Tens of thousands of firearms smuggled from the United States help to fuel extreme rates of violence south of the border.
Kym Worthy says it is "unconscionable" to leave a loaded firearm within reach of a child.
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Incidents of gun violence in America so far this year
from the Gun Violence Archive
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Jeff Sessions Says Renewing the War on Drugs Will Also Reduce Violent Crime. Experts Aren’t So Sure.
Stepped-up narcotics arrests can actually lead to more violence.
An Iraqi photographer captures the painful remnants of American gun violence.
Gun News and Views From Elsewhere
The Chicago City Council unanimously voted in favor of allowing gun ranges to be built in business, commercial, and industrial areas on Wednesday after stricter provisions were struck down by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. No commercial ranges currently exist in the city. Last month, aldermen deferred action on the new zoning regulations citing the city’s concerns about guns and violence.
Domestic abusers in Dallas County, Texas, have surrendered just 60 guns since 2015 despite a program aimed at compelling them to give their weapons to the sheriff’s office. Officials expected the program — which allows the sheriff’s office to store abusers’ firearms at its gun range — to collect 700 to 800 guns each year when it launched two years ago. But the program has floundered because judges and prosecutors are unfamiliar with the procedures.
An 84-year-old man fatally shot two sisters at a Florida restaurant and then killed himself on Saturday. Jose Reina shot Yenat Guardado, 38, and Madlin Guardado, 39, at the Latin Cafeteria Restaurant in Miami’s Coral Way neighborhood just after noon. Three hours later, police found Reina dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his green Jeep Cherokee at an intersection five miles away. Police had not determined a motive.
An Iowa woman who fatally shot her stepfather will be the first person to invoke the state's new "stand your ground" law. The victim, Anthony Hartman, 49, allegedly abused his wife throughout their marriage. In November, he moved out of their house, due to a no-contact order that was lifted on May 2. Divorce proceedings had been initiated; Hartman was killed when he returned to the home to retrieve his things on May 8.
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Trump’s New FBI Director Will Inherit a Gun Background-Check System Marred by Missing Records and Manpower Shortages
Here are 3 challenges NICS faces.
The gun group stands by its man, even as his scandals threaten to derail its legislative agenda.
The Milwaukee lawman joined the gun group's junket to Russia, while compiling accusations of negligence and abuses of power at home.
In a jailhouse interview, the leader of the Malheur occupation tells a 'Frontline' documentary that there wouldn’t have been an insurrection if his group hadn’t been well-armed.
Lawsuit alleges “serious malfunctions” in pistols provided by Sig Sauer, which just won a massive contract to outfit the Army with new sidearms.
His reporting on the National Rifle Association’s influence on state policy and politics is being recognized in the national reporting category.
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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’
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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.