PostPartisan: Guns


Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 11/26/2013

George Zimmerman: A man and his guns

His antics are even more chilling in the wake of the report on the school massacre in Newtown, Conn.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:20 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Guns, sandy hook, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Obama’s ‘liberal’ August

August 2013, particularly Aug. 29, was a phenomenal month for liberals who worry the president couldn’t care less about the issues they care about.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:06 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Guns, LGBT

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 08/05/2013

'Insane' support for 'stand your ground' laws

There is nothing surprising about the stark divisions revealed in the Quinnipiac poll showing 53 percent support for "stand your ground" laws.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Eric Holder aims at Stand Your Ground laws

The attorney general is smart to shift focus from the Zimmerman trial to the absurd laws behind it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:54 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Santa Monica is no Newtown

Unlike Aurora and Newtown — or the mass shootings in Tucson, Virginia Tech, Fort Hood or Oak Creek — there has been a near-national silence on the carnage in Santa Monica.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:02 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Nutty D.C. gun march canceled

Adam Kokesh has done us all a favor.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:08 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Gun march leader's 'criminal' view of the law

If you don't think you should take the July 4 gun march seriously perhaps a television interview from May 9 will snap you out of it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:40 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 05/08/2013

Nutty gun march must not enter D.C.

While Adam Kokesh insists that violence isn't the protest's aim, the threat of it lurks on his blog.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:52 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 04/24/2013

The Senate protects terrorists

Terrorists have the Senate to thank for keeping the "Al Qaeda get yer guns" loophole open.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:54 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 04/22/2013

Heitkamp's trouble with Democrats

It was plainly apparent that Heitkamp was going to do the wrong thing on guns when she did the right thing on gays.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:34 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, Guns and gays, LGBT

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Obama and Giffords shame the Senate

Blunt, unsparing and truthful words about the cowardice of the world's greatest deliberative body.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:17 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Guns, Senate

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Stockman + guns and abortion = lunacy

I've grown accustomed to the lunacy that emanates from the far right on Capitol Hill. But a tweet promoting a new bumper sticker was a jaw-dropper.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:26 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Abortion, Congress, Guns, Republicans

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 09:50 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Why not arm the kids?

If one gun in the hands of, say, the principal is good, think of what hundreds of guns in the hands of students would do.

By Richard Cohen  |  09:50 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, nra

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Guns and immigration: Tale of two movements

The troubling difference in the momentum to get something done on gun violence and immigration is summed up in two headlines.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:56 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, immigration, Newtown

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Obama needs backup on guns

Imagine how much could get done if Obama's consistent calls for help from the American people on guns were backed up by a consistent flood of calls to Congress.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:49 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  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 03:21 PM ET, 03/15/2013

Ted Cruz: Smarter than a sixth-grader

Cruz has been in the Senate barely three months, but he has proved to be a first-class pain the butt.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:21 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, Senate, Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/13/2013

The Insiders: Gun politics won't produce new laws

Most of the new proposed gun laws only harass citizens who want to protect their families, their homes, and themselves.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, gun control, Guns, nra, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 02/04/2013

'Affirming' heckling? More like taken out of context.

My colleague Erik Wemple had it wrong about how I characterized a video from a meeting on guns in Connecticut.

By Dana Milbank  |  12:52 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Guns, Newtown

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Nonsense from Gun Owners of America

Andrea Mitchell's interview with Erich Pratt of Gun Owners of America was a revealing look at the fevered thinking within the gun-rights movement.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:08 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Guns

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 12:41 PM ET, 12/21/2012

The NRA's insane idea about more guns in schools

The organization has forfeited the right to be taken seriously on matters of public policy.

By Eugene Robinson  |  12:41 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, Newtown, nra

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 11:34 AM ET, 12/21/2012

The NRA's bold blame game

The organization's bottom line isn't surprising. But its lack of humility is bold.

By Marisa Bellack  |  11:34 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, newtown shooting, nra

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Gun-buyback stimulus gains ground

Reps. Gerry Connolly and Ted Deutch want to attach a $200 million gun-buyback program to any "fiscal cliff" deal.

By Matt Miller  |  06:38 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, fiscal cliff, Gun buyback, Guns

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 12/20/2012

PostScript: Zakaria and the call for fewer guns

Readers respond to the columnist's call for stricter gun laws.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  06:11 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Guns, PostScript

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 03:52 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Horror at Sandy Hook Elementary

We've been here before. But what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn., this morning was frighteningly different.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:52 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Guns, school shooting