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Gun Country is an ongoing, multi-format project that reboots the conversation about guns in America.

Gun Country weaves together news, storytelling, dialog and advocacy, to explore the hold guns have on us, and to amplify efforts to reduce gun violence.


A selection of stories or opinions to help you navigate the world's most well-armed society. Updated regularly.


A Thompson M1A1 "Tommy" gun, housed at the Virginia War Museum.

For Most of U.S. History We've Had Both Gun Rights and Gun Regulations

Gun laws and gun rights have been compatible throughout most of U.S. history, Robert Spitzer, a Distinguished Service Professor at SUNY Cortland and gun policy expert, explains in Time.


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Want to tell your story? Great! With your permission, stories may be used in our podcast, Half-Cocked.

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HEAR the trailer for Half-Cocked, a speculative fiction podcast about a self-assured gun lobbyist whose life careens off the tracks, threatening to topple the entire gun industry. This fictional story is bolstered by factual commentary, giving stakeholders in the gun debate a voice.

GO DEEPER: Watch Warren Burger's takedown of the gun lobby, as featured in the Half-Cocked trailer, and learn how fellow former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens would amend the Second Amendment.


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