Tag: gun control
Lois Beckett: How Much Could Obama’s Gun Moves Affect Gun Violence?January 2016
Nobody knows if simply explaining current law more clearly will save lives.
Amy Brill: To Be Communicated in Every HomeOctober 2015
A mother reflects on fears and stark statistics, following another school shooting.
Venkat Srinivasan: Meeting Evil with ForceOctober 2014
How did we get here? Where we feel guns protect more lives than they destroy?
Lois Beckett: Fact-Checking FeinsteinSeptember 2014
The senator says 'the evidence is clear: the ban worked.'
Lois Beckett: Gun Control Groups Rethink Assault Weapons BanSeptember 2014
A decade after the ban expired, gun control groups say that focusing on other policies will save more American lives.
Lois Beckett: Democrats Push to Restart CDC Funding for Gun Violence ResearchMay 2014
Would universal background checks—the most popular and prominent gun control policy proposal—actually reduce gun violence?
Minhee Cho: Gun Violence in AmericaMay 2014
America v. gun control, ctd.
Lois Beckett: Why Don’t We Know How Many People Are Shot Each Year in America?May 2014
Gun murders have decreased in recent years, but is it because of a drop shootings, or an improvement in the number of victims that E.R. doctors can save?
Lois Beckett: Now, You Can’t Ban Guns at the Public PoolJune 2013
The latest victory in a long-standing push to deny cities the power to regulate guns.
Lois Beckett: Kansas Gov. Insists it’s OK to Ignore Federal Gun LawsMay 2013
Governor Sam Brownback rejects Washington's argument that his state's gun laws are blatantly unconstitutional.
Lois Beckett: NullificationMay 2013
How states are making it a felony to enforce federal gun laws.
Re-imagining DissentMarch 2013
The Nation columnist and law professor on dissent, privatization, and the future of racial equity.
Mark Rosenberg: What Researchers Learned About Gun Violence Before Congress Killed FundingFebruary 2013
ProPublica interviews the CDC's Mark Rosenberg about the data on gun control.
Joaquin Sapien: How the NRA Undermined Congress’ Last Push for Gun ControlJanuary 2013
For Obama's gun control proposals to succeed, Congress must learn the NRA's past tactics.
Suevon Lee: Five Federal Policies on Guns You’ve Never Heard OfJanuary 2013
It's not just states that have relaxed gun laws. Federal lawmakers have come up with a few of their own.
Joaquin Sapien: Mass Shootings Do Little to Change State Gun LawsJanuary 2013
A rundown of gun control in states affected by mass shootings.
Stephan Salisbury: Police Shootings Echo NationwideJuly 2012
The Aurora shooting gets the attention, but guns are going off everywhere.
Katie Ryder: AuroraJuly 2012
Chance, survival, and what we wish could be true.
Jina Moore: Colorado, Gun Control and the Great American MalaiseJuly 2012
Can we afford to be this cynical?
Rob Spillman: Jury DutyJuly 2012
A month on a Grand Jury reveals what happens when guns are cheap and easy to come by.