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Victim of gun violence

Gun control advocates can take a page from Harry Truman’s long struggle for public health insurance. 

NOLA Shooting

But I’m not giving up on this precious, important city. America shouldn’t either.

Wayne LaPierre

Deride the NRA's spokesman all you want, but his group is close to gutting gun control legislation in Congress.

School police

After Newtown, policy-makers are making schools more like prisons—at the expense of those they should be protecting.

Gun rights advocates

Opponents of gun control spent the last twenty years undermining local approaches to gun policy.

Gun and ammunition

It’s time to end the sale of military-style assault weapons to civilians.

Democrats like Joe Biden were responsible for some of the worst laws behind mass incarceration. Whatever our response to gun violence, a new war on crime is not the answer.

Will Obama's order to increase "school resource officers" funnel more of our students through the school-to-prison pipeline?

Let's face the truth: anyone with a gun can be a "bad guy." What we need is fewer guns, period.

Toy soldiers

The Roberts Court has shifted away from the very collective values and ideas that will be necessary to enact—and uphold—crucial policies on guns and mental health.

Blogs

There is no mention of the easy purchase of the weapon or any relevant other factors.

April 3, 2014

It’s not about his record: it’s part of a longstanding effort to make discussion of gun violence taboo, and to keep the gun industry unregulated. 

March 18, 2014

There's only one solution to the American obsession with personal safety: more guns.

February 25, 2014

The Stand Your Ground defense is being used to justify another senseless murder. 

February 4, 2014

Despite increased security programs, school shootings persist.

February 3, 2014

Gun violence is a public health issue.

January 27, 2014

A troubled person appeared to attack the White House, and was shot to death—in 1976. Back then, a less fearful time, it didn’t become a national obsession.

October 4, 2013

The battle against Stand Your Ground has migrated to the Midwest and students are in the trenches.

October 4, 2013

What's the point of having a background check system if all you need to purchase a gun is an e-mail address?

September 27, 2013