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Joe Biden, Leon Panetta

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

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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?

Roots of a Rampage

It's still unclear what motivated the Newtown shooter, but the small towns where such deadly outbursts tend to occur have some things in common.

A flag flies at half-mast in Newtown

In crafting laws after the horrifying killings in Connecticut, it’s crucial that we recognize our own collective trauma before we rush to act.

The Unbearable Elasticity of Gun Logic

For the gun lobby, Newtown was evidence that more guns are necessary.

Blogs

A mother buries her fourth child lost to gun violence as we as a nation continue to avoid a real solution. 

January 29, 2013

Politicians continue to discuss the issue—will the press do its part to cover gun violence?

January 29, 2013

Leading Catholic theologians, priests, nuns and former US ambassadors to the Vatican call on Ryan and others to back gun-safety legislation.

January 24, 2013

Afraid of big government taking away your guns? Here are six arguments you can use to defend yourself.

January 22, 2013

The lack of coverage of the New Mexico murders points to just how commonplace gun violence has become.

January 22, 2013

Strum, Ruger & Co., one of the largest gun companies in America and a major benefator to the NRA, is now asking customers to help fight gun control. 

January 18, 2013

In policy and rhetoric, the president laid out a strong opening gambit on reducing gun violence.

January 16, 2013

Reforms could disproportionately impact those most affected by gun violence.

January 15, 2013

Cracking down on high-powered guns is not a progressive issue but rather a “sanity issue” that Obama should take on now.

January 15, 2013

Key legislative leaders in the House and Senate are signaling pre-emptive surrender on an assault weapons ban. 

January 15, 2013