Does gun control matter to public safety?

A look at the urban and rural divide on guns and civil liberties, and a a look at whether or not states should have monopoly on force.

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30 Issues: Is The Gun Debate Over?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: To what extent is the right to bear arms up for debate? Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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Opinion: We Aren't Learning the Lessons of Jared Loughner - and other Crazed Gunmen

Monday, August 13, 2012

In a lot of states, it’s easier to get into medical school than it is to get state-ordered psychiatric care.

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Explainer: What Good Is It to be the Toughest State on Gun Control?

Monday, August 06, 2012

A New York State Senator plans to introduce six new pieces of gun control legislation this week, which if passed would make New York the state with the toughest gun laws in the nation. But gun control advocates caution that lax laws in other states would still pose a threat.

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NRA vs Big City Mayors

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Adam Winkler, constitutional law professor at UCLA and the author of Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America, looks at why mass shootings, like the one in Aurora, Colo., don't lead to stricter gun control.

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Read: Obama on Colorado Shootings

Friday, July 20, 2012

President Obama declined to use a scheduled stop in Florida as a campaign event in the wake of the shootings at a Colorado movie theater. He told supporters, "there are going to be other days for politics.  This, I think, is a day for prayer and reflection."


The Facts on Fast and Furious

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Investigative reporter Katherine Eban discusses her new piece in Fortune, which tries to explain what really happened in the Fast and Furious "gun-walking" program.

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