Guns

Arts & Culture Books
Roger BergmanSeptember 13, 2017
"Stand your ground" laws typically expand the historic reach of the “castle doctrine,” the right in English common law to defending one’s own property.
A U.S. Capitol police SWAT team officer escorts members of Congress and congressional staff from the scene after a gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., on June 14. (CNS photo/Joshua Roberts, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ellen K. BoegelJune 30, 2017
The sale of new fully automatic weapons has been banned since 1986, but there are an estimated 182,600 pre-1986 machine guns in the United States that may be bought and sold legally.
U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., seen speaking to reporters on May 17, was shot early June 14 in Alexandria, Va., while practicing baseball, according to news reports. (CNS photo/Zach Gibson, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was listed in stable condition after being shot by a gunman.
Politics & Society In All Things
Olga SeguraJune 13, 2017
Maria Wright lost her son, 31-year-old Jerald A. Wright, during the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting.
Arts & Culture Books
Frank R. HerrmannMay 23, 2017
The Gunning of America points the problem of violence back on the gun industry.
People carry crosses with names of victims of gun violence during a Dec. 31 march in downtown Chicago. Hundreds of people joined the march to remember those who died by gun violence in 2016 (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World).
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellApril 04, 2017
The cardinal considered it “highly significant” that Francis’ letter is dated April 4—the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.