Decades old gun control debate reshaped by new advocacy groups

The gun control movement has made significant gains in recent years, but the NRA remains king of the hill

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"… lion; the NRA had spent nearly $2.7 million, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. With some groups’ finances remaining a mystery, the numbers are inconc …"

Badly flawed background check system fails to contain firearms sales

By Rick Schmitt

Background check system is plagued by a host of data problems, loopholes and disputes over just who should be barred.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Rifle Association":

"… igned by President George W. Bush in January 2008 – and supported by the National Rifle Association – theoretically provided hefty federal grants to help states overhaul th …"

Activists say gun debate overlooks gun-related deaths of children

By Kate Murphy and Jordan Rubio

An investigation found that at least 28,000 children and teens 19-years-old and younger were killed with guns in America over 10 years

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"… a gun that accidentally discharged. An Epidemic of Violence Zeke Cohen, executive director of The Intersection, a Baltimore youth advocacy group, said the dialogue o …"

"… itself it becomes something that you don’t fear.” Jennifer Rauhouse, executive director of Peer Solutions, an Arizona-based organization that looks to prevent vio …"

Firearms more likely to be used in suicides than in homicides

By Carmen Forman and Jacob Byk

At least 50 people died per day from firearm suicide; 26 died from firearm homicides.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Stephen Johnson":

"… e, Barber said. Any means necessary After his son killed himself in 2003, Stephen Johnson, of Las Vegas, installed a gun safe in his garage. Now, Johnson encourages …"

"… or something else. “Why? You ask that question, oh, a billion times,” Stephen Johnson said. “I still don’t have the answers of why, but I have been able to …"

Women become increasingly involved in gun groups

By Lauren Loftus and Natalie Krebs

Thanks in part to targeted marketing, more women are buying guns for protection and sport

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Rifle Association":

"… n & Social Media One of the strongest allies of the gun industry, the National Rifle Association, capitalized on the women and guns trend. In the last few years, the NRA h …"

Gun rights debate enters a new arena: the campus

By Wade Millward and Carmen Forman

The right to carry a firearm onto college campuses has become another issue in the gun control debate

Evolution of public-carry laws expands gun rights

By Kristen Hwang and Kate Murphy

Public-carry has moved from rare to widespread in the wake of recent shooting incidents

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"… nacted that made it easier to carry in public, according to an analysis by Mother Jones magazine. Only two laws were enacted in two states that made it harder to …"

Gun groups raising unprecedented cash in 2013

By Adam Wollner and Reity O'Brien

Advocates, opponents of firearms control gin up money machine as Congress debates legislation.

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"… year, nearly six times its receipts at the same point in the 2012 cycle. Americans for Responsible Solutions, a super PAC formed by Giffords following the …"

"… 011 — according to the group’s most recent FEC filing. As super PACs, Americans for Responsible Solutions and Independence USA PAC may raise and spend u …"

"… has received so far came from individual donations of less than $200. But Americans for Responsible Solutions was also buoyed by a handful of six-figure con …"

"… gave $500,000. The law firm of Steve Mostyn, a major Democratic donor and American for Responsible Solutions’ treasurer, contributed $250,000 to the group …"

As firearm ownership rises, Florida gun murders increase

In the last decade, gun murders in Florida have surged 38 percent. Experts are divided about the cause.

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"… rage, which a recent Gallup Poll put it at 47 percent. “Since President Obama took office, people expected him to get tougher on guns,” Kleck says. …"

"… ease” in gun murders, Wood said. “The people who are buying guns after Obama are not the ones committing the murders.” Ladd Everitt, communications …"

Gun groups hire new lobbyists to storm Capitol Hill

By Dave Levinthal

Pro-gun, anti-gun groups register new government affairs representatives.

Excerpts from this story referencing "New York City":

"… account for the 501(c)(4) arm of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, led by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Among the issues …"

After Sandy Hook shootings, NRA campaign clout still formidable

By Joe Eaton

Will Connecticut shooting change the calculus?

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"… challenger to incumbent Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, and former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, who was defeated for a Wisconsin Senate seat by Democrat Tammy Baldwin.Li …"

New study affirms the grim role played by US guns in Mexican violence

By Aaron Mehta and R. Jeffrey Smith

More than two-thirds of the arms seized over five years came from U.S. sellers.

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"… o resigned, and Republicans called for the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder. And President Obama has been largely hands off on the gun issue, treating …"

The weekly watchdog: Nov. 14 - Nov. 18

By Bill Buzenberg

In case you missed them, catch up on this week's top investigations from iWatch News

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"… isoned Places investigation, please check it out. Developed by our partner NPR, the graphic shows 17,000 facilities that have emitted and continue to emi …"

"… at the local level are doing their own stories based on this information. NPR reported this morning that the EPA has cracked down on a polluting copper …"

"… last week. Attendees got an inside look at the Center’s partnership with NPR on Poisoned Places, heard about new models to sustain investigative report …"

Carrying concealed weapons just keeps getting easier

By Rick Schmitt

A multitude of states have eased requirements to carry concealed weapons

History repeat?

By Peter H. Stone

The killing spree by an Arizona man wielding a semiautomatic pistol with a high-capacity magazine raises the prospect of a fresh debate on w

Excerpts from this story referencing "campaign tools":

"… da, through a mix of PAC contributions, independent expenditures and other campaign tools.In the 2009-2010 election cycle, the National Rifle Association of America …"