Tag: guns

Frida Berrigan: “Pow, Pow, Yous Are Dead!”

August 2016

Children, toy guns, and the real thing.

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.

Afternoon Cowboys

February 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 Health

June 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 Research

April 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 Pool

June 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 Funding

February 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 Society

February 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 Fullest

January 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 Guns

December 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.


August 2012

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 Nationwide

July 2012

The Aurora shooting gets the attention, but guns are going off everywhere.

Abhimanyu Das: Bat-Mythos

July 2012

Superhero ideology, Batman, and the Aurora shootings

Rob Spillman: Jury Duty

July 2012

A month on a Grand Jury reveals what happens when guns are cheap and easy to come by.