The word only appears 14 times in the UK's parliamentary record between 1803 and 2005. Now it is everywhere.
The search for a direct causal connection from public opinion to specific policies, including gun control, may be like hunting for the holy grail. Many factors influence how legislation gets passed.
Whenever gun control enters public debate, the high emotions and moralising tend to take over rational, evidence-based debate.
The story behind the conspiracy theory that claims Florida shooting survivors are 'crisis actors' coached by the FBI.
When mass shootings occur, some people insist the focus should be on mental illness, not gun control. A psychiatrist explains how that view misses the mark.
The Liberals should win a majority at Saturday's Tasmanian state election.
What are we to make of a society in which young children have a greater sense of moral courage and social responsibility than the zombie adults who make the laws that fail to protect them?
There is not a skerrick of evidence that the Trump plan is workable.
Proposals for gun control run into vehement opposition from many Americans who, for deep historical reasons of race and revolution, continue to claim the right to use deadly force.
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.
While politicians argue endlessly over gun control, here are 10 practical ways the rest of us can work to prevent school shootings.
Sometimes small changes can be the most effective at reducing violence – and these are seldom acknowledged.
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 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.
In the main the public have accepted the world has changed, justifying altering the balance between security and rights. But there is still argument over precisely where lines should be drawn.
Trump's America is marked by the clash of intransigent, bitter opinions. And it's not just about gun control.
While mass shooting tragedies in Las Vegas and elsewhere make headlines, the reality is gun violence is becoming almost routine in many American neighborhoods. Where do the guns come from?
Australian and UK scholars weigh in on what firearm regulations in their countries have accomplished.
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.