America Is No Longer Gun-Shy About Gun Control

Even If Congress Hasn’t Really Tightened Federal Firearm Laws, the NRA Has Lost Its Chokehold on the Debate

When President Barack Obama announced he would not campaign for or endorse any candidate that doesn’t support stricter gun laws, it was another marker in a sea change in the discourse over guns in America.

Even in the absence of significant new federal legislation, the gun debate has been transformed since Newtown—and Aurora. And Tucson. And Chattanooga. And Fort Hood. And Charleston. And San Bernardino. And … the list goes on, tragically. Together, these mass shootings have brought so much public attention to gun policy and gun violence that the …

Why Americans Fight Over Guns

How History, Culture, and Media Make the U.S. a Global Outlier on Gun Politics

After the mass shooting of school children at Sandy Hook Elementary, it appeared that new legislation on guns might advance in Congress. Instead, in spite of some changes in states, …