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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., seated right, meets in his office with families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. Seated on sofa from left are David and Francine Wheeler, who lost their 6-year-old son Ben in the shooting, Katy Sherlach and her father Bill Sherlach, whose wife Mary Sherlach was killed. At far right is Mark Barden, father of victim Daniel Barden. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 3, 2013 | Blog

If we’re at a tipping point for movement against gun violence, it’s time to push harder than ever. Continue reading

Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn
April 26, 2013 | Blog

It’s become clear that Congress rarely has the voter in mind at all, unless that voter’s a cash-laden heavy hitter with the clout to keep an incumbent on the leash. Continue reading

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January 4, 2013

Bill reports on how the NRA and gun merchants keep any and all discussion of sensible gun control off the table. Continue reading

In this file photo The National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, speaks during a news conference in response to the Connecticut school shooting. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 4, 2013 | Blog

For many, the cure for gun violence seems to be more guns and bigger profits. Continue reading

The 2007 National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis. April 2007 (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
July 21, 2012 | On Democracy

The National Rifle Association has turned the Second Amendment of the Constitution into a “cruel and deadly hoax.” Continue reading

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July 20, 2012

In this essay, posted the day after the Colorado theater shooting a year ago, Bill talks about the price we pay for our pro-gun culture. Continue reading