After mass shootings, calls go out to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. But data show this solution is misguided.
Data show the vast majority of people killed by gun violence are black and live in urban areas.
A leading historian of constitutional thought says the contemporary Second Amendment debate is founded on serious misunderstandings.
Gun control in Australia is not a black-and-white issue, and it's time we had a public debate that reflected that fact.
Donald Trump seems vague on many policies except one: undoing as much of Barack Obama's legacy as possible.
Trump's America is marked by the clash of intransigent, bitter opinions. And it's not just about gun control.
Youth who are bullied may be at even higher risk than other youth for gun violence. These bullied youngsters were three times more likely to have access to a loaded gun, a recent study states.
Twenty years ago, a sheriff won a lawsuit against a federal gun control law. Today, San Francisco is betting the same argument for state's rights will stop Trump from defunding sanctuary cities.
American attitudes toward smart guns are complex and do not necessarily follow the patterns we might expect.
Voters in three states approved ballot measures on firearms. So what will these new laws do?
The candidate endorsed by the NRA this year wasn't always so pro-gun. A sociologist and physician explains how Trump's position on guns could play out if he were to win in November.
What does it mean to view firearm violence as a public health problem?
As automobile technology advanced, so did our safety measures. UC Denver and MIT sociologists explain how to do the same with guns.
Whenever firearm control is raised, the gun lobby turns to the US Constitution.
All sides in the debate on gun control in the United States are quick to point to numbers they say back their arguments. But are they playing fair with those figures?
Do guns change the ways that people engage with each other? A gun violence researcher went to Missouri to find out.
President Obama's call for better electronic gun-safety systems put a spotlight on the technologies currently in the R&D pipeline that aim to make sure only authorized users can fire a gun.
After years struggling to get gun control measures passed, President Obama is taking dramatic new steps. And the American people seem to be on board.
Changes proposed by the president's executive order are limited. Even Barack Obama admits they wouldn't have stopped recent mass shootings.
Though the perpetrators of the mass shooting in California appear to have acquired their guns legally, the vast majority used in violent crimes are obtained illegally.