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  1. Gunmakers Finally Face Their Suicide Problem 15 minutes agoRead the original story

    Friday Sep 16 | Bloomberg

    Almost half of Americans who kill themselves do so with guns. Firearm makers are taking a first step toward prevention.


  2. QuickTake Q&A: Accounting for the Rise of Lone-Wolf TerroristsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2016 | Bloomberg

    A mass killer, acting alone, strikes in the name of a political cause but without belonging to an organized movement. A disturbed criminal, or a committed terrorist? Security scholars put such murderers in a middle category: the lone-wolf terrorist.


  3. The NRA's Slippery Slope Ends in ParadiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | Bloomberg

    Speaking in 2013, a few weeks after children were slaughtered in their classrooms in Newtown, Connecticut, and just after President Barack Obama's second inauguration, National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre laid out the frightening challenge that Obama's presidency posed to gun owners. "He wants to put every private, personal transaction under the thumb of the federal government, and he wants to keep all those names in a massive federal registry," LaPierre said .


  4. Clinton Bets Focus on Guns Will Hurt Sanders in ConnecticutRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2016 | Bloomberg

    Despite high profile mass shootings like the one in Newtown, Connecticut, the issue of guns remains a low priority for most voters. The Connecticut primary is putting a spotlight on one of the few issues where Hillary Clinton is running to the left of Bernie Sanders: gun control.


  5. Three Days Behind the Counter at a Vegas Gun ShopRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2016 | Bloomberg

    On a recent Monday, the Smith & Wesson 9mm Model SD9VE handgun was selling briskly at the Westside Armory, 1,900 square feet of guns and ammo in a tidy shopping mall anchored by a Vons grocery and also featuring a nail salon, Starbucks, and Buffalo Wild Wings. The mall is 15 minutes southwest of the Las Vegas Strip but feels worlds away from the garish casinos.


  6. Facebook Is Banning Private Gun Sales on Its Social NetworkRead the original story

    Jan 29, 2016 | Bloomberg

    Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. Facebook Inc. is banning private gun sales between people on its social network, where users had been coordinating transactions without background checks.


  7. Obama Sheds Tears as He Announces Gun Control MeasuresRead the original story

    Jan 5, 2016 | Bloomberg

    President Barack Obama spoke about gun control measures at the White House on Tuesday. He said expanding background checks to cover more firearms transactions won't infringe on the right of Americans to own guns.


  8. Obama Confronts Limits of Executive Action on Firearms SalesRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2016 | Bloomberg

    President Barack Obama's bid to tighten rules on firearms sales will have only a limited -- and hard to measure -- impact with millions of weapons in circulation across the U.S. Obama's plan to target small-scale gun sellers who aren't required to conduct background checks on buyers wouldn't have blocked the sales of weapons used in most recent mass shootings, including the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, and the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. The firearms in those cases were purchased legally through conventional outlets. 1 comment

  9. Self-Assured Obama Will Leave It on the Field for Gun ControlRead the original story

    Dec 19, 2015 | Bloomberg

    Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. President Barack Obama can look back on 2015 and take credit for landmark deals over Republican objections on climate, Iran and government spending.


  10. Gun Stocks, Predictably, Climb After MassacreRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2015 | Bloomberg

    Mass shootings such as the one that took 14 lives at a southern California social services center sent gun owners to dealers and prompted pawn shops to buy additional firearms. Why? Some people say it's to defend themselves in future attacks, but the bigger reason is a different kind of fear: that politicians will make it more difficult to obtain guns in the future.


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