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NRA board gathers for meeting at crucial time for gun debate

The National Rifle Association is meeting in the shadows of Congress this week at a pivotal time for the gun debate


Black teens view Parkland gun debate with frustration, hope

Many black teenagers in neighborhoods hobbled by generational poverty are scrutinizing the national gun control debate intensely, frustrated because their community feels ignored but also cautiously hopeful that the massacre …


‘Trump slump’ in gun sales continues despite control debate

Gun store owners called it the “Trump slump.” Sales of firearms slowed dramatically after the election of Republican Donald Trump as president in 2016 allayed fears of a Democratic crackdown …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Vulnerable lawmakers answer a noisy gun debate with silence

In the politics of gun control, even those who say the least have considerable sway. Despite a clamor for action in the wake of the Florida school shooting, a powerful …


On guns, companies are getting out ahead of the politicians

This week, four major retailers slapped restrictions on gun sales that are stronger than federal law.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 5:05 p.m.

Bike helmets, ski goggles swept up in gun control debate

Public pressure against companies connected to the gun industry following last month’s school shooting in Florida has hit an unlikely target: REI, the outdoors co-op better known for its public …


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 9:06 a.m.

Delta CEO insists ‘we are not taking sides’ in U.S. gun debate

After Delta Air Lines withstood swift political retribution in its home state of Georgia for cutting ties with the National Rifle Association, the airline’s chief executive insisted Friday “we are …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 12:58 p.m.

Texas massacre is seized on by both sides in gun debate

Gun-rights supporters have seized on the Texas church massacre as proof of the well-worn saying that the best answer to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy …