Fear of the federal government’s interference with Second Amendment rights and suspicion that elected officials are ignoring the “will of the people” have provoked a resurgence of self-described patriots who say they are preparing to defend themselves and their rights by any means necessary.
Women emerge as forceful voice in defending firearm ownership
More women than ever before own guns, gun sales to women are booming, and they are becoming a more important voice in advocating gun ownership.
Suicide with a gun twice as likely as homicide — about 50 people per day
This gun shop keeps suicide hotline information readily available for its customers. [Photo by Jacob Byk.] LAS VEGAS — Americans are twice as likely to die from turning guns on themselves as they are to be murdered with one. A national News21 analysis of 2012 data found 18,602 firearm suicides in 44 states compared with […]
America’s guns kill seven of its children a day
For every U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan during 11 years of war, at least 13 children were shot and killed in America. Every day between 2002 and 2012, on average, seven children were shot dead.
The NICS failing to keep guns from dangerous people
While the National Instant Criminal Background Check System remains the only square inch of compromise between the nation’s divided gun camps, the costly federal program is failing to keep guns away from the dangerously mentally ill.
After Newtown, both gun-control and gun rights groups growing
Since the shootings in Newtown, a resurgence of the gun control movement is challenging the status quo. Nonprofit organizations on each side of the gun rights issue are battling like they haven’t in years, all trying to shape the country’s politics and win over the American people.
After the Newtown and Giffords shootings, polar opposite reactions from states
Four months after the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut lawmakers banned at least 115 types of semi-automatic firearms.
Four months after the shooting of a congresswoman and a federal judge in Tucson, lawmakers in Arizona declared the Colt Army Action Revolver the official state gun. The differences reflect the wide divide separating Americans from one end of the country to the other.