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.
+5 Since January 16th
Incidents of gun violence in America so far this year
from the Gun Violence Archive
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.
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A Republican congressman submitted a bill to abolish the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the only federal agency that regulates gun businesses and investigates violations of gun laws. Conservative Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner's ATF Elimination Act would freeze hiring at the bureau and require other federal law enforcement agencies like the FBI and DEA to take over its duties. The bill had been introduced in the previous Congress.
Florida NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer wants to pass a bill that would prevent on-duty sheriffs from lobbying against policy proposals coming from the gun rights group. Under the legislation, elected sheriffs would not be able to testify at hearings on gun bills. Last year, Florida sheriffs were among those who successfully opposed several NRA initiatives in the state, including pushes for campus carry and open carry.
The mayor of an Arizona town signed a proclamation adding "America's Second Amendment City” to its official name. Community business owners had urged Tombstone Mayor Dusty Escapule to add to the existing “The Town Too Tough To Die” nomenclature for weeks before the signing at Tuesday's city council meeting. Known as one of the last frontiers of the early Wild West, Tombstone is the only place in the country with such a proclamation, Escapule noted.
The lawmaker behind a proposal for national concealed carry reciprocity clarified that the bill would allow residents of states with strict permitting requirements to carry in their home state using an out-of-state permit. “My legislative intent is to ensure a non-resident carry permit is recognized,” said North Carolina Rep. Richard Hudson. The bill is backed by the NRA, and the policy is the gun group’s top legislative priority.
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.
The updated national concealed carry reciprocity measure, revised to accommodate the growing permitless carry movement, ties in with the NRA's top legislative priority.
Buy a safe, get a discount.
Plus eight other charts from the University of Chicago Crime Lab that help explain the city's soaring homicide numbers.
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Research updating a 23-year-old estimate indicates loophole may be shrinking, though many online sales remain unregulated
In 1992, the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old boy galvanized the city. Today’s violence is a reminder that underlying problems remain unsolved.
The facts and figures that informed our reporting this year.
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.