Category Archives: Guns and gun control

Gun deaths in US reach highest level in nearly 40 years, CDC data reveal

By Jacqueline Howard, CNN Gun deaths in America have reached a record high. Nearly 40,000 people in the United States died by guns last year, marking the highest number of gun deaths in decades. Continue reading…

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NRA spends second straight year in the red with $18 million deficit

By Anna Massoglia, Kaitlin Washburn and Karl Evers-Hillstrom of Open Secrets One of the nation’s most powerful political forces appears to be in the midst of a steep financial decline. The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) experienced a $55 … Continue reading

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When the dreaded ‘other’ is an angry white man

By John Blake, CNN Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham once delivered an odd warning: “We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term,” he said, while attending the 2012 Republican National Convention. No one is … Continue reading

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We asked 12 mass killers: ‘What would have stopped you?’

By Alex Hannaford in British GQ Paul Devoe, 54, awaits execution at the Allan B. Polunsky Unit in Texas, having shot dead six people in 2007. He believes the murders would not have happened if he hadn’t had a gun. … Continue reading

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GOP senator blocks bill that would ban release of 3D gun blueprints

By Jordain Carney of The Hill Republican Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) objected. He noted that while he had just seen the bill for the first time, he had concerns that it would infringe on the First Amendment. “Any legislation that … Continue reading

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