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Alison Lundergan Grimes Opposes 'Gun Show Loophole'

AP | By ADAM BEAM | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A week after running a dramatic TV ad in which Alison Lundergan Grimes said she disagreed with President Barack Obama on guns,...

Even These Gun Fans Don't Want Alcohol Sold At Gun Shows

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 08.10.2014 | Business

HOUSTON (AP) — A proposal to allow alcohol sales at guns shows in Texas got a mostly unfavorable reaction at a gun show in Houston on Saturday, with...

Police: Vendor Accidentally Shoots Woman During Gun Show

AP | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A vendor accidentally shot a woman in the leg while demonstrating a gun and holster at a central Pennsylvania gun show, polic...

The Confrontational Gun Control Strategy That Just Might Work

Mike Weisser | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

If gun control groups want to have a real impact on the argument over guns, why don't they talk to gun owners and stop wasting their energy on convincing people who don't need to be convinced?

State Tries To Ease Background Checks

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

A North Carolina Senate committee Tuesday amended sweeping pro-gun legislation under consideration, to make it easier to buy a gun without a backgroun...

Lost in Boston's Carnage...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The Senate fails the nation. ...

Gun Control: The Manchin-Toomey Bill Will Be Ineffective in Reducing Inner City Gun Violence

John Bruhns | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
John Bruhns

Mass shootings are heartbreaking and tragic, but they are not as prevalent as the killings that occur daily across American inner cities. Politicians seem to only focus on high-profile tragedies when they are presented with a public demand to get something done that might actually benefit the American people.

Guns: A Civil Conversation?

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.04.2013 | Books
Geri Spieler

Dan Baum's Gun Guys: A Road Trip, takes the discussion of guns to unexpected amiable territory. It's an education for anyone the slightest bit curious about why gun owners are so passionate about their guns. The stories are alive, engaging and earnest.

Giffords' Hometown Enacts New Gun Law

Pamela Powers Hannley | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Pamela Powers Hannley

On Tuesday, the Tucson City Council voted unanimously to advance a resolution to require background checks at all gun shows operated on city owned or ...

Ryan Speaks Out On Contentious Gun Issue

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Monday that he is open to closing gun show loopholes that allow individuals to purchase firearms without a background che...

The NRA Boycotts a Hunting Exhibition: Why Pandering to Hunters on Gun Control Is Useless

Stuart Chaifetz | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Stuart Chaifetz

It's endless. Just watch any politician speak about gun control and they literally trip over themselves to talk about killing animals.

Man Accidentally Shoots Self While Leaving Gun Show

AP | Posted 01.19.2013 | Crime

INDIANAPOLIS -- Police say a 54-year-old Indianapolis man was injured when he accidentally shot himself while leaving a gun show. Indiana State Polic...

At Least 5 Hurt In Accidental Gun Show Shootings

AP | Posted 03.21.2013 | Crime

MEDINA, Ohio — Accidental shootings at gun shows in North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio left five people injured Saturday, the same day that thousa...

The Supreme Court Ruling on Guns; There Is Something for Both Sides in the Culture War Over Gun Control

David Ropeik | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
David Ropeik

Gun control advocates criticize the ruling, yet selectively fail to acknowledge or try to take political advantage of the ways it gives them the legal ammunition to accomplish much of what they want.

Panic-Buyers Snatch Up Guns In Maryland

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Patti S. Borda | Posted 03.09.2013 | DC

Fifth-generation gun salesman Chip Porter says for the third time in a dozen years, gun sales are up because there is talk of banning gun ownership. ...

Potential Leading Force On Gun Control Hamstrung By Existing Laws

The New York Times | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been without a permanent director for six years, as President Obama recently noted. But ev...

U.S. Gun Shows Are PACKED

Reuters | Posted 02.21.2013 | Business

* AR-15 style assault rifles, used in Newtown, selling out * Buyers are overwhelming white males, with few minorities By...

Chris Kirkham

Private Gun Sale Loophole Creates Invisible Firearms Market | Chris Kirkham | Posted 12.21.2012 | Business

More than a decade ago, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold opened fire on their classmates at Columbine High School using a semiautomatic rifle, pistol and...

Sam Stein

A Week After The Colorado Massacre, The Gun Show Goes On | Sam Stein | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

CHANTILLY, Va. -- At the back end of a 100,000 square foot showroom, past the rows of guns, holsters, knives, swords, tasers, war books and political ...

Guns: Helping Crime or Helping Crime Prevention?

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

On Monday night last week, when the U.S. House Of Representatives voted to raise the debt ceiling, for a moment, Democrats and Republicans wholehearte...

In the ATF "Fast and Furious" Controversy, Congress Needs to Question Its Own Behavior

Paul Helmke | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

It is time for Washington's politicians to look out for average people who do not deserve to have unethical gun dealers -- and the gun lobby that shields them -- pushing illegal guns into their neighborhoods.

NRA's Deadly Agenda Is Out

Paul Helmke | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

In yet another sign of how out of touch it is with how people interact in a civilized society, the National Rifle Association is apparently so wrapped...

Virginia Tech Student Colin Goddard Returns to Campus, With Powerful Film

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

In a new documentary, a student wounded in the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting demonstrates how easy it is to purchase firearms without a background check or basic identification.

ATF, Strong Gun Laws Needed to Fight Illegal Guns

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

The Washington Post has recently reported that the already under-funded ATF may soon face a 13% budget cut, which would be devastating to the the agency's ability to interrupt the flow of illegal guns across America and Mexico.

Undercover at an Arizona Gun Show

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael R. Bloomberg

How difficult is it for criminals, the mentally ill, and drug abusers to buy guns in Arizona? We sent undercover investigators with hidden cameras to find out, and the answer is: not difficult at all.