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Bullet hole

Why we avoid talking about the one thing that might stop the next bloodbath

UCSB shooting

Our communities are bearing the brunt of gun violence while corporate executives reap the financial rewards.

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.

Blogs

The NRA‘s biggest red herring.

September 24, 2013

It’s time to do something about our national gun crisis.

September 23, 2013

The New York Times runs a correction about Navy Yards shooter Aaron Alexis’s attempts to buy an assault rifle, but the central question remains.

September 20, 2013

What will it take for Congress to finally act? Probably not another shooting, even in its backyard. 

September 16, 2013

When one side of an election fight is led by conspiratorial maniacs with guns, it’s hard for the good guys to win.

September 13, 2013

With vetoes, New Jersey’s governor indicates that he is looking out for himself in the 2016 primaries instead of his constituents. 

August 19, 2013

National voices in the gun control debate are pressuring New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on gun control.

August 13, 2013

A series of gun bills are sitting on the desk of the New Jersey governor, who likes to project a law-and-order image, but who is ever-mindful of national Republican politics as he contemplates a 2016 presidential run.

August 7, 2013

As grassroots organizers mobilize across the country for stronger gun control, the Senate majority leader throws down a crucial marker. 

August 1, 2013

Pushing back against the NRA campaign to weaken gun control in states across the country. 

July 24, 2013