Firearm Buybacks Could Be Part of a Solution for Gun Violence in the U.S.
The strategy is complicated by the sheer number of guns in American homes—nearly half of the total number of firearms worldwide.
When Older Americans With Depression and Dementia Have Access to Firearms
A new study finds that older Americans with risk factors for harming themselves or others don't seem to be any less likely to have access to firearms than anyone else their age.
The Best Gun-Control Laws Target Who Buys Guns, Not What They Buy
New research finds several state-level statutes are linked to homicide rates, including universal background checks.
American Gun Laws and the Tragedy of the False Negative
Assuming an armed person is harmless when he is, in fact, dangerous, could well be the last mistake someone ever makes. But the default setting for gun laws in the United States assumes just that.
You Can Change Laws Without Changing Hearts and Minds
Yes, America has a strong gun culture, but laws can be changed nonetheless.
The Supreme Court Green-Lighted Gun-Control Legislation
In a 5-4 decision, the SCOTUS blocked a conservative effort to overturn a law that makes it illegal to buy a gun for someone else. While the ruling maintains the status quo by preserving long-standing legislation, it opens the door for stricter limits on gun ownership.
The Connection Between Mental Illness and Gun Violence
A conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Swanson.
Democrats Push to Restart Funding for Gun Violence Research
New legislation would increase CDC funding for gun violence research from zero dollars to $10 million. The NRA calls the push “unethical” and an “abuse of taxpayer funds.”
Why Don't We Know How Many People Are Shot Each Year?
Has non-fatal gun violence increased or decreased over the past 10 years? No one really knows.
Meet the Doctor Who Gave $1 Million of His Own Money
Since Congress pressured the CDC to stop funding research on gun violence, Dr. Garen Wintemute has donated more than $1.1 million of his own money to keep his research going.
Should We Give the CDC Money to Study Gun Violence?
Republicans don't think so.
The Problem With the Way People Are Interpreting That New Gun Study
Journalists are misrepresenting a new study about the number of children killed every year by firearms.