PostPartisan: Connecticut shooting


Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 04/03/2013

On guns, Obama is doing all he can. Are you?

There is still widespread support for sensible measures to curb gun violence. All that's needed now is the political activism to match it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:47 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Connecticut shooting, gun control, Guns

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 03/20/2013

Assault weapons ban gets the Hook

Despite the slaughter of 20 innocents, a proposed ban on assault weapons was stripped out of a gun violence bill in the Senate.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:33 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut shooting, gun control, Guns

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Pushing forward on gun violence prevention

What's maddening about a major societal change is that it requires a series of big events to bring about the incremental change to advance a particular cause.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:12 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut shooting, gun control, Newtown

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Nancy Pelosi won't 'duck' gun violence

The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., is what's driving this new push to get something done on gun violence prevention.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:15 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut shooting, gun control, Guns, Nancy Pelosi, Newtown, nra

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 12/31/2012

From Trayvon to Newtown

2012was a year book-ended by tragedies that shocked the nation.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:41 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Connecticut shooting, gun control, Guns, nra, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 12/26/2012

PostScript: Allen and America's guns

Readers respond to Henry Allen's argument that guns are symbols for America

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:45 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut shooting, gun control, Guns, PostScript

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 12/26/2012

Dick Armey's loathsome gun show

A chill went through me when I read the opening vignette in Amy Gardner's story about the struggles within the tea party group FreedomWorks.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:43 AM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut shooting, Guns, Newtown

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 12/21/2012

PostScript: Krauthammer, commenters and somebody's rights

Readers respond to Krauthammer's column on civil liberties and mass shootings

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:51 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut shooting, gun control, Guns, PostScript

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 12/21/2012

The NRA's insulting response to Newtown

Wayne LaPierre's lives in an alternate universe.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:16 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut shooting, gun control, Guns, nra, Post Partisan, Wayne LaPierre

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 12/19/2012

PostScript: Ruth Marcus and fighting the NRA

Readers respond to her column encouraging the formation of a "sanity PAC."

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:42 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut shooting, Guns, PostScript

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Obama: From talk to action on gun violence

The hard part is turning all this anger and urgency into legislation that becomes law. And doing it quickly.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:59 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Connecticut shooting, gun control

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Newtown and the fog of incomplete information

Much was wrong in the first reports of what happened in Connecticut, as in Libya.

By Colbert I. King  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Connecticut shooting, Newtown, Susan Rice

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 12/17/2012

'Surely, we can do better than this'

There is a right to bear arms, but no right is absolute. When an elementary school is no longer sacrosanct, the laws must change.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:23 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Connecticut shooting, gun control, Michael Bloomberg

Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 12/14/2012

This time has to be different

After the Newtown shooting, the cowardice, the fear, the evasion and the political convenience must end.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  07:28 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut shooting, gun control

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 12/14/2012

After Newtown, wait first, then turn to politics.

Reacting to horrific events such as the Newtown shooting by turning to politics is in the finest patriotic tradition of this nation

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:15 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut shooting, gun control