Jair Bolsonaro put gun ownership at the centre of his political platform and relaxed gun regulations. What does that mean for Brazll? Listent to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
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.
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.
Gun ownership is not the only factor that needs considering to tackle gun crime, an expert says.
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.
A 15-year-old sophomore killed four students in a Michigan school attack. The gun he used was purchased by his father just four days earlier.
America’s love-hate relationship with guns is reaching a new level.
A representative survey of American adults finds broader support for violent insurrection than many would like to think.
Why do some gun owners insist on referring to the Montréal Massacre shooter by his birth name?
Far from just committing ‘paper crimes,’ the mass shooting in Nova Scotia shows the deadly threats posed by unlicensed gun owners.
A register of all firearms is part of the next stage of New Zealand’s gun law reform, following the Christchurch mosque shootings.
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.
Popular wisdom may be popular, but sometimes it’s downright wrong. Five stories from The Conversation’s 2018 politics coverage interrogate popular wisdom – and find it lacking.
The NRA may fund political candidates but only with cash from U.S. donors. The group could face serious consequences if, as news reports allege, it broke laws and rules.
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?
What does it mean to view firearm violence as a public health problem?
Gun makers are trying to dismiss the potentially precedent-setting suit, claiming a federal law gives them immunity.
Do guns change the ways that people engage with each other? A gun violence researcher went to Missouri to find out.
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.
Though the perpetrators of the mass shooting in California appear to have acquired their guns legally, the vast majority used in violent crimes are obtained illegally.