Social Issues

Crime and Punishment : The List
Within hours of the release of Dorner's manifesto, Facebook fan sites like this one popped up.

The Christopher Dorner apologists: A guide

The (apparently dead) alleged cop killer has his fans, and some people who just think he was misunderstood. Some of these folks are on TV

The Gun Debate : U.S.
Wayne LaPierre pauses during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence on Jan. 30.

NRA head Wayne LaPierre's paranoid gun manifesto

The group's outspoken leader isn't doing gun-rights advocates any favors

Crime and Punishment : Best Video
Gun fight

WATCH: Footage of alleged cop-killer Christopher Dorner's firefight

CBS News captured exclusive video of the gun battle that preceded the apparent death of the suspected murderer

Crime and Punishment : U.S.
Alleged cop-killer Christopher Dorner engaged in shootout

WATCH LIVE: Alleged cop-killer Christopher Dorner engaged in shootout

CBS has a live feed of the continued manhunt unfolding in California

The Gun Debate : U.S.
Ted Nugent may have to leave his heavy artillery behind, but still, his mere presence at the State of the Union tonight will surely send a clear pro-gun message.

Ted Nugent, Gabby Giffords, and other State of the Union guests with gun messages

With the president expected to tackle gun regulation early in his second term, lawmakers are using their plus ones to the annual address to promote their positions

Crime and Punishment : Best Column
This surveillance video image shows Christopher Dorner on Jan. 28 at an Orange County, Calif., hotel.

Christopher Dorner, drones, and the death of due process

The fugitive California ex-cop and al Qaeda's Anwar al-Awlaki both deserve better, says Matt Pressberg at Neon Tommy. And so do we.

Crime and Punishment : Best Column
San Bernadino County sheriffs search a home for Christopher Dorner on Feb. 10.

Should the LAPD use drones to take out alleged cop-killer Christopher Dorner?

The former LAPD officer and Navy vet is a highly trained killer who's considered armed and extremely dangerous

The Gun Debate : Best Video
"Congress must act. Let's get this done."

Gabrielle Giffords' new gun control ad: Effective?

The former congresswoman launches into her new role as an activist by urging her former colleagues to do all they can to curb gun violence

The Gun Debate : In-depth briefing
Jason Zielinski shows a customer an AR-15 style rifle at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois.

The assault weapon: An instant guide

Especially since the Newtown massacre, military-style rifles have become the focus of America's gun debate

Crime and Punishment : The List
The official military photo of former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner, who is suspected in multiple fatal shootings.

Alleged cop killer Christopher Dorner's rambling manifesto: The most chilling and bizarre statements

The ex-LAPD officer left behind an 11-page rant warning police that there will be blood

Immigration Reform : Politics
"We can't allow immigration reform to get bogged down in an endless debate."

How Obama is winning the immigration debate

A new poll shows that a plurality of Americans backs Obama's handling of the issue

The Gun Debate : Essay
Hand guns seen on display for purchase in Colorado.

Why more guns won't make us safer

People may think firearms will protect them, but statistics show otherwise

The Gun Debate : U.S.
If Boyz II Men had their say, it'd be the end of the road for the NRA.

Check out the NRA's enemies list — featuring Boyz II Men

The rogues gallery also includes Sean Connery, Hallmark, and the American Academy of Pediatrics

The Gun Debate : Analysis
Pallbearers carry the body of 14-year-old Chicagoan Rey Dorantes, who was shot six times on his front porch on Jan. 11.

Chicago's rising murder rate: Has gun control failed?

Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton is gunned down a week after performing at President Obama's inauguration, instantly becoming part of the debate over gun laws

The Gun Debate : U.S.
Newtown families were invited onto the field before a New York Giants game on Dec. 30.

Is it exploitative to have Sandy Hook students perform at the Super Bowl?

Some argue it's a moving tribute. Others say it's a strange, empty spectacle

Gay in America : Analysis
Tennessee state Sen. Stacey Campfield has been trying to push his anti-gay laws for several years.

Will Tennessee teachers have to out gay students?

A pending "don't say gay" bill could force K-12 educators to inform parents if their child is — or may be — gay

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