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July 17, 2018
Less Than Zero Tolerance
After Parkland, Sante Fe shootings, policies meant to protect schools may lead to some misguided arrests
Mustafa Z. Mirza
Andrew R. Calderón
May 28, 2018
Defending Al Capone
How the most notorious gangster of all got railroaded in Philadelphia.
April 2, 2018
I Was Too Young to Own a Gun
“I take full responsibility for my actions. I killed a man. Still, I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if we’d met just a few years later...if I didn’t have a gun.”
August 16, 2016
Milwaukee’s Police Chief on Open-Carry Gun Laws
“It’s lunacy in an urban environment.”
January 7, 2016
Gun Control is One Thing, But What About Bullets?
Prohibitions exist, but almost no enforcement.
January 5, 2016
Why Do Obama’s Gun Initiatives Sound Kind of Familiar?
Perhaps because he’s been here before.
December 2, 2015
New York Disarms the ‘Mentally Ill’
Why mental health experts are up in arms.
James B. Jacobs
October 14, 2015
Politicians Still Say Longer Prison Sentences Prevent Gun Violence — But Do They?
What we know about “gun enhancements.”
September 2, 2015
A Columbine Parent Reflects on the Prospects for Gun Control
After Virginia shootings, Tom Mauser reaffirms advocacy “for the long run.”
Corey G. Johnson
June 26, 2015
Scott Walker on Crime and Punishment: Back to the ‘90s
As his rivals ease up, one candidate hangs tough