Guns and Gun Control



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News about Guns and Gun Control, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.

Chronology of Coverage

  1. Aug. 29, 2014

    Editorial expresses horror at death of shooting instructor after 9-year-old girl lost control of Uzi submachine gun at shooting range in Arizona; laments that death will likely not lead to any sensible gun control policies. MORE

  2. Aug. 5, 2014

    James S Brady, White House press secretary who was wounded in an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan and then became a symbol of fight for gun control, championing tighter regulations from his wheelchair, dies at age 73. MORE

  3. Aug. 2, 2014

    Op-Ed article by lawyers Paul Sherman and Robert McNamara examines recent appeals court ruling upholding Florida law that bars doctors from asking their patients about gun ownership in certain contexts; argues that ruling presents a sweeping blow to free speech and gives government broad authority to decide what doctors can and cannot say during consultation; calls on Supreme Court to strike down ruling. MORE

  4. Jul. 31, 2014

    Nicholas Kristof Op-Ed column points to regulation of automobiles, resulting in 95 percent reduction in fatalities since 1921, as evidence that such governance can save lives; holds fact that United States does not regulate firearms in same way points to national blind spot about guns; calls for enactment of sensible safety measures to reduce gun-related injuries and deaths. MORE

  5. Jul. 30, 2014

    District of Columbia officials are weighing whether to appeal decision by Federal District Court striking down city’s decades-old ban on carrying handguns in public. MORE