Reading Time: 6 minutes Legal weed blocks users from buying guns, as state cannabis laws come into conflict with the federal gun background check system.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Even if background checks legislation passes, it won’t detect a gun owner’s potential for doing spectacularly reckless things.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Red flags laws may prevent gun violence as well as suicides, but they also introduce civil rights concerns that will likely lead to court challenges.
Reading Time: 5 minutes If you think the current brouhaha over gun violence is somehow unprecedented in American history, read on.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Imagine guns that will only fire with your fingerprints or biomarkers, that can do facial recognition, and that send out a GPS signal as to their location. Will that make guns safer?
Reading Time: 3 minutes This year marks the 50th anniversary of the University of Texas Tower shootings. A creative new documentary brings the larger story to life.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A surprising number of people actually claim that the entire mass shooting event at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, was fabricated. They’re dangerously wrong — and this documentary proves it, while bringing some of the children back to life, if only for a moment.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The NRA has millions of dollars, and millions of aggressive supporters who knock on doors, hand out fliers, make phone calls, and register voters — while most of their opponents do nothing but tweet and post clever memes on Facebook. In the meantime, an average of one mass shooting occurs in the US every day.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Despite the media’s overwhelming coverage of foreign terrorism, there’s a much bigger problem here at home.
Reading Time: 5 minutes In the wake of the Charleston shootings, it’s worth revisiting this discussion about how—and why—the media discourages deeper scrutiny of violence in the US.