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CeaseFire Chicago, pioneered by an infectious disease expert, has been heralded as an unprecedented success. Will a summer spike in homicides threaten the program in other cities where it is just taking hold?

Mitt Romney at the NRA convention

Yes, the NRA and ALEC pushed pro-gun bills, but they were helped in many instances by Democrats too afraid to take on one of the culture war’s signal issues.

Trayvon Martin rally

As long as black men are assumed to be armed and dangerous, Stand Your Ground laws will produce more Trayvon Martins.

Trayvon Martin

Here's what we know about the groups that help fund ALEC, the organization that drafted the law that keeps Trayvon Martin’s killer free.

An interview with Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz, directors of a new documentary on the shocking prevalence of violent crimes in inner-city America.

The drug war in Mexico has hit affluent, formerly stable cities that were once protected from the violence. The US's role in this? Supplying the weapons and demanding the drugs.

Gunned down in Tucson, shot to death at the Pentagon and blown away at the Holocaust Museum, as well as in Wichita, Knoxville, Pittsburgh, Brockton and Okaloosa County, Florida, the landscape of America is littered with bodies.

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.

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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

In his State of the Union address, the president reminded us that “deficit reduction is not an economic plan.” Will he be able to hold off the austerity-mongerers?

February 13, 2013

The president should condemn violence at home, and hold himself accountable for violence abroad, as well. 

February 8, 2013

New polling shows McConnell is vulnerable on his gun industry money and anti-gun law stance. 

February 8, 2013

Viral videos speak louder than words on gun violence, Scientology and the “God Made a Farmer” Super Bowl ad.

February 7, 2013

As the Washington media gleefully covers the skeet shooting photo, real issues like joblessness get left left by the wayside.
 

February 5, 2013

This week: immigrants cross the US-Mexico border using GPS and poetry, US-trained armies around the world commit attrocities and pundits and politicians shoot themselves in the foot on gun control, among other topics.

February 1, 2013

Although the media rightly continue to cover gun control, not every outlet gets its facts right on the effectiveness of the lapsed assault weapons ban.

February 1, 2013

Because, freedom. Duh. 

January 29, 2013