News and notes on guns in America
The platforms say they don’t allow users to post blueprints or how-tos for building ghost guns. But the files continue to circulate.
The proposal comes after an investigation by The Trace and The New Yorker found that thieves are exploiting lax security and stealing thousands of weapons that end up on the black market.
Manufacturers cut lucrative licensing deals that allow toy companies to make replicas of their products. Since 2015, police have killed more than 150 people who were holding look-alike weapons.
Secrecy, Self-Dealing, and Greed at the NRA
The organization’s leadership is focused on external threats, but the real crisis is of its own making.
12 Months. 1,200 Kids Killed By Guns.
Working in partnership with The Trace and the Miami Herald, teen journalists across the country have created an unprecedented record of how gun violence impacts America’s children.
Shoot Someone In a Major U.S. City, and Odds Are You’ll Get Away With It
A shocking number of shootings go unsolved. In some police departments, hundreds of cases aren't investigated at all.
The gun group has blamed its money problems on its longtime marketing firm, but a newly unearthed document shows that the financial improprieties reach further.
A loss of the organization’s tax-exempt status is not the only possibility — nor even the most devastating.
The request for documents from NRA head Wayne LaPierre, former president Oliver North, and PR agency Ackerman McQueen is another sign of trouble for the group.
One board member suggests otherwise, as reformers fume over a new rule they say is designed to snuff out change.
The embattled executive vice president survived a final leadership challenge as the tumultuous 2019 NRA convention drew to a close.