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Will Obama's order to increase "school resource officers" funnel more of our students through the school-to-prison pipeline?

Let's face the truth: anyone with a gun can be a "bad guy." What we need is fewer guns, period.

Toy soldiers

The Roberts Court has shifted away from the very collective values and ideas that will be necessary to enact—and uphold—crucial policies on guns and mental health.

Joe Biden, Leon Panetta

The Pentagon is intent on pursuing its own global version of the Second Amendment.

handgun

It's the wrong response to incidents like Newtown.

Rick Perlstein joins Bryce Covert and George Zornick to explore the serpentine shifts and strange bedfellows of gun control politics. 

Democrats introduced a gun control bill on the first day of the new Congress. But can they overcome the NRA?

A massive recent spike in gun sales has boosted Walmart’s flagging profits, making it the top seller of firearms and ammunition nationwide.

We have the ability to prevent another mass shooting. But do we have the will?

Blogs

Everything you need to know about the gun control package being debated this week, including what might get weakened. 

April 9, 2013

Police respond very quickly to mass shootings, and bigger magazines means more deaths. 

March 28, 2013

A small-town North Carolina newspaper apologized in the most craven way imaginable for its open records request to find the number of concealed carry permits in the community.

February 27, 2013

New polling suggests Rahm Emanuel isn't playing in Chicago. Here's why—and why the national media should pay attention.

February 27, 2013

Robin Kelly's resounding victory in Illinois' special election for US House is a blow to pro-gun hawks nationwide. 

February 27, 2013

A progressive group’s message reminds viewers that the Kentucky senator is taking money from the industry.

February 25, 2013

The arrest of a Sovereign Citizens Movement sympathizer points to the rise of militia groups with access to weapons.

February 22, 2013

Jack-booted thugs are here to take away your guns.

February 19, 2013

Highlights from The Nation's coverage of the State of the Union Address.

February 17, 2013

Newtown shooter Adam Lanza's mother has been painted as a victim, yet she was the one who bought an arsenal of guns, taught Adam to shoot them and left them close at hand.

February 15, 2013