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Activists hold a protest and vigil against gun violence on the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook mass shooting, outside the National Rifle Association (NRA) headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Bernie’s Gun Record Won’t Help Him In New York

Last week, a Superior Court judge in Connecticut denied a motion by lawyers for Bushmaster Fire Arms International, the rifle’s manufacturer, to dismiss the law suit, allowing the litigation to continue.

April 19, 2016
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Clinton Approved Gun Sales For Sandy Hook Manufacturer

Hillary Clinton presents herself as a tough advocate for gun control, but she’s approved some bills that are explicitly against gun control.

April 18, 2016
Weapons and ammunitions belonging to Sandy Hook Elementary school gunman Adam Lanza in Newtown, Connecticut are seen in a picture released by the state's attorney's office November 25, 2013. California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday unveiled a ballot initiative aimed at strengthening the state's gun control laws by banning possession of large-capacity magazines and requiring background checks for ammunition purchases. REUTERS/Connecticut Department of Justice/Handout

The Sandy Hook Lawsuit: What it Means for Gun Victims

Relatives of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting argue the gun maker that manufactured the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle “designed [it] to kill” and “designed [it] for mass murder,” then made it available to the general public.

April 15, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington March 20, 2016. REUTERS/David Ryder

Is Bernie Really The Anti-Politican?

It’s time to set aside purity tests. They are unbecoming. Especially for Sanders.

April 6, 2016
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This Week in Crazy: Libruls R Dum

Radical libruls have taken over our classrooms, our judiciaries, and the media. But they can’t take over my column! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

April 1, 2016
Gloria Lincoln-Thompson carries her 9mm Smith & Wesson pistol in her waist band during a rally in support of the Michigan Open Carry gun law in Romulus, in this Michigan April 27, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/Files

GOP Eerily Silent On Guns At Republican National Convention

The Republican Party has marched in lockstep with the NRA for many years, pushing an agenda of guns everywhere for all people at all times. So why not guns inside the Republican Convention?

March 30, 2016
A picture illustration shows a Facebook logo reflected in a person's eye, in Zenica

Facebook To Prohibit Private Firearm Transactions On Its Service

Company moves to counter concerns that it was increasingly being used to circumvent background checks on gun purchases.

January 29, 2016
A man walks past an exhibit booth for firearms manufacturer

TSA Finds 20 Percent More Guns In Carry-On Bags In 2015, And Most Are Loaded

Airport security screeners in the U.S. found a record high number of firearms in carry-on bags last year, officials said.

January 22, 2016
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Open Carry Is No Big Deal In Texas So Far

Open carry seems to be going off without a bang in Texas.

January 19, 2016
U.S. President Obama reacts while talking about Newtown and other mass killings during an event held to announce new gun control measures at the White House in Washington

President Obama’s Tear A Starkly Human Thing

One nation, two realities, one of them populated by the NRA and its GOP henchmen, by extremists who don’t just own guns or like guns, but who sanctify and worship guns and so regard even the most humble effort to check their destructive power as blasphemy against their god.

January 10, 2016
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This Week In Crazy: Welcome Back To The Nuthouse

And we’re back. The right wing kicked the year off by freaking out in spectacular fashion to President Obama’s executive actions on gun control, indulging in some pandering to those precious Iowan evangelical ballot punchers, and kicking that dead horse called “traditional marriage” into a pulp. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

January 8, 2016
A selection of AK and AR rifles are seen for sale at the Pony Express Firearms shop in Parker, Colorado December 7, 2015. Many Americans are stocking up on weapons after the country's worst mass shooting in three years. Gun retailers are reporting surging sales, with customers saying they want to keep handguns and rifles at hand for self-defense in the event of another attack. REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTX1XMR4

A President Cries, And The NRA Trembles

Republican right-wing propagandist Ted Cruz said: “We don’t beat the bad guys by taking away our guns. We beat the bad guys by using our guns.” If he weren’t serious, he’d be hilarious. It’s so easy to imagine all 5 feet 8 inches of him standing there in the dirt with spurs jingling as his hands hover over the Colts in the gun belt slung around his hip-huggers.

