Residents of Newtown are trying to determine what to do with their school, which was the site of a mass shooting late last year. In making that determination, though, they're able to draw on the experience of many others who have dealt with the same issue, from Columbine High School to a movie theater in Colorado.
The National Rifle Association's ad agency has been helping craft the NRA's image since the early 1980s. Though their approach has been controversial over the years, some critics say the NRA won't be changing its approach any time soon.
One year ago, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman while walking in a gated community. That much is agreed. Zimmerman says his conduct was lawful under Florida's Stand Your Ground law. Prosecutors disagree. But either way, activists are working to change the law.
Gun-related deaths continue to mount in the United States, despite legislative efforts to curb them. Slate is building off the attention trained on these deaths to build an interactive map, using social media, crowdsourcing, and news reports, that tracks gun-related deaths in the United States.
Switzerland is often held up by gun rights advocates as a model of what the United States could be with the right gun laws. But many in Switzerland say, not so fast. They point to already tightened restrictions and a, crucially, a healthcare safety net that lets fewer people go witout treatment.
President Barack Obama intends to address climate change, gay rights, immigration reform and a whole host of other issues in his second term. He laid them out in a 20-minute inaugural address that surprised many -- and delighted many of his fellow Democrats.
A $500 million gun control plan unveiled by President Barack Obama has been called one of the most comprehensible federal gun control proposals since the 1960s. But critics warn the administration will need to be strategic in order to get the measures passed.