On the Topic of Guns in America

Listen & Watch

President Obama’s Executive Action And The Gun Debate,” WUNC, January 8, 2016.

Washington Vote Shows Americans Are Conflicted About Gun Control,” KUOW, November 5, 2014.

Showdown Over Gun Controls Coming to Montpelier in 2015,” Vermont Public Radio, May 6, 2014.

Guns: Public Health and Politics,” Wisconsin Public Radio, January 15, 2013.

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Opinion

A Political Scientist Explains the Exaggerated Reactions to Obama’s Executive Actions on Guns,” The Trace, January 13, 2016.

Gun Laws Are Being Reformed, but Just Not on Capitol Hill,” The Conversation, December 10, 2015. 

Two Years After Sandy Hook, the Gun Control Movement Has New Energy,” Washington Post, Monkey Cage Blog, December 16, 2014.

Turn Emotion Into Action,” New York Times, April 18, 2014.

In School Rampages, the Weapon Matters” (with Philip J. Cook), CNN.com, April 11, 2014. 

Up in Arms: The Political Science Behind Gun Control,” Georgetown Public Policy Review, March 25, 2013.

Another View: How Military Leaders Can Change the Conversation on Guns,” Des Moines Register, January 20, 2013; and Raleigh News & Observer, January 23, 2013.

Why We Need to Talk About Guns,” Newsweek/Daily Beast.com, January 4, 2013.

NRA’s Vision of ‘Genuine Monsters,’” CNN.com, December 24, 2012.

Rallying for Gun Reform” (with Donna Dees), Tampa Bay Times, 21 December 21, 2012; and Raleigh News & Observer, December 20, 2012.

Supreme Court Taking Aim at the Gun Debate,” The Star-Ledger (Newark), June 14, 2010; also appeared in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 16, 2010; the Raleigh News & Observer, June 18, 2010.

Good Policy, Not Stories, Can Reduce Violence,” The Chronicle Review (The Chronicle of Higher Education), May 4, 2007; also published in the Durham Herald-Sun (Durham). 

A Family Affair,” The Guardian, April 18, 2007. 

The Missing Movement for Gun Control,” Chronicle Review (Chronicle of Higher Education), October 11, 2006; also published in The Herald-Sun (Durham). 

Where Do the Killers Get Their Guns?” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 8, 2006; also published in the Newark Star-LedgerThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Raleigh News & ObserverThe Des Moines Register, and the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.

In The News

*Since 2013

Whatever Happened to Michael Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Crusade?” Slate, July 5, 2016.

Can States Separate Politics from Gun Policy? California Aims to Try,” Christian Science Monitor, June 22, 2016.

Senate Votes Down Four Gun Control Measures After Fiery Debate,” NBCNews.com, June 21, 2016.

Fort Lewis College Students Explore Gun Laws,” Durango Herald, February 5, 2016.

Powerful Gun Lobby Faces Growing Resistance,” Roll Call, February 1, 2016.

US Gun Activists Target States for Changes,” Voice of America, January 25, 2016.

Most Americans Want US Gun Laws to Change,” Vox, January 15, 2016.

Duke Researchers Skeptical About Gun Control Changes,” Duke Chronicle, January 14, 2016.

How Obama’s Push for Gun Control is Reshaping the 2016 Campaign,” Christian Science Monitor, January 5, 2016.

Obama Thrusts Gun Control Debate Into Forefront of 2016 Race,” Associated Press, January 5, 2016.

Disarming the American Gun Problem,” Macleans, December 9, 2015.

N.C. Clarifies Handgun Application Process,” Charlotte Observer, December 3, 2015.

Did the Assault Weapons Ban Really Work?” Pacific Standard, October 6, 2014.

Women an Emerging Force in Defending Firearms,” Tucson Sentinel, September 30, 2014.

‘Badass’ Moms Take Gun Fight to NRA’s Home Turf,” Huffington Post, September 23, 2014.

These Women Are the NRA’s Worst Nightmare,” Mother Jones, September-October 2014.

After UC Santa Barbara Shooting, Does Gun Control Have New Life?” MSNBC.com, May 27, 2014.

Gun-Rights Advocates Push for Weapons on Military Installations,” Houston Chronicle, April 3, 2014.

