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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

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

The massacre in Newtown struck the nation with grief, but kids have been getting killed by guns in massive numbers for years without much media attention.

December 19, 2012

Walmart hasn’t stopped the sale of a single gun in the wake of Sandy Hook, even though many other stores have. 

December 18, 2012