Guns and shooting

Guns and shooting

28 February 2018

The danger of overreacting to school shootings

US society shouldn’t be overhauled on the basis of rare events.

21 February 2018

After Florida: why gun control isn’t the answer

Mass school shootings are awful, but they’re also very rare.

21 February 2018

The myth of the NRA’s dark money

Republicans fear the anger of the public, not the NRA.

16 February 2018

Stop playing politics with school shootings

The people who politicise these acts are playing a lethal game.

9 November 2017

Devin Kelley was evil, but he’s not a terrorist

The problem with using the T-word for mass shootings.

4 October 2017

Guns aren’t to blame for the horror in Vegas

Fetishising weapons leads to a distorted public discussion.

3 October 2017

Not all acts of mass murder are terrorism

Calling Vegas 'terrorism' is another way of downplaying the Islamist threat.

12 July 2017

Chicago doesn’t need more gun control

Both sides in the gun-crime debate are missing the point.

14 July 2016

After Dallas: let’s move beyond grief and fear

The US needs to rediscover its universalist outlook.