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Entries by John Rudolf from 12/2012

BP Oil Spill Flow Rate Vastly Understated For Weeks, Emails Show

Posted 12.08.2012 | Green

Emails that attorneys representing a defendant in the BP oil spill case plan to introduce in February show for the first time that the oil company kne...

Illinois Concealed Carry Ban Ruled Unconstitutional By Federal Appellate Court

Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago

Gun-rights advocates claimed a major victory on Tuesday when a federal appeals court in Illinois struck down the state's ban on carrying concealed fir...

Mall Shooter Jacob Roberts' Assault Rifle Jammed, Averting 'Much Worse' Tragedy, Sheriff Says

Posted 12.12.2012 | Crime

A man who killed two and injured one on Tuesday in a Portland, Ore., mall packed with holiday shoppers might have taken many more lives, authorities s...

Michigan Gun Bill To End Criminal Background Checks Nixed In Senate

Posted 12.13.2012 | Detroit

A bill pushed by the National Rifle Association to eliminate criminal background checks for many handgun buyers in Michigan was rejected by state lawm...

School Shooter Adam Lanza Used Military-Style Bushmaster Rifle

Posted 12.16.2012 | Crime

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Adam Lanza used a semiautomatic Bushmaster .223 rifle during his rampage through Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, firing doze...

Nancy Lanza Firearms Purchases Show She Was Ideal Gun Industry Customer

Posted 12.17.2012 | Crime

Nancy Lanza, the mother of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza, was in many ways an ideal customer for the U.S. gun industry. A divorce...

Gunmaker Investments Under Review By California Teachers' Fund After Newtown Massacre

Posted 12.18.2012 | Business

The California State Teachers' Retirement System is re-examining multimillion-dollar investments in two publicly traded firearms manufacturers, Smith ...

Assault Weapons Sales Boom Fuels Gun Industry Profits, And Tragedy

Posted 12.19.2012 | Crime

In February 2006, Smith & Wesson, the storied gunmaker founded in 1851, unveiled its first-ever semi-automatic assault-style rifle. The company dubbed...

Smith & Wesson Broke Clinton-Era Gun Safety Pledge To Boost Profits

Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

In the early 2000s, Smith & Wesson desperately needed its tough guy mojo back. The storied gunmaker, which armed Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry chara...