Topic archives: guns

Solving gun crime is bigger than amnesties and crackdowns: violence prevention expert

October 4, 2017 2

Broader factors need to be fed into the gun-control debate, argue those who study its Australian context.

What is a ‘gun amnesty’ anyway? And how is it meant to stop crime?

June 19, 2017 5

Crikey intern Will Ziebell.

Prison and building company shares soar in wake of Trump

November 10, 2016 1

Guns are down though.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

April 19, 2016 4

Pollies on hols … sun’s out, guns out for Muir … party prophylactics …

Business bites: Aussie dollar highs … corruption inquiry bites … guns superfly …

March 4, 2016 1

Smith & Wesson is having a banner year, showing that there is lots of money to be made in fear. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: rate tweaks … property looks bleak … greedy gun freaks …

August 31, 2015 1

The world holds is breath ahead of the US Federal Reserve's meeting in mid-September. And other business tidbits of the day.

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.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

January 25, 2013 3

Defence women on the frontline since January 1 ... transport group to go into administration? ... readers of The Age love their guns ...

US assault rifle ban: why the NRA is right (sort of)

January 24, 2013 21

Focussing on assault rifles and hi-cap magazines in the US gun control debate is a false security, writes University of Queensland professor and American ex-pat Howard Karger. The answer lies in regulating guns.

Sasha and Malia need a bodyguard — little Johnny doesn’t

January 18, 2013

Crikey readers weigh in on the issues of the day.

Candelight vigils guide Obama’s unlikely new gun laws

Candelight vigils guide Obama’s unlikely new gun laws

January 17, 2013 14

In the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary shooting, President Barack Obama has proposed a range of new gun laws. What would it take to get the laws through the Republican-controlled House?

Cause for alarm? Australia has more guns, but they’re less dangerous

Cause for alarm? Australia has more guns, but they’re less dangerous

January 16, 2013 4

Gun ownership in Australia has bounced back and is now at pre-Port Arthur levels. But it's worth looking at the types of guns owned, and who owns them. Crikey intern Jemimah Clegg reports.

Letter from … Mexico, under its smoking guns

February 15, 2011

It is true that American demand keeps the cartels in business and that American legislation keeps the business illegal, writes Matthew Clayfield, a Sydney-based writer and critic.

NZ getting tough on knives, but Kiwis still heart guns

July 15, 2010

The New Zealand government recently announced strict penalties for knife crimes. That's all well and good, but the government also needs to tackle the curly question of gun control, writes Tim Watkin.

Dumb gun myths from films

June 22, 2010

There's very little fact-checking going on when it comes to guns being used in films. Silencers don't make make a gun shot silent and machine guns only last five seconds before they run out of bullets.

Why putting a gun in your luggage makes it safer

Why putting a gun in your luggage makes it safer

January 16, 2010

Most airports in the US won't allow your luggage to be locked. So, how can you ensure you won't get explosives put in your bag by Slovakian authorities at the airport or ensure your expensive camera equipment remains safe? Put a gun in your bag. Seriously.

How the US firearms industry targets kids

December 1, 2009

Gun ownership in the US is steadily declining, and firearms manufacturers are desperate to get their wares into kids' hands to ensure the industry's future, using cartoons, magazines and "baby firearms" to encourage a new generation of gun nuts.

Kalashnikov in the red

Kalashnikov in the red

October 4, 2009

The manufacturers of one of the world's most popular guns -- the Kalashnikov, or AK-47 -- is facing bankruptcy, as the Russian armaments industry slumps.