Stop saying all mass shooters are mentally ill. Not all mentally ill people are violent | Opinion
Thoughts about mass shooters -- and a Father's Day lesson from the author's son.
The U.S. Senate has a deal on gun reform — if it can keep it | Monday Morning Coffee
The framework announced Sunday is the first chance for change in years. Republicans will have blood on their hands if they torpedo it.
Let’s move to Australia, where they confiscate weapons of mass murder | Dick Polman
The Australian reform law has been, in the words of a 2011 Harvard study, 'incredibly successful in terms of lives saved.'
Blaming ‘evil’ for violence isn’t as simple as it seems. A philosopher explains | Opinion
Evil is one of the most complex and paradoxical words in the English language. It can inspire or action -- or paralysis.
Here’s a path to practical, immediate gun reform | Bruce Ledewitz
Ban all body armor sales for civilians and slap a hefty tax on assault weapons and ammo.
‘My mom’s life mattered’: Son of Buffalo shooting victim urges Congress to act
WASHINGTON — The son of a Black woman shot and killed by a white supremacist begged members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday to take action against such domestic terrorism. The gunman in Buffalo, New York, was motivated by the “great replacement theory,” a racist conspiracy theory that claims growing numbers of immigrants and people […]
Biden urges assault weapons ban, as U.S. House Democrats advance gun control bills
'Do you think the founding fathers were picturing AR-style weapons?' U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-4th District, asked Republicans.
What gun control proposals will the U.S. House consider? Here’s the list
U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District, is backing a bill prohibiting the sale of certain semiautomatic rifles to anyone under 21.
Gun violence reduction laws will pass only when more Blacks get guns | Michael Coard
White men with guns are dangerous — murderously dangerous. And it ain’t nothing new.
Why gun violence reform laws don’t pass Congress, despite majority public support | Opinion
People would, ideally, like to think that members of Congress are responding to public opinion.
Advocates for Black, brown, LGBTQ, women call for ‘meaningful’ gun reform | Friday Morning Coffee
'Tragedies such as what took place at Robb elementary school cause anxiety and fear for families who just want to protect their children while they receive an education,' an official said.
U.S. Senate Republicans block bill requiring agencies monitor domestic terrorism
As is often the case, Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators, Democrat Bob Casey Jr., and Republican Pat Toomey, who is retiring at year's end, split on the vote.