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The Mothers Haunted by Their Sons' Unsolved Murders

When cops can't solve homicides, families carry the weight.
Francesca Mirabile
6.27.17
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crime

The Scary Loophole That Lets Stalkers Have Guns

Stalking is extremely common in America. Another thing that's super common? Gun ownership.
Kerry Shaw
6.23.17
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guns

How Easy Should It Be to Buy a Silencer?

Until the tragic shooting in DC postponed a key hearing Wednesday, Congress was set to debate deregulating gun silencers in America.
James K. Williamson
6.15.17
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crime

Inside a Class That Teaches Politicians When It’s OK to Shoot Someone

“I hate the term, 'Don’t take the law into your own hands.' I wish more people would.”
Blake Nelson
5.15.17
true crime
true crime

I Was Shot Nine Times and Can Barely Make Ends Meet

I'm only 28 years old, but with all this pain, I feel like I'm 50.
Derrick Strong as told to Elizabeth Van Brocklin
5.9.17
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crime

The Haunting Social Media Trail Left by a Teen Gang Member

I've researched how social media beefs become IRL shootings in Chicago for years. This is what it all means for preventing gun violence.
Desmond Patton
5.4.17
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COLLEGE

Why Guns Might Be Coming to Your College Campus

What we know about the movement to bring concealed-carry gun laws to colleges across America.
Maura Ewing
4.5.17
guns
guns

Why Gun People Are High on Neil Gorsuch

An influential Second Amendment lawyer expects Trump's Supreme Court pick to expand Constitutional protections to guns in public spaces.
Mike Spies
3.27.17
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crime

Meet the Hardliner Jeff Sessions Picked to Crack Down on Violent Crime

He really, really likes putting people in prison.
Dan Friedman
3.16.17
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crime

How Random Shootings Destroy the Lives of Low-Income Families Like Mine

I make $13.50 an hour, and it's not enough to support a teen with a gunshot injury.
Brenda Herron, as told to Elizabeth Van Brocklin
2.27.17
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guns

Is the AR-15 a 'Weapon of War'?

A key court ruling this week may encourage more states to ban assault weapons.
Alex Yablon
2.24.17
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crime

My Son Was Murdered in the Line of Duty by Right-Wing Extremists

As a former police chief and father, I wish the feds would put more effort into stopping homegrown terrorism—not less, as the Trump administration is hinting.
Bob Paudert as told to Alex Yablon
2.15.17