Police detained a person of interest after a manhunt across the Chicago area. The shooting, in which six people were killed, sent a chill across the suburb.
Proponents of gun reform in this country are up against more than a powerful gun lobby. They are up against our most durable national myth.
Lawmakers passed measures that would prohibit concealed weapons in a number of public places. They are also poised to move forward on a bill to protect abortion rights.
The bill, which would prohibit concealed weapons in a number of public places, such as theaters, colleges, and health care facilities, is now being considered by the State Assembly.
And other questions about gun regulations then and now.
The legal complaints are the first to be brought under a new state law intended to hold gun manufacturers accountable for gun violence.
Dobbs and Bruen revealed the sweeping terribleness of the current court’s reasoning.
The same week, President Biden signed into law a bipartisan bill on guns.
The bipartisan gun safety legislation that cleared Congress on Friday was the product of weeks of fraught negotiations that started with both sides acknowledging what had to stay off the table.
Credova, a little-known fintech company, is leading the way in offering installment plans to buyers of guns and hunting supplies.
The Senate passed the most substantial gun safety measure in decades. It includes enhanced background checks for younger buyers and money for mental health and school safety.
God and guns have become strangely intertwined.
This public defender was “never a gun guy.” So why is he siding with the N.R.A. in the Supreme Court’s latest case on gun rights?
The 64-to-34 vote came just hours after Republicans and Democrats released the text of the legislation, which could become the most significant overhaul of the nation’s gun laws in decades.
The introduction of the legislation was a hopeful sign as both Democrats and Republicans press to vote on new gun measures this week.
The massive system already has major loopholes advocated by gun manufacturers to maintain easier access to firearms. The Senate’s proposed gun reform measures could fall victim to those same limitations.
The number of firearms in the U.S. is outpacing the country’s population, as an emboldened gun industry and its allies target buyers with rhetoric of fear, machismo and defiance.
After more mass shootings, one side is gaining donors and political will; the other is galvanized by gun rights. Will anything be different?
In some communities, shootings are a daily occurrence.
There is hope on guns. It’s not what I expected to say.
Freedom and responsibility, in equal measure.
The agreement, which falls short of the sprawling changes championed by Democrats, is a significant step toward ending a yearslong impasse over gun reform legislation.
Though grisly, showing what rifles do to people is a chance to finally shift the gun debate.
Readers wonder if the hearings will change minds, praise Liz Cheney and compare them to Watergate. Also: A gun owner’s plea for gun control.
Christian theology teaches that societies — not just individuals — bear responsibility for evil.
A push to renew the ban is so unlikely to succeed that one Democratic aide likened it to trying to jam the world’s biggest genie back into the world’s smallest bottle.
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on — and possibly overturn — a century-old law that allows local officials great discretion over who can carry a handgun.
Mayors described being caught in an exasperating partisan impasse, charged with managing the country’s carnage but pushed to the margins when trying to fix it.
Or maybe not.
Broad public support on the issue may not be as broad as polling shows or as Democrats hope.
As the nation grieves for the victims of several recent mass shootings, the president called for a ban on assault weapons and new “red flag” laws.
President Biden urged lawmakers to stop the sale of assault-style weapons, expand universal background checks and pass “red flag” laws after last month’s massacres in Texas and New York.
Conservative writer Charles C.W. Cooke and Times Opinion editor at large Alex Kingsbury on three frequently cited policies.
What we get wrong about District of Columbia v. Heller.
Seizing on the spate of mass shootings in the United States, Prime Minister Trudeau proposes tightening the country’s already stringent control of firearms.
Republicans worry that gun safety laws could lead to national gun registries, insurance requirements and bans. I hope they do.
Democratic state leaders from California to New Jersey are demanding immediate action after the Uvalde shooting.
Mass shootings and other types of trauma can have ripple effects not only for survivors but also for those who follow the news of the events.
Guns are a central part of life in Uvalde, yet the deaths of 19 children and two teachers have opened rifts.
Gun supporters and protesters mourned two shooting massacres in a single month, but the gap in their views on what to do next remained wide.
The United States is facing a widening gap between the scale of gun violence and what America’s political leaders can agree are the right responses to the carnage.
Daniel Defense, which makes military-style rifles, was an early adopter of direct-to-consumer marketing and has a history of running provocative ads.
Conservatives need to explain their logic on gun safety.
America’s leaders are failing in their most basic duty.
Will we rise up to face the rising tide of violence?
The former president and the Texas senator made inaccurate or misleading claims about the efficacy of gun restrictions, gun ownership trends and school shootings.
Above all else, activists and politicians at the gathering sought to divert pressure to support popular overhauls like expanded background checks by seizing on the issue of school safety.
Particularly online, the teenager who killed 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school provided dark warnings about the carnage to come.
A new poem from Amanda Gorman, written after the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas.
In the wake of yet another preventable American gun violence tragedy—one that involved the slaughter of 21 people, including 19 children in a Texas elementary school—doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, health experts, and scientists are once again demanding a long-overdue, evidence-based public health response to the uniquely American public health crisis of gun violence.
This is “very much our lane,” Dr. Bindi Naik-Mathuria, a pediatric surgeon at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, told NBC.
She spoke vividly about the immediate impacts that AR-15-style weapons have on a human body—particularly the smallest ones. In the Uvalde, Texas school shooting this week, the gunman used an AR-15-style rifle (the Daniel Defense DDM4 V7 rifle), which he bought online. AR-15-style rifles are often used in mass shootings. They use a common military-caliber ammunition. The bullets don’t always pass cleanly through flesh, but can instead become “unstable” and tumble, causing devastating damage that can leave victims unrecognizable and with an exceptionally low chance of survival.