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Howard Schultz, Starbucks Appreciation Day: Gun owners who pack in public are no longer welcome in Starbucks.

If you’re like me, you have probably spent more than one sleepless night pacing the floor, shaking your head, and crying “When? When will Starbucks …

Even After Navy Yard Shooting, Silence on Gun Control

A week after the Navy Yard shoot­ings left 13 people dead just blocks from the U.S. Cap­it­ol, there is little talk of gun con­trol on Cap­it­ol Hill.<p>…

Why gun control laws won't change - The Washington Post

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Guns, the Navy Yard and the Media: Echoes of an anguished debate

After a long, depressing day following the carnage at the Washington Navy Yard, I woke up yesterday to this Politico headline: “After shooting, talk turns to gun control.”<p>“Gun Control Debate Reignited in Washington,” said an MSNBC headline.<p>That is the media’s default response after a mass shooting, …

Navy Yard Shooting Sparks Debate Over Congress' Focus On Gun Control Vs. Mental Health Legislation (TELL US)

When gunfire erupted at the Washington, D.C. navy yard on Monday, so did the debate over our nation's gun control policies, legislation which allowed the shooter, Aaron Alexis, to obtain a gun in the first place.<p>The following day, president Obama called on Congress to revisit the issue, saying that …

Starbucks should stick to coffee and leave guns alone

Tuesday's letter from the Starbucks CEO asking gun owners to leave their guns at home is political and horribly misguided<p>We all mourn the events at Washington's Navy Yard on Monday that left 13 people dead, but knee-jerk reactions like that of Starbucks are not effective.<br>After three years of …

Keeping guns away from people with mental illness is a complex issue

WASHINGTON — For years, federal and state governments have struggled to build a background check system that can keep guns out of the hands of mentally troubled people.<p>Monday's mass shooting at the Navy Yard shows that goal remains elusive.<p>The National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or …