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'Handgun of the Year' Used for Mass Shooting of the Week

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

When Omar Thornton decided to open fire on his co-workers earlier this week, he used a local product for his killing machine: an SR9 high-capacity pistol from Southport, Connecticut's Sturm, Ruger & Co.

Obama Gun Boom Comes to an Official End

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

A "family" of gun companies collectively known as The Freedom Group has just filed new documents with the SEC, in anticipation of its IPO.

The Collapse of the AR-15 Assault Weapon Market

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

One of the greatest talents of the NRA and the gun industry has been their ability exploit high-profile events -- the Brady Bill; Y2K; the election Barack Obama -- to pump up gun sales.

Smith & Wesson Executive Indicted in FBI Sting

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

The S.H.O.T. (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show is the annual event for the gun industry. This year, however, joining Show attendees in Las Vegas were agents of the FBI.

General David Petraeus Calls Gunscope Inscriptions 'Disturbing'

Reuters | David Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. General David Petraeus said on Thursday it was "disturbing" that a manufacturer had embossed biblical citations on rifle s...

Armor-Piercing 5.7mm Pistol Used at Fort Hood Originally Designed for Military Only

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

How a pistol originally designed as a military-only handgun came to be sold on the U.S. civilian market is a stark example of the increasing militarization of the U.S. civilian gun market.

Gunmaker Gaston Glock: Shell Companies, Nazis, and Murder

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Josh Sugarmann

Handgun manufacturer Glock finds itself and its one-time employees mired in a web of alleged criminal activity that includes money skimming, illegal campaign contributions, and even murder.

Gunmakers Now Last Unregulated Industry

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Guns are now the only consumer product manufactured in America not regulated by a federal agency for health and safety.

DC Ban on Semiauto Handguns Stands

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

In its ruling, the Court brushed away our nation's history of mass shootings, assassinations, and unparalleled gun violence and accepted an abstract academic argument with dangerous real-world results.