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In the aftermath of the Newtown tragedy, President Obama announced new national gun control measures. He has already urged members of Congress to do the same. Here is our comprehensive look at where lawmakers stand on guns, as well as political spending and voting history. More »

We take a look at what’s happened legislatively in states where some of the worst shootings in recent U.S. history have occurred to see what effect, if any, those events had on gun laws. More »

It’s not just states that have relaxed gun laws. Federal lawmakers have come up with a few of their own.
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It’s only gotten easier to own and carry a gun nationwide in the last several years. More »

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The Best Reporting on Children with Post-Traumatic Stress

What happens to children and teenagers exposed to violence in their own neighborhoods.

Myth vs. Fact: Violence and Mental Health

A Q&A with an expert who studies the relationship between mental illness and violence.

Where Do the Guns Traced in Your State Come From?

Nearly a third of the 155,000 guns officials recovered in 2012 were traced back to sources outside the state they were found in, according to data compiled by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Use this tool to see firearms traces in each state that year.

The Best Reporting on Guns in America

In the wake of last week’s shooting, we’ve laid out the most revealing reporting about guns.

Democrats Push to Restart CDC Funding for Gun Violence Research

New legislation would increase CDC funding for gun violence research from zero dollars to $10 million. The NRA calls the push “unethical” and an “abuse of taxpayer funds.”

Why Don’t We Know How Many People Are Shot Each Year in America?

Has nonfatal gun violence increased or decreased over the past 10 years? No one really knows.

Meet the Doctor Who Gave $1 Million of His Own Money to Keep His Gun Research Going

Since Congress pressured the CDC to stop funding research on gun violence, Dr. Garen Wintemute has donated more than $1.1 million of his own money to keep his research going.

Republicans Say No to CDC Gun Violence Research

Giving the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention money for gun violence research is a “request to fund propaganda,” a Georgia congressman says.

Why Hospitals Are Failing Civilians Who Get PTSD

More than 20 percent of civilians with traumatic injuries may develop PTSD. Trauma surgeons explain why many hospitals aren’t doing anything about it.

The PTSD Crisis That’s Being Ignored: Americans Wounded in Their Own Neighborhoods

Americans in violent neighborhoods are developing PTSD at rates similar to combat veterans. Why aren’t hospitals screening them? It costs money.

Now, You Can’t Ban Guns at the Public Pool

In a decades-long campaign to deny cities the power to regulate guns, even the smallest local rules are now coming under attack.

Kansas Gov. Insists it’s OK to Ignore Federal Gun Laws

Gov. Brownback tells Attorney General Holder to respect the “sovereign will” of Kansas, which passed a law that makes enforcing federal gun laws a crime.

Nullification: How States Are Making It a Felony to Enforce Federal Gun Laws

The NRA has remained quiet while legislation to nullify federal gun laws has been introduced in dozens of states.

Where Congress Stands on Guns

Four months after the Newtown tragedy, the Senate resoundingly defeats gun control legislation. We break down how Senators voted on the bill.

What Researchers Learned About Gun Violence Before Congress Killed Funding

We spoke with the scientist who led the government’s research on guns.

How the NRA Undermined Congress’ Last Push for Gun Control

We reconstruct how the NRA advanced two measures long on its agenda in the wake of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting.

What Should Congress Do About Gun Violence?

The gun debate has moved to the forefront of politics. We want to know what you think should be done next.

Five Federal Policies on Guns You’ve Never Heard Of

It’s not just states that have relaxed gun laws. Federal lawmakers have come up with a few of their own.

Mass Shootings Do Little to Change State Gun Laws

We take a look at what's happened legislatively in states where some of the worst shootings in recent U.S. history have occurred to see what effect, if any, those events had on gun laws.

By the Numbers: Comparing Spending by Gun Rights and Gun Control Interest Groups

When it comes to influencing elections and lobbying Congress, who's got the upper hand?

Seven of the Most Striking Ways States Have Loosened Gun Laws

It’s only gotten easier to own and carry a gun nationwide in the last several years.

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