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“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.

CeaseFire Chicago, pioneered by an infectious disease expert, has been heralded as an unprecedented success. Will a summer spike in homicides threaten the program in other cities where it is just taking hold?

Mitt Romney at the NRA convention

Yes, the NRA and ALEC pushed pro-gun bills, but they were helped in many instances by Democrats too afraid to take on one of the culture war’s signal issues.

Trayvon Martin rally

As long as black men are assumed to be armed and dangerous, Stand Your Ground laws will produce more Trayvon Martins.

Trayvon Martin

Here's what we know about the groups that help fund ALEC, the organization that drafted the law that keeps Trayvon Martin’s killer free.

An interview with Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz, directors of a new documentary on the shocking prevalence of violent crimes in inner-city America.

The drug war in Mexico has hit affluent, formerly stable cities that were once protected from the violence. The US's role in this? Supplying the weapons and demanding the drugs.

Blogs

Thanks to an effort by Everytown for Gun Safety, the NRA will now not be the only group asking candidates for their positions on gun control.

July 7, 2014

“The slackening of state gun regulations has all the absurdity of a joke, but none of the humor.”

June 23, 2014

Conservative militants struck in Las Vegas and Georgia over the weekend. 

June 9, 2014

Just a day after his son was killed, Richard Martinez asked people across the country to send postcards to their elected representatives with the simple phrase “Not one more.”

June 4, 2014

Unsurprisingly, men’s rights advocates learned nothing from the Isla Vista shooting.

June 3, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on gun violence. 

May 29, 2014

Fingers crossed they’re the good kind.

May 20, 2014

The NRA quietly approved bills that would prohibit convicted abusers from possessing firearms, after years of opposing such legislation.

May 8, 2014

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