This Congress Has Made More Progress on Early Gun Bills Than Any Other in the Last 10 Years
In the wake of a week of racist, terroristic mass shootings, here's a look at the status of the new firearms bills introduced at the beginning of the year.
ICE Denies Claims That It Detains Immigrants During Tragedies Like the El Paso Massacre
Activists warn the practice of detaining people at courthouses and other government venues has discouraged immigrants from cooperating with authorities, even when they are victims of violent crimes.
After a Weekend of Deadly Shootings, Republicans Offer Renewed Support for Red Flag Laws
Seventeen states and Washington, D.C., already have such legislation, also known as extreme risk protection order laws, in place.
Domestic Disputes Are More Likely to Turn Deadly in Cities Where Guns Are Easy to Obtain
New research finds a link between intimate-partner homicides and the per-capita number of gun dealers in an urban county.
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.
As the Republican Senate Blocks Reform, States Pass Their Own Gun-Control Laws
Since their governors' offices flipped to Democrat, New Mexico and Nevada have paved the way on gun reform.
A 'Morbid Fascination' With Columbine High School Might Lead to Its Shuttering
The 20th anniversary of the massacre has prompted an increase in security concerns as devout "Columbiners" flock to the campus.
Cory Booker's Gun Control Plan: An Essential Reading List
Booker's proposal includes a gun licensing program, an assault weapons ban, and more support for victims and communities of gun violence.
Stop Associating Video Games With Youth Gun Violence
Separating our conversations about school shootings from our conversations about video games will improve our approach to both.
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.
Are Active Shooter Drills Harming More Than They're Helping?
Some teachers have reported being shot with pellet guns and experiencing ongoing trauma after the drills, yet the effectiveness of the training is unproven.
Viewfinder: A Remembrance Service for the Christchurch Victims
Guests and members of the public look on during a National Remembrance Service at Waitangi Park on March 29th, 2019, in Wellington, New Zealand.
Can Congress Pass a Law Disarming People in Crisis?
The Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday held a hearing about extreme risk protection orders, which are supposed to prevent pre-planned mass violence and firearm suicides.
A Week of Mourning After the Christchurch Shootings (in Photos)
Communities across continents held vigils, protests, moments of silence, and prayer services.
Viewfinder: D.C. Area High School Students Protest Gun Violence
Students gather at a gun control rally at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on March 14th, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Viewfinder: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Remember Lost Lives
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School spend time together at a memorial set up outside the school on February 14th, 2019, in Parkland, Florida.
When Schools Increase Police Presence, Minority Students Are Harmed Disproportionately
Research indicates that new security measures implemented after Parkland are not making students safer.
Gun Violence Spreads Like a Contagious Disease. Can School Shootings Be Cured Like One?
Survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, have advocated for treating gun violence as a public-health issue.
What Would a National Emergency Over Gun Violence Look Like?
David Hogg suggested Donald Trump declare a state of emergency over gun violence. There's Katrina-era precedent for confiscating guns during emergencies.
At the House's First Hearing on Gun Violence in Eight Years, Survivors and Advocates Filled the Room
Advocates for stricter gun laws and gun-violence survivors showed up to the hearing in force to share their stories and their legislative demands.
Viewfinder: Mourning the Victims of a Shooting in France
A man lights candles at a vigil on December 13th, 2018, in memory of the victims of an attack near the Christmas market of Strasbourg in France.