Liberal Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm is among those pushing for restrictions on the Adler shotgun to be lifted.
The hyperbole about the Adler shotgun simply does not match with the facts. This is symptomatic of the generally poor quality of debate around firearm policy in Australia.
In politics, as in life in general, there are many things we value more than truth.
To decide between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, American voters will have to decide which narrative they prefer, leaving the truth to emerge later from the political rubble.
Donald Trump addresses members of the National Rifle Association.
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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.
A computer design for home manufacturing of a receiver, the trigger and firing part, of a semi-automatic rifle.
Beyond making guns at home, 3D printing could help countries secretly develop nuclear weapons and terrorists stage more effective attacks. How do we protect innovation and ourselves?
Guns have another kind of price tag.
The current debate over the right to bear arms versus regulation is at a stalemate, but a new dialogue that focuses on the social burden of firearms might provide a new way forward.
Guns collected for the LA County annual Gun Melt.
People with different views on guns don't just see guns differently, they see the world differently.
A target shooting instructor and student.
As automobile technology advanced, so did our safety measures. UC Denver and MIT sociologists explain how to do the same with guns.
‘Guns don’t kill people, (bad and mad) people kill people’ … oh really?
Former Prime Minister John Howard and all Australia’s states and territories united to introduce sweeping gun law reforms just 12 days after the then world’s worst civilian firearm massacre. When they…
Gun control activists rally in front of the White House in Washington DC, earlier this year.
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?
March 13 1996. A dark day for Dunblane.
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The 1996 shooting at a Scottish primary school had a lasting impact on UK gun control.
Are lax guns laws changing how people interact in the Show-Me State?
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Do guns change the ways that people engage with each other? A gun violence researcher went to Missouri to find out.
Hold it right there.
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.
It appears that the days of the stiff upper lip are over – but there are some who will still take the opportunity to criticise.
Shutting it down.
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.
Barack Obama delivers a statement on steps the administration is taking to reduce gun violence.
Changes proposed by the president's executive order are limited. Even Barack Obama admits they wouldn't have stopped recent mass shootings.
Legal or illegal, the US is awash in guns.
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.
A memorial for 20-year-old UCSB student Christopher Michael-Martinez one of nine crime scenes in the Isla Vista neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California in 2014.
America’s gun violence problem actually is producing policy reform. It's just that most of this activity is happening on the state level and has received little attention in the national media.
Metro Shooting Supplies employee Chris Cox speaks to a customer about the purchase of a 9mm handgun in Bridgeton, Missouri, November 13 2014.
Research on background checks for gun purchases suggests there is an increase in gun acquisition a few months after a mass shooting happens.
Why does misinformation about firearm violence still appear so regularly in Australian commentary?
If we want to develop truly effective policies to reduce gun violence and its impacts on individuals, families and communities, we need to start basing Australian debate on Australian facts.
Are licensed gun owners automatically good citizens? The evidence says no.
We should not downplay the significant contribution to early mortality posed by previously law-abiding gun owners who, in the heat of the moment, decide to kill.