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December 10, 2013 | Moyers & Company

One year after the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, Bill speaks with cultural historian Richard Slotkin about the role of firearms in America’s national psyche. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

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July 19, 2013 | Moyers & Company

The author and gun control advocate describes how a lethal combination of self-defense laws and concealed-carry laws makes us more vulnerable to gun violence. Continue reading

A young man sizes-up an assault style rifle during the National Rifle Association's annual convention Friday, May 3, 2013 in Houston. (AP Photo/Steve Ueckert)
June 28, 2013 | Blog

An ATF report revealing that guns are being lost at an alarming rate would be even more alarming if the gun lobby wasn’t so intent on keeping you in the dark. Continue reading

Las Vegas Metro Police officers stand outside the entrance to the Excalibur hotel-casino after a shooting left two dead, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
June 24, 2013 | Blog

Nevada’s just one of the states where the heavy hand of the gun lobby slaps down the majority. Continue reading

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May 3, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Newtown parents and a legendary folk singer lift their voices to end gun violence. Continue reading

David and Francine Wheeler, parents of Sandy Hook School shooting victim Benjamin speak at a news conference at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, Conn., Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. One month after the mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the parents joined a grassroots initiative called Sandy Hook Promise to support solutions for a safer community. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
May 3, 2013
A group started by members of the Newtown community hope you will call your representatives and support common sense solutions to make our schools safer.
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May 2, 2013

Newtown parents Francine and David Wheeler talk about how to address gun violence in a way that welcomes diverse viewpoints. Continue reading

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May 2, 2013

Newtown parent Francine Wheeler and folk singer Peter Yarrow discuss the power of music to create change. Continue reading

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January 4, 2013

Bill reports on how the NRA and gun merchants keep any and all discussion of sensible gun control off the table. Continue reading

Connecticut State Police lead a line of children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 after a shooting at the school. (AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks)
December 20, 2012

As the Senate debates a new assault weapons ban, it might be wise to watch Bill’s essay, urging us to remember the victims, to reject doubling down on guns, and to work toward moral solutions. Continue reading

Smith & Wesson 442 and Glock 21 guns on display. May 2012 (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Cory Morse)
July 23, 2012 | Blog

The Guardian looks at how the U.S. compares with the rest of the world on gun ownership and gun homicide rates. Continue reading

The 2007 National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis. April 2007 (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
July 21, 2012 | On Democracy

The National Rifle Association has turned the Second Amendment of the Constitution into a “cruel and deadly hoax.” Continue reading

The 2007 National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis. April 2007 (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
July 20, 2012

In this essay, posted the day after the Colorado theater shooting a year ago, Bill talks about the price we pay for our pro-gun culture. Continue reading

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June 12, 2009 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Why can we talk about gun violence but not about gun control?
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