Accidental Gun Deaths Rose After Sandy Hook Massacre

After the Sandy Hook school shooting that killed 26, gun enthusiasts rushed to buy millions of firearms, driven by fears that the episode would spark new gun legislation. Those restrictions never became a reality, but a new study concludes that all the additional guns caused a significant jump in accidental firearm deaths.

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Feds, States Denied 226,000 of 17 Million Gun Applications in 2015: BJS Study

Pennsylvania led the five states which recorded the largest number of denials, according to a Bureau of Justice Statistics study of national data on firearms background checks released this week. The data showed the overall 1.4 percent denial rate in 2015 has stayed roughly the same over the two decades since passage of the Brady Act.

Air Force Didn’t Report Dozens to Federal Gun Database

Dozens of Air Force service members charged with or convicted of serious crimes were never reported to the federal gun background-check database as required. The revelation came after the Air Force disclosed that it had failed to report the domestic violence conviction of Devin Kelley, the gunman who killed 25 at a church in Texas this month.