“There is absolutely nothing wrong with the law.”

“We saw a parade of hypotheticals by those who opposed this … What’s important is the message it sends, and that’s, ‘Don’t attack me.’” – NRA Florida lobbyist Marion Hammer, March 12, 2005 With the entire nation outraged about the February 26, 2012 murder of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida by concealed handgun …

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€œHow do you shoot someone eight times in self-defense? €

On February 10, National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. and declared, €œThroughout history, one simple truth rings as loud and clear as a bell-the presence of a gun in the hand of a good person makes us all safer. € But a recent …

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A Winning Issue

It has already been well chronicled that gun control supporters fared well in the November 2 elections.

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Shooting Buddies

The National Rifle Association has long perpetuated the myth that Americans are under grave danger from hardened criminals who want to steal their property and exterminate their families. Whether it €™s ridiculous pronouncements like, €œAmerica, by its free and independent nature, is a breeding ground and safe haven for violent, illegal immigrant criminal gangs, € …

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Terrorists’ Right to Carry

Political violence is not an abstract concept in America, as a series of incidents this year has dramatized. The Department of Homeland Security has warned the nation that a dramatic increase in right-wing extremism since the election of President Obama increases the potential for domestic terrorism. The number of armed militias in America has increased …

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Pure Fantasy

For years, studies have shown that a gun in the home is far more likely to kill or injure a family member or loved one than an intruder. That data, however, has not deterred some Americans from arming up and fantasizing about the chance to take out a €œbad guy. € At the 2005 National …

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Self-Destructive Tendencies

This year, threats against Members of Congress are up 300%. According to the FBI, €œThe suspects [responsible for the threats] are mostly men who own guns, and several had been treated for mental illness. €

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Whose Values?

During the weekend of May 14-16, the National Rifle Association (NRA) conducted its annual meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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D.C. United

Two events during the past month have demonstrated with striking clarity the viewpoint of D.C. residents regarding gun violence and firearm regulation.

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The Mailman Delivers the Truth

In recent years, there has been a great deal of controversy concerning professional athletes and guns.

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