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What the NRA's "Founder" and George Zimmerman Have in Common

What the NRA’s “Founder” and George Zimmerman Have in Common

The violent confrontation happened in a Southern state with a long history of racial animus. By the time the police arrived, a teenager lay dead on the ground. The shooter... Read More
Pistol was the trigger: Trayvon Martin is just another notch for the gun lobby

Pistol was the trigger: Trayvon Martin is just another notch for the gun lobby

The shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., by a neighborhood watch guy with a gun may yet turn out to be a race-based crime,... Read More
The Controversial Florida Law at the Heart of the Trayvon Martin Case

The Controversial Florida Law at the Heart of the Trayvon Martin Case

In September 2010, Trevor Dooley stormed into a park near his home outside Tampa, angry because a teenager was skateboarding on the basketball court. Dooley was carrying a... Read More
Shots fired at MTA bus with 40 passengers on board

Shots fired at MTA bus with 40 passengers on board

Gunfire struck a Bronx bus filled with dozens of passengers early Sunday morning, though no one was injured. An unknown gunman fired a few times at the BX36 bus at... Read More
Virginia’s Gift to Gunrunners

Virginia’s Gift to Gunrunners

Virginia’s Gift to Gunrunners In 1993, Virginia enacted a one-per-month limit on gun purchases after a federal study showed that two out of five handguns taken from New York City crime scenes were purchased in Virginia’s... Read More
With ballistics database gone, greater need for microstamping law, say NY legislators

With ballistics database gone, greater need for microstamping law, say NY legislators

LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE In his 2012-2013 Executive Budget, Gov. Andrew Cuomo zeroed out the Combined Ballistics Identification System. Without CoBis, lawmakers believe there is a “hole” in law enforcement’s... Read More
When Buying a Gun Becomes Easier Than Voting

When Buying a Gun Becomes Easier Than Voting

The media has been awash this holiday season with stories about a “dramatic increase” in gun sales in the United States. CNN, for example, declared, “December holiday shoppers were not just interested... Read More