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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

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

With the right continuing to clamor against gun control, we should remember their greatest recent PR victory—keeping the ATF from stopping Mexican gun-trafficking.

January 15, 2013

A strong set of reform proposals from an influential center-left think tank raises pressure on politicians to create real change.

January 14, 2013