The NRA Has Helped Trump to Believe

August 22, 2019

After the mass killings that took place within 24 hours of each other in El Paso and Dayton, the political class and US media honored their longstanding ritual of debating the causes and possible solutions to reduce the damage of gun culture before resolving to get back to business and wait for...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Belief” in the Second Amendment

April 19, 2018

A singer from Nevada believes in the quasi-theological interpretation of the Second Amendment put forward by the NRA. Everyone thinks of the United States as a nation or sovereign state. They also know it is the most powerful nation — economically and militarily. But they often fail to notice...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Rubio Is Worried About His “Rating”

April 06, 2018

Ratings tell a story, but a very dangerously superficial one. Republican Senator Marco Rubio has found a way of personally embodying the tragic absurdity of the gun control issue in the US. Associated Press reports on the contradiction between Rubio’s attempt to “show solidarity” with the...

Teachers Are Educators, Not Mercenaries

March 16, 2018

By arming teachers, America will cause lasting damage in a society already rife with gun violence. It is not easy to write about gun violence and gun-related deaths in America. Even before the ink is dry, more shootings will bring more deaths somewhere in the country. As I wrote this article,...

To End Gun Violence, We Need Concrete Reform

March 15, 2018

Kyrah Simon, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and a survivor of the February 14 shooting, weighs in on the debate around gun reform. As a survivor of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, gun violence has become personal to me. It was an issue that upset me before,...

Gun Control in the US: The “Cohen Act”?

February 05, 2013

As US gun sales soar in anticipation of proposed curbs to gun ownership following the Newtown massacre, Leonard Weinberg and Matthew Feldman look at the narratives that fuel far right groups and warn of the potential dangers posed by anti-gun legislation.     In the weeks following the...