Youth suicides in the US have increased by around 50% over the past decade – gun availability is a big part of that trend.
Proactive, problem-oriented policing can have an impact on gun violence, but it is not widely used in Canada.
GOP political ads are becoming more extreme in their use of weapons to demonstrate armed resistance against those opposed to their militant views – including other Republicans.
A scholar of gun culture looks at the roots of Americans’ love affair with firearms – and their willingness to accept gun violence as a price of freedom.
The gun rights decision from the conservative majority on the Supreme Court signals a fundamental change in how the court reads the Constitution.
Congress has pushed through its first gun control legislation in 30 years. Included in the legislation is a provision to expand a firearm ban to dating partners accused of domestic violence.
The ways Americans talk about firearms is full of contradictions, two communication scholars explain – and that powerfully shapes the country’s approach to gun policy.
Bill C-21 is a potential game-changer for gun control in Canada, but it’s been a long time coming. What took so long?
The word ‘evil’ sends a clear message – or does it? There are deep tensions in what the word means, and what it can accomplish.
Analysis of the 10 years in which the US banned sales of assault weapons shows that it correlates with a drop in mass shooting deaths – a trend that reversed as soon as the ban expired.
The shooters in the Buffalo and Uvalde massacres were both 18, and legally purchased assault rifles. This is fueling calls to raise the age when someone can purchase this weapon from 18 to 21.
People who are directly affected by mass shootings may develop PTSD and depression. But those who are indirectly exposed to these tragedies can also experience profound and long-lasting grief.
A closer look at firearms sales reveals some interesting trends that should be part of America’s ongoing conversation about the root causes of gun violence.
The nature of elected office combines with the lasting priorities of public opinion to put gun control on the back burner, even in times when it does get massive public attention.
Of the 13 mass school shootings that have taken place in the US, the three most deadly occurred in the last decade. Data from these attacks helped criminologists build a profile of the gunmen.
A suspect apparently motivated by a white supremacist agenda shot dead 10 shoppers. Analysis shows that mass shootings – and those at grocery stores – are on the rise.
An arms trade expert explains the wide variety of military aid nations around the world have sent to Ukraine.
While it’s a victory for the families of the victims, the settlement leaves a key legal question about the gun industry’s liability shield unanswered.
Experts help explain the context around the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, and subsequent trial and convictions of Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William Bryan.
With school shootings in 2021 at the highest they’ve ever been, experts on the topic offer advice about what to do about it.