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...

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: Lessons from US History

March 12, 2018

More than mere weapons, guns serve many real and imaginary purposes in the minds of Americans.  Donald Trump is a professional troublemaker. Not even Republicans will deny that. As Paul Ryan scrambles to avoid a trade war provoked by Trump’s persistent intention to deploy his art of the...

Reframing and Preventing American Gun Violence

November 23, 2015

Right-wing groups say that having good guys own and carry guns protects them from bad people. That is false. On an average day, 85 Americans die and more than 200 are rushed to the emergency room due to gun violence. An average week brings one shooting at a school and one shooting by a...