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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

Leading Catholic theologians, priests, nuns and former US ambassadors to the Vatican call on Ryan and others to back gun-safety legislation.

January 24, 2013

Afraid of big government taking away your guns? Here are six arguments you can use to defend yourself.

January 22, 2013

The lack of coverage of the New Mexico murders points to just how commonplace gun violence has become.

January 22, 2013

Strum, Ruger & Co., one of the largest gun companies in America and a major benefator to the NRA, is now asking customers to help fight gun control. 

January 18, 2013

In policy and rhetoric, the president laid out a strong opening gambit on reducing gun violence.

January 16, 2013

Reforms could disproportionately impact those most affected by gun violence.

January 15, 2013

Cracking down on high-powered guns is not a progressive issue but rather a “sanity issue” that Obama should take on now.

January 15, 2013

Key legislative leaders in the House and Senate are signaling pre-emptive surrender on an assault weapons ban. 

January 15, 2013

With the right continuing to clamor against gun control, we should remember their greatest recent PR victory—keeping the ATF from stopping Mexican gun-trafficking.

January 15, 2013

A strong set of reform proposals from an influential center-left think tank raises pressure on politicians to create real change.

January 14, 2013