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More Than Half of Americans Now Have Tougher Gun Laws

By Mark Follman An unthinkable massacre ignites an intense national debate. Then, Congress does nothing. The powerful gun lobby wins again. End of story. So went the popular narrative last spring with the collapse of gun control legislation on Capitol … Continue reading

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At Least 194 Children Have Been Shot to Death Since Newtown

By Mark Follman You’ve heard this story before, the one that played out again the week of Thanksgiving—this time in Lakeland, Florida—where 2-year-old Taj Ayesh got his little hands on his father’s loaded pistol, pulled the trigger, and crumpled to the ground. … Continue reading

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Florida Will Hold Hearings On ‘Stand Your Ground’ This Fall

By Jeff Spross Will Weatherford, the Republican speaker of Florida’s House of Representatives, revealed on Friday that the state’s legislature will hold hearings on its infamous “Stand Your Ground” laws sometime this fall. While the announcement came buried in one … Continue reading

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Blacks Who “Stand Their Ground” Are Often Imprisoned

By Zenitha Prince The recent acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old unarmed Trayvon Martin has led to intense scrutiny of Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law, which hung over the Zimmerman trial along with similar … Continue reading

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After Zimmerman Verdict, NRA Says ‘Stand Your Ground’ Is A Human Right

By Nicole Flatow The National Rifle Association has been silent since a jury acquitted George Zimmerman Saturday in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. But it didn’t take long for the gun lobbying group to weigh in once Attorney General … Continue reading

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We’re all to blame for Newtown

By Rebecca and Jon Bond We can all impact culture. The news out of Newtown is once again a punch in the gut and heart. Adam Lanzas mother planned on giving her son money for a shiny new gun for Christmas, had … Continue reading

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While Feds Debate, States Take Up Gun Fight

In the wake of the Newtown shooting, President Obama repeatedly called for new gun-control legislation, insisting in his State of the Union address that such measures at least “deserve a vote.” On the Congressional level, high-profile bills making it a … Continue reading

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