gun control

The Clever Way Banks Can Make Gun Control A Thing — Without Congress

Congress, over the past several years, has seemed to become an obstacle able to stop any legislation to limit the sale of guns. There is, however, a surprising way gun control could happen that would bypass Congress immediately — and considering the …
By Lani Seelinger

Parkland Survivors Have Formed A New Group & You Need To Know What They Stand For

This time, the survivors of the the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida have vowed that things are going to change. They've already started organizing to prevent gun violence, and if you want to join in their effort, yo…
By Lani Seelinger

How Florida Students' "Unbelievable" Organizing Could Finally Change America's Gun Laws

Mass shootings happen with disturbing regularity in the U.S., and yet each one leaves an indelible mark on the national memory. Where were you for Sandy Hook? For Orlando? For Las Vegas, for Sutherland Springs, for Parkland? Each has left a painful i…
By Lani Seelinger

11 Moments Since Sandy Hook That Show What Has & Hasn't Changed

Even with the astounding rate at which mass shootings happen in the United States, the city of Newtown, Connecticut and the date of Dec. 14, 2012 still tear hearts across the country. On that day, Sandy Hook Elementary School became the site of a mas…
By Lani Seelinger

A New Wisconsin Law Even Lets Toddlers Use Guns To Hunt

As of Saturday, a recently-enacted law in Wisconsin allows all children to hunt with guns as long as an adult is present, regardless of a child's age. The law's primary stipulation is that the adult has to be within arm's length of the child while hu…
By Sarah Friedmann

Sandy Hook Families Are Taking Their Case Against Gun Manufacturers To The State Supreme Court

There may be some hope for gun control activists now that families of the Sandy Hook shooting will challenge the gun manufacturing industry in the Connecticut Supreme Court. On Nov. 14, plaintiffs' lawyers will shed light on the military-style assaul…
By Mehreen Kasana

How Hollywood Regulating On-Screen Guns Could Actually Help Prevent Violence

This fall, both the horrific mass shootings in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs reignited the gun control debate in the United States. By all accounts, the main way to truly prevent another gun massacre by civilians is to enact sensible gun regulatio…
By Olivia Truffaut-Wong

Tomi Lahren Trashed Gun Control Efforts In Texas & Twitter Had Zero Patience

On Sunday, a horrific mass shooting at a baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killed 26 people. Following the shooting, many people are once again calling for enhanced gun control measures to prevent future gun violence atrocities from occurr…
By Sarah Friedmann

9 Anti-NRA Candidates To Know In The 2017 Elections If You Want Gun Control

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, a smattering of state and local elections will be held around the United States. Some of the most high profile elections include governors races and mayoral races in several large cities. In light of the recent horrific mass shoot…
By Sarah Friedmann

Gun Injuries Are Getting Worse & Here's Why It's So Harrowing For Young Americans

The gun violence epidemic is often quantified by the number of deaths occurring per year, but a study presented at a meeting of the American Public Health Association in Atlanta on Monday singles out another crucial metric: wound severity. The study …
By Monica Hunter-Hart

The Artist Behind This Gun Control Cartoon Is Sick Of America's Dangerous Obsession

Comic journalism frequently encapsulates commentary on culture and power in ways that prolix essays and lengthy opinion editorials cannot. These cartoons aren't simply sketches penciled in by some disgruntled cartoonist hunched over a drawing desk; t…
By Mehreen Kasana

The Hypocrisy Behind Trump Calling The Texas Shooting A "Mental Health Problem"

In his second response to the recent atrocity in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Sunday, Trump called the Texas church shooting a mental illness problem, rather than a guns issue. There are serious problems inherent in that statement — like the stigma i…
By Lani Seelinger

7 Books About Gun Control To Help You Understand The Debate

Over the weekend, Americans witnessed the 377th mass shooting of 2017 when a domestic terrorist took the lives of 28 men, women, and children while injuring another 30 people in Sutherland Springs, Texas. If you're still trying to figure out how trag…
By Sadie Trombetta

Actual Toddlers Would Be Allowed To Use Guns In Wisconsin If This Hunting Bill Passes

In an awkwardly timed piece of news, a new Wisconsin bill would allow children to carry guns while hunting at any age — as long as they're accompanied by a "mentor." The bill, which passed the Republican-controlled state assembly by a 57-32 margin, t…
By Lani Seelinger

How To Demolish The "Good Guy With A Gun" Argument

Two of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history have taken place in the last 35 days. The gun control debate is constantly roiling, even if it hasn't reached the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol building yet. By now, you've probably he…
By Lani Seelinger

9 Countries The U.S. Should Learn From When It Comes To Gun Control

If you've lived in the United States for your whole life, maybe you don't know the sad truth about gun violence in the country — it's not normal. Heartbreaking mass shootings don't happen at this same rate literally anywhere else in the world. There …
By Lani Seelinger

Republicans Are Considering A Ban On Bump Stocks, But It Still Won't Be Enough

In Las Vegas, a gunman killed 58 people and injured nearly 500 in an extremely short span of time. He was able to do this because 12 of the reportedly 19 rifles discovered in his hotel room were equipped with "bump stocks," attachments that enable se…
By Madhuri Sathish

Here's Exactly How Outrageous America's Gun Laws Are, Compared To Other Countries

The United States just surpassed another record: now 59 deaths is the maximum number of Americans killed in a mass shooting. After the Pulse LGBTQ nightclub attack last year, the Aurora movie theater shooting, and even the Sandy Hook elementary schoo…
By Joseph D. Lyons

The Terrible Reason Gun Makers Made More Money After The Las Vegas Shooting

As the nation tried to make sense of the awful killings in Las Vegas on Sunday night, something odd was happening on Wall Street trading floors and in online trades around the world. After the Las Vegas shooting, stock prices of gun manufacturers wer…
By Joseph D. Lyons

America, This Is Exactly The Right Time To Talk About Gun Control

The nation is still reeling from the horrific Sunday night shooting in Las Vegas, but Americans have already fallen into predictable rhetorical patterns after this latest public attack. Conservatives have accused liberals of politicizing the shooting…
By Cate Carrejo