The new president can't deliver on his vow to gut the Gun-Free School Zones Act on day one. But Republican lawmakers are laying the groundwork.
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Incidents of gun violence in America so far this year
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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.
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A man who paid for a tattoo with a stolen handgun faces up to 10 years in prison. Robert Burton, 33, pleaded guilty in September in Flint, Michigan, but details about his case only recently became public. Newly filed sentencing memos show that Burton acquired guns by burglarizing homes on Flint's east side. He sold one to an undercover cop, and another he gave to a tattoo artist acting a confidential source for police.
A fourth grader was killed in a double shooting in Cincinnati on Wednesday evening. Alexandrea Thompson, 9, was shot inside a Mt. Auburn residence along with her father, who survived. Three men were seen leaving the house but police are still searching for suspects and a motive. At the girl's school yesterday, mourning students and staff wrote messages to Thompson, one of which read: "Your new wings are magnificent."
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.
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.
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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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.