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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.

Gunned down in Tucson, shot to death at the Pentagon and blown away at the Holocaust Museum, as well as in Wichita, Knoxville, Pittsburgh, Brockton and Okaloosa County, Florida, the landscape of America is littered with bodies.

Blogs

Everything you need to know about the gun control package being debated this week, including what might get weakened. 

April 9, 2013

Police respond very quickly to mass shootings, and bigger magazines means more deaths. 

March 28, 2013

A small-town North Carolina newspaper apologized in the most craven way imaginable for its open records request to find the number of concealed carry permits in the community.

February 27, 2013

New polling suggests Rahm Emanuel isn't playing in Chicago. Here's why—and why the national media should pay attention.

February 27, 2013

Robin Kelly's resounding victory in Illinois' special election for US House is a blow to pro-gun hawks nationwide. 

February 27, 2013

A progressive group’s message reminds viewers that the Kentucky senator is taking money from the industry.

February 25, 2013

The arrest of a Sovereign Citizens Movement sympathizer points to the rise of militia groups with access to weapons.

February 22, 2013

Jack-booted thugs are here to take away your guns.

February 19, 2013

Highlights from The Nation's coverage of the State of the Union Address.

February 17, 2013

Newtown shooter Adam Lanza's mother has been painted as a victim, yet she was the one who bought an arsenal of guns, taught Adam to shoot them and left them close at hand.

February 15, 2013