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Kid Gun Manufacturer Tries To Hide, Forgets Internet

Kid Gun Manufacturer Tries To Hide, Forgets Internet

Keystone Sporting Arms tries closing kid gun site Crickett.com, as well as Facebook and Twitter accounts. Forgets that the Internet doesn’t forget.

| May 7, 2013
5-Year Old Kills 2-Year Old With ‘My First Rifle’

5-Year Old Kills 2-Year Old With ‘My First Rifle’

In the words of the local coroner, “It was just one of those crazy accidents.” An accident in which a 5-year-old in Burkesville, KY, accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old sister with his own .22-caliber rifle.

| May 1, 2013
President Obama’s Response To Senate Vote

President Obama’s Response To Senate Vote

President Obama makes a statement from the Rose Garden following the Senate’s vote to block common-sense measures to reduce gun violence. April 17, 2013.

| April 17, 2013
Senate Defeats Universal Background Check Compromise

Senate Defeats Universal Background Check Compromise

Wednesday, the US Senate defeated the “compromise” background check amendment seen as key to passing President Obama’s gun control bill.

| April 17, 2013
Guns – The Big Picture – Boston.com

Guns – The Big Picture – Boston.com

The latest Boston.com “The Big Picture” series is on Guns. It’s a collection of 54 images – supporters of gun control, those against; victims and families of victims, gun enthusiasts, and hunters.

| April 12, 2013
NRA Officially Opposes “Misguided” Background Check Compromise

NRA Officially Opposes “Misguided” Background Check Compromise

In an “open letter” to the US Senate, the NRA reinforced their opposition to universal background checks, including the “misguided” compromise measure reportedly drafted by Senators Joe Manchin, Pat Toomey and Chuck Schumer.

| April 11, 2013

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Facts

Did The Aurora Shooter Seek Out A “Gun Free” Zone?

Did The Aurora Shooter Seek Out A “Gun Free” Zone?

Did the Aurora, Colorado shooter choose the Cinemark Century 16 theater specifically because it was the only gun free zone in a 20-mile radius? Or were other factors at play?

| April 10, 2013
Search Warrant Offers Complete List Of Sandy Hook Guns, Other Items

Search Warrant Offers Complete List Of Sandy Hook Guns, Other Items

Complete list of Sandy Hook guns, ammunition, knives, gear, and other items found in killer’s home, according to recently released search warrants.

| March 29, 2013
What Guns Would Be Covered Under The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013?

What Guns Would Be Covered Under The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013?

A complete list of firearms that would specifically be banned from sale, transfer, manufacturing and importation by the proposed Assault Weapons Ban of 2013.

| March 25, 2013
Was The Weapon Used At Sandy Hook An AR-15?

Was The Weapon Used At Sandy Hook An AR-15?

State Police confirm that the Bushmaster AR-15 is the weapon that Adam Lanza used to kill twenty children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT. on Dec. 14.

| March 23, 2013
Was The UCF Weapon An “Assault Rifle”?

Was The UCF Weapon An “Assault Rifle”?

According to the Daily Mail, UCF student James Oliver Seevakumaran had a.45-caliber handgun and a GSG-522, a cheap .22LR-caliber imitation of a Heckler & Koch MP5 assault rifle.

| March 23, 2013
How Many Guns In The United States?

How Many Guns In The United States?

Based on consolidated information from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, there are about 300 millions guns in the United States.

| March 7, 2013

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Statistics

Fox Poll Finds Americans Support Expanding Background Checks

Fox Poll Finds Americans Support Expanding Background Checks

A recent Fox News poll found that 82% of voters, 72% of Republicans, and 77% of people from gun-owning households all support expanding background checks.

| April 26, 2013
Would You Tell A Stranger You Had A Gun?

Would You Tell A Stranger You Had A Gun?

Some have theorized that the generation-long decline in gun ownership could be attributed to privacy concerns. In short, that people lied to pollsters.

| March 13, 2013
Four Decade Decline In Gun Ownership?

Four Decade Decline In Gun Ownership?

The NY Times is reporting a four decade decline in gun ownership in the home, based on 2012 General Social Survey data. But the trend may be reversing.

| March 11, 2013
States With More Gun Laws Have Fewer Gun Deaths

States With More Gun Laws Have Fewer Gun Deaths

A recent JAMA Internal Medicine study released Wednesday indicates that a higher number of firearm laws in a state are associated with a lower rate of firearm fatalities in the state.

| March 7, 2013
Misuse Of Australian Crime Statistics

Misuse Of Australian Crime Statistics

In 1996, 35 people were murdered at Port Arthur, in the Australian state of Tasmania. In response, the government introduced a series of comprehensive reforms including tighter licensing and restrictions on the types of weapons that could be owned.

| March 5, 2013
Gun Ownership Up One Percent In One Month

Gun Ownership Up One Percent In One Month

The latest NBC/WSJ poll indicates that the number of households reporting gun ownership rose from 41% to 42% in just one month.

| March 5, 2013

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Featured

Kids, Guns, Negligent Homicides… And Double Standards

Kids, Guns, Negligent Homicides… And Double Standards

Why do we have a double standard when it comes to kids, guns, and negligent homicide?

| May 2, 2013
Did The Aurora Shooter Seek Out A “Gun Free” Zone?

