Guns in America

Guns have become a deeply divisive issue among Americans today. But whether you’re for gun rights or gun control, the fact is: It’s a question that desperately needs common ground. Here I look at ways the U.S. can deal with the issue – and paths that might suggest a tentative way towards understanding and progress.

Can states separate politics from gun policy? California aims to try. (June 22, 2016)

California lawmakers voted to establish the first state research center on gun violence. Research could shed light on pockets of common ground on the gun debate where there appear to be none, some say. 

Gun culture still strong in the US, polls find. But that may be changing (Oct. 23, 2015)

Although many Americans favor robust gun rights, an ongoing demographic shift could over time tip the balance toward greater support for gun safety legislation, some experts say.