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Congress has decided to grant the gun lobby its most fervent and irresponsible wish: blanket immunity from civil lawsuits.

As Brazilians vote on a historic measure to ban the sale of guns and
ammunition, foes of gun control have received help from a neighbor
to the north: the NRA.

The West, the future and the political price of gun control.

In the late summer and fall of 1997, small news leaks began appearing
that Mayor Edward Rendell of Philadelphia (who is now governor of
Pennsylvania) was thinking about suing the firearms indus

America remains a global shopping center for terrorists and others.

Terrorists and gun smugglers like to buy guns in America because of
the abundant inventory at gun shops and gun shows, and the laxity of US
gun-law enforcement.

Michael Bellesiles, the historian accused of research falsification in
his book Arming America, a study of gun culture, announced on
October 25 that he was resigning from Emory Universit

With sniper suspect now in jail,
DAs are fighting tooth and nail.
They're in a monumental race
To see who gets to try this case

There's a joke circulating on the Internet: A grandmother overhears her
5-year-old granddaughter playing "wedding." The wedding vows go like
this: "You have the right to remain silent.

It's filling the grassroots role once played by the Christian
Coalition.

Blogs

The NRA‘s biggest red herring.

September 24, 2013

It’s time to do something about our national gun crisis.

September 23, 2013

The New York Times runs a correction about Navy Yards shooter Aaron Alexis’s attempts to buy an assault rifle, but the central question remains.

September 20, 2013

What will it take for Congress to finally act? Probably not another shooting, even in its backyard. 

September 16, 2013

When one side of an election fight is led by conspiratorial maniacs with guns, it’s hard for the good guys to win.

September 13, 2013

With vetoes, New Jersey’s governor indicates that he is looking out for himself in the 2016 primaries instead of his constituents. 

August 19, 2013

National voices in the gun control debate are pressuring New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on gun control.

August 13, 2013

A series of gun bills are sitting on the desk of the New Jersey governor, who likes to project a law-and-order image, but who is ever-mindful of national Republican politics as he contemplates a 2016 presidential run.

August 7, 2013

As grassroots organizers mobilize across the country for stronger gun control, the Senate majority leader throws down a crucial marker. 

August 1, 2013

Pushing back against the NRA campaign to weaken gun control in states across the country. 

July 24, 2013