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How to Mislead With Charts: Stand Your Ground Laws and Gun Deaths in Florida

As data journalism has its moment in the media, a reminder that we bring our own assumptions to the reading of charts and graphs.

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Mark Wahlberg Is the Missing Link in Bloomberg’s $50 Million Gun-Control Plan

Forget money and the mom-vote—it’s a question of charisma.

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To Whom Is George Zimmerman a Hero? And Why?

The narrative of righteous slaughter.

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There’s No Magic Bullet

Recent studies by The New York Times and the Mayo Clinic show how problematic restricting gun rights to the mentally ill can be.

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Study Links White Racism With Opposition to Gun Control

Researchers report white Americans who hold implicitly anti-black attitudes are more likely to have a gun in the house, and to oppose gun-control measures.

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Children and the Loaded Guns They Find at Home

An equation as preventable as it is tragic.

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The Gun Rights Crowd Might Be Right About Mental Health

While their intentions aren’t necessarily pure, the numbers suggest they’re actually on to something.

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The Gun Club

The history of citizen ownership of firearms isn’t just about protection against tyranny; it’s also about forcing subjects to defend tyranny.

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Is Gun Control Really an Urban vs. Rural Debate?

Consider California, a state with some of the country’s most restrictive gun laws, and Arizona, a state with some of the most permissive.

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The Armed Citizen Project Hopes to Fight Crime by Giving Out Free Guns

Houston is the first target.

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