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What Are We Protecting with Gun Laws?

No Control follows the artist behind a giant erasable drawing of an assault rifle, the creator of the first 3D printed handgun, and the debate around …

Boy, 4, shoots and kills playmate, 6

A four-year-old boy in New Jersey has shot dead a playmate aged six with a .22-calibre rifle in what police have said was an accident.<p>Ocean County prosecutor's office spokesman Al Della Fave named the dead boy as Brandon Holt. Toms River police chief Michael Mastronardy said Brandon was pronounced …

Emotions run high in debate over future of Sandy Hook school

A decision on whether to reopen the Sandy Hook Elementary School building, where 20 first-graders and six staffers were massacred, was stalled Friday as emotions ran high at a town meeting.<p>A task force of more than two dozen officials had narrowed down the choices to two: raze the existing Newtown, …

NRA annual meeting convenes as gun-control debate rages

HOUSTON – A thousand miles couldn’t keep them away.<p>Bob Kittredge, 73, and his wife drove from Port St. Lucie, Fla., this week to attend the National Rifle Association’s annual convention. They are just two of the more than 70,000 people expected at the event, which opens Friday and runs through …

How The NRA Won The Gun Control Messaging Battle

They are his constituents and many were present in the chamber.<p>He's young - the youngest sitting senator, actually - and an early Obama supporter, given to occasional bouts of (understandably) overwrought emotional rhetoric.<p>During his very first floor speech as a senator last week, which itself …