gun control

Here's Why Gun Control Keeps Failing: Influence vs. Stamina

Recently, Appinions, an influence marketing company, released an infographic that helps explain the mechanics of the gun debate -- most notably, how the focus and devotion of the pro-gun lobby consistently trump the efforts of gun control advocates. Take a peek:

A Modest Gun Control Proposal: Use the Whole 2nd Amendment

Both President Obama's four-part gun control plan and the NRA's proposal to put armed guards in schools have severe shortcomings. To develop a third, better alternative, one might consider looking back to the specific wording of the Second Amendment.

Gun Ban Could Actually Be a Boon for Weapons Manufacturers

On Saturday, a coalition of "gun rights and conservative groups" will hold America's first nationwide "Gun Appreciation Day." But guess who isn't coming to the party: Gun manufacturers. And they may have millions of reasons not to protest stricter regulation of their products.

President Obama's Gun Control Proposals at a Glance

On Wednesday, President Obama unveiled his proposals for curbing gun violence in America. Some would require new laws, but the heart of his multi-pronged gun control plan lies in 23 executive orders that he has already issued. Here's the full list:

As the Gun Control Debate Heats Up, So Will This Stock

The Aurora, Colo., theater shooting re-energized the national argument on gun control. And whenever that happens, regardless of right, wrong, or the chance of a real national policy shift, gun sales tend to rise in the near term. And that presents an investing opportunity.

Pieces on Earth: Christmas 2011 Saw Record Gun Sales

In the movie "A Christmas Story," Ralphie had his sights set on just one gift: a Red Ryder BB gun. But many Americans this season clearly had heavier arms on their minds: Background checks on gun buyers hit a single-month record in December.

Starbucks Makes the Right Call on Gun Rights

Gun-rights advocates are holding meetings at Starbucks in San Francisco with their weapons in plain sight, which is legal. The coffee giant declined to remove them, because the "open-carry" activists aren't breaking any law. That logic is hard to argue with.