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  • U.S. court backs government demand for names of 'straw buyers' of guns

    DENVER (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday backed a federal government demand that firearms dealers in four southwestern border states report "straw buyers" suspected of purchasing multiple weapons for Mexican drug gangs.
  • Apopka gun battle survivor gets 15 years in prison

     Apopka gun battle survivor gets 15 years in prison
    Jermal Chambers likely will be safer in federal prison than home in Apopka, where he survived two gun battles last year, records show. Chambers, 26, received a 15-year sentence on Friday for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted...

    Gun lobbyists 'can't handle the truth'

    A recent Your View by gun-rights activists Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman accused Everytown for Gun Safety of cloaking its intentions "in a fabric of lies." Every year about 31,000 Americans are killed by gun violence. But look to the scientific...

    Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago

    Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago
    Two weeks after Chicago's rampant gun violence shot back into the national spotlight with a bloody Fourth of July weekend, federal authorities are scheduled to announce Thursday that seven new ATF agents are being deployed to the city to try to help...

    Man on trial in shooting of Howard officer hit with federal charge

    Man on trial in shooting of Howard officer hit with federal charge
    As the Howard County trial of a man accused of shooting a police officer began Tuesday, federal authorities also waded into the case by filing a gun charge against the defendant. State authorities are seeking to prove Stephon Prather, 30, exchanged...