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  • 25 Books to Help You Understand Gun Violence June 5, 2023
    Gun violence is complicated. There are myriad ways to explore the issue, from sociology and history to criminology and public health. That’s why we weren’t surprised when a reader reached out with this question: “I’m looking for some good books that survey the whole gun violence issue in the United States. Recommendations?” We asked the […]
  • In America, Accidental Shootings Among Children Occur Nearly Every Other Day June 1, 2023
    On May 16, in Houston, a 4-year-old boy found a gun that belonged to a visiting relative and shot his 1-year-old brother in the leg, wounding him. Their father told a local news outlet that his older son liked to play with toy guns and probably didn’t realize this one was real.  A reader, moved […]
  • New Jersey’s Effort to Pave the Way for Smart Guns Hits Another Bump May 31, 2023
    The new smart gun from the firearms technology company Biofire is seemingly everything New Jersey State Senators Loretta Weinberg and Richard Codey envisioned when they authored the state’s Childproof Handgun Law in 2002. Equipped with facial recognition and fingerprint verification to ensure that only authorized users may handle it, the 9mm handgun became available for […]