Red Flag Laws and the Colorado LGBTQ Club Shooting
What are red flag laws? Could they have prevented the killing at Club Q?
American as Apple Pie
How marketing made guns a fundamental element of contemporary boyhood.
Guns in America: Foundations and Key Concepts
This non-exhaustive list of readings on the role of guns in US history and society introduces the field as a subject of scholarly inquiry.
Chivalric Romance, Meet Gunpowder Reality
The manly knight wouldn't have lasted a day in sixteenth-century combat. So why was he so popular as a literary figure at the time?
Why Do Boy Scouts Shoot Rifles?
It wasn't a big focus at the beginning of the scouting movement. So what changed?
Revisiting the Messy Language of the Second Amendment
The debate over the Second Amendment is not just about guns—it's also about grammar.
What Parkland Tells us About Teens and Social Media
While America’s parents have been wringing their hands over online safety, kids have steadily taken to social media, smartphones, and other digitally-enabled technologies to seek and promote their physical safety.
It’s Not Magical Realism: Bullets That Bloom
With all the human casualties of armed conflict, sometimes the environmental impacts go unnoticed. But the U.S. military has started to ...
Viral Black Death: Why We Must Watch Citizen Videos of Police Violence
We should acknowledge and absorb the pain captured in videos of police violence, just as antiracist activists bore witness in the past to lynchings.
How Do I (Not) Look? Live Feed Video and Viral Black Death
When we have the choice to look, we are bound ethically and politically to what we witness and what we do with what we have seen.