guns

Is there a British version of America’s attachment to guns?

19 June 2022 6:00 pm

Now that the horror of the Uvalde school shooting in Texas has begun to ebb away, as it always does,…

Welcome to the age of post-Covid nihilism

8 June 2022 8:59 pm

Washington, DC Amid the recent orgy of violence across America, it was the carjackings that finally got me. Lost amid all…

Lionel Shriver on mass shootings, gun control and American carnage

30 May 2022 1:18 am

This is an edited transcript of a conversation between Freddy Gray and Lionel Shriver on The Spectator’s Americano podcast, which you…

How safe are cable cars?

29 May 2021 9:00 am

Marrying in office It was announced Boris Johnson will marry his fiancée, Carrie Symonds, next year. This will be only…

Predictable, repetitive and exploitative: Run Hide Fight reviewed

13 February 2021 9:00 am

In this line of business you receive many emails from PRs ‘reaching out’ about their particular film, which I really…

From the archive: A day in the trenches

16 April 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Observing: an average day’, The Spectator, 15 April 1916: 5.10 a.m. The signaller on duty at the telephone has just said…

Shooting targets on display at Shot Show (Photo: Getty)

A roomful of firearms and fantasists at the world’s biggest gun show

30 January 2016 9:00 am

Amid the hunters, urban cowboys and trigger-happy heroes at the world’s biggest gun show

How they tried (and failed) to make ‘La Marseillaise’ nicer

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Friendly words England football fans sang ‘La Marseillaise’ in a friendly match at Wembley. The anthem has not always been…

A six-year-old sharpshooter and a New Zealand white – both bound to improve with age

1 August 2015 9:00 am

The Honourable Society of Odd Bottles began proceedings with a report on the activities of our junior branch. These youngsters…

How did Britain ever have unarmed criminals?

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Once, both police and criminals in Britain routinely did without guns. How did that happen? And why did it change?

William S. Burroughs was a writer – not a painter, prophet, philosopher

8 February 2014 9:00 am

William S. Burroughs lived his life in the grand transgressive tradition of Lord Byron and Oscar Wilde and, like all…