Gun Control

Disarmed: How Cities Are Losing the Power to Regulate Guns

A growing number of states bar municipalities—often the sites of the worst gun violence—from passing their own firearm laws, laying bare an urban-rural divide.

Having a Gun in the House Doesn't Make a Woman Safer

In cases where self-defense matters most, women tend to find their weapons turned against them.

How a Low-Crime City Became the New Center of America's Gun Debate

Sunnyvale doesn't have much of a gun violence problem. But the NRA is worried anyway.

Florida Might Revamp the State's 'Stand Your Ground' Law

Now, it'll protect people who fire warning shots.

Chicago's Gun Control Law Is Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled it illegal to have a blanket prohibition on gun stores operating in the city.

How Do Criminals Get Illegal Guns?

The short answer: We don't know.

Undetectable Guns May Soon Be Legal

But that may not be as big a safety threat as you think.

Don't Freak Out, but the First 3D-Printed Metal Gun Totally Works

It fired 50 rounds and showed no signs of stopping.

Are Today's Cops Too Quick to Shoot?

When unarmed civilians are killed, questions arise over how law enforcement officers are trained to deploy deadly force.

Could the Navy Yard Shootings Help D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's Image?

Gray's been plagued by scandal, but he used his microphone to effectively advocate for his city.

Starbucks Asks Gun Owners to Keep Weapons Out of Their Stores

It's a request, not an outright ban, because who wants to confront a customer with a weapon?

A Gun Giveaway Program, Coming to a City Near You

A Houston nonprofit wants to test the theory that a fully armed neighborhood is a safer one.

How the Suburbs Could Drive a Compromise on Gun Control

An intriguing theory about the geography of the "middle ground" on guns.

Is Bloomberg the Right Leader of the Anti-Gun Movement?

The blunt-spoken billionaire mayor may be popular in Washington and New York, but that popularity doesn't extend to other parts of the country.

More Thoughts on Creating an Effective Assault Weapons Ban

We can reduce street crimes by making the gun owner responsible for whatever happens with the weapon, no matter who pulls the trigger.

The Striking Relationship Between Gun Safety Laws and Firearm Deaths

The research is now clear that states with stricter gun control measures have fewer gun-related fatalities.

How to Handle Your Firearm Inside a Public Bathroom

And in other public-bathroom news, plastic seat covers might be germy and they saved Hitler's toilet.

9 Questions About Gun Violence That We May Now Be Able to Answer

We're going to get a windfall of gun research thanks to Obama's new policy. Here's what we want to know.

This Is What the Opposite of Gun Control Looks Like

In a planned community in Idaho, all teens would be required to carry loaded AR-15s.