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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

Standing your ground has never been so easy.

July 23, 2013

The question we are avoiding: Is the right to bear arms worth all the death?

May 10, 2013

The state’s recent legislation turns its gun-buyback program into a recycling initiative and underscores the necessity for federal action. 

May 2, 2013

The New York Times columnist chastises President Obama for his failure to deal with other pols, ignoring the huge flaws of a system based on silent filibusters and fundraisers.

April 25, 2013

There ought to be a response to violence besides callous indifference and total social warfare.

April 21, 2013

The defeat of President Obama’s gun-control package indicates that lessons from history have been insufficiently learned.

April 20, 2013

 The Senate's rejection of universal background checks should be the start of a popular movement to hold our leaders accountable.

April 18, 2013

A proposal backed by 90 percent of the American people and a majority of Senators won't become law. Why?

April 17, 2013

Changes in language and poison pill amendments could throw gun control off the tracks. 

April 16, 2013

In a blast of blarney, Biden gives Scarborough an ego boost and a possible campaign ad.

April 12, 2013