Since the 26th Amendment decreased the voting age to 18 in 1971, the symbol of the voting booth has gone through a period of transition. It no longer represents exclusivity and instead has become a ubiquitous element of American adult life.
As part of our Here, There series, we're taking a look at gun ownership and crime in other countries. In Switzerland, guns are readily available. Recreational shooting and shooting clubs are popular among Swiss men.
If an accidental explosion killed nearly 1,400 people anywhere else in the world, it would be front-page international news. But when a munitions depot exploded earlier this month in Turkmenistan, the news barely made it past a few blogs. The repressive government claims only 15 to 20 people died.