Like it or not, guns are here to stay. To keep ourselves safer, we must study how they are used to kill
Laws that stop physicians from discussing gun safety with patients are bad for public health
The president issued a memorandum directing the CDC and other public-health agencies to conduct or sponsor research into the causes of gun violence and the ways to prevent it, doing an end-run around congressional moves for several years to muzzle such efforts...
Firearms Research: The Gunfighter
A researcher studies the consequences of the ubiquity of guns in the U.S.
Teens Are Killed by Guns More Often Than Children Are
Deadly Dreams: What Motivates School Shootings?
After a recent spate of school shootings, researchers are analyzing the malignant fantasies of young assassins for warning signs that could help prevent future tragedies
Why Gun Control Is So Contentious in the U.S.
Yelling into echo chambers, like narrow-cast web sites and cable TV, about issues such as gun control, instead of engaging in conversations with those who disagree, has led each of us to spin toward extreme views...
What Causes Someone to Act on Violent Impulses and Commit Murder?
Some people are able to control anger or frustration and channel these feelings to nondestructive outlets. Others, like the gunman accused of killing six people during the assassination attempt on Rep...
Have Lax Concealed-Carry Gun Laws Increased Assaults?
Gun-control laws have changed rapidly in recent years; how they affect crime rates is hotly debated
The Joker's Wild: On the Ecology of Gun Violence in America
The United States is the deadliest wealthy country in the world. Can science help us explain, or even solve, our national crisis?
People Kill with Guns More Than Any Other Weapon
Who kills whom with what