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  • July 30, 2018

    I went to a huge conference on school safety. No one wanted to talk about gun control.

    The most obvious solution to school shootings is the one nobody wanted to discuss.

  • February 15, 2018

    9 faith leaders on “thoughts and prayers” — and action — after tragedy

    Some say "God is not a cosmic vending machine," while others champion the power of prayer.

  • February 15, 2018

    America doesn’t have more crime than other rich countries. It just has more guns.

    Landmark research suggests that guns, not higher crime across the board, explain why America's homicide rate is so high.

  • February 14, 2018

    Australian comedian perfectly sums up why other countries think US gun laws are crazy

    "In Australia, we had the biggest massacre on earth, and the Australian government went: 'That's it! NO MORE GUNS.' And we all went, 'Yeah, all right then, that seems fair enough, really.'"

  • November 6, 2017

    A huge international study of gun control finds strong evidence that it actually works

    It looked at 130 studies from 10 different countries.

  • October 9, 2017

    Republicans eye the narrowest possible gun control measure after Las Vegas shooting

    There are already signs that this might just be all talk.

  • October 5, 2017

    The NRA just called for a review of some gun modifications following the Las Vegas shooting

    They also called for national right to carry.

  • October 5, 2017

    After Sandy Hook, Trump hailed Obama’s call for gun control legislation

    A reminder of how far we’ve come.

  • October 5, 2017

    Monday was the saddest day ever recorded on Twitter

    The Las Vegas massacre moved the needle on the "Hedonometer," a tool that measures happiness on Twitter.

  • October 5, 2017

    Most people saw the Las Vegas shooting as a tragedy. Propagandists saw an opportunity.

    Fake rumors designed to spread anti-leftist bias included making up victims, wrongly identifying the shooter, and feeding false narratives to media.

  • October 5, 2017

    Former Australian leader on passing gun control: “The results speak for themselves”

    He also has some harsh words for the NRA.

  • October 4, 2017

    The research is clear: gun control saves lives

    The Washington Post’s viral anti–gun control piece gets a lot wrong.

  • October 4, 2017

    Last time Sen. Dianne Feinstein proposed a similar bump stock ban

    This time, Republicans are listening — for now.

  • October 4, 2017

    I asked 5 House Republicans what Congress could do about the Las Vegas shooting

    One answer: Return to "the Old West," when if you shot someone, "someone was gonna shoot you."

  • October 4, 2017

    The legal loopholes that let people get automatic guns

    Here’s how the Las Vegas shooter could have obtained an automatic weapon.

  • October 3, 2017

    Australia solved its gun problem. Could America?

    The latest episode of The Weeds examines Australia’s radical — and successful — reforms to gun laws.

  • October 3, 2017

    Republican senator blames the culture of “sanctuary cities” for mass shootings

    Not gun laws.

  • October 3, 2017

    Paul Ryan doesn’t have any ideas for addressing mass shootings

    Ryan defends making it easier for people with mental illness to buy guns, while saying mass shootings are often about mental illness.

  • October 3, 2017

    Yes, Congress did repeal a rule that made it harder for people with mental illness to buy a gun

    The repeal, approved by the Republican-controlled House and Senate, was supported by the NRA and ACLU.

  • October 3, 2017

    Stephen Paddock owned over 40 guns. Nevada law made that easy.

    A look at Nevada’s permissive gun laws.

  • October 3, 2017

    Lawmakers can’t do anything about mass shootings without politicizing them

    Here’s why it’s okay to politicize mass shootings.

  • October 3, 2017

    Watch: a devastated Jimmy Kimmel demands gun control from Congress after Las Vegas shooting

    "Your thoughts and your prayers are insufficient."

  • October 2, 2017

    Las Vegas shooting: what we know so far

    More than 50 people are dead and hundreds more were injured as a result of the shooting.

  • October 2, 2017

    Performer at Vegas shooting: I’ve been for the 2nd Amendment my whole life. Until last night.

  • October 2, 2017

    Is Las Vegas the worst mass shooting in US history? It’s surprisingly complicated.

    It depends on what counts as a mass shooting — and the typical definition leaves out some pretty bad attacks.