January 7, 2016
U.S. Speaker of the House Ryan holds news conference on Syrian refugee bill on Capitol Hill in Washington

In Congress, Expect Renewed Battles On Refugees, Guns And Health Care

Anything Obama does, Republicans will pounce.

January 6, 2016
U.S. President Obama delivers statement on administration efforts to reduce gun violence at the White House in Washington

Bullets, Ballots And Baloney

This is America. You feel blue or you get angry or you get drunk or you take drugs or you get driven by the demons speaking to you from inside your skull, and you grab a gun. When it comes to gun violence, it’s not about the numbers anymore. It is about the numbness.

January 6, 2016
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Obama Quotes Reagan — For Gun Control

During his speech Tuesday to roll out his latest executive actions on background checks for gun purchases, President Obama quoted an unlikely source.

January 5, 2016
U.S. President Obama sheds a tear while delivering statement on administration efforts to reduce gun violence at the White House in Washington

President Obama, Wiping Away Tears, Announces Executive Actions On Guns

In a speech outlining executive actions his administration plans to take in an effort to curb gun violence, many of which he has been trying to implement for years, he stressed the common sense of his directives, and urged Americans to stand up to those who oppose his efforts.

January 5, 2016
Handguns are seen for sale in a display case at Metro Shooting Supplies in Bridgeton

Obama’s Gun Control Options Each Have Legal Pitfalls

President Barack Obama is expected to announce new gun control curbs this week, but he will have to decide whether to take bold action that would likely spark a major legal challenge from opponents or a more cautious route that may be less effective, legal experts said.

January 3, 2016
Posters of the 14 people killed are displayed on stage during a vigil for San Bernardino County employees after last week's shooting in San Bernardino, California

Obama, Frustrated By Congress, Plans Unilateral Gun Control Steps

President Barack Obama, frustrated by Congress’ inaction on gun control, will meet with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday to discuss ways of reducing gun violence unilaterally through measures that do not require congressional approval.

January 1, 2016
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2015: Our Very Own Year In Review

A selection of our best analysis, commentary, and reporting from 2015.

December 31, 2015
Handguns are seen for sale in a display case at Metro Shooting Supplies in Bridgeton

Altering Gun Laws Isn’t An Absolute Answer, But It’s Change Within Our Control

If America in 1791 had IEDs, jihads and YouTube, our Second Amendment wouldn’t read the way it does. But we cling to words written 224 years ago in a world that changes by the blink.

December 30, 2015
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Open Carry In Texas Presents A Chance For Fashion Statements

This isn’t your grandfather’s old gun holster — or gun, for that matter.

December 28, 2015
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The 5 Worst Things To Happen In 2015

You didn’t have to look very hard to find things to depress you in 2015. These five events are not meant to be an exhaustive list. But these problem symbolize the worst of what we’ve experienced in 2015 with the most potential for wrecking more havoc in 2016.

December 28, 2015
Sleeping Beauty's Castle is pictured during Disneyland's Diamond Celebration in Anaheim

Metal Detectors Stand In For Real Action On Gun Violence

Walt Disney World, along with other major theme parks, just caved to the threat of a mass shooting. The Happiest Place on Earth can only remain so by bracing against the possibility of children being mowed down by assault weapons as they await a turn on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster.

December 18, 2015
Activists hold a protest and vigil against gun violence on the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook mass shooting, outside the National Rifle Association (NRA) headquarters in Fairfax

Editor Is Fired, But Not Silenced, Over The NRA

Jan Larson McLaughlin usually writes her editorial in the newsroom, but this one required special care. She was taking on the National Rifle Association, and she was doing it in Ohio. What happened next should bother everyone who cares about a free press.

December 16, 2015
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Cartoon: The Gun Lobby

“Fear itself…”

December 9, 2015
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