Want Fewer Murders? Tax Guns and Ammo

The Daily Beast A novel approach to curbing gun crimes in Seattle looks to sidestep legal battles with the NRA. With a new national push to combat gun violence, the city of Seattle has begun to tax firearms and ammunition in an audaciously creative way to get around...

Give ‘Smart Guns’ a Chance to Save Lives

The Daily Beast What if a gun could only be fired by its owner? Now they can—and that doesn’t please the gun lobby. This month, a 6-year-old playing “cops and robbers” shot his 3-year-old brother in the face with a gun that his father kept wrapped in pajamas on top of...

The one thing the president can do now to reduce gun violence

The Hill The president has been on quite a roll recently, with favorable rulings from the Supreme Court on gay marriage and ObamaCare, congressional passage of his Asian trade pact, and a memorable, racially healing speech after the Charleston tragedy. But the one...

Can Making Guns “Smarter” Save Lives?

KCRW From South Carolina this week, America got another reminder: the US has more guns — and more gun violence — than any other developed country. Mass shootings in the United States are on the increase—from one every 200 days two years ago to one every 64 days now....