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Joe Biden, Leon Panetta

The Pentagon is intent on pursuing its own global version of the Second Amendment.

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It's the wrong response to incidents like Newtown.

Rick Perlstein joins Bryce Covert and George Zornick to explore the serpentine shifts and strange bedfellows of gun control politics. 

Democrats introduced a gun control bill on the first day of the new Congress. But can they overcome the NRA?

A massive recent spike in gun sales has boosted Walmart’s flagging profits, making it the top seller of firearms and ammunition nationwide.

We have the ability to prevent another mass shooting. But do we have the will?

Roots of a Rampage

It's still unclear what motivated the Newtown shooter, but the small towns where such deadly outbursts tend to occur have some things in common.

A flag flies at half-mast in Newtown

In crafting laws after the horrifying killings in Connecticut, it’s crucial that we recognize our own collective trauma before we rush to act.

The Unbearable Elasticity of Gun Logic

For the gun lobby, Newtown was evidence that more guns are necessary.

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