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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.

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.

Blogs

In his State of the Union address, the president reminded us that “deficit reduction is not an economic plan.” Will he be able to hold off the austerity-mongerers?

February 13, 2013

The president should condemn violence at home, and hold himself accountable for violence abroad, as well. 

February 8, 2013

New polling shows McConnell is vulnerable on his gun industry money and anti-gun law stance. 

February 8, 2013

Viral videos speak louder than words on gun violence, Scientology and the “God Made a Farmer” Super Bowl ad.

February 7, 2013

As the Washington media gleefully covers the skeet shooting photo, real issues like joblessness get left left by the wayside.
 

February 5, 2013

This week: immigrants cross the US-Mexico border using GPS and poetry, US-trained armies around the world commit attrocities and pundits and politicians shoot themselves in the foot on gun control, among other topics.

February 1, 2013

Although the media rightly continue to cover gun control, not every outlet gets its facts right on the effectiveness of the lapsed assault weapons ban.

February 1, 2013

Because, freedom. Duh. 

January 29, 2013

A mother buries her fourth child lost to gun violence as we as a nation continue to avoid a real solution. 

January 29, 2013

Politicians continue to discuss the issue—will the press do its part to cover gun violence?

January 29, 2013