One side of the debate focused on K Street, while the other focused on advertising.
What do you get for fighting the gun extremists? Emails about your kids, and online pictures of a knife stuck in your bloody skull. A terrifying story.
Honduras has a gun problem, but its presidential candidates won't discuss it
It's election season in the murder capital of the world. And presidential candidates won't even discuss guns.
In the November 25th issue of the magazine, I wrote about the spectacle of Piers Morgan's gun control crusade, which required watching a brain-melting number of hours of Morgan's CNN show. So here are some of the most egregious moments from his past year of tabloidism as activism:
Attempts to draw parallels between our political debates and Nazi Germany are, as is often lamented, a dime a dozen in contemporary discourse. Rarely, however, do they run to more than 200 pages, plus bibliography.
Terry McAuliffe got an 'F' from the gun lobby—and never hid from it
When a con-control pol goes down, it's interpreted as an NRA triumph. But when a guy with an NRA F rating wins, why doesn't it register?
Inexplicably, Shannon Watts was not looking miserable when I met her yesterday in Washington, even though the Beltway media’s been telling her she’s supposed to be. Watts, a former business executive and mother of five from Indianapolis, is the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a group that sprang up after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December and has since grown to more than 100,000 members, with chapters in every state.
Not much more than a year ago, Jessica Ghawi, an effervescent college student and aspiring sports broadcaster, was shot and killed with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle by a gunman at a movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora. Her mother and stepfather went to work full-time for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence a few months later, after the Newtown shootings. They were crushed when the U.S.
Why Michael Bloomberg has gone all-in on a Colorado race
Angela Giron, one of two Colorado state senators who is up for a recall election on Sept. 10 as a result of voting for new gun restrictions earlier this year, did not hesitate when I asked her over the weekend what the recall meant for New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and the rest of the national gun-control movement.
Legislation to expand background checks for gun purchases is still stalled in the Senate. In my optimistic piece on the future of the gun control movement last spring, I had reported that proponents were hoping to bring back the Manchin-Toomey amendment to close the gun-show loophole, in a somewhat revised form, in the weeks prior to the August recess, assuming that immigration reform had passed by then. Well, of course immigration reform still has a ways to go.