PostPartisan: gun control


Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 11/25/2013

No time for Sandy Hook Elementary School horror

The massacre in Newtown last December happened so quickly.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:42 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 07/17/2013

The Insiders: The White House doesn't have a plan. Do they know it?

According to the New York Times, President Obama's ineffectiveness on issues ranging from Syria to health care is actually a "calculated presidential approach." Does anyone actually believe this?

By Ed Rogers  |  01:56 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 05/07/2013

Washington's inability to keep pace

New 3-D printers create plastic guns and human tissue

By Carter Eskew  |  09:50 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 04/18/2013

The Insiders: The president's Sandy Hook exploitation fails

President Obama used the Sandy Hook families as props and lobbyists to try and fight a Washington legislative battle that was not their fight.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:31 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 04/12/2013

The Senate's bill is just the beginning on gun control

The bill is just good — not great.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  08:02 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)

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)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 03/25/2013

The Insiders: Ineffective approaches to 2014

Mayor Bloomberg and Karl Rove may have approached their new respective political initiatives in a way that diminishes their effectiveness.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:14 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 03/14/2013

The Insiders: CPAC needs to stay on message with the economy

The annual conference is still relevant, but it needs to focus on the problems we face and the solutions conservatives can offer.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:38 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Always leave the president's kids alone

The lives of a president's children, particularly minor children, should be out of bounds for public discussion.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  04:51 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 01/16/2013

How gun control is another front in the far right's war on science

Obama’s call for research counters an impulse that has perverted our broader political debate.

By James Downie  |  02:20 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Three strikes for the NRA

Strike three came this morning when the NRA released an ad that pulled President Obama's two daughters into the national gun debate.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:44 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)

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)

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)

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 12/27/2012

The NRA's party stories

What seems like a story about the gun lobby is really about how our political parties work now.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:51 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)