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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
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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

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
Handguns are seen for sale in a display case at Metro Shooting Supplies in Bridgeton

Altering Gun Laws Isn’t An Absolute Answer, But It’s Change Within Our Control

If America in 1791 had IEDs, jihads and YouTube, our Second Amendment wouldn’t read the way it does. But we cling to words written 224 years ago in a world that changes by the blink.

December 30, 2015
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Open Carry In Texas Presents A Chance For Fashion Statements

This isn’t your grandfather’s old gun holster — or gun, for that matter.

December 28, 2015
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The 5 Worst Things To Happen In 2015

You didn’t have to look very hard to find things to depress you in 2015. These five events are not meant to be an exhaustive list. But these problem symbolize the worst of what we’ve experienced in 2015 with the most potential for wrecking more havoc in 2016.

December 28, 2015
Sleeping Beauty's Castle is pictured during Disneyland's Diamond Celebration in Anaheim

Metal Detectors Stand In For Real Action On Gun Violence

Walt Disney World, along with other major theme parks, just caved to the threat of a mass shooting. The Happiest Place on Earth can only remain so by bracing against the possibility of children being mowed down by assault weapons as they await a turn on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster.

December 18, 2015
Activists hold a protest and vigil against gun violence on the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook mass shooting, outside the National Rifle Association (NRA) headquarters in Fairfax

Editor Is Fired, But Not Silenced, Over The NRA

Jan Larson McLaughlin usually writes her editorial in the newsroom, but this one required special care. She was taking on the National Rifle Association, and she was doing it in Ohio. What happened next should bother everyone who cares about a free press.

December 16, 2015
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Cartoon: The Gun Lobby

“Fear itself…”

December 9, 2015
Patrons enter the Riverside Magnum Range in Riverside, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. The range's spokesperson confirmed that Syed Rizwan Farook practiced in its indoor shooting range days before the deadly attack in San Bernardino. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

San Bernardino Attacker Was ‘Normal Guy’ While Practicing At Shooting Range

Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik had been radicalized “for quite some time” and practiced shooting at a gun range days before they opened fire on a San Bernardino holiday party, authorities said Monday.

December 8, 2015
Police officers sort through guns found in a home in Pageland, South Carolina

Obama Meets With Gabrielle Giffords As Administration Looks To Tighten Gun Laws

The White House continues to seek ways that President Barack Obama could legally tighten restrictions on gun ownership, including closure of the so-called gun show loophole.

December 5, 2015
Ammunition confiscated from last Wednesday's attack in San Bernardino, California

The Problem Is Unfettered Access To Guns And Ammo

If you hope the San Bernardino deaths will move minds to limit access to guns by those who would cause such carnage, think again. That’s not how fear works in America. We freak out first. Wisdom comes later, if at all.

December 4, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: Santa Claus Is Scared Of America

Our country’s insatiable gun fever has gotten so bad, Santa Claus doesn’t want to take his chances popping down any of America’s chimneys this Christmas.

December 4, 2015
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5 Things You Should Actually Be Afraid Of

Conservatives have proven to be experts in making the media — and thus America — afraid of all the wrong things. For young males, car accidents and use of firearms are far too likely causes of death — and 2015 may be the first year ever when gun deaths outnumber automobile deaths.

November 30, 2015
A committee made up of student body presidents from Kansas state universities has invited all students in the system to weigh in on a survey to gauge attitudes toward guns on campus. Results are expected sometime next month. (Mike Hutmacher/Wichita Eagle/TNS)

Kansas Colleges Prepare For Gun-Toting Students

As Kansas moves toward a time when guns will be as welcome on university campuses as laptops, students are starting to take notice and talk about how they’ll handle that day when it comes.

November 29, 2015
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