E.J. Dionne Jr. / TruthdigApr 20, 2009
Ten years after the Columbine massacre, our president stood in Mexico, where assault rifles from the U.S. are used to murder police officers, and said the American gun lobby is just too strong for him push a rational gun regulation through Congress. How sad. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
David Sirota / TruthdigApr 17, 2009
As Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold's posthumous infamy turns 10 on April 20, I wish I were surprised that Columbine-like shootings are still happening, or even that our national discussion about violence hasn't yet matured past gun control and video games. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 7, 2008
An investigation by Mother Jones has turned up an interesting life -- one Mary McFate, aka Mary Lou Sapone, who for years worked as a national figure in the gun-control movement and as a paid spy for the NRA. According to the mag, McFate held board positions in numerous activist groups while her alter ego has been known to infiltrate such organizations for a fee. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Marie Cocco / TruthdigJul 1, 2008
There's a silver lining in the Supreme Court's recent ruling on the Second Amendment: Even Antonin Scalia recognizes that gun control is not the same thing as gun confiscation. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 1, 2008
When someone points a gun in a movie, that's usually the audience's cue that adrenaline-cranking good times are about to be had. Not so in this lineup of films, compiled by Participant Media's TakePart.com with the aim of countering the overplayed guns=fun equation. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMay 17, 2008
Good thing Mike Huckabee isn't in the running for the presidency anymore -- he'd be hard-pressed to spin his way out of the truly horrific crack he made Friday at an NRA event in Louisville, Ky. That's hardly important, considering the troubling implications of his failed joke, which called up the image of Democratic candidate Barack Obama being targeted by a gun-wielding assailant. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 27, 2007
The National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation are suing the mayor and police superintendent of New Orleans because, they say, the city unconstitutionally seized some 1,000 guns during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Police say they took only stolen or abandoned weapons. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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