Gun Control, White Paranoia, and the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Not even forty-eight hours after Martin Luther King, Jr., was murdered, on April 4, 1968, twenty-eight thousand members of the National Rifle Association alighted on Boston for their annual convention. Read more

How to Win an Argument About Guns

Tragically, predictably, infuriatingly, we’re again mourning a shooting —this time at YouTube’s headquarters — even as the drive for gun safety legislation has stalled in Washington.  Read more

How The NRA Worked To Stifle Gun Violence Research

The growing momentum for tighter gun control after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., is highlighting the National Rifle Association's history of aggressively confronting challenges to what it regards... Read more

The N.R.A.’s Complicity in Terrorism

“America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms,” one spokesman for Al Qaeda said in a 2011 recruitment video. “So what are you waiting for?” Read more

Maryland high school shooting: 16-year-old victim remains in critical condition

The 16-year-old victim of Tuesday’s shooting at Great Mills High School — identified by family as Jaelynn Willey — remained in critical condition Wednesday morning, according to a hospital spokesman.... Read more

Chicago-area students are getting disciplined for walking out to protest gun violence

An estimated 1,100 students at Downers Grove North and South high schools will serve one hour of detention for walking out of school Wednesday to protest gun violence, a walkout... Read more

Little national research is done on gun violence, so some states are stepping in

As deaths from mass shootings have mounted across the United States, some states are moving to collect hard data to guide their decisions about guns — even as the federal... Read more

The Gun-Control Debate After Parkland

Is this the moment when the politics of guns shifts? Since the fatal shooting of seventeen students and staff members last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland,... Read more

Wounds From Military-Style Rifles? ‘A Ghastly Thing to See’

Perhaps no one knows the devastating wounds inflicted by assault-style rifles better than the trauma surgeons who struggle to repair them. The doctors say they are haunted by their experiences... Read more

Kroger Raises Age Limits on Gun Sales, Joining Walmart and Dick’s

The Kroger Company will stop selling guns to customers under the age of 21, the grocery store chain said Thursday, joining two other major retailers who have raised age limits... Read more

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