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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.

Congress has decided to grant the gun lobby its most fervent and irresponsible wish: blanket immunity from civil lawsuits.

As Brazilians vote on a historic measure to ban the sale of guns and
ammunition, foes of gun control have received help from a neighbor
to the north: the NRA.

The West, the future and the political price of gun control.

Blogs

The residents of Westchester and Rockland counties, New York, now have a resource to find out which of their neighbors is packing a gun.

December 26, 2012

Americans are flocking to the stores to hoard weapons in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, and those sales are enriching the NRA.

December 24, 2012

Coverage of Newtown, the great Walmart walkout and 2012's most valuable progressives.

December 22, 2012

Wayne LaPierre failed to offer a reasonable alternative to gun control—and worse, made his opposition seem downright villainish. 

December 21, 2012

Once again, the media has absolutely failed us in keeping our government accountable on gun policy.

December 21, 2012

During a press conference, the NRA's president seemed to blame everything for mass shootings in America, except guns.

December 21, 2012

At the federal and state levels, some politicians are encouragingly willing to tackle gun control.

December 20, 2012

Two interviews have new resonance since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

December 20, 2012

After the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, some companies are distancing themselves from guns.

December 20, 2012

In the wake of a national tragedy, how do we have a productive conversation about how to keep our country safe?

December 19, 2012