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Stricter Background Checks Could Prevent Mass Shootings: Study

If comprehensive background checks on firearm purchasers and gun violence restraining orders were properly designed, widely enacted and adequately implemented in the U.S., many lives lost to mass shootings and suicide could be prevented, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. 

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Americans Own World’s Largest Arsenal of Firearms: Survey

There are more than one billion firearms in the world, according to the Small Arms Survey, a Geneva-based research group. US civilians own 120.5 firearms per 100 residents—the highest global ratio—a figure the survey attributes to both the national ‘gun culture’ and the expiration of a federal assault weapons ban in 2004.

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Guns in Schools: The Nuanced View From ‘Trump Country’

Few messages are more alarming to the parent of a schoolchild than a “lockdown” alert from a school. When an incident near a small Catholic school in Gainesville, Fl. triggered that alert it reinforced some local views that having weapons available in schools made sense. But not everyone in this conservative pro-Trump stronghold agrees.

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Some New Faces Join Gun Crusade; Others Blow Up Yetis

In a shift that could have political implications, some gun owners have become firm supporters of gun control measures. Meanwhile, others are blowing up their Yeti coolers, prompted by an NRA blast claiming that the firm was ending its discount for members of the group. Yeti said the NRA had gone off half-cocked.