Gun control debate

Gun politics is an area of American politics defined by two opposing groups advocating for tighter gun control on the one hand and gun rights on the other. These groups often disagree on the interpretation of laws and court cases related to firearms as well as about the effects of firearms regulation on crime and public safety. It has been estimated that U.S. civilians own 393 million firearms, and that 35% to 42% of the households in the country have at least one gun.
Latest news and discussion about gun control issues in America.
  • The Washingtion Times

    Gun control advocates fund abortion midterm ads

    A portion of the rack displaying various models of semi-automatic sporting rifles is seen at Duke's Sport Shop in New Castle, Pa. on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Gun control was supposed to be the issue of 2018.

  • Maryland's Jealous would broaden gun-control, oppose Trump
    Associated Press

    Maryland's Jealous would broaden gun-control, oppose Trump

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Democrat Ben Jealous said Tuesday that if he were elected governor over a popular Republican incumbent he would support broadening a new Maryland gun-control law to restrict firearms access to people found to be a risk to themselves or others. The former NAACP president also said he would stand up to President Donald Trump, whom he believes should be impeached.

  • The NRA’s ‘A’ Rating Loses Its Luster for Republican Candidates
    The Daily Beast

    The NRA’s ‘A’ Rating Loses Its Luster for Republican Candidates

    After decades of running uphill, the gun-law reform forces may at last be competing on a level political playing field.

  • Fatal police shootings 40% more likely in states with higher gun ownership
    ABC News

    Fatal police shootings 40% more likely in states with higher gun ownership

    The U.S. Constitution's second amendment gives us the “right to bear arms,” but what if having a gun for protection is actually putting you more at risk of harm? A new study finds that a person's chances of being involved in a fatal police shooting is higher in states with the highest rates of gun ownership, compared to those with the lowest. Interested in Gun Control? Add Gun Control as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Gun Control news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The study, from researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Northeastern University found that people were 3.6 times more likely to be involved in fatal police shootings if they lived in the 10 states with the most guns — Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisian, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina and West Virginia — than if they lived in the five states with the least — Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.

  • Jamie Lee Curtis Fires Back at Fox News After Accusation of Being Hypocritical on Gun Control
    The Wrap

    Jamie Lee Curtis Fires Back at Fox News After Accusation of Being Hypocritical on Gun Control

    Jamie Lee Curtis struck back at a Fox News article that claimed her advocacy for gun control is hypocritical given her character in the upcoming “Halloween” film uses firearms.

  • Father of Parkland victim fights for gun reform
    Yahoo View

    Father of Parkland victim fights for gun reform

    Fred Guttenberg, the father of a student killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, is calling for gun law reform and voter registration ahead of the midterms. Guttenberg also discusses his daughter Jaime.

  • These award-winning gun control campaigns show how to creatively take on the gun lobby
    Fast Company Magazine

    These award-winning gun control campaigns show how to creatively take on the gun lobby

    It's a public service announcement developed by BBDO New York for Sandy Hook Promise, which trains students and adults to spot the signs of potential gun violence. The spot features the newscaster reporting live from another school shooting–except one day before the fictitious event might actually occur. It's one of two gun different gun control campaigns that recently earned awards from D&AD Impact, an advertising industry mark of accomplishment from a British charity that promotes excellence in design and advertising. But each was also remarkably different, highlighting just how creative cause groups are becoming in spreading their message. The second, an awareness raising effort called Price

  • Fox News

    Jamie Lee Curtis wields firearms in new 'Halloween' movie despite advocating for gun control

    Jamie's got a gun in the latest "Halloween" reboot. In the 11th installment of the horror film series, Jamie Lee Curtis's character, Laurie Strode, is seen wielding firearms in her quest to kill the film's legendary villain, Michael Myers. At one point, she shoots him as he's standing in front of a window. But Curtis's on-screen actions stand in contrast to her real-life persona as an advocate for gun control -- one of several Hollywood actors who use firearms in their films while preaching against them away from the set. In light of several high-profile mass shootings, Curtis has voiced her support for gun reform legislation. But she's also appeared in films such as "True Lies," "Virus," "Halloween

  • Gun Control Advocates Sue U.S. for DOJ Communications With NRA
    Bloomberg

    Gun Control Advocates Sue U.S. for DOJ Communications With NRA

    The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the Democracy Forward Foundation seek to compel the Justice Department and the ATF to comply with Freedom of Information Act requests the plaintiffs made earlier.

  • The 6 Most Progressive Ballot Initiatives Of 2018
    HuffPost

    The 6 Most Progressive Ballot Initiatives Of 2018

    Voters across the country are about to decide whether to adopt a number of

  • Martin Cizmar, Raw Story editor, says Steve Scalise 'deserves a Darwin award' for being shot
    The Washingtion Times

    Martin Cizmar, Raw Story editor, says Steve Scalise 'deserves a Darwin award' for being shot

    House Republican Whip Steve Scalise leaves the House chamber in the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. A senior editor of the left-wing website The Raw Story is facing blowback from conservative Twitter after he said House Majority Whip Steve Scalise deserved a “Darwin Award” for continuing to oppose gun control policies despite almost dying from a mass shooting last summer.

  • What Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh Could Mean for Women
    Teen Vogue

    What Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh Could Mean for Women

    On Saturday, October 6, 2018, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. After months of a very bitter partisan battle over his nomination, including a national debate over allegations of sexual assault and misconduct made against him, Brett Kavanaugh now has life tenure on the most important court in the country. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford gave public testimony under oath that she is “100%” sure Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school, and Kavanaugh unequivocally denied those allegations, and others from two additional women, in his own explosive, hysterical defense before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27. What follows in this fight over the future of the Supreme Court will, in many ways, spell out serious potential consequences for the future of American society as a whole.