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Why Taylor Woolrich Wanted A Gun

For four years, a Dartmouth student had been relentlessly stalked by an older man. The legal system couldn't protect her, so she wanted permission to carry a gun on campus. One year after becoming a gun-rights poster girl, Taylor Woolrich tells her story.

The NRA Probably Need To Look At The Data Around Australia's Gun Laws

A grand total of zero mass shootings in 19 years.

16 All-American Stories You Should Read This Weekend

For down time at the beach, barbecue, and everywhere in between, this collection of stories capturing the culture, politics, and people of the U.S.A. has got you covered.

How A Philly Mom’s Legal Battle Rallied Pro-Gun Advocates

Shaneen Allen, a black single mother from Philadelphia, got a raw deal from police and prosecutors. But her biggest champions came not from the political left, but the right.

Quietly, Obama Administration Starts — Then Badly Loses — A Gun Control Fight

Observers on all sides of the gun rights argument are scratching their heads after the failure of an ATF plan to ban bullets for AR-15s.

Lawmakers To Obama Administration: Proposed Restrictions On AR-15 Ammo "Preposterous"

A new "framework" issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms would effectively ban the sale and importation of so-called "green tip" AR-15 ammunition.

Democratic Senator Slams NRA, Republicans Over Ebola Response

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown blamed the NRA for a lack of a U.S. surgeon general, and Congressional Republicans for cuts to public services.

My Year In The NRA

I grew up and raised my family in Newtown, Connecticut — and own guns. After 26 of my neighbors were massacred, I signed up to see how the organization that controls our gun debates works.

NRA Apologizes To Gun Activists For Calling Them Weird

The National Rifle Association is walking back comments it made referring to a pro-gun group as "scary" and "downright weird."

Bloomberg Group Sends Hundreds Of Gun Reform Activists To NRA Convention

When Michael Bloomberg announced he would spend $50 million on gun control this year, he said he hoped to make the National Rifle Association "afraid." This weekend, the Bloomberg-backed group Everytown for Gun Safety will help pay to send hundreds of anti-gun violence supporters to the NRA's annual convention in Indianapolis.

Piers Morgan Takes One Last Swipe At The NRA In Final Goodbye

"My point is simple, more guns doesn't mean less crime as the NRA repeatedly tries to tell you -- it means more gun violence, more death, and more profits for the gun manufacturers," Morgan said in the final segment of his CNN show Piers Morgan Live.

Meryl Streep And Harvey Weinstein To Target NRA In Upcoming Movie

The producer plans to tackle the National Rifle Association in a new movie starring Meryl Streep that he claims will make the gun rights organization "wish they weren’t alive." (UPDATED)

NRA Slams New Obama Executive Orders On Guns

"This administration should get serious about prosecuting violent criminals who misuse guns and stop focusing its efforts on law-abiding gun owners," says NRA spokesperson Andrew Arulanandam.

The Police Chief That Threatened On YouTube To Shoot "Libtards" Has Been Suspended

Kessler said he doesn't regret anything he posted on YouTube.

A Pennsylvania Police Chief Refuses To Apologize For Threatening On YouTube To Shoot Liberals

The mayor's office says the chief is acting within his First Amendment right to express himself in his free time.

Company Takes Real Gun Control Lobbyist Off Ads For Bleeding Target

"It's a dead story," Zombie Industries CEO Roger Davis tells BuzzFeed. "Not intentional."

The White House Says It's Winning The Gun Control Debate

Months after Obama’s gun control push went down in flames, opponents and supporters of the effort agree that it reframed the conversation. Vice President Joe Biden will give a speech Tuesday celebrating the White House's efforts.

Rick Perry Levels Targets With An AR-15

It's good to be Governor of Texas.


Senators Paired With Child Shooting Victims

Powerful website puts faces on the background check vote failure.

Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum Star In NRA's Post-Gun Control Victory Lap

Sarah Palin also a featured speaker at NRA's May 3rd "Leadership Forum."

Obama Scolds Congress On Guns: 'A Pretty Shameful Day In Washington'

"This legislation met [the] test," Obama says. "Too many Senators failed theirs."

Gun Control Advocates Scramble For Votes As Capitol Pauses For Boston Bombing

With time running out for a deal, proponents hope extra time granted by attack will tilt the scales in their favor.

Connecticut Lawmakers Pass Wide-Ranging Gun Control Law

The bill now goes to Democratic Governor Dannel P. Malloy, who plans to sign it at noon on Thursday, Associated Press reports.

Obama: The Gun Owners Are On My Side

A pointed rejection of the NRA in Colorado.

Obama Invokes Memory Of Newtown In Slamming Opponents Of Gun Control Bill

“Shame on us if we’ve forgotten. I haven’t forgotten those kids. Shame on us if we’ve forgotten," Obama says.

Colorado Governor To Sign Gun Control Legislation

Democrat Governor John Hickenlooper is also planning to sign a bill reviving user fees for gun purchasers needing background checks, Associated Press reports. Colorado charged $10 background-check fees more than a decade ago, but the fees were dropped.

NRA Organizer: We Don't Want "Anti-Gunners" To Vote

Recommends a big sign that says "Pro gun? Go Vote."

Bloomberg's PAC Reveals Strategy For Making Chicago-Area Race All About Guns

Advisers outline calculated effort to bring down NRA-backed candidates. A blueprint for more Bloomberg-financed elections to come.

Michael Bloomberg Defends Involvement In Illinois Special Election

"I happen to have some money, and that's what I'm gonna do with my money," said the New York City mayor.

The Sunday Shows Rip NRA, LaPierre From Both Sides

The media puts a powerful gun lobby on the ropes for a weekend.

32 Weirdest Celebrities On The NRA's "Enemies" List

The NRA has a published list of its enemies, which includes over 200 celebrities.

NRA Reclaims Its Position As The Left's Bogeyman

Move over, Koch Brothers and the Tea Party: Liberals have a new villain-in-chief. Cornyn complains of "demonization."

Gabby Giffords Makes Surprise Appearance At Senate Gun Control Hearing

"You must act. Be bold, be courageous. Americans are counting on you," Giffords tells lawmakers.

Pro-Gun Hecklers Shout At Father Who Lost Son In Newtown

About a dozen gun enthusiasts yelled "Second Amendment!" and "Do not infringe on our rights!" at Neil Heslin, who called for an assault weapons ban during a legislative hearing.

NRA Head Blasts Obama, Defends "Absolutism"

"Barack Obama is saying that the only principled way to make children safe is to make lawful citizens less safe and violent criminals more safe," says LaPierre.

White House Calls NRA Ad Featuring Obama Daughters "Repugnant And Cowardly"

A sharp response as a gun control battle brews.

The NRA's First-Person Shooter Game

The right kinda gun-based video game. Ages 12+!

Tennessee Man Says He'll "Start Killing People" If Obama Uses Executive Privilege For Gun Control

"[Load] your damn mags, make sure your rifle’s clean, pack a backpack with some food in it and get ready to fight." UPDATE: Tennessee has suspended his handgun carry permit.

In Gun Violence Debate, It's Shoot First, Ask Questions Later

Legislation may be dead, but both sides are getting increasingly nasty as decades-old 2nd Amendment fight flares anew.

Blood-Splattered Sandy Hook Political Painting

It's called "Brought To You By The NRA."


First Annual "Gun Appreciation Day" Scheduled

The first holiday that's all about guns will take place a little over a month after Sandy Hook.

Claire McCaskill Highlights Fight With NRA In New Fundraising Pitch

Once a third-rail issue for moderate Democrats, opposition to the NRA is suddenly en vogue.

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