US gun control

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Americans have bought record 17m guns in year of unrest, analysis finds
Sales surged in the spring amid coronavirus fears and climbed higher during protests for racial justice

Lois Beckett

30, Oct, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Michigan court sides with gun advocates to reverse firearm ban at polls
Gun owners say they want to open carry for safety, not to incite violence. But the state is heeding concerns about militia members

Tom Perkins

28, Oct, 2020 @11:00 AM

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More than 100,000 Californians have bought a gun in response to Covid-19 crisis, report finds
Nearly half of the buyers were first-time gun owners, sparking fears about the risk of suicide and accidental injuries

Abené Clayton in Richmond, California

20, Oct, 2020 @10:00 AM

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‘Guns are a way to exercise power’: how the idea of overthrowing the government became mainstream
Josh Horwitz says the concept of a violent insurrection is at the heart of American gun culture; and that guns will be used to settle political disputes

Lois Beckett

18, Oct, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Gun suicide is overwhelming US rural districts in west and south, report says
In 11 congressional districts more than 100 residents each year use guns to end their lives – roughly double the national average

Alexandra Villarreal

06, Oct, 2020 @10:00 AM

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‘I don’t trust them any more’: how the NRA became its own worst enemy
The most powerful gun lobby in the world has strayed from its core purpose and shot itself in the foot

David Smith in Washington

07, Aug, 2020 @5:12 AM

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New York attorney general sues to shut down NRA, alleging 'brazen illegality'
Letitia James alleges top executives used NRA as ‘personal piggy bank’ and diverted money to pay for trips to the Bahamas and private jets

Amanda Holpuch in New York

06, Aug, 2020 @8:42 PM

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'It was fueled by hate and bigotry': one year on from the El Paso shooting
Since a gunman killed 23 in the Texas border town, it’s faced anti-immigrant rhetoric from Donald Trump – and now Covid-19

Claudia Tristán in El Paso, Texas

03, Aug, 2020 @11:35 AM

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Pandemic and protests spur Americans to buy guns at record pace
Sales picked up in June following initial spike in March, as leading gun control group says: ‘All Americans should be concerned’

Edward Helmore

31, Jul, 2020 @4:10 PM

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Gun violence kills 160 as holiday weekend exposes tale of 'two Americas'
With more than 500 wounded across the US, local leaders see racism and under-investment at the root of the crisis

Joanna Walters in New York and agencies

07, Jul, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Exclusive: NRA has shed 200 staffers this year as group faces financial crisis
Gun rights organization may struggle to support Trump in 2020 election amid layoffs and furloughs

Peter Stone

29, Jun, 2020 @9:00 AM

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'We're not doing guns': Elmer Fudd loses his wight to bear arms
Bugs Bunny’s enemies Fudd and Yosemite Sam have been stripped of their weapons in the relaunched Looney Tunes cartoon series. Good news for wabbits

08, Jun, 2020 @2:09 PM

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