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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.

Sandy Hook Vigil

Three hundred million firearms are already in circulation in the United States. We need gun control solutions that deal with that reality.

Protesters

The NRA’s dire warnings that the president is a threat to the Second Amendment are bogus—but profitable.

El país ha sido sacudido por dos asesinatos masivos en quince días, pero la posibilidad de restringir la circulación de armas sigue siendo tan remota como antes.

Gun Control? Dream On.

As the country reels from two mass shootings in two weeks, meaningful gun restrictions feel as far away as ever.

Guns and Mental Illness: Tragedies in Waiting

There is a certain kind of madness in peddling guns to Americans while dismantling our mental health system.

Blogs

The youth-driven Gun Violence Prevention Task Force aims to delineate reasonable but meaningful solutions.

January 14, 2013

For all the droning on about US gun violence, it would be good to hear someone drone on just a bit about US drones.

January 11, 2013

An editorial by a newspaper in Kern County, where a school shooter armed with an old shotgun injured one person, praises California’s strict gun laws.

January 11, 2013

Implore the NRA to stop its campaign of lies about the ATT, stop interfering in US foreign policy and stop helping human rights abusers overseas get weapons.

January 10, 2013

With the public approval of the NRA falling, Biden and Obama must push forward on gun control now.

January 10, 2013

Ronald Reagan was an early adopter of, and key propagandist for, gun culture's vigilante turn.

January 10, 2013

Details emerging this week in court about July’s mass shooting show multiple ways the tragedy could have been averted. 

January 9, 2013

Enough is enough: we must wrest control of public safety policy from gun manufacturers. 

January 4, 2013

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