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Nearly 100 confiscated illegal firearms rests on a table before a press conference with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, and New York City District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 4, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

Having won the debate about Americans’ right to bear arms, the lobby now pushes for a society with more guns. Continue reading

In this photo provided Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis has his picture taken inside St. Peter's Basilica with youths from the Italian Diocese of Piacenza and Bobbio who came to Rome for a pilgrimage, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.
February 20, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ. Continue reading

NRA president Charlton Heston holds up a musket as he tells the 5,000 plus members attending an NRA annual meeting in Charlotte, NC, in May, 2000, that they can have his gun when they pry it "from my cold dead hands." (AP Photo/Ric Feld)
December 16, 2013 | Blog

The grim Newtown anniversary reminded us of the moment when Charlton Heston made his boast that gun control advocates would have to pry his rifle from his “cold, dead hands.” Continue reading

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December 13, 2013

Bill discusses the work of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which has just released a moving video urging people to speak out against firearms violence. Continue reading

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December 13, 2013

Did violent video games play a role in preparing Adam Lanza to commit mass murder? One year after Newtown, Bill explores violence in America with the preeminent cultural historian Richard Slotkin. Continue reading

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December 13, 2013 | Moyers & Company

As the anniversary of the Newtown tragedy approaches, Bill speaks with cultural historian Richard Slotkin about violence in America. Plus, a Moyers essay on our gun culture. Continue reading

Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, from San Antonio, Texas, who lost their daughter Jessica Ghawi, 24, in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting, shows a picture of their daughter. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
December 13, 2013 | Blog

Forget Congress: The real action after Newtown was in 40 states — from assault weapon bans to “volunteer emergency security forces” for K-12 schools. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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November 21, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

David Atten, right, joins others in demonstrating as he presses a sign to the window of a Church's Chicken during a one-day strike coinciding with strikes at other fast food restaurants across the country, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Atlanta. Workers are demanding $15 an hour and the right to form a union without interference from employers. (AP Photo/John Amis)
August 30, 2013 | Blog

How the insidiously powerful restaurant lobby has fought mandatory earned sick leave policies and managed to keep the minimum wage for restaurant workers the same for over 20 years. Continue reading

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August 28, 2013 | Blog
A roundup of the stories the Moyers & Company crew are reading today.
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July 19, 2013 | Moyers & Company

The author and gun industry analyst talks about the big business of “enhanced lethality.” 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

Sanford police officer Timothy Smith holds up the gun that was used to kill Trayvon Martin, while testifying in the 15th day of the George Zimmerman trial, in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla., Friday, June 28, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.(AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)
July 19, 2013

Tom Diaz writes that the “gunshine state” is considering legislation to allow its citizens the right to shoot at a police officer if that officer is violating the Constitution. Continue reading

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