Nation Topics - Guns and Gun Control

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Nation Topics - Guns and Gun Control


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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.


The massacre in Newtown struck the nation with grief, but kids have been getting killed by guns in massive numbers for years without much media attention.

December 19, 2012

Walmart hasn’t stopped the sale of a single gun in the wake of Sandy Hook, even though many other stores have. 

December 18, 2012

The urge to pull children from schools and arm oneself may be understandable, but we need to come together for solutions.

December 18, 2012

For re-use, over and over and over again.

December 18, 2012

There is an unusually large, organized drive for gun control after the murder at Sandy Hook Elementary.

December 17, 2012

The site of Friday’s massacre is also headquarters for a main gun lobbyist. 

December 17, 2012

The fear of losing children can help save them.

December 17, 2012

The NFL cannot be a force for nonviolence because its popularity is the perfect reflection of what we’ve become as a country.

December 17, 2012

An offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement has responded to the Connecticut massacre, calling for gun control policies that will save lives. 

December 17, 2012

The corporate group produces “model” legislation designed to prevent action. Even when mass killings demand it.

December 16, 2012