Psychological researchers are working to understand the cognitive processes, ideologies, cultural demands, and conspiracy beliefs that cause smart people to resist scientific messages. Using surveys, experiments, observational ...
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.
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.
(AP)—A report shows that the school shooting in Connecticut has led to more discussion about gun policy on social media than previous rampages.
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, ...
John Sides, associate professor of political science, comments on public opinion surrounding gun control and whether legislation might pass in Congress.
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 Program.