Simply seeing a weapon - whether a sword, rifle, hand grenade, dagger, tank or gun - makes people more aggressive.
Named after the 23-year-old who was raped and killed in Delhi in 2012, the Nirbheek pistol has been designed for women. But it has drawn criticism.
The country stubbornly refuses to act despite multiple recent firearm-related massacres, writes Jonathan Freedland.
A gunman has killed at least four people in a shooting rampage in the US state of California before police shot him dead in a college library.
While 3D printers will enable us to create everything from keys to cars, they may also enable criminals to create their own guns and commit fraud.
As the NRA celebrates its annual meeting, Alex Hannaford has been commissioned to write a story about US gun culture. So he went out and bought a gun.
The Oscar Pistorius case has gripped the world, highlighting the violence at the heart of South Africa. Christopher Hope ponders the meaning.
Lulu Xingwana is right: Reeva Steenkamp would still be alive if Oscar Pistorius did not own a gun. But intimate-partner violence is more complicated.
GunPolicy.org estimates that there are six million guns in South Africa, roughly 12 for every 100 people.
In the wake of the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp at Oscar Pistorius's home, the M&G spoke to politicians and leaders on their thoughts on gun control in SA.
Chicago is plagued by deadly shootings where as many children die from guns every four months as were killed at the school shooting in Connecticut.
US President Obama's State of the Union speech challenged a divided Congress to back his plans to create middle-class jobs and focused on gun laws.
Efforts to free a child from a gunman in a bunker, where the man took him after killing a school bus driver, have been shrouded in secrecy.
In tracking down illegal weapons in the United States, the smoking gun may not be a gun at all.
Barack Obama has urged Congress to pass measures aimed at reducing gun violence, but also reaffirmed his commitment to the right to bear arms.
United States President Barack Obama has mounted the biggest challenge in two decades to the US's deeply ingrained gun culture.
"We've endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years," Obama said during a somber televised appearance in the White House briefing room.
American mass shooters in 40 states can legally buy a semiautomatic assault rifle or high-capacity magazine over the counter.
We'll never know what difference US participation in an arms trafficking treaty might have made thanks to the gun lobbies, argues Bernd Debusmann.