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What it means when would-be presidents tout their rights to shoot another American in self-defense.
The Business of Guns
A new ATF report paints a "broader picture of the state of firearms commerce in the United States today."
Most armed service members are not trained to neutralize active shooters, and putting more loaded guns in their hands creates its own risks.
Why fighting for better firearms laws and battling hatred go hand in hand.
The Gun Lobby
Pro-gun students may be its face, but seasoned right-wing operatives are giving it funding and focus — and using the issue to set up a showdown with the NRA.
Dylann Roof's reported obsession with the Florida case is a reminder of the inherent dangers of "Stand Your Ground" laws.