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November 1, 2018
The Gun King
A middle-class college student from the Chicago suburbs used Facebook to sell firearms to gangsters. But was he a kingpin or a scapegoat?
John H. Richardson
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
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.”
February 22, 2018
A Responsible Gun Owner Despite My Mental Illness
No, it’s not mental illness. It’s guns.
October 4, 2017
Healing for Vegas
Helping survivors of the violence in Vegas means also addressing their inevitable trauma.
July 27, 2017
Can Sex Sell Peace?
An adman thinks it can help.
March 13, 2017
Crime Hotspots Need Investments, Not Just Policing
Anti-crime strategies should try to fix what makes hotspots prone to violence.
October 6, 2016
This Machine Could Prevent Gun Violence — If Only Cops Used It
A system that can link gun crimes through shell casings is hobbled by skepticism and lack of manpower.
Case in Point
September 12, 2016
The Man With the Bleeding Brain
William Palmer was “severely mentally impaired” when he clashed with police. Should that matter?
August 16, 2016
Milwaukee’s Police Chief on Open-Carry Gun Laws
“It’s lunacy in an urban environment.”