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  • Database catalogs movie firearms

    This sturdy Austrian had supporting roles in the recent action movies "Skyfall" and "Zero Dark Thirty," the TV western "Justified" and the military video game "Medal of Honor: Warfighter." The ubiquitous performer — actually a semiautomatic pistol...
  • ATF gun-tracking data a mystery

    ATF gun-tracking data a mystery
    When reporters asked Baltimore police and state agencies where the guns used in city crimes came from, no one could provide specific information. "I can tell you that the vast majority, 95 percent plus, are committed with illegal guns," Baltimore police...
  • Chicago at center of gun debate

    Chicago at center of gun debate
    The shooting death of Hadiya Pendleton has propelled Chicago to a central position in the national gun debate and prompted President Barack Obama to turn to his hometown for help in selling his anti-violence initiatives to the public. With the spotlight...
  • Obama: Victims of gun violence 'deserve a vote'

    Obama: Victims of gun violence 'deserve a vote'
    As Hadiya Pendleton's parents sat next to the first lady and listened, President Barack Obama told the nation Tuesday that his gun proposals deserve a vote in Congress because of victims like the slain Chicago teen. Delivering his State of the Union...
  • Slain teen's mom speaks out for gun control

    Slain teen's mom speaks out for gun control
    The mother of a murdered Chicago teenager whose death became the focus of the ongoing debate about gun control and gun violence on Chicago's streets is appearing in a video public service announcement asking Congress to work for "common sense" reform of...
  • 2 arrested in death of woman in North Chicago

    2 arrested in death of woman in North Chicago
    Two men are being questioned in connection with the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Chicago woman Friday, the same day her younger sister attended President Barack Obama's speech on gun violence, officials said. The pair, 18 and 20, are being...
  • Activists, faith leaders rally for background checks on gun buyers

    Activists, faith leaders rally for background checks on gun buyers
    A bus tour that began in Newtown, Conn., on the six-month anniversary of the school shooting there came to Baltimore on Saturday where a small group of ministers, legislators and activists gathered to call on Congress to pass legislation to reduce gun...
  • Election night lessons: Three truths amid the clamor

    Election night lessons: Three truths amid the clamor
    Politics addicts across the nation will engage today in the post-election tradition of gleaning great, defining truths from smallish, specific races. Much of the time, singular election results are just that, a reminder that all politics is local. But a...
  • Related story: In Colorado, gun control advocates cite caveats amid NRA win

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- There is a danger in drawing overly broad conclusions from any one election, especially an off-year election. That would apply even more to an election as singular as Colorado's unprecedented recall vote. Exercising a 100-...
  • Anti-gun group study: In states with 'stand your ground' laws, justifiable homicide rates soar

    Anti-gun group study: In states with 'stand your ground' laws, justifiable homicide rates soar
    A new study by a coalition of gun-control groups, including Mayors Against Illegal Guns, found that in states that have implemented "stand your ground" laws, the number of justifiable homicides has skyrocketed. The rate is up 53 percent in 22 states,...
  • Navy Yard shooting near U.S. Capitol unlikely to spur new gun laws

    WASHINGTON – A leading advocate of stricter gun safety laws argued earlier this month that momentum had not stalled in Congress and cited one “inevitable fact” as proof. “There will be another mass shooting. And when it happens,...