Gun Control


Africa Studio

What if twenty terrorists attack the school? The only way a Good Teacher with an AR-15 can protect his students is with a bumpstock. Good thing they’re still easy to get. more

Mar 16, 2018 1:00 PM Dispatches


Alexandra Tempus

High schoolers in Madison join tens of thousands across the nation in a massive show of unity, walking out of class together to protest gun violence and advocate for gun control. more

Mar 13, 2018 4:16 PM Dispatches


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Australia’s stringent gun control laws aren’t likely to be adopted in the U.S. anytime soon. But we can learn something from their political organizing. more

Mar 13, 2018 7:05 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

In a society where the guy with biggest gun rules, I’m a sitting duck. more

Mar 9, 2018 11:50 AM Dispatches



We don't need more guns, police officers, and metal detectors to create healthier and more loving learning environments. more

Mar 8, 2018 12:09 PM Op-Eds


Michael Hertz

Yes, getting rid of these weapons would take real political effort. The people who make money off selling guns will fight this tooth and nail. But our country is ready. more

Mar 8, 2018 12:04 PM Op-Eds



States are passing “super preemption” bills that go one step further to thwart local action on issues like guns and immigration. more

Mar 8, 2018 7:41 AM Dispatches 1 Comments



What would it mean for black students to sit in a classroom knowing their teacher was armed? more

Mar 7, 2018 1:02 PM Public School Shakedown

The NRA has some unexpected openings in its corporate partnership program...and that’s a good thing! more

Mar 2, 2018 3:05 PM Dispatches


Afghan Peace Volunteers

Courageous teenagers are making waves in the U.S. regarding gun policies. What if international teen solidarity could subject U.S. military attacks in Afghanistan to the same horror and scorn so many now direct toward the National Rifle Association? more

Mar 1, 2018 11:55 AM Dispatches



Teachers are educators, not cops. There is no correlation between helping and nurturing young people and possibly getting into gun fights either with them or on their behalf. more

Mar 1, 2018 9:25 AM Op-Eds


Joseph Gruber

Real change will require adults to step in too, and intersectional organizing for the safety of all students. more

Feb 28, 2018 11:02 AM Public School Shakedown

The NRA’s members are loud, bumper-sticking their hobby, but as gun ownership drops, it’s a weakening lobby. more

Feb 23, 2018 6:03 AM Dispatches

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Fabrice Florin

Young people in Florida and elsewhere—articulate and thoughtful, media savvy and politically astute—are taking action against policies that are killing them in the classroom. They have a wealth of data to back them up. more

Feb 22, 2018 5:00 PM Dispatches


Library of Congress

Staying quiet and hiding will not save us from gun violence. Neither will arming teachers. But the NRA would have us believe otherwise. more

Feb 19, 2018 5:22 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Tennessee officials just barred citizens from carrying homemade signs in the state legislature, where they are allowed to bring loaded guns... more

Jan 31, 2018 9:40 PM Magazine



The gun lobby uses “independent” experts to spread pro-gun views throughout the press. more

Dec 21, 2017 11:26 AM Dispatches 9 Comments


Jon Rubin

In the aftermath of the Texas shooting, Trump was quick to pronounce it, ‘Not a guns situation.’ It is. more

Nov 9, 2017 11:13 AM Dispatches


Gage Skidmore

Ever since first running for Texas office more than twenty years ago, Abbott has been a steady advocate for expanding access to guns. He has a 100% approval rating from the National Rifle Association, and is proud of it. more

Nov 8, 2017 5:52 AM Dispatches


Grass image by Dominic Alves

Progressives have many reasons to prioritize gun reform. more

Oct 29, 2017 9:59 PM Dispatches 2 Comments