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Sandy Hook Vigil

Three hundred million firearms are already in circulation in the United States. We need gun control solutions that deal with that reality.

Protesters

The NRA’s dire warnings that the president is a threat to the Second Amendment are bogus—but profitable.

El país ha sido sacudido por dos asesinatos masivos en quince días, pero la posibilidad de restringir la circulación de armas sigue siendo tan remota como antes.

Gun Control? Dream On.

As the country reels from two mass shootings in two weeks, meaningful gun restrictions feel as far away as ever.

Guns and Mental Illness: Tragedies in Waiting

There is a certain kind of madness in peddling guns to Americans while dismantling our mental health system.

“We want a movement,” says the mother of the teen who was killed by cops.

A memorial in Aurora, Colorado

James Holmes’s rampage was horrifying, but it was not unfathomable.

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