Newtown

Gun Shy

Wayne LaPierre’s surprisingly delicate psyche

Funny thing about the NRA's Wayne LaPierre: He doesn't much like guns. Or people. Here’s why the gun lobby doesn’t care about finding a more cuddly spokesperson.

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Hunters Have an NRA Problem

At what point does standing with the NRA become riskier than speaking out against it?

At what point does standing with the NRA become riskier than speaking out against it?

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When I read the solution offered by Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the National Rifle Association, to the ever-growing number of massacres at schools—that we need “good guys” with guns to protect us from “bad guys” with guns—I initially thought he was joking, a bad joke, yet joking nonetheless.

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If it were up to the public, Obama's plan would sail through Congress.

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Several high-profile Democratic governors seem to think gun control is no longer an issue to avoid. Will they be proven right?

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The well-intentioned people of Southington, Conn., are only going to make things worse.

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Why President Obama is smart to team up with the store that liberals love to hate.

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Just a few weeks ago, Beltway tongues were gossiping about Vice President Joe Biden being a second-term neuter. See, for instance, the Politico article, "Joe Biden waits on sidelines," which opened like this: "Vice President Joe Biden walked the halls of Congress and hosted top-level talks at Blair House during the last fiscal showdown. This time, he’s roaming the aisles of Costco." Then, all of a sudden, Obama gave Biden charge of the gun violence task force he formed in the wake of the Newtown massacre.

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If President Obama is counting on a new wave of popular support to help push stricter gun laws through Congress -- as he said he was on Sunday -- then he might want to take a closer look at the latest opinion polls. While the public is more amenable to new gun laws than it was before the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, there hasn't been a fundamental shift in its attitudes toward gun rights and specific gun-control laws.

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