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Why It's Getting Easier to Carry Guns in the U.S.A.

Guns-at-work laws are up for debate in Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
Guns-at-work laws are up for debate in Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania.Photograph by Laura S. Kicey

In light of the recent shooting in an Oregon mall and Friday’s school shooting in Connecticut, it’s worth it to look at the conditions that have made it easier to manufacture and market firearms in the U.S. Consider the following developments:

—Republican-dominated legislatures in at least four states are poised to consider allowing employees to bring guns to work.