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The shootings underscore that a strong social compact is the only real route to safety.

Has it really come to this: an uphill battle to ban a gun that has no purpose except to kill thirty-three people before anyone can stop you?

Jeff Biggers appears on Democracy Now! to talk about the assassination attempt on Congresswoman Giffords in Arizona, what it was like to grow up in a "gun state," and how this act of violence might impact the state of Arizona.

Guest-host Both Sides Now, Katrina vanden Heuvel takes on former Bush/Cheney aide Mary Matalin about gun control and why she would take "porno economics" over the Republicans' stimulus efforts any day.

Americans who've been bringing guns to public meetings about healthcare reform are really just responding to a media-wide casting call for crazies.

Drug prohibition and unregulated guns gave us the Mexican drug wars.

The Democrats fail to stop a draconian gun amendment from being attached to an otherwise worthwhile bill backing representation for DC citizens.

Two books dissect the contentious, confusing debate over gun control and the frequently misinterpreted Second Amendment.

The Virginia Tech shootings should prompt us to rethink our approach toward guns, the media and mental health.

The desire to impose a narrative on chaotic events leaves the meaning of
the Virginia Tech shootings up for grabs.

Blogs

The NRA‘s biggest red herring.

September 24, 2013

It’s time to do something about our national gun crisis.

September 23, 2013

The New York Times runs a correction about Navy Yards shooter Aaron Alexis’s attempts to buy an assault rifle, but the central question remains.

September 20, 2013

What will it take for Congress to finally act? Probably not another shooting, even in its backyard. 

September 16, 2013

When one side of an election fight is led by conspiratorial maniacs with guns, it’s hard for the good guys to win.

September 13, 2013

With vetoes, New Jersey’s governor indicates that he is looking out for himself in the 2016 primaries instead of his constituents. 

August 19, 2013

National voices in the gun control debate are pressuring New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on gun control.

August 13, 2013

A series of gun bills are sitting on the desk of the New Jersey governor, who likes to project a law-and-order image, but who is ever-mindful of national Republican politics as he contemplates a 2016 presidential run.

August 7, 2013

As grassroots organizers mobilize across the country for stronger gun control, the Senate majority leader throws down a crucial marker. 

August 1, 2013

Pushing back against the NRA campaign to weaken gun control in states across the country. 

July 24, 2013