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Washington State Trooper Mark Francis speaks to the media at the Cascade Mall following reports of an active shooter in Burlington, Washington, U.S. September 23, 2016.  REUTERS/Matt Mills McKnight

Police Search For Gunman Who Killed Four At Mall In Washington State

Police in northwest Washington state were hunting a gunman on Saturday who killed four women and critically wounded a man in Burlington’s Cascade Mall.

September 24, 2016
A selection of handguns are seen for sale at the Pony Express Firearms shop in Parker, Colorado December 7, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Lawsuit: Trump Campaign Didn’t Act After NC State Director Pulled His Gun On A Staffer

According to a lawsuit filed by former Trump staffer Vincent Bordini, the Republican candidate’s campaign failed to act after Earl Phillip, then Trump’s North Carolina state director, pulled a gun on Bordini in February during a trip to Greenville, SC in Phillip’s Jeep.

August 11, 2016
Handguns turned in from the public as part of the "Gun Turn-in" event where a gift card is given for every firearm turned over to Chicago Police are seen in a box at Universal Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. May 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

Activists Launch Satirical ‘Buy One, Give One’ Gun Website

According to the site’s home page, the organization supports a “Buy One, Give One” policy aimed at arming less fortunate families and individuals across the country. Like a perverse cousin of Tom’s Shoes, Share the Safety promises to match each purchase of a handgun by donating an additional weapon to an in-need neighborhood of the buyer’s choice.

June 30, 2016
A pile of handguns are placed in a trash bin after they were surrendered during a gun buyback program organized by Mayor Eric Garcetti's Gang Reduction and Youth Development Office in Los Angeles, California, December 14, 2013. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

The Supreme Court Just Affirmed That Domestic Violence Vacates Gun Rights — Here’s Why That’s So Important

Thirty-four states and the District of Colombia have defined the Lautenberg Amendment, the legislation governing the dispute in question, as including “reckless” instances of domestic violence as grounds for prohibition of gun ownership. This decision would apply that standard nationwide.

June 27, 2016
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When Silence Is Just Not Loud Enough

Solving the problem would be relatively easy. The real problem is political — which is why no gun legislation with a serious chance of passing stands before Congress. The body counts, the gore, the all-too-vivid last moments captured on a hand-held camera mean nothing compared with the politics of gun ownership.

June 15, 2016
Police lock down Orange Avenue around Pulse nightclub, where people were killed by a gunman in a shooting rampage in Orlando

Gunman Kills 50, Injures Scores More In Shooting Rampage At Florida Gay Club

A gunman killed 50 people in a crowded gay nightclub in Florida early on Sunday before police shot him dead in what U.S. authorities described as a “terrorism incident.”

June 12, 2016
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Bernie’s Gun Record Won’t Help Him In New York

Last week, a Superior Court judge in Connecticut denied a motion by lawyers for Bushmaster Fire Arms International, the rifle’s manufacturer, to dismiss the law suit, allowing the litigation to continue.

April 19, 2016
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Clinton Approved Gun Sales For Sandy Hook Manufacturer

Hillary Clinton presents herself as a tough advocate for gun control, but she’s approved some bills that are explicitly against gun control.

April 18, 2016
Weapons and ammunitions belonging to Sandy Hook Elementary school gunman Adam Lanza in Newtown, Connecticut are seen in a picture released by the state's attorney's office November 25, 2013. California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday unveiled a ballot initiative aimed at strengthening the state's gun control laws by banning possession of large-capacity magazines and requiring background checks for ammunition purchases. REUTERS/Connecticut Department of Justice/Handout

The Sandy Hook Lawsuit: What it Means for Gun Victims

Relatives of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting argue the gun maker that manufactured the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle “designed [it] to kill” and “designed [it] for mass murder,” then made it available to the general public.

April 15, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington March 20, 2016. REUTERS/David Ryder

Is Bernie Really The Anti-Politican?

It’s time to set aside purity tests. They are unbecoming. Especially for Sanders.

April 6, 2016
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This Week in Crazy: Libruls R Dum

Radical libruls have taken over our classrooms, our judiciaries, and the media. But they can’t take over my column! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

April 1, 2016
Gloria Lincoln-Thompson carries her 9mm Smith & Wesson pistol in her waist band during a rally in support of the Michigan Open Carry gun law in Romulus, in this Michigan April 27, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/Files

GOP Eerily Silent On Guns At Republican National Convention

The Republican Party has marched in lockstep with the NRA for many years, pushing an agenda of guns everywhere for all people at all times. So why not guns inside the Republican Convention?

