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There are more guns than people in the US

There are more than 393 million civilian-owned firearms in the United States, or enough for every man, woman and child to own one and still have 67 …

Guns

Most shooters got their guns legally, didn't have diagnosed mental illness, new FBI report says

As mass shootings filter in and out of the news cycle at an almost dizzying pace with each new tragedy, the FBI has continued to probe why these atrocities continue and what can be done to stop them.<p>In a new report released Wednesday, the bureau shed light on behaviors of shooters before they acted …

Guns

Gun sales plunge for Smith & Wesson

American Outdoor Brands, the gun maker that owns the iconic Smith & Wesson line of firearms, reported plunging sales on Wednesday.<p>The company said that quarterly sales dropped 25% compared to thefourth quarter of last year, and profit plummeted more than 70%.<p>Sales for the full year were down 33% …

Smith & Wesson

Evangelical Leaders Lament Border Separations, but Stand Behind Trump

WASHINGTON — Long one of President Trump’s most ardent defenders, the evangelist Franklin Graham voiced strenuous dissent this week about the practice of separating families at the border, even calling it “disgraceful.” His comments, along with other criticism from the evangelical community, raised …

Immigration

Idiot puts a cocked gun in his pants, bends over and shoots his seeds...

46 minutes ago<p>You can say whatever you want about guns. Seriously have your own opinion on guns, I'll have mine and we'll move on. But there's one …

Yoga

Man with assault rifle fires at deputies

<b>LEESBURG, Fla. --</b> During a home-invasion robbery, a man with an assault rifle fired at deputies in Leesburg, according to the Lake County Sheriff's …

Home Invasion

How America's Schools Are Preparing for the Next Shooting

In the months after 17 people were killed in a massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, school districts around the …

Guns

The Collapse Of Evangelical Leadership Was Inevitable, But Its Resurrection Isn't

A variety of observers have spoken in the past year or two of a collapse of American evangelical leadership. But that fateful moment already came to pass many years ago.<p>This collapse of moral authority has usually been traced to evangelical leaders’ recent and surprising mutual protection pact with …

Faith

Facebook Will Stop Showing Ads For Gun Accessories To Kids

As of now, Facebook users under the age of 18 can be served advertisements for firearm holsters, flashlight-mounts, and silencers, and other gun …

Social Media

Federal gun control is not enough: To reduce gun violence, we need big changes to social policy

<b>(Getty Images)</b><p>Gun control laws won’t do much if we don’t address mental health, domestic violence and a host of other issues<p>Daniel J. Patinkin<p>June 19, 2018 11:30am (UTC)<p>In the wake of mass shootings, such as the recent tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 …

Guns

Another mass shooting in America this week. But still no action from government.

After 22 people are injured at a New Jersey arts festival, people on both sides of the nation's gun debate are left to wonder what the answer is.<p>The mothers set up their table by the door.<p>There was no special significance to that. It’s just that the group, which calls itself Moms Demand Action for …

Guns

Cartoon: Americans separated from their decency

This is one of those issues that's so sad, it's hard to write jokes about it. To make matters worse, the administration is making great efforts to …

Jokes

Russians and the American right started plotting in 1995. We have the notes from the first meeting.

New documents obtained by ThinkProgress show how Russian and American fundamentalists first began their collaboration.<p>In a congressional hearing last …

Russia

This is why white evangelicals still support Donald Trump. (It’s not economic anxiety.)

The media have been obsessed with white evangelicals’ unmovable support for Donald Trump. As a new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) shows, white evangelicals continue to be dedicated to Trump. His support among this group is at the highest levels ever, despite his alleged …

Black Lives Matter

What it means to be a Christian in America today

President Donald Trump spoke recently to the Campaign for Life Gala, an annual Washington gathering of activists opposed to abortion. There he …

Religion

Deadly weapons handed in during firearms surrender

Deadly weaponry and hundreds of rounds of live ammunition have been handed in during a firearms surrender.<p>The haul of 116 pistols, rifles and …

Guns

Daily Bulletin: This Weekend Had the Most Gun-Related Injuries So Far in 2018

<i>Good morning, Bulletin readers. The latest episode of our podcast collaboration is now out. In it, a woman shares how she navigated the collision of</i> …

Guns

523 Firearms Seized From Convicted Felon’s Agua Dulce Home: LASD

Authorities confiscated more than 500 firearms from the Agua Dulce home of a convicted felon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced …

Crime

Americans Own 46% of the World's 1 Billion Guns, Says U.N. Report

(UNITED NATIONS) — There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the …

Guns

U.S. accounts for 40 pct of world's civilian-held firearms: survey

U.S. accounts for 40 pct of world's civilian-held firearms: survey<p>Semi-automatic rifles are seen for sale in a gun shop in LasVegas, Nevada on Oct. …

Guns

American Medical Association Endorses 'Assault Weapons' Ban, National Gun Registry, and Confiscation

The American Medical Association (AMA) has endorsed a large number of pro-gun control measures “aimed at reducing the toll of U.S. firearm deaths and …

Guns

Youths suggest legislation to ensure guns stored safely

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A high school student and recent graduate are urging New Mexico lawmakers to adopt a child access prevention law to hold gun owners accountable for the safe storage of firearms.<p>Santa Fe-area high school student Julia Mazal on Wednesday told a panel of legislators that there is …

Guns

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Signs 6 Gun Control Bills Into Law

New Jersey’s already-strict gun laws got even tougher on Wednesday after Gov. Phil Murphy signed six bills that were advanced in the wake of a …

Guns

Frustrated American Medical Association adopts sweeping policies aimed at gun violence

CHICAGO — With frustration mounting over lawmakers' inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as a way to fight what it calls a public health crisis.<p>At its annual policymaking meeting, the nation's …

Guns

American Medical Association Is Backing Gun Control Proposals With A "New Sense Of Urgency"

Following a spate of mass shootings this year and widespread gun violence, many around the United States have grown increasingly concerned about …

Guns

New Jersey to enforce untraceable gun ban

New Jersey's attorney-general has demanded firearms companies stop marketing and selling untraceable weapons or ghost guns.

Guns

Rapture-Ready: How U.S. Policy Meshes With Armageddon

Brothers and sisters! Let us speak now of the return of Jesus to the Holy Land in a blaze of glory. For it is this fervent promise, I kid you not, …

Israel

Amid Gun Control Push, Florida Admits Failure to Enforce Existing Gun Law for an Outrageous Reason

While current Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam was in charge of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, an …

Guns

Gun On Lakewood School Bus Seized During First Period: District

Lakewood school district officials updated the sequence of events, saying the child was not stopped immediately upon entering the school.<p>LAKEWOOD, NJ …

Guns

Betsy Devos’s gun-less gun-violence study is irresponsible — and unsurprising

“AN INTERESTING concept.” That was the wry observation by Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) to the disclosure that the federal commission on school safety established in response to the Parkland, Fla., high school massacre will study gun violence without actually looking at guns. Other words come to …

Guns