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Guns ‘R’ Us

What a nine year old's Uzi accident tells us about gun rights in America.<p>That line of argument has always been a tautological black hole, but it seems an especially inadequate rationale for opposing a law prohibiting children from using fully automatic weapons. If such a law was passed, gun ranges …

Missouri approves concealed guns at schools and open carry in public

Lawmakers supersede the governor’s veto of broad bill that allows concealed guns at schools and drops the required age of permits<p>Missouri abortion law has US’s most stringent waiting periods<p>Missouri lawmakers expanded the potential for teachers to bring guns to schools and for residents to openly …

New York's Summer of Gun Violence Is Off to a Chicago-Style Start

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>New York City, five months into one of the least violent years in its history, had five <i>percent</i> of …

Chicago priest 'receives death threats' after gun control rally outside store

Illinois affiliate of NRA brands Catholic clergyman an Isis-style ‘terrorist’ following protest calling for tighter gun restrictions<p>A Catholic priest on Chicago’s South Side claims he has received death threats from gun-rights advocates following a weekend rally in front of a local gun shop that …

Associated Press News

US gun homicides at 20-year low, surveys say

<b>Gun homicides in the United States have fallen sharply since peaking in 1993, two studies have found.</b><p>The federal Bureau of Justice Statistics said firearms-related homicides had dropped to 11,101 in 2011 from 18,253 - a reduction of 39%.<p>Meanwhile, the Pew Research Center found gun homicides fell to …

Guns

The NRA's Victory Lap Has Gun Control Advocates Looking for a Breakthrough

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As Congress returns to a continued hiatus in the Senate's push for a return to expanded gun control …

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, …