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Naming names.

Naming names.

Last night’s Frontline special on PBS, “Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA,” examined the NRA’s effective approach at blocking federal gun safety legislation even after such tragedies as the Columbine and Sandy Hook massacres. Congress’s cowardice in facing the NRA is, as always, disturbing. But rather than refer to Congress as a nameless body,... Read More
Federal: Expanding Background Checks

Federal: Expanding Background Checks

PROBLEM:  A loophole in federal law enables dangerous individuals to avoid background checks by purchasing firearms from private sellers at gun shows and on internet gun sites that are not required to perform background checks on buyers. In addition, due to lax enforcement in some states, millions of records of mentally ill and violent offenders... Read More