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Police: Driver Stranded In Blizzard Shot And Killed Man Who Tried To Help Him

The Charlotte Observer | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.23.2016 | Crime

A Claremont man was in the Catawba County Jail on Saturday charged with murder after he allegedly fatally shot a good Samaritan who was trying to help...

No, We Won't Be Safer If We All Go Buy Guns. Here's The Data.

Pacific Standard | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

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The Unintended Consequences Of Texas’ New Pro-Gun Laws

ThinkProgress | Benjamin Hart | Posted 01.09.2016 | Politics
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This week, Austin State Hospital, a psychiatric facility in Texas, pulled down the “no guns” signs that had long been posted throughout th...

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 li...

Gabby Giffords and the Meaning of Service

Andrei Cherny | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Andrei Cherny

Five years ago today, I was driving from Phoenix to Tucson to see my friend Gabby Giffords. That Saturday morning, she was at a shopping center parking lot, holding office hours, doing the most basic job of a representative, meeting with her constituents.

Anderson Cooper Isn't Sure That The Gun Conspiracy Kooks Don't Have A Point

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

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What Obama's New Move On Guns Does For Domestic Violence Survivors

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

Clai Lasher-Sommers was 13 when her abusive stepfather shot her in the back. It took her six months to walk again. On Tuesday, the 58-year-old sat st...

Gun Stocks Soar As Obama Announces Executive Actions On Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

As President Barack Obama announced his plan to take executive actions on gun control, gun stocks saw a sharp spike upward. Speaking to a crowd of gun...

Obama Can't Hold Back Tears While Unveiling Gun Control Actions

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

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Sentence Comes Down For Man Who Loaned Gun To Boston Marathon Bombers

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.22.2015 | Crime

BOSTON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - A man who lent the convicted Boston Marathon bomber the gun used to kill a police officer three days after the deadly 2013...

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

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.17.2015 | Crime

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Most Americans No Longer Support A Ban On Assault Weapons

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

Americans’ support for banning assault weapons, once near-universal, is now at a record low, a new survey shows. President Barack Obama renewed ...

Gun Safety Instructor Accidentally Shoots Pastor During Class

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 12.16.2015 | Crime

A California pastor was accidentally shot during a gun safety class earlier this month.  Instructor Phillip Rushing of the Personal Prote...

States Expanded Gun Rights After Sandy Hook Massacre

Associated Press | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.13.2015 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which a mentally troubled young man killed 26 children and teacher...

House Democrats Hijack House Floor For Gun Vote

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats used a special parliamentary procedure Thursday to force a vote on legislation that would bar people on the terrorist w...

The President Stands With Families of Victims of Gun Violence to End the Epidemic

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Valerie Jarrett

And we all ask ourselves: How could this keep happening again and again? Knowing that this cannot be normal? Or: Is this really who we have become? I ask these questions not just as a White House official who has attended far too many memorial services during the last seven years, but also, sadly, as a granddaughter with first-hand experience.

White House Finalizes Proposal To Expand Background Checks On Gun Sales

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

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Democrats Look Poised To Use The Gun Issue In 2016

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

In an early preview of how congressional Democrats plan to attack Republicans in the 2016 election, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee i...

Planned Parenthood Is Not An Outlier: Womens Rights and Gun Violence Go Hand in Hand

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics
Rebekah Bolser

I am tired of being told to not politicize shootings, even though I know I'll have barely recovered from this one when I hear of more. I'm tired of seeing reporters and politicians openly wonder how this could have happened. The shooting at Planned Parenthood is an act of domestic terrorism with a very specific target.

Boy Writes Heartbreaking Letter Asking Santa To Find The Man Who Shot Him

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.27.2015 | Crime

A young boy in England is begging Santa Claus to help cops track down the gunman who shot him and his mom outside their home. Seven-year-old Christian...

Fake Gun Made From Soap Was Part Of Prison Escape Plot

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.22.2015 | Crime

From afar, it could seem like it's the real deadly deal. But this fake gun, which was part of an alleged escape plot planned by two prisoners be...

Two Louisiana Officers Arrested For Killing 6-Year-Old Boy

The Advocate | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.06.2015 | Crime

Three days after a 6-year-old was shot and killed by officers in a barrage of gunfire that also critically wounded the child's father, authorities lat...

Cops: Woman With Gun Left Blow-Up Doll, Feces-Covered Sex Toy On Porch

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.04.2015 | Crime

An Indiana woman allegedly left a blow-up doll and a sex toy covered in feces on Greenwood resident's porch as a prank, then pulled a gun on two men ...

Man Shoots Self In Foot, Bullet Also Hits 9-Year-Old Boy

Associated Press | David Moye | Posted 10.28.2015 | Crime

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man shot himself in the foot and the round went through a floor, hitting a 9-year-old sleeping...

Changing Times: Democrats Talking Again About New Gun Laws

AP | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — After 15 years of a virtual gag order on guns in presidential politics, Democrats are talking again. President Barack Obama i...