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.
Yes, America has a strong gun culture, but laws can be changed nonetheless.
Examining the personality characteristics of America's gun owners.
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.
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.”
Has non-fatal gun violence increased or decreased over the past 10 years? No one really knows.
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.
Journalists are misrepresenting a new study about the number of children killed every year by firearms.