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Stronger Gun Laws, Less Violence

Robert Muggah | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Robert Muggah

Strong gun laws are not equivalent to taking guns away from citizens. To the contrary, they consist of transparent rules and procedures designed to manage the possession, storage and carrying of firearms in order to limit access to legitimate users alone.

Scott Walker Open To Repealing Handgun Waiting Period

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) suggested he supports legislation that would eliminate his state's 48 hour waiting period for handgun pu...

We Need Better Data for a Serious Gun Control Debate

Robert Muggah | Posted 07.27.2014 | Crime
Robert Muggah

On one side are those who explain these ghastly incidents as the outcome of a failed mental health system. On the other are pundits who say these preventable deaths are the consequence of America's patent inability to regulate guns. They are both right.

Gun Sales Soar In Colorado As Gun Control Laws Pass

Posted 05.21.2013 | Denver

As Colorado lawmakers passed historic and sweeping gun control laws during the first quarter of the year, gun sales surged, breaking new records in th...

Gun Background Checks In 2012 Shatter Previous Records In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.15.2013 | Denver

2012 was a good year to be in the gun business in Colorado. According to a new report by The Denver Post, background checks in Colorado surged in 2012...

Delays In Gun Background Checks Grow As Gun Sales Soar In Colo.

Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver

Background checks for firearm purchases in Colorado have continued to spike over the holidays further overwhelming an already maxed out system and add...

Colorado's Gun Sale Background Check System Maxed Out

Posted 12.28.2012 | Denver

A surge in background checks for firearm purchases in Colorado has caused the Colorado Bureau of Investigation's background check system to be overwhe...

Colorado Sets A New Record

Posted 02.16.2013 | Denver

This weekend, in the immediate 48-hour aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Colorado set yet another record for background check su...