The arithmetic of gun control
Aiming to quell heated national debate about gun control with factual answers, two UC Irvine mathematicians have designed parameters to measure how to best prevent both one-on-one killings and mass shootings in the United ...
Report exposes loopholes in gun-control laws
Gun shows and the lack of uniform gun-control laws provide easy access to guns that can be used for criminal purposes, according to a new report released today from the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research ...
Racism linked with gun ownership and opposition to gun control in white Americans
A new study has found that higher levels of racism in white Americans is associated with having a gun in the home and greater opposition to gun control policies.
The politics of US gun control: Expert analysis on the fallout from Sandy Hook
The Newtown school massacre in December brought renewed attention in the United States and around the world to the issue of gun control and led President Barack Obama to propose a wide-ranging plan to curb gun violence.
In wake of Newtown tragedy, is gun-control legislation likely?
John Sides, associate professor of political science, comments on public opinion surrounding gun control and whether legislation might pass in Congress.
US Congress ready to extend ban on plastic guns
A U.S. Senate vote to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms is shaping up as a bittersweet moment for gun control supporters, days before the anniversary of the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary ...
At 11th hour, Congress debates plastic gun ban (Update 2)
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to renew a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines just as 3-D printers are increasingly able to produced plastic weapons.
Q&A: Guns, politics and the American constitution
Mass shootings at a Dark Knight Rises screening in Colorado and at a mosque in Wisconsin this past summer reignited the national conversation about gun control in the U.S. Writer Jenny Hall asked Professor ...
Report: Social media talk focuses on gun control
(AP)—A report shows that the school shooting in Connecticut has led to more discussion about gun policy on social media than previous rampages.
New poll shows strong support for increased minimum wage and assault weapons ban
The results of a new national UMass Poll released today show strong public support for an assault weapons ban and a broad consensus in favor of a higher federal minimum wage. Additionally, President Barack Obama enjoys high ...
Facebook announces steps to stop illegal gun sales (Update)
Facebook is taking aim at people who are using the social network or Instagram photo-sharing platform to sell guns.
On gun control, citizens support politicians who point to big picture, not specific incidents, study finds
As the nation continues to grapple with the long-simmering issue of gun control, solutions are stymied by heated debates.
Gun control: Focus on manufacturers, not just buyers, study shows
As the gun control debate continues, Kevin D. Bradford, an associate professional specialist in marketing at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, says the focus should be on those who distribute guns, ...
Professor: Don't expect sweeping gun reform measures following Newtown shootings
The Dec. 14 massacre at a Newtown, Conn., elementary was the second-deadliest school shooting in American history. Despite the bloodshed, Americans probably shouldn't expect sweeping reform when it comes to gun control policies, ...