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Is Orlando the Attack that Forces Action on Gun Control?

It took just one day for new gun-control legislation to reach Congress following the massacre that left 49 people dead at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub …

Guns

He Kills. He Rapes. And He's on the Loose in California.

The killer operated from 1976 to 1986, committing 12 murders, about 45 rapes and dozens of home break-ins, the bureau says.<p>He's known more for his …

Why can people on the terrorist watch list buy guns, and other FAQs

WASHINGTON — Omar Mateen, investigated twice by the FBI, was on the government’s terrorist watch list for 10 months before being removed. Yet even …

What The Terror Gap Is & Why You Should Care About It

On the heels of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are debating new gun regulations.<p>Senate Democrats want to stop …

Guns
Watchlist

FBI Overloaded With Tips of Potential Terrorist Targets, Criticized for Not Preventing Orlando Terror Attack

A gun and FBI badge. Photo: Wikipedia.<p>The FBI’s near-miss investigation of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen reflects a US counterterror effort …

Leaders of the anti-gun movement: Six politicians who refuse to stay silent

Despite staunch opposition from the GOP and NRA, these leaders continue to push solutions to gun violence in D.C.<p>The House of Representatives acknowledged the victims of last weekend's Orlando massacre in predictable fashion on Monday: not with discussion of why a man once on an FBI terror …

Guns

FBI Offers Reward for Serial Killer in Cold Case

Crime

New Report: FBI Can Access Hundreds of Millions of Face Recognition Photos

The FBI can draw on over 411 million photos for its facial recognition system

The FBI has quietly constructed a massive facial recognition system, and according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, it may not have built in the required safeguards. The bureau can draw from over 411 million photos spread across state and federal databases, including more …

Surveillance

The F.B.I.’s Facial-Recognition Program Is a Scary Mess

A new oversight report finds the agency’s powerful, sci-fi-like technology is not being subject to even the most basic privacy protections.<p>While much of the public might believe that facial-recognition software is the stuff of Jason Bourne films, the reality is that the technology is already being …

Surveillance