gun-violence

The ‘Pillow Pistol’ Brigade: The People Who Still Sleep With a Weapon

When Tom Marciniak curls onto his bed each night, he knows exactly where to turn if something startles him awake. All he has to do…

A Fully Loaded Cultural History of Stockpiling Guns

When agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the LAPD raided a five-bedroom estate less than a mile from Jay-Z…

While You Weren’t Looking, Nerf Guns Got Terrifyingly Militaristic

More than 50 years ago, inventor Reyn Guyer — who had already helped create the hit party game Twister — was shopping around a line…

What the Dark New Trend of School Shooter Memes Can Teach Us About ‘Generation Lockdown’

Twenty years ago, the massacre at Columbine High School shattered a community, shocked the nation and launched innumerable myths around gun violence that persist to…