Social Issues

The Gun Debate : U.S.
Vice President Joe Biden meets with gun interest groups on Jan. 10.

The likely recommendations of Obama's gun-control task force

Universal background checks and a ban on high-capacity magazines are on the table

The Gun Debate : Best Video
Alex Jones seen on CNN with Piers Morgan.

WATCH: The ferocious on-air tirade from the man who wants to deport Piers Morgan

Alex Jones goes on a fist-shaking, finger-pointing, pro-gun rant on Morgan's CNN show

The Gun Debate : U.S.
Lt. Ray Mesek registers a pistol at a gun buyback event at the Bridgeport Police Department in Connecticut on Dec. 22.

The single dumbest gun-control measure ever proposed

With extraordinary shortsightedness, Connecticut lawmakers want to publicize the addresses of handgun owners

The Gun Debate : U.S.
The questionable ad placement.

The newspaper that ran a gun show ad next to a Sandy Hook story

Who at the Stamford Advocate approved this?

Crime and Punishment : Analysis
Courtni Webb speaks during an interview after being suspended for the poem about the Connecticut massacre.

Sandy Hook controversy: Is it wrong to sympathize with a killer?

A high school student is suspended for writing a poem in which she says she "understands" why Newtown gunman Adam Lanza committed murder

The Gun Debate : The Bullpen
Matt K. Lewis

Matt K. Lewis: Gun control won't work

Washington is capable only of imperfect legislation. And in this case, no legislation might be better than imperfect legislation

Crime and Punishment : The List
Kenneth Nolan says the state of Florida is to blame for his motorcycle collision with a panther.

America's 9 craziest lawsuits of 2012

From an errant Little-League ball to the pink shade of a backyard playhouse, some people will sue over just about anything

The Gun Debate : Controversy
A screen shot of the interactive map that shows pistol permits registered with the Westchester County Clerk's Office.

Is it wrong to publish the names and addresses of gun owners?

A suburban New York newspaper plots a map of the names and addresses of gun owners, and many readers are up in arms

The Gun Debate : The Bullpen
Paul Brandus

Paul Brandus: Congress won't act on gun control. But Obama and the states can

For starters, the president can and should close the "gun show loophole"

The Gun Debate : Analysis
NRA President David Keene exits after refusing to take questions during a news conference on Dec. 21.

Why the NRA's press conference was actually quite smart

Most Americans have stopped paying attention by the Friday before Christmas

The Gun Debate : Best Video
National Rifle Association Executive Vice President leaves without answering questions during a news conference on Dec. 21.

WATCH: Video of the NRA calling for armed security in all schools

Wayne LaPierre makes the case for more guns — a lot more

The Gun Debate : First Reactions
The NRA's Wayne LaPierre would like a gun in every school.

The NRA's instantly inflammatory post-Connecticut press event

"The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," claims the NRA's Wayne LaPierre

The Gun Debate : Best Video
The NRA: On the hot seat after a school shooting in Connecticut.

WATCH LIVE: The NRA's first post-Connecticut press conference

Tune in at 11 a.m. EST

The Gun Debate : By the numbers
Guns are displayed in Camden, N.J., on Dec. 18, after state officials initiated a gun buyback event, which brought in more than 1,100 weapons.

The Newtown school massacre and America's gun obsession: By the numbers

The tragedy set off a surge in support for new gun control laws... and a buying frenzy in gun stores

The Gun Debate : Instant Guide
The Amendment II backpacks come in three styles to suit young girls, boys, and teens.

The skyrocketing sales of bulletproof backpacks for kids [Updated]

While the nation mourns the deaths of 20 children in Connecticut, some companies are cashing in

The Gun Debate : The List
A protester demonstrates in front of the NRA lobbying offices in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 17.

What 'meaningful contributions' will the NRA offer after Sandy Hook?

America's powerful gun lobby swears it's ready to become part of the solution

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