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Incidents of gun violence in America so far this year
from the Gun Violence Archive
As firearms makers prepare for their top trade show, analysts size up an industry that can no longer count on adversarial politicians to boost sales.
The attorney general nominee may have exaggerated his record as a US Attorney in the 1980s and 1990s. But his zeal for longer sentences is not in doubt.
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A federal appeals court struck down a Chicago zoning law that restricted gun ranges to industrial areas. In a 2-1 vote, a panel of judges from the Seventh Circuit ruled the city didn't provide evidence to support its claims that shooting ranges attract thieves, cause lead pollution, or carry a risk of fire. Chicago has been defending strict gun laws since the Supreme Court struck down the city’s ban on gun ownership in 2010.
Chris Hurst, news anchor for Virginia’s WDBJ7 — where journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward were shot and killed while reporting live on August 26, 2015 — announced his resignation in a heartfelt segment on the station yesterday. “In one moment my life, my direction, and my mission changed forever,” said Hurst, who had been dating Parker. He will be leaving the station at the end of February.
A bill that would allow Virginians to carry a concealed handgun without a permit advanced in a state Senate committee on Wednesday. Governor Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, has made it clear that he opposes the legislation, but that didn't stop the committee from approving the bill on a voice vote. Currently, it is legal to openly carry a handgun in Virginia without a permit.
A 11-year-old girl accidentally blinded her 12-year-old brother at a Pennsylvania shooting range on Saturday when a bullet she fired ricocheted off the ground and struck him in the head. The children were with their father and their uncle, shooting a Hi-Point 9mm the uncle borrowed from a friend. The children's father, Anthony Vankirk, 32, has been banned from owning guns because of a 2004 drug conviction. He was arrested on weapons charges.
A Smaller ‘Private Sale’ Loophole Suggests We’re Closer to Universal Background Checks Than We Thought
The old 40 percent estimate came from a research paper I co-authored. Here’s why I think the new number is good news for reform advocates.
A Young Scientist Compared Gun Deaths to Other Leading Causes, and Found a Billion Dollar Research Deficit
How David Stark put a number to the knowledge gap surrounding fatal shootings.
The Ft. Lauderdale airport shooter was one of several recent high-profile gunmen who suffered from psychiatric issues but did not meet the high bar for a firearms ban.
State Republicans Are In Their Strongest Position In a Century. And They’re Ready to Dismantle Two Big Gun Restrictions.
Bills to end training and licensing requirements for concealed carry and to allow guns on college campuses loom as pivotal fights for 2017.
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The updated national concealed carry reciprocity measure, revised to accommodate the growing permitless carry movement, ties in with the NRA's top legislative priority.
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Plus eight other charts from the University of Chicago Crime Lab that help explain the city's soaring homicide numbers.
Guns Are Stolen in America Up to Once Every Minute. Owners Who Leave Their Weapons in Cars Make It Easy for Thieves.
Police data shows thefts of firearms from vehicles are rising in many large cities. One gun swiped from a truck in Atlanta was used in three crimes, including a murder.
The Debate Over Crime Rates is Ignoring the Metric That Matters Most: ‘Murder Inequality’
Focusing on the neighborhood level is the best way to understand violence in America. Here are six charts that prove it.
How Handguns Became the Good Guy’s Gun of Choice
As violent crime rates drop, fear, savvy marketing, and NRA-backed laws have given pistols an extreme makeover.