Australian-born Justine Damond was shot and killed in Minneapolis by US police in July last year.
In Australia, far fewer people are killed by police firearms than in the US – there are clear ways to ensure we never go down that path.
A lack of federal funds stymies gun violence researchers.
Alan English CPA
Research is the foundation for evidence-based policies. But because of funding prohibitions, there's little US research to inform the contentious debate around gun violence and gun control.
More than 640,000 firearms, mainly rifles and shotguns, were surrendered during the 1996 and 2003 gun buybacks.
AAP Image/Mick Tsikas
Did the government-funded gun buybacks introduced after the Port Arthur massacre have "no effect" in reducing gun deaths in Australia, as an audience member claimed on Q&A? Let's look at the evidence.
With no money to research guns, there’s no evidence to base policy on.
Horrific mass shootings in the US typically renew the national debate about gun policy. A gun researcher explains the lack of funding for study in this area and what that means for informed policy.
A U.S. soldier fires a Colt M16 in Vietnam in 1967.
While advocates of gun control may feel powerless in the wake of mass shootings like the one in Las Vegas, the history of government support for the industry shows Americans have more sway than they think.
The police are cracking down on UK gun owners - but is out-sourcing intelligence gathering to the general public the right course of action?
Thousands of South Africans are calling for the legalisation of marijuana.
If South Africa's argument in court is that marijuana causes harm, it deserves to lose. The real question it should ask is whether criminal prohibition is the effective way forward.
Anti-gun protestors rally in Washington, D.C. in July 2016.
How have state firearm laws changed over time? Over the past 27 years, some states have loosened the rules for gun owners and the gun industry, while others are getting stricter.
Armed officers patrol in London in late March 2017.
Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
Ask when, not if, police in the UK 'shoot to kill' under revised policy.
American troops drive French Renault FT tanks to the battle line in the Forest of Argonne, France, September 26, 1918.
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
America's longstanding tradition of isolationism meant that in 1917 U.S. forces needed a lot of support from overseas allies to fight effectively.
A review of international research shows that police may well be better off without weapons.
A solid, non-working Colt 1911 static model by TaylarRoids is printed on a household printer; is this a digital blueprint?
3D printing still exists in a legal grey area. This area is slowly being defined as courts prosecute the first cases but, is current copyright and criminal law keeping up with the technology?
Would Americans prefer smart guns to traditional guns?
American attitudes toward smart guns are complex and do not necessarily follow the patterns we might expect.
It’s not 3D printed, but a 3D printer might have helped make it.
AAP Image/Dan Peled
Latest Queensland raids suggest criminals are potentially adopting 3D printers at an industrial scale
Department of Elections workers sort through mailed in ballots at City Hall in San Francisco, on Nov. 8, 2016.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
Voters in three states approved ballot measures on firearms. So what will these new laws do?
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.
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.
Given the strict laws governing access to and types of gun allowable in the UK, how do guns get into the hands of criminals?
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.
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.