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Smith & Wesson Sales Soar Amid Rising Gun-Control Worries

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

March 3 (Reuters) - Gun maker Smith & Wesson Holding Corp reported a better-than-expected 61 percent jump in quarterly revenue, at a time when the U.S...

Internet Gun Sales And Background Checks, Explained

The Trace | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

One of the most parsed moments in President Barack Obama’s speech unveiling his executive actions on guns on Tuesday was a sentence that drew little...

Lawsuit: Walmart Sold Ammo Used In Killing Spree To Drunk 20-Year-Old

Courthouse News | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA (CN) - A Walmart employee's hasty sale of handgun ammunition to a drunk underage customer led to a shooting rampage with three fatalities...

U.S. To Charge Man Who Supplied Guns To California Shooters: Reports

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.17.2015 | Crime

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, Dec 17 (Reuters) - A former neighbor suspected of supplying guns to the married couple who massacred 14 people in San Bernardi...

Senators Had To Cancel A Press Conference About A Mass Shooting Because Of A Mass Shooting

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Connecticut's Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy were planning to hold a press conference in early October to push legislation th...

Gun Stocks Climb After Obama Urges Congress To Restrict Sales

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business

In a nation rocked by successive mass shootings, gun companies aren't exactly sweating bullets. If stock prices are any indication, investors are fair...

Defining the Business of Selling Guns: One Common-sense Step Towards Fixing Broken Background Checks System

Mike Weisser | Posted 10.20.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The easiest way to close the loophole, or at least make it smaller, is to define the word 'dealer' in a way that requires more people to become FFL-holders if they want to buy or sell guns.

Badger Guns Verdict Shows That, Like Gay Marriage, Guns Will Be a Losing Issue for GOP

Mike Weisser | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Remember the NRA's favorite slogan? The one that goes, "Gun don't kill people, people kill people?" Well a jury in Milwaukee decided that it was the gun, in this case a gun sold to one jerk who actually bought it for another jerk who then pulled it out and shot two Milwaukee cops back in 2009.

Walmart's Plan To Stop Selling AR-15s Has A Major Flaw

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business

Walmart confirmed Wednesday that it plans to stop selling the sort of military-style weapons used in deadly shootings in Aurora, Colorado, and Newtown...

New York City Considers Divesting From Walmart Over Gun Sales

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- New York City may divest hundreds of millions of dollars from Walmart and other big-name stores that sell guns and ammunition less than tw...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Families of Charleston Victims 'Sick And Tired' Of Waiting For Congress To Act | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Family members of the nine people killed in last month's shooting in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, traveled to ...

Shooting in Charleston: Let's Stand With Mother Emanuel

Daniel Gross | Posted 06.18.2016 | Politics
Daniel Gross

The facts of this tragedy remain under investigation, and there is still a lot that we don't know. But what we do know is that every day, 88 Americans are killed in shootings. No, there is not a single magic solution that will keep every gun out of the hands of every person intent on doing harm -- but we can do a lot better.

Stronger Gun Laws, Less Violence

Robert Muggah | Posted 05.03.2016 | 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.

Santa Claus Is Selling Guns On A California Billboard

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business

A California gun range is using Santa Claus' jolly old image to promote firearms. Down Range Indoor Training Center in the town of Chico recently p...

Gun Store Names Rifle Barrel After Obama But Can't Spell His Name

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business

A California gun store is selling a rifle attachment named “Obama’s Blaster" to mock the president's support for stricter gun control laws. I...

Hunter Stuart

Americans Are Starting To Buy Guns At Slightly Less Ridiculous Rates | Hunter Stuart | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business

Are Americans losing their appetite for assault weapons? Not quite. But the gun buying frenzy that began after the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012 and ...

Marina Fang

Gun Owners Ease Off Buying Binge, Not So Worried About Washington Anymore | Marina Fang | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gun nuts are calling the National Rifle Association's bluff. After a year and a half of stockpiling weapons and ammunition, a buying ...

Matt Ferner

Background Checks Surged To All-Time High In This State | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Almost 400,000 people tried to buy firearms last year in Colorado, where historic new gun laws went into effect in July, The Denver Post first reporte...

State's Gun Sales Set New Record High In 2013

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Mark Bowes | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business

As expected, Virginia gun sales set a new high in 2013 with nearly 480,000 transactions statewide, breaking the record set a year earlier. Gun transa...

Sandy Hook Gun-Maker Profits Up 52 Percent In Year Since Massacre

Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

The past 12 months have been unimaginably horrible for the loved ones of the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre a year ago, but they have been just fi...

Zach Carter

Gun Sales Exploded In The Year After Newtown Shooting | Zach Carter | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

American gun sales have been climbing for nearly a decade, but they have surged under President Barack Obama -- particularly after the Newtown, Conn.,...

Virginia Gun Sales Set New High For Black Friday

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Mark Bowes | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business

Virginia gun sales set a new high for Black Friday as the number of firearms sold statewide continues to soar and is just days away from setting an an...

Social Media Networks As a Marketplace for Gun Sales

Michelle Schimel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michelle Schimel

Websites must stop enabling the sale of guns without background checks. Doing so, they can and will save countless lives and prevent more tragedies from happening.

What's in a Name? Would You Trade Yours for Money?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

It wasn't a simple call-out. It had a special importance in that it came from Rabbi Andy Bachman of Brooklyn's Congregation Beth Elohim and it came during the Jewish festival of Sukkot.

Record Sales For Gun Maker

AP/HuffPost | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. said Thursday that it expects its first-quarter financial results may top market expectations...