Polls show Americans want gun control, but it isn't a top-line issue for voters.
Evidence suggests that support for stricter background checks has increased and opposition has softened.
Each spin of the news cycle hits us with another 'bombshell,' while everything from free speech to race has been 'weaponized.' What's the effect of being relentlessly exposed to metaphors of war?
Firearms are the second leading cause of death among US children and adolescents.
According to a new study, about 52 of every 100,000 men and boys, and about 3 of every 100,000 women and girls, are killed by police in the US.
The relationship between guns and masculinity was once sanctioned by governments and businesses, making it entrenched and difficult to challenge.
More than 40 percent of U.S. adults have a gun in their household, making it hard to get guns off the streets – even if new gun restrictions are passed.
Why you shouldn't be afraid: it won't steal our jobs or destroy the environment.
The archetype can be traced back to 1920s detective fiction, when gruff, gun-toting, cigarette-smoking mavericks became heroic figures.
The 1999 Columbine high school shooting spawned a generation of school shooters who tried to copy it, research shows.
Gun control bills passed recently by the House of Representatives may never become law, but they are still a sign of important change.
School shooters typically show warning signs long before they become killers, but educators are sometimes ill-equipped to act on what they see, two researchers who are analyzing mass shooters say.
Manufacturing errors, undetected by inexpert consumers, may be more dangerous than other threats from 3D-printed guns.
Scholars helped put a persistent problem into a larger context with their research.
There's not enough control around antique firearms – and criminals are taking advantage of this.
Both before, during and after conflict, wars have shaped the creation of welfare states.
The Department of Education says there were 240 school shootings during a recent school year. Another database only counts 29. How could the numbers be so different -- and who is right?
Since the 1980s, anyone can purchase firearms without legal restrictions, in the form of parts kits. But there is an ominous difference between gun kit makers and the distribution of 3D gun plans.
A US gun rights advocate has won the right to publish instructions on the web for 3D printing firearms. In an era where anyone can access a 3D printer, is this the end of gun control?
There is a long line of well-armed American preachers -- both real and fictional -- in US history and culture, confirming perhaps the view that true justice cannot be enforced by institutions alone.