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What we know about the deadly phenomenon.
The rampage began with a domestic shooting, police said. At least five people were killed.
A step-by-step guide to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which vets anyone who attempts to buy a gun through a federally licensed firearms dealer.
More than 2 million people have been blocked from buying a gun after failing federal background checks since 1998. But some reasons for denial are more common than others.
More than 100,000 people are hit by a bullet every year. Most live. If you're one of them, we want to hear your story.
Connecticut Got $400,000 to Add Fugitives to the Gun Background Check System. Then the Justice Department Changed the Rules.
Information on 52,000 open warrants were purged from the FBI's list of banned gun buyers earlier this year.
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The NRA’s Straight-A Students
National polls show openness to tougher gun laws, but state lawmakers keep expanding gun rights and blocking reforms. One little letter explains why.
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How Handguns Became the Good Guy’s Gun of Choice
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