A Heat-Packing Discussion

The Shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School Spurred Lots of People To Action. What’s Next?

The debate over gun rights is so contentious in America that it often seems the two sides are speaking different languages. The fight continues, bitterly—and yet nothing seems to change. At an event co-presented by Zócalo Public Square and the California Wellness Foundation, three panelists closely involved in the issue offered their thoughts to a standing-room-only crowd at the RAND Corporation on what, if anything, might end this deadlock.

Joe Mathews, the evening’s moderator and Zócalo’s California editor, asked Robyn Thomas, executive director of the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, …

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, …