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US Gun Laws

Other Nations Change Gun Laws After Massacres. Why Not America?

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 06.20.2015 | World

Every week The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving world headlines. This time, we speak with Harvard professor Dr. David Hemenwa...

Stronger Gun Laws, Less Violence

Robert Muggah | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Robert Muggah

Strong gun laws are not equivalent to taking guns away from citizens. To the contrary, they consist of transparent rules and procedures designed to manage the possession, storage and carrying of firearms in order to limit access to legitimate users alone.

More Guns + Weaker Gun Laws = Higher Rates Of Gun Deaths

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

States with weak gun-control laws and higher rates of gun ownership tend to have higher rates of gun deaths, while states with stronger policies and f...

The One Question I Am Asked In Every Country I Visit

Joanna Zelman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Joanna Zelman

I have been asked about Miley Cyrus a handful of times during my travels abroad. I am often asked if I know someone named "John" who also lives in New York City. But the only question I have been asked on every coast of every country I've visited is: "Why do Americans love guns so much?"

No Bullshit, Please

Norman Lear | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics
Norman Lear

A new law that is being proposed says the buyer has to wait three days if he wants to buy a gun that when you point it at a human being and pull the trigger you can kill him. Or her. Or that child there.

For Gun-Shy Japanese, Guam Is Amsterdam For Assault Rifles

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 02.15.2013 | World

TAMUNING, Guam -- Their well-equipped arsenals offer everything from tiny revolvers (for ladies) to Berettas, Glocks, semi-automatic pistols and M16 m...

U.S. Gun Laws Are A Global Outlier

John Rudolf | Posted 03.30.2013 | Crime
John Rudolf

Firearms killed more than 31,000 people in the U.S. in 2010. In Japan, a country with a population of 130 million, there were just seven gun-related...

LOOK: U.S. Gun Laws, State By State | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

President Obama has indicated a move towards strengthening federal gun control measures, but the reality is that the majority of gun legislation in th...

In Wake Of School Shooting, Mexico Hopes For New U.S. Gun Laws

AP | Posted 01.10.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's newly named ambassador to the United States says he hopes the U.S. imposes new gun-control laws that will help reduce violence...

Gun Laws Show Difficulty Of Stemming Violent Acts

AP | JULIE PACE and ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One early focus of new gun regulations by President Barack Obama and some lawmakers would reinstate a federal ban on assault weapons, a ...

Joe Van Brussel

U.S. Gun Control Laws An International Anomaly | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 12.26.2012 | World

How freely do guns flow in the United States compared with the world's other industrialized countries? According to, run by Philip Al...

BATTLEGROUND AMERICA: High-Profile Crimes Haunted By Lax Gun Laws | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

The United States is the country with the highest rate of civilian gun ownership in the world. (The second highest is Yemen, where the rate is neverth...

Views Might Be Changing Toward Gun Laws Not Actually Up for Debate. So What?

Margie Omero | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

By tracking opinions toward a handgun ban, and by looking at only a few broad questions, news and polling outlets are missing a clear and important pattern: There is widespread support for a variety of gun laws.

World Media Reacts to Giffords Shooting: U.S. Gun Laws Are Nuts

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While the shootings in Tucson continue to inflame the debate over violent rhetoric in American politics, the international media's reaction to the tra...