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Study Links Stricter Gun Laws to Lower Risk of Kids’ Deaths by Firearms

Children living in states with strict firearm laws are less likely to die from gun violence than those in states with more lax restrictions, according to a study in Pediatrics published Monday. The more rigorous the rules, the lower the …

Gunmakers’ Liability Shield Emerges as Issue in Democratic Presidential Race

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday backed away from a controversial vote he cast in 2005 on legislation to grant immunity to gun manufacturers and dealers from liability if their firearms are used criminally. On NBC’s Meet The Press,one …

Since Newtown Shooting, 15 States Have Strengthened Gun Controls

Fifteen states plus the District of Columbia strengthened their gun control laws in the year following the Newtown school shooting, accounting for roughly half (44 percent) of the U.S. population. Also, a history of any kind of violence is a …

D.C. Council Holds Hearing on Gun Owner Insurance Proposal

The Council of the District of Columbia held a public hearing Thursday that weighed in on a recent proposal to require liability insurance for all gun owners in Washington, D.C. The bill 20-170, “Firearm Insurance Amendment Act of 2013,” was …

States with More Gun Laws Show Lower Rate of Firearm Fatalities: Study

Having a higher number of firearm laws in a state may be associated with a lower rate of firearm fatalities from suicides and homicides, according to a study of all 50 states published by JAMA Internal Medicine. More than 30,000 …