There have been 101 school shootings since Newtown. Obama said afteward, "the time is now." It is now well past time, and nothing has been done
It’s the end of an eventful year and the beginning of a new one. I had visions of a fresh start as I sat down to write my final political words of 2014. I’ve had a lot to say about American gun culture over the past 12 months and figured it might be refreshing to explore a different issue. But as I perused The New York Times and came across the headline, Woman at Walmart Is Accidentally Shot Dead by 2-Year-Old Son, I was reminded that it’s nearly impossible to forget about guns in this country for any length of time.
Voters in Washington overwhelmingly passed an initiative that would expand the state's background check laws. Initiative 594 calls for background checks to be performed on all gun purchases in the state, not just those through licensed dealers.
In a video released by the NRA Monday, commentator Billy Johnson asked people to be more tolerant of guns and stop being scared of them. In the video, he claimed that we as a society have humanized guns too much and people have become too intimidated of them.
On Tuesday, not one but two shootings occurred at high schools in this nation. These two shootings represent the 85th and 86th school shootings since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT in late 2012.
Every day the headlines contain a few stories about gun related deaths.
We're number one. No, not in education, health or any other social programs, but in gun crimes. As of June 10, 2014, there have been 117 mass shootings in the United States this year.
On Monday, a poll, conducted by Huffington Post and YouGov, was released. The poll asked Americans their feelings about open-carry gun laws and whether or not they were comfortable with armed customers in shops and restaurants.
Sponsored by Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, House Bill 875 would allow guns to be carried in churches, bars, and even some government buildings
Missouri Republicans want to nullify federal gun laws with House Bill 436 and will vote today to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto
It turns out the"liberal extremists" that Wayne LaPierre warned were pushing background check legislation are 85% of U.S. gun owners.
If any facet of the GOP's war on America has grown to lunatic proportions, it is gun control. The more people die from gun violence, the more the GOP sinks into denial.
The Republican/NRA American dream is coming true. A 3-year-old is killed while playing with a loaded pink handgun and a woman pulls a gun at an all girls school during carpool pick up.
NRA has a very long 'enemies list' that includes sports teams, but they left the RNC off their list even after the GOP banned guns at their convention.
The Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, North Carolina has been closed after an accidental gun shooting in the Jim Graham Building injured two people.
Read the President's Plan to protect our children and our communities by reducing gun violence and the list of executive actions signed today.
Gun owners say that any gun control restricts their 2nd Amendment rights. The result is an elevation of the 2nd Amendment to where it trumps all other rights.