Armed in America

Armed in America

A spate of mass shootings amid record gun sales, especially among African-Americans and other minorities in the U.S., and a new president determined to stop the bloodshed. All of this as America’s most prominent gun group faces a threat to its existence.

In our Armed in America series, CGTN’s Owen Fairclough explores the facts on U.S. gun culture and policy.

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Armed in America
  • How did the National Rifle Association get bankrupt?

    Few, if any, nonprofit organizations can match the clout of the National Rifle Association.

    It was founded 150 years ago and has been credited with both significant victories against gun control and helping to elect pro-gun presidents. But the NRA is in financial and legal trouble as it tries to...

  • A brief history of the 2nd Amendment

    U.S President Joe Biden’s recent executive orders on gun control were met by familiar objections from opponents.

    They claim their Second Amendment rights are at risk. Even so, plenty of legislation has been passed despite this cornerstone of the U.S Constitution. So why does it matter so much?

  • Guns and the U.S. law

    After nearly four months in office devoted mostly to the pandemic, U.S. President Joe Biden has turned his attention to perhaps the single most polarizing topic in American life: guns.

    In the first two weeks of April, 96 Americans have been victims of mass shootings. Thirty of them died.


  • U.S. vs global gun violence

    The U.S. has long drawn international attention for both its high gun-related death toll and the quantity of firearms that American civilians possess. And yet while there are plenty of countries where low gun crime corresponds with low gun ownership, that isn’t always the case. For the third part...