and perhaps even regain considerable lost standing in the region while we're at it.
Gun violence constitutes one of the gravest assaults on law and order. Since every individual and institution has a stake in efforts to alleviate this problem, then surely all of us -- including (especially) the companies that manufacture the guns -- have a solemn civic duty to support those efforts.
The Glock executive testified that he would keep doing business with a gun dealer who had been indicted on a charge of violating
Talks to revive gun control legislation are quietly under way on Capitol Hill as a bipartisan group of senators seeks a way
That this travesty of process is a resounding failure on all sides is a burden we all bear with appropriate shame. But the way forward is not through escalating antagonism -- if further escalation is even possible at this point.
Momentum grew for Senate passage of gun legislation when a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday announced agreement on deals to expand background checks and tighten laws against gun trafficking.
The NRA was lukewarm on the measure, releasing a statement that did not oppose it and called it better than the universal