Topic archives: gun control

Why teens’ protests over US gun laws demand serious attention

February 21, 2018 17

US students have been making headlines recently for their vocal opposition to the nation's gun laws. And they aren't backing down.

Labor says ‘yes’ to more guns and a party worse than One Nation

October 12, 2017 5

Don't ever think NSW Labor won't seize a political opportunity over principle any day of the week.

Razer: how the search for ‘truth’ after Las Vegas has been used to delude voters

October 10, 2017 27

This US mass shooting, like other US mass shootings, has become what others have described with terrible precision as a Rorschach test.

What will happen with gun control under a Trump presidency?

October 3, 2017 30

The simple fact is that the current administration is one of the most pro-gun Washington regimes in recent history.

Panicking Nationals flee to the far right

November 22, 2016 7

Rather than confront the threat of One Nation as previous generations of Nationals MPs did, they're caving in to it on issues like gun control.

Adlerian psychology: time for courage under (friendly) fire, Malcolm

October 19, 2016 19

Is there nothing the Coalition can't manage to completely stuff up?

Ruinous radicals

June 16, 2016 2

Crikey readers discuss issues of the day.

The 2nd Amendment is a terrible idea. But unfettered capitalism is worse.

October 6, 2015 11

Screwing people at the bottom half of income distribution doesn’t actually work to stimulate an economy. Plus, it can be fatal.

Rundle: John Howard, unlikely American saviour

Rundle: John Howard, unlikely American saviour

October 2, 2015 12

Australia's settings on guns have proved to be right, and the only person who can communicate that to his fellow right-wingers is, I hate to say it, John Howard.

From the terrorists at the NRA to Rupert himself, a lesson in Orwellian newspeak

From the terrorists at the NRA to Rupert himself, a lesson in Orwellian newspeak

July 16, 2015 9

There’s a spectre haunting public conversation, and it is the spectre of newspeak.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 13, 2015

Political donations disclosure loopholes ... Michael Sukkar's selfie party ... more guns for Australia?

Rundle: sigh, Leyonhjelm a right-wing gun nut after all

Rundle: sigh, Leyonhjelm a right-wing gun nut after all

December 19, 2014 44

Australia is itself proof that tightening gun control laws prevents gun massacres. So why does David Leyonhjelm think that the Sydney cafe siege could have been prevented if more civilians carried guns?

Rundle: at a gun show, the firepower of the American Right

Rundle: at a gun show, the firepower of the American Right

October 28, 2014 12

Crikey's writer-at-large finds there aren't a whole lot of Obama supporters at a Kansas gun show -- but that the Republican Right might be losing ground anyway.

Rundle goes deep undercover at the new coalface of American politics

Rundle goes deep undercover at the new coalface of American politics

October 9, 2014 2

American liberals don't wage their wars in big, flashy TV ads anymore. The real work is quiet and steady. And Crikey's writer-at-large can collate with the best of them.

Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: Abbott more goose than maverick

Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: Abbott more goose than maverick

April 30, 2014 3

The federal government is telling everyone the newest budget is going to bring a lot of pain. It might not be as bad as you think -- and that's a smart strategy. Plus rape in the media and Tony's new toys ...

Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: cancel Xmas … #PiersvPeppa … TA smackdown …

Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: cancel Xmas … #PiersvPeppa … TA smackdown …

December 18, 2013 5

In a week with another school shooting, the American gun lobby is turning its sights on Australia. Plus: smacking children, cancelling Christmas and farewelling Peter O'Toole.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

March 11, 2013 2

The Labor brand seems to be in decline across the country, and other political stories of the day.

White teeth: should Australia take UK as a model?

January 21, 2013 5

Crikey readers weigh in on the issues of the day.

Gun stats in the firing line

January 17, 2013 1

Crikey readers have their say on the biggest stories of the week.

Crikey says: a voice to propel US gun control

January 9, 2013 1

Peta Credlin is back in print today -- Liberal plot or media scoop? Our cops are getting fat on Big Macs, with big discounts. Rundle on the Republicans' latest plan to fix US debt. Why Lord Monckton is heading back to Australia. And the media axe swings in overseas bureaux.