Bernd Debusmann

American riddle: more guns, less violence?

By Bernd Debusmann
January 6, 2012

Gun ownership in the United States is up. Violent crime is down. Is this a matter of cause and effect?

The war on drugs and a milestone critique

By Bernd Debusmann
June 3, 2011

The war on drugs is a waste of time, money and lives. It cannot be won. The world’s drug warriors are out of ideas.

In America, violence and guns forever

By Bernd Debusmann
January 14, 2011

Another American mass shooting. Another rush to buy more guns.

On the Monday after the latest of the bloody rampages that are part of American life, gun sales in Arizona shot up by more than 60 percent and rose by an average of five percent across the entire country. The figures come from the FBI and speak volumes about a gun culture that has long baffled much of the world.