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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.

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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