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Sandy Hook families settle suit with AR-15 gun maker

Insurers for the bankrupt Remington Arms Company and its subsidiaries have agreed to pay the Sandy Hook Elementrary School families the maximum amount of funds available to them, $73 million... Read more»

2021: A year pierced by gunfire on school grounds

While the pandemic effectively stopped school shootings in 2020 because of remote learning, the violence picked right back up in 2021 when students returned to the classroom. ... Read more»

Congresswoman who cast doubt on school shootings, shouldn’t be on education panel, Dems say

GOP leaders chose Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to serve on the Education and Labor Committee, amid a growing outcry over the Georgia Republican’s past comments challenging the veracity of deadly school shootings. Taylor Greene has also been show on video harassing a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.... Read more»

Why Obama and other gun control advocates own stock in firearms makers

Barack Obama might seem an unlikely investor in the firearms industry. But the U.S. president, a fierce advocate for gun regulation, has money in a pension fund that holds stock in gun and ammunition companies. ... Read more»

Analysis

Why counting mass shootings is a bad way to understand gun violence in America

According to articles this week across the Internet, there has been an average of one mass shooting every day in the U.S.: 355 so far this year. It’s a jarring statistic, and one that has gone viral. But there are two problems with the number: It doesn’t actually provide a clear estimate of the frequency of shooting rampages. And it obscures the broader reality of gun violence in America. ... Read more»

Analysis

Is the gun lobby's power overstated?

The NRA and other anti-gun-control groups are formidable, but political trends may be loosening their grip on lawmakers. ... Read more»

Gun Wars

8 states have laws voiding federal firearms regs

Across the country, a thriving dissatisfaction with the U.S. government is prompting a growing spate of bills in state legislatures aimed at defying federal control over firearms - more than 200 during the last decade, a News21 investigation found.... Read more»6

Gun Wars

Women an emerging force in defending firearms

More women than ever before own guns. From this surge in popularity comes classes, specialized apparel, custom firearms, shooting-group memberships and conferences for women. Women have also become the sellers, the lobbyists and the business owners.... Read more»

Why gun control groups have moved away from an assault weapons ban

A decade after the ban expired, gun control groups say that focusing on other policies will save more American lives. ... Read more»

Gun Wars

Armed teachers aim to defend K-12 schools

In 28 states, adults who legally own guns will be allowed to carry them in public schools this fall, from kindergarten classrooms to high school hallways. But a News21 investigation in those states found that teachers or staff who choose to carry a firearm into their classrooms are not required to tell principals, other teachers or parents.... Read more»1

Republicans say no to CDC gun violence research

After the Sandy Hook school shooting, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) was one of a few congressional Republicans who expressed a willingness to reconsider the need for gun control laws. More than a year later, as Kingston competes in a crowded Republican primary race for a U.S. Senate seat, the congressman is no longer talking about common ground.... Read more»

Australia, Scotland and Finland changed gun laws after mass shootings

Australia, Scotland and Finland tightened their gun laws following mass shooting tragedies. GlobalPost takes a closer look.... Read more»

Lawmaker: Allow trained school staff to store guns on campus

A state lawmaker says giving trained schoolteachers and staff access to firearms in storage lockers is a way to secure campuses when it isn't possible to provide resource officers. His bill to allow that has won committee approval and is awaiting action by the full House. ... Read more»1