guns in america

A Modest Gun Control Proposal: Use the Whole 2nd Amendment

Both President Obama's four-part gun control plan and the NRA's proposal to put armed guards in schools have severe shortcomings. To develop a third, better alternative, one might consider looking back to the specific wording of the Second Amendment.

Will Hollywood Cut Back on Gun Violence After Sandy Hook?

There's been a lot of talk about how Hollywood would have to become more sensitive and less violent following the outrage over the latest school shooting, either voluntarily or under the threat of federal regulation. But given how past efforts to reform Hollywood content have fared, here's how much change we're likely to see: Nada.

President Obama's Gun Control Proposals at a Glance

On Wednesday, President Obama unveiled his proposals for curbing gun violence in America. Some would require new laws, but the heart of his multi-pronged gun control plan lies in 23 executive orders that he has already issued. Here's the full list:

NRA Puts Its Mouth Where Its Money Is With Ad Targeting Obama Kids

The NRA's latest PR push for the idea that the cure for gun violence is more guns is an ad that calls out President Obama's "hypocrisy" for having armed guards protect his kids -- but not yours. And if that seems a bit disingenuous to you, remember: They have a lot of money riding on this fight.

Murder by Numbers: Digging Into the Data of America's Gun Culture

There's no lack of numbers to bring to bear in a discussion about guns in America, but here's the big one: 281,757 people in this country died of gunshot wounds from 2001 and 2011. DailyFinance's Bruce Watson digs into the unadorned data on the results of this country's obsession with guns.