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The House bill would “endanger people in states with stronger gun laws," said one gun-control advocate.
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Why does the gun industry persist in its lies? Short answer: to make money. With household gun ownership falling, the gun
Black Voices
Americans demonstrate a troubling willingness to blame the victims of violent crime.
Women
"For women in America, guns are not used to save lives, but to take them."
Politics
Knocking down the myths of the NRA such as the number of the defensive gun uses will not convince gun advocates and conservative politicians bankrolled by the NRA to change their minds about passing sensible gun legislation.
Politics
"Much like the tobacco industry’s search for replacement smokers, the gun industry is seeking replacement shooters."
Politics
Some studies say it's only a matter of time before this trend extends nationally.
Women
A new report offers a terrifying glimpse into domestic homicide in America.
Politics
Good guys stopping bad guys is a myth perpetuated in movies and television. The best chance of stopping a bad guy with a gun is good policy that makes it tougher to get one.
Politics
Nearly everyone would agree that convicted, violent criminals should not be able to purchase guns. Everyone, that is, except first-term Colorado Rep. Ken Buck -- who is now advancing NRA-supported legislation to reinstate a federal "guns for felons" program.
Politics
I'm licensed for CCW and I carry a gun from time to time. So I'm not opposed per se to the notion that guns do more good than harm. What I do oppose is constructing an argument for either position out of whole cloth.
Politics
It has been a week since Ismaayl Brinsley, a deranged man with a long criminal record, killed two New York City police officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, in cold blood, but so far we haven't heard a word from the National Rifle Association.