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Gun Violence


  • Originally published 03/01/2018

    This Is How You Get Gun Control

    Bruce W. Dearstyne

    It’s what happened after several headline-making shootings captured public attention a century ago.

  • Originally published 02/27/2018

    Both Sides Have Been Getting the Gun Debate Wrong

    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

    We have a gun culture not because of the sanctity of the 2nd Amendment, but because killing, looting, burning, raping, and terrorizing Indians were an American tradition and militias helped carry out these horrors.

  • Originally published 12/12/2017

    The Brutal Origins of Gun Rights

    Patrick Blanchfield

    A new history by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz argues that the Second Amendment was intended to perpetuate white settlers' violence toward Native Americans.

  • Originally published 10/03/2017

    26 Gun murders (equiv. 130) in England vs. *11,004* in US Annually

    Juan Cole

    The United States continues to be peculiar in handing out powerful magazine-fed firearms to almost anyone who wants one and not requiring background checks on private purchases even if these are made at gun shows or by persons with a history of mental illness.

  • Originally published 11/18/2013

    War Was Becoming Obsolete in 1884?

    William J. Astore

    The American philosopher John Fiske predicted war would become obsolete in his 1884 "The Destiny of Man."