America's gun violence debate is at a fever pitch – but it's part of a much deeper cultural reckoning.
Student activists marching Saturday want Congress to enact comprehensive gun control. Here is a selection of stories from our archive that will help you understand the issues raised by the students.
Student activists are presenting important, emotionally powerful counter-narratives to those of the gun lobby. Their success will depend on whether they can sustain these efforts.
When students walked out of school to protest what they see as lax gun laws, some risked punishment from their schools. But it may be worth it to send a message, a First Amendment scholar argues.
The gun industry has been virtually immune from liability for the deaths and injuries caused by its products since 2005. Can this change?
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.