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Guns and Gun Control

Guns and Gun Control news and analysis from The Nation

  • January 10, 2011

    Arizona Faces ‘Lethal Combination’ of Guns and Hate Speech

    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.

    Democracy Now!

  • October 3, 2010

    Red Guns, Blue Crime

    A new report by Mayors Against Illegal Guns debunks the idea that more guns lead to less crime.

    Ari Berman

  • July 12, 2010

    Vanden Heuvel on Guns, Jobs and 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.

    Both Sides Now

  • February 13, 2010

    Justice at Last?

    Justice may finally be imaginable for Edna Glover and her family. The charred remains of her son Henry were discovered in the burnt hulk of a car on a levee overlooking the Mississippi River a week after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. But she'd never gotten any answers. 

    Esther Kaplan

  • August 21, 2009

    Gun-Toting Town Hall Tactics

    Americans who've been bringing guns to public meetings about healthcare reform are really just responding to a media-wide casting call for crazies.

    Dan Bischoff


  • April 15, 2009

    Blowback at the Border

    Drug prohibition and unregulated guns gave us the Mexican drug wars.

    Peter Schrag

  • March 10, 2009

    DC Voting Rights Debacle

    The Democrats fail to stop a draconian gun amendment from being attached to an otherwise worthwhile bill backing representation for DC citizens.

    Greg Kaufmann

  • April 17, 2008

    Arms and the Right

    Two books dissect the contentious, confusing debate over gun control and the frequently misinterpreted Second Amendment.

    Daniel Lazare

  • April 26, 2007

    Virg. Tech: Only Connect

    The Virginia Tech shootings should prompt us to rethink our approach toward guns, the media and mental health.

    Bruce Shapiro

  • April 19, 2007

    Story Lines at Virginia Tech

    The desire to impose a narrative on chaotic events leaves the meaning of the Virginia Tech shootings up for grabs.

    Bruce Shapiro