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Newtown’s Call to Reason

The heroic and inspiring role played by the families of the Sandy Hook massacre’s victims should not be used to create what would be a dangerously misleading narrative about how they changed the politics of guns.

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 READ MORE



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The Miracle on Guns

A not-so-small miracle is unfolding before our eyes. After nearly two decades in which established opinion insisted that it would never again be possible to pass sensible regulations of firearms, the unthinkable is on the verge of happening.

Posted on Feb 24, 2013 READ MORE



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Missouri Bill Would Make It Illegal to Propose Gun Control Laws

A pro-gun Missouri Republican has introduced legislation that would make it a felony for state lawmakers to so much as propose firearm safety regulations.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 READ MORE



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How the NRA Undermined Congress’ Last Push for Gun Control

The NRA has already begun to lobby on Capitol Hill to counter the Obama administration’s sweeping gun control proposals. To get a sense of what the the gun lobby group might do, it’s helpful to look at how it scored a victory during the last major federal initiative to tighten gun control.

Posted on Jan 24, 2013 READ MORE



Bachmann Accused of FEC Violations, Fox News Hires Kucinich, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Jamie Dimon’s “punishment” for a massive trading loss and Jimmy Kimmel spoofs the gun control debate.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 READ MORE



GOP Lawmaker Threatens Obama Impeachment, the NRA Shooting Game, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mark Sanford’s attempt to resurrect his political career and Stephen Colbert grills Piers Morgan about the U.S. Constitution.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 READ MORE



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What Congress Should Do About Gun Control

Recent mass shootings have rightly sparked a national debate about gun control. Unfortunately, like so many political debates, this one has been loud, divisive and lacking in substantive analysis or reasoned compromise.

Posted on Jan 14, 2013 READ MORE



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Gun Sanity Needs Bipartisanship

The first and most important victory for advocates of sensible gun laws would, on almost any other matter, seem trivial. But when it comes to firearms, it’s huge: Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, attention to the issue has not waned and pressure for action has not diminished.

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 READ MORE



Obama Picks Next Treasury Secretary, Jon Stewart Weighs In on Guns, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including AIG’s decision on whether to join a lawsuit against the government over the financial crisis bailout and the White House’s response to a petition to deport Piers Morgan.

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 READ MORE



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Mass Shootings Do Little to Change State Gun Laws

Following the mass shooting in Connecticut, the Obama administration and lawmakers around the country have promised to re-examine gun control in America. Here’s a look at what’s happened legislatively in states where some of the worst shootings in recent U.S. history have occurred to see what effect, if any, those events had on gun laws.

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 READ MORE


Where You Going Joe With That Gun in Your Hand?

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Newtown’s Moral Authority for Action

From such horrible tragedies emerge the beginnings of a national movement that shift sanctimonious politicians from talking to acting.

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 READ MORE



Pro-Gun Senators Call for Gun Control, NRA Takes Down Facebook Page, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the death of one the longest serving U.S. senators and an update on negotiations to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 READ MORE



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Now Is the Time

The horror in Newtown, Conn., should shake us out of the cowardice, the fear, the evasion and the opportunism that prevent our political system from acting to curb gun violence.

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 READ MORE



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Is This the Most Inappropriate Reaction to Sandy Hook School Shooting?

Oregon state Rep. Dennis Richardson sent an email the day of the Connecticut massacre explaining how most of the kids who were killed that day “would still be alive” if he had been a principal or a teacher at the school.

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 READ MORE



Feinstein to Introduce Gun Legislation, Boehner Proposes Tax Hike, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including an update on Hillary Clinton’s health scare, why a pizza chain founder is suing the Obama administration and what Stephen Colbert is doing with the rest of his super PAC money.

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 READ MORE


GOP Lawmaker’s Solution to Preventing Mass Shootings: More Guns

Some Democrats have publicly advocated for tighter gun control laws in the aftermath of Friday’s shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children and eight adults dead. But according to Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, the way to prevent such massacres from happening is to have more Americans carry firearms.

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 READ MORE


Watch: NBC’s Costas Talks Gun Control on ‘Sunday Night Football’

It’s not often a televised professional football game gets purposely political. But Sunday night’s matchup did just that after an apparent murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 READ MORE



More Romney Bain Woes, ‘Fox & Friends’ Hits New Low, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the controversy over an alleged Romney campaign remark and Herman Cain comes to Mitt’s defense on tax returns.

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 READ MORE


O’Reilly Slams Moyers on Gun Control Comments

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly ripped into PBS’ Bill Moyers on his “O’Reilly Factor” program Monday night for having the nerve to criticize the National Rifle Association after last week’s deadly shooting rampage at a Colorado movie theater.

Posted on Jul 24, 2012 READ MORE


The Gag Rule on Guns

For all the dysfunction in our political system, a healthy pattern usually takes hold when a terrible tragedy seizes the nation’s attention. Unless the tragedy involves guns.

Posted on Jul 20, 2012 READ MORE


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