As firearms makers prepare for their top trade show, analysts size up an industry that can no longer count on adversarial politicians to boost sales.
+44 Since January 16th
Incidents of gun violence in America so far this year
from the Gun Violence Archive
The attorney general nominee may have exaggerated his record as a US Attorney in the 1980s and 1990s. But his zeal for longer sentences is not in doubt.
A Smaller ‘Private Sale’ Loophole Suggests We’re Closer to Universal Background Checks Than We Thought
The old 40 percent estimate came from a research paper I co-authored. Here’s why I think the new number is good news for reform advocates.
A Young Scientist Compared Gun Deaths to Other Leading Causes, and Found a Billion Dollar Research Deficit
How David Stark put a number to the knowledge gap surrounding fatal shootings.
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In Kansas, two Republicans and one Democrat are seeking to repeal a key provision in the state's newly implemented campus carry law. The new legislation would allow state colleges and universities to set their own policies rather than be forced to comply with the law, which says that a person 21 and over, who has a permit, can carry a concealed handgun on a state campus.
Seventy children and teenagers were shot in Chattanooga, Tenn., over the past four years. Only three of those juvenile shootings were unintentional; the rest resulted from intentional violence, according to police. Most victims were between the ages of 15 and 17, though a handful were younger than 2 years old. Black children in Tennessee are four times more likely to die from a gunshot than white children, according to research.
Starting yesterday, federally licensed firearms dealers across the country are required to use a revised background check form when conducting gun sales and transfers. The new Form 4473 includes more than 50 changes, including a warning statement to buyers in states with legalized or decriminalized marijuana that use of the drug is a violation of federal law, and a disqualifier for gun ownership.
A Republican congressman submitted a bill to abolish the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the only federal agency that regulates gun businesses and investigates violations of gun laws. Conservative Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner's ATF Elimination Act would freeze hiring at the bureau and require other federal law enforcement agencies like the FBI and DEA to take over its duties. The bill had been introduced in the previous Congress.
The Ft. Lauderdale airport shooter was one of several recent high-profile gunmen who suffered from psychiatric issues but did not meet the high bar for a firearms ban.
State Republicans Are In Their Strongest Position In a Century. And They’re Ready to Dismantle Two Big Gun Restrictions.
Bills to end training and licensing requirements for concealed carry and to allow guns on college campuses loom as pivotal fights for 2017.
The updated national concealed carry reciprocity measure, revised to accommodate the growing permitless carry movement, ties in with the NRA's top legislative priority.
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Plus eight other charts from the University of Chicago Crime Lab that help explain the city's soaring homicide numbers.
Research updating a 23-year-old estimate indicates loophole may be shrinking, though many online sales remain unregulated
In 1992, the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old boy galvanized the city. Today’s violence is a reminder that underlying problems remain unsolved.
Guns Are Stolen in America Up to Once Every Minute. Owners Who Leave Their Weapons in Cars Make It Easy for Thieves.
Police data shows thefts of firearms from vehicles are rising in many large cities. One gun swiped from a truck in Atlanta was used in three crimes, including a murder.
The Debate Over Crime Rates is Ignoring the Metric That Matters Most: ‘Murder Inequality’
Focusing on the neighborhood level is the best way to understand violence in America. Here are six charts that prove it.
How Handguns Became the Good Guy’s Gun of Choice
As violent crime rates drop, fear, savvy marketing, and NRA-backed laws have given pistols an extreme makeover.