March 30, 2016
A picture illustration shows a Facebook logo reflected in a person's eye, in Zenica

Facebook To Prohibit Private Firearm Transactions On Its Service

Company moves to counter concerns that it was increasingly being used to circumvent background checks on gun purchases.

January 29, 2016
A man walks past an exhibit booth for firearms manufacturer

TSA Finds 20 Percent More Guns In Carry-On Bags In 2015, And Most Are Loaded

Airport security screeners in the U.S. found a record high number of firearms in carry-on bags last year, officials said.

January 22, 2016
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Open Carry Is No Big Deal In Texas So Far

Open carry seems to be going off without a bang in Texas.

January 19, 2016
U.S. President Obama reacts while talking about Newtown and other mass killings during an event held to announce new gun control measures at the White House in Washington

President Obama’s Tear A Starkly Human Thing

One nation, two realities, one of them populated by the NRA and its GOP henchmen, by extremists who don’t just own guns or like guns, but who sanctify and worship guns and so regard even the most humble effort to check their destructive power as blasphemy against their god.

January 10, 2016
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This Week In Crazy: Welcome Back To The Nuthouse

And we’re back. The right wing kicked the year off by freaking out in spectacular fashion to President Obama’s executive actions on gun control, indulging in some pandering to those precious Iowan evangelical ballot punchers, and kicking that dead horse called “traditional marriage” into a pulp. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

January 8, 2016
A selection of AK and AR rifles are seen for sale at the Pony Express Firearms shop in Parker, Colorado December 7, 2015. Many Americans are stocking up on weapons after the country's worst mass shooting in three years. Gun retailers are reporting surging sales, with customers saying they want to keep handguns and rifles at hand for self-defense in the event of another attack. REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTX1XMR4

A President Cries, And The NRA Trembles

Republican right-wing propagandist Ted Cruz said: “We don’t beat the bad guys by taking away our guns. We beat the bad guys by using our guns.” If he weren’t serious, he’d be hilarious. It’s so easy to imagine all 5 feet 8 inches of him standing there in the dirt with spurs jingling as his hands hover over the Colts in the gun belt slung around his hip-huggers.

January 7, 2016
U.S. Speaker of the House Ryan holds news conference on Syrian refugee bill on Capitol Hill in Washington

In Congress, Expect Renewed Battles On Refugees, Guns And Health Care

Anything Obama does, Republicans will pounce.

January 6, 2016
U.S. President Obama delivers statement on administration efforts to reduce gun violence at the White House in Washington

Bullets, Ballots And Baloney

This is America. You feel blue or you get angry or you get drunk or you take drugs or you get driven by the demons speaking to you from inside your skull, and you grab a gun. When it comes to gun violence, it’s not about the numbers anymore. It is about the numbness.

January 6, 2016
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Obama Quotes Reagan — For Gun Control

During his speech Tuesday to roll out his latest executive actions on background checks for gun purchases, President Obama quoted an unlikely source.

January 5, 2016
U.S. President Obama sheds a tear while delivering statement on administration efforts to reduce gun violence at the White House in Washington

President Obama, Wiping Away Tears, Announces Executive Actions On Guns

In a speech outlining executive actions his administration plans to take in an effort to curb gun violence, many of which he has been trying to implement for years, he stressed the common sense of his directives, and urged Americans to stand up to those who oppose his efforts.

January 5, 2016
Handguns are seen for sale in a display case at Metro Shooting Supplies in Bridgeton

Obama’s Gun Control Options Each Have Legal Pitfalls

President Barack Obama is expected to announce new gun control curbs this week, but he will have to decide whether to take bold action that would likely spark a major legal challenge from opponents or a more cautious route that may be less effective, legal experts said.

January 3, 2016
Posters of the 14 people killed are displayed on stage during a vigil for San Bernardino County employees after last week's shooting in San Bernardino, California

Obama, Frustrated By Congress, Plans Unilateral Gun Control Steps

President Barack Obama, frustrated by Congress’ inaction on gun control, will meet with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday to discuss ways of reducing gun violence unilaterally through measures that do not require congressional approval.

January 1, 2016
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2015: Our Very Own Year In Review

A selection of our best analysis, commentary, and reporting from 2015.

December 31, 2015