Jun 17, 2016

The horror in Orlando

Despite some efforts by Democratic lawmakers, if the past is any precedent the massacre in Florida will have no effect on U.S. gun control laws.

Was Orlando gunman sexually conflicted? And did it matter?

Jun 15, 2016

Was Orlando gunman sexually conflicted? And did it matter?

Was the Orlando nightclub gunman part of the local gay dating scene? As investigators ask that question, activists and academics reflect on a phenomenon that has been documented: Some men who profess to disdain homosexuality have covertly engaged in sex with other men. Over ...

Mass shootings actually inspire looser gun laws in America

Jun 15, 2016

Mass shootings actually inspire looser gun laws in America

The pattern seems clear: A mass shooting is followed by loud calls to tighten America’s gun laws, yet there is no change before the next massacre. That is not exactly accurate, however. Change often does happen — but toward looser gun laws, according to ...

Want to buy an assault rifle in Florida? No problem

Jun 15, 2016

Want to buy an assault rifle in Florida? No problem

As in mass shootings elsewhere, the massacre of 49 people at an Orlando nightclub is raising questions about access to guns — assault rifles, in particular. In Florida, buying one is no problem as long as you’re 18, a legal resident of the United ...

Macho assault rifle ads may be silver bullet in U.S. gun-control debate

Jun 14, 2016

Macho assault rifle ads may be silver bullet in U.S. gun-control debate

“Forces of opposition bow down. You are single-handedly outnumbered.” That’s how one advertisement reads for a semi-automatic rifle made by Bushmaster, whose AR-15 is increasingly the gun of choice for America’s mass shooters, including the suspect in Sunday’s massacre at a gay dance club ...

U.S. gun control debate deadlocks after Florida carnage

| Jun 14, 2016

U.S. gun control debate deadlocks after Florida carnage

The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history has once again unleashed gun control advocates clamoring for curbs on weapons sales. But the Florida carnage also shows the scale of their challenge in a country where a 29-year-old once flagged on an FBI watch list ...