TIME Magazine: Guns in America

October 25, 2018 8:25 AM EDT

Guns in America

TIME Magazine’s issue on Guns in America features 245 people who share their views and describe their experiences, plus essays from six prominent writers on finding common ground

Guns Have Divided America. Here’s What Happened When 245 People Try to Meet in the Middle

By Abigail Abrams, Melissa Chan and Karl Vick

Tasha Van Zandt

Why TIME Devoted an Issue to Guns in America

By Edward Felsenthal


Patriot Prayer, a right-wing group, held a rally in Portland, Ore., where they were met by anti-fascist counter-protesters, on Aug. 4, 2018.
Mark Peterson—Redux

Public Rage Won’t Solve Any of Our Problems

By Phil Klay

An American flag hangs outside of a home in Clarksburg, WV on Aug. 22, 2018, a state still struggling with endemic poverty and opioid abuse.
Spencer Platt—Getty Images

Why Anger Is a Wasted Emotion

By David French

Activists for the LGBTQ community protest the Trump administration Oct. 22, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
Brendan Smialowski—AFP/Getty Images

There’s Nothing Virtuous About Finding Common Ground

By Tayari Jones

Supporters of President Donald Trump during a campaign rally for Sen. Ted Cruz in Houston, Oct. 22, 2018.
Doug Mills—The New York Times/Redux

America Is Polarized. It’s Why We Have to Start Listening to Each Other

By Margaret Hoover

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minn. on Oct. 4, 2018.
Mandel Ngan—AFP/Getty Images

How to Talk to Each Other When There’s Little Common Ground

By Tommy Orange

Voters cast their ballots in a polling station in Lexington, Ky., on May 22, 2018.
Christian Tyler Randolph—The New York Times/Redux

Vote Like It Matters. Because Then It Will

By Nancy Gibbs

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