When unarmed civilians are killed, questions arise over how law enforcement officers are trained to deploy deadly force.
Whole communities are burdened by fear of violent crime, while others remain blissfully ignorant, in America's most divided city.
When I was growing up, the threat of nuclear attack was always in the background. Now it's mass shootings.
It's a request, not an outright ban, because who wants to confront a customer with a weapon?
Yes, homicide-related death rates are higher in urban areas, but you're twice as likely to die in a car crash outside a city.
That's 88 guns per every 100 Americans.
Rep. Bobby Rush's attacks ignore the facts and dishonor law-abiding Chicagoans trying to lead their lives.
Comparisons to car accidents or prescription drug overdoses offer little insight.
It's not just the recession. Rates of gun ownership also appear to be a major factor.
For the last two decades, the exact opposite has been true.
Researchers develop an add-on to the Android that can pinpoint the location of shooters.
An intriguing theory about the geography of the "middle ground" on guns.
Also, politicians in Racine ban weapons (except for their own) and New York battles a slimy lake menace.
Instead of funding an armed guard program, the Mississippi legislature should invest in a more holistic approach to discipline.
The 1994 Assault Weapons Ban had important, positive effects that were just beginning to take root when it expired in 2004.
The NYPD's aggressive policy has come under increased scrutiny in recent months.
San Diego joins a growing list of municipalities hustling to collect weapons from a record number of residents.
Monday brings an awkward mix of grief and preparation.
Trends in gun ownership, attitudes and violence have shifted notably over the past few decades.
Americans can no longer pretend that shooting deaths are a problem relegated to the inner city.