Afternoon CowboysFebruary 2015
“Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum. Straight out of a Western movie.” He handed it over to Brady, who gripped the black rubber handle and ran a finger on the sleek, cold metal barrel.
Lois Beckett: Violence and Mental HealthJune 2014
An interview with behavioral health expert Dr. Jeffrey Swanson, who studies the relationship between mental illness and violence.
Lois Beckett: Republicans Say No to CDC Gun Violence ResearchApril 2014
Giving the CDC money for gun violence research is a “request to fund propaganda,” a Georgia congressman says.
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.
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.
Robert Reich: The Minimum Wage, Guns, Healthcare, and the Meaning of a Decent SocietyFebruary 2013
The critical questions we face call for us to think about the kind of society we want to have.
Robert Reich: Debt Ceiling and Guns: Using Presidential Authority to the FullestJanuary 2013
President Obama should take full advantage of his power to avoid the debt ceiling and curb gun violence.
Marie Myung-Ok Lee: The End of GunsDecember 2012
We don’t have to imagine what a nation cleansed of guns would look like—plenty of other countries can show us. One writer recalls her year in gun-less South Korea.
They were followed by a group in tropical wear, slipping and sliding, trying to prevent their ill-fitting thong sandals from flying off. A smaller group had chosen winter wear, rolling up the block like juiced up ticks, draped in coats and jackets.
Stephan Salisbury: Police Shootings Echo NationwideJuly 2012
The Aurora shooting gets the attention, but guns are going off everywhere.
Abhimanyu Das: Bat-MythosJuly 2012
Superhero ideology, Batman, and the Aurora shootings
Rob Spillman: Jury DutyJuly 2012
A month on a Grand Jury reveals what happens when guns are cheap and easy to come by.