gun control

NRA’s Playbook Shows Why the US Does not Stop Mass Shootings

NRA’s Playbook Shows Why the US Does not Stop Mass Shootings

March 31, 2019

After the Chistchurch shooting, New Zealand moves to ban assault weapons, while the US is promoting plans to arm school teachers instead. Al-Jazeera exposes NRA’s “playbook” on media responses after mass shootings

What can Britain Teach the US About Curbing Gun Violence?

What can Britain Teach the US About Curbing Gun Violence?

November 27, 2018

After a 1996 school shooting, Britain implemented tough gun control laws. Today they have 100 times fewer gun deaths than the United States

Students Spark Movement Gun Toting Politicians Should Fear

March 25, 2018

As young people spoke out against guns around the world during a day of protest, a movement emerged that seemed formidable enough to take on the powerful National Rifle Association

How Powerful is the NRA?

February 28, 2018

The NRA’s influence in Washington doesn’t come from spending money directly on elections; it comes from the organization’s ability to mobilize its vast and extremely engaged membership, says Benjamin McKean of Ohio State University

Militarizing Schools, Criminalizing Students

February 26, 2018

Since 1999, 10,000 additional police officers have been placed at schools, with no impact on violence. Meanwhile, about one million students have been arrested for acts previously punishable by detention or suspension, and black students are three times more likely to be arrested than their white peers, says policy analyst Samuel Sinyangwe

Gun Control will Not Cure a Society that Produces Monstrous Behavior

February 25, 2018

Historian Gerald Horne and host Paul Jay agree – while strong gun control is necessary, it’s not enough to keep schools and communities safe; we must change the unequal and decaying society that produces so much psychosis

God and Guns: The Fanatical Faith of the NRA

February 23, 2018

NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said in a speech to CPAC: “There is no greater personal individual freedom than the right to keep and bear arms … It’s not bestowed by man, but granted by God.” Historian Gerald Horne and host Paul Jay discuss the origins of the religious fervor underlying the NRA’s defense…

The Nina Turner Show: The Role of the Protestor with Erica Garner

October 16, 2017

Erica Garner talks to Nina Turner about how the loss of her father, Eric Garner, galvanized her activism for police accountability, and how she came to support Bernie Sanders

Trump Consoles Las Vegas Survivors, But Refuses to Address Gun Control

October 4, 2017

Trump’s visit to Las Vegas contrasted sharply with his visit to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico just a day earlier

Gun Laws Save Lives, But the Gun Lobby Prevails

October 3, 2017

As more details emerge on the Las Vegas massacre, Rebecca Peters discusses how gun control, like the kind she helped win in her native Australia, helps prevent mass shootings