Did The Aurora Shooter Seek Out A “Gun Free” Zone?

Did the Aurora, Colorado shooter choose the Cinemark Century 16 theater specifically because it was the only gun free zone in a 20-mile radius? Or were other factors at play?

| April 10, 2013
NRA School Shield Program: Billion Dollar Security Bonanza?

NRA School Shield Program: Billion Dollar Security Bonanza?

The NRA’s “School Shield” program, if carried out nationwide, could usher in a new billion dollar market in selling firearms, equipment, and weapons training and certification to schools, teachers, and staff.

| April 3, 2013
Additional Sandy Hook Information Released

Additional Sandy Hook Information Released

Danbury State Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky III authorized the release of new information concerning the December 14, 2012, tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

| April 2, 2013
NRA Denies Lanza Relationship

NRA Denies Lanza Relationship

Among the guns, knives, ammunition, and other items discovered by police in the Lanza home were two NRA certificates made out to Adam and Nancy Lanza, and a NRA handbook “NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting.” The NRA denies any association.

| March 29, 2013
Search Warrant Offers Complete List Of Sandy Hook Guns, Other Items

Search Warrant Offers Complete List Of Sandy Hook Guns, Other Items

Complete list of Sandy Hook guns, ammunition, knives, gear, and other items found in killer’s home, according to recently released search warrants.

| March 29, 2013

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Legislation

Majority, Supermajority, Filibuster: How Gun Control Legislation Failed

Majority, Supermajority, Filibuster: How Gun Control Legislation Failed

Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tried to walk a tightrope. He failed.

| April 18, 2013
Senate Breakdown Of Toomey-Manchin Background Check Vote

Senate Breakdown Of Toomey-Manchin Background Check Vote

Who voted for and against the Toomey-Manchin universal background check compromise measure.

| April 17, 2013
Senate Defeats Universal Background Check Compromise

Senate Defeats Universal Background Check Compromise

Wednesday, the US Senate defeated the “compromise” background check amendment seen as key to passing President Obama’s gun control bill.

| April 17, 2013
The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act

The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act

United States Senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey unveil details of The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act, their “compromise” agreement regarding universal background checks.

| April 11, 2013
Indiana Legislature Proposes Statewide “School Shield” Program

Indiana Legislature Proposes Statewide “School Shield” Program

A bill proposed in the Indiana Legislature would require every public or charter school in the state to have at least one designated school “protection” officer on campus, with a weapon, at all times. And if schools can’t afford a police officer, it can arm a teacher, principal or other employee.

| April 9, 2013
Connecticut Passes Comprehensive Gun Control Legislation

Connecticut Passes Comprehensive Gun Control Legislation

The Connecticut House passed a comprehensive set of gun control reforms early Thursday morning, including universal background checks, magazine capacity bans, and an expanded assault weapons ban.

| April 4, 2013

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Issues

Kids, Guns, Negligent Homicides… And Double Standards

Kids, Guns, Negligent Homicides… And Double Standards

Why do we have a double standard when it comes to kids, guns, and negligent homicide?

| May 2, 2013
What’s The Problem With Universal Background Checks?

What’s The Problem With Universal Background Checks?

Why I think we need Universal Background Checks, and why we need to keep records.

| March 26, 2013
Coralville Shows How Stolen Guns Lead To More Crime

Coralville Shows How Stolen Guns Lead To More Crime

On December 8, 2008, thieves broke through a rooftop window and stole 17 semi-automatic handguns from the Scheels store at Coral Ridge Mall, Iowa. Many of the guns have since been recovered — from the hands of criminals.

| March 18, 2013
Misuse Of Australian Crime Statistics

Misuse Of Australian Crime Statistics

In 1996, 35 people were murdered at Port Arthur, in the Australian state of Tasmania. In response, the government introduced a series of comprehensive reforms including tighter licensing and restrictions on the types of weapons that could be owned.

| March 5, 2013
Supreme Court On Heller: Second Amendment Rights Not Unlimited

Supreme Court On Heller: Second Amendment Rights Not Unlimited

The Court’s opinion should not be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms

| February 18, 2013

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