A Year After Newtown Shootings, America is at Crossroads on Guns,” Christian Science Monitor, December 14, 2013.

The Missing Movement,” Duke Magazine, May 21, 2013.

Giffords Group Works to Gain 5 Votes for Background Checks,” USA Today, May 6, 2013.

Senate Scuttles Gun Limits,” Wall Street Journal, April 18, 2013.

Pro-Gun Laws Gain Ground,” Wall Street Journal, April 4, 2013.

Connecticut Governor Signs New Gun Control Law,” Deutsche Welle, April 4, 2013.

Obama: ‘Shame on Us’ If Congress Fails to Restrict Guns,” Washington Examiner, March 28, 2013.

Another Mass Shooting – What the Experts Say,” Connecticut Post, March 9, 2013.

Gun Control’s Long Game,” The American Prospect, March 4, 2013.

Academics Discuss Gun Policy at Wesleyan,” Hartford Courant, February 6, 2013.

City Gun Laws Hit Roadblock,” Wall Street Journal,  February 6, 2013.

Some Sheriffs Push Back on Gun Laws,” Wall Street Journal, January 24, 2013.

Obama Unveils New Gun Policies,” Duke Chronicle, January 17, 2013.

On Guns, Obama Will Have to Leap the ‘Activism Gap,'” Toronto Globe and Mail, January 16, 2013.

Fronde Contre La NRA,” La Presse, January 14, 2013.

Like Obama, Emanuel Pivots on Guns,” The HillJanuary 13, 2013.

Kelly, Giffords Make Common-Sense Plea for Gun Control,” USA Today, January 12, 2013.

NRA Comes Out Fighting,” Deutsche Welle, January 11, 2013.

Giffords Gun Control Group Wants $20 Million for 2014 Elections,” Reuters, January 9, 2013. 

‘Enough’: Gabrielle Giffords Speaks Out Against Guns Two Years After Tucson,” Christian Science Monitor, January 8, 2013. 

EE UU Busca Medios para Contener al ‘Lobby’ de las Armas,” El Pais, Jan 8, 2013. 

Fewer Americans Own Guns,” Deutsche Welle, January 5, 2013. 

Public Talks & Briefings

“Gun Violence in America: Challenges & Opportunities.” Annual Conference of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, Washington, June 24, 2016.

“How Movements Bounce Back: What Gun Rights Advocates Can Teach Abortion Rights Advocates.” Conference on Learning from Social Movements, Scholars Strategy Network, New York, May 31-June 1, 2016.

“Gendering the Second Amendment” (with Jennifer Carlson). Conference on The Second Generation of Second Amendment Law and Policy,” Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law, New York, April 8, 2016.

“Why Are We Talking about Guns in an Election Year?” Conference on Activism and American Political Parties, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, February 27, 2016.

“What’s New Since Newtown: Gun Politics Over Two Decades.” Everytown for Gun Safety, New York, October 21, 2015.

“Firearms: Reducing the Risk in Fairfax County.” Moderator, League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area, Burke, VA, March 22, 2015.

“Ground Zero for Gun Control: The District of Columbia and the New Politics of the Second Amendment.” Moderator, American Society for Public Administration, National Capital Area Chapter, Washington, March 18, 2015.

“Gun Politics After the Midterms.” Carolina Society for Future Leaders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, November 18, 2014.

“What’s New Since Newtown: Gun Politics in the Run-Up to the November 2014 Elections.” University of Washington (academics) & Museum of History and Industry (general public), Seattle, October 24, 2014. 

“The New Politics of Gun Control.” Panel discussion hosted by U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, Washington, June 25, 2014.

“The Gun Debate” (with Philip Cook). World Affairs Council of Harrisburg (PA), May 15, 2014.

“The Gun Debate” (with Philip Cook). Cooper Union, New York, May 8, 2014.

“What’s New After Newtown?” Center for Legislative Studies Fall Lecture Series, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, September 25, 2013.

“Guns and Gun Violence: Crisis, Policy and Politics.” Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, February 6, 2013.

“The Missing Movement for Gun Control.” Dartmouth in DC program, Washington, May 15, 2012 and May 26, 2011.

“Empowerment in Practice: Influencing Public Policy.” US Department of State/Mongolia, Washington, January 5, 2012.