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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, a...

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 t...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Families of Charleston Victims 'Sick And Tired' Of Waiting For Congress To Act

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 06.18.2015 | 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 05.03.2015 | 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.

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...

FBI Data Show Thousands Of Gun Sales Beat Background Check System

AP | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system — 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun ...

Black Friday Is One Of The Busiest Days For Gun Purchases

AP | By MATT STROUD | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system — 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun ...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

State's Gun Control Law Sparks Record Gun Sales

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics

PASADENA, Md. -- Maryland residents have been buying guns in record numbers before a law takes effect Tuesday, with provisions aimed at helping keep g...

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...

Gun Makers Skirted Responsibility In Sales

The New York Times | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

The Glock executive testified that he would keep doing business with a gun dealer who had been indicted on a charge of violating firearms laws because...

Yes. Let's Point Fingers At Gun Owners

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Giving a rifle to a five year old might be a quaint tradition, but with it comes a grave responsibility. That same responsibility should extend to every gun owner.

NRA Smacked Down In Handgun Sales Lawsuit

Bloomberg | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

A U.S. law that prohibits federally licensed dealers from selling handguns to buyers under the age of 21 was upheld by an appeals court in a lawsuit b...

Gunmaker Reports Huge Profit Growth

AP | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business

SOUTHPORT, Conn. (AP) — Gunmaker Sturm, Ruger & Co.'s net income jumped 53 percent as gun sales surged. Its stock rose in late trading after it anno...

Sam Stein

Background Check System's Holes Exposed In 2009 Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The New York Times on Wednesday morning ran a data-heavy investigative piece on the number of gun sales over the Internet that don't inv...