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  1. FBI background checks surge in JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | KSBW-TV

    Following the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, federal background checks for gun purchases surged in June. The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted more than 2.1 million background checks in June 2016, compared to about 1.5 million in June 2015.

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  2. Ammunition imports shoot up nearly 50%Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | KSBW-TV

    The American appetite for ammo has driven a surge in bullet imports. Ammunition imports rose 48.9% in the 12 months ended May 2016, according to a report from Panjiva, a research company that tracks global trade by compiling data from bills of lading.

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  3. Rebounding after tragedy: Will Orlando club reopen?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | KSBW-TV

    As Orlando police begin wrapping up their crime scene investigation, little is certain about the fate of the Pulse nightclub where a gunman killed 49 people earlier this month. But owner Barbara Poma insists the club will reopen.

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  4. Poll: Gun control support spikes after shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | KSBW-TV

    Support for tighter gun control laws increased 9 percentage points after the Orlando terror attack, and support for background checks and other measures being debated in the Senate hovered around 90%, according to CNN/ORC poll released Monday. The support for tougher gun laws rose to 55% in the newest poll -- the highest number since just one month after the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, in January 2013.

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  5. Why the AR-15 is the mass shooter's go-to weaponRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 | KSBW-TV

    The AR-15, the type of rifle used in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, is the weapon of choice for mass killers. Omar Mateen used a Sig Sauer AR-15 rifle, and also a Glock handgun, in his murder of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday, according to the FBI.

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  6. Florida's an easy state to buy a gunRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 | KSBW-TV

    It's pretty easy to buy a gun in Florida, the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The Brady Campaign, a leading gun control group, gave 26 states an F in its 2013 state score card.

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  7. Obama on Orlando shooting: 'An act of terror and an act of hate'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2016 | KSBW-TV

    President Barack Obama said federal law enforcement officials are investigating the mass shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando as an act of terrorism. "We know enough to say this was an act of terror and an act of hate," Obama said in a brief statement from the White House on Sunday afternoon.

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  8. Sandy Hook families can access gun makers' documentsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2016 | KSBW-TV

    Sandy Hook families suing gun makers can continue to move forward in the discovery process, a Connecticut Superior Court judge ruled Thursday. Through the discovery process, the families of Sandy Hook victims hope to gain access to internal documents and depose Remington employees.

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  9. New surge in gun background checks reported by FBIRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | KSBW-TV

    The year 2016 is still on pace to set a record for background checks for gun purchases, according to new data from the FBI. The Federal Bureau of Investigation reported on Wednesday that there were 2,145,865 background checks in April.

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  10. Gun industry surge adds tens of thousands of jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2016 | KSBW-TV

    An unprecedented surge in gun sales created tens of thousands of jobs last year. The gun industry added 24,763 jobs in 2015 for a nationwide total of 287,986, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

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  11. Judge hopes to rule soon in Sandy Hook lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2016 | KSBW-TV

    A judge said Monday she plans to decide within 60 days whether a lawsuit filed by families of 26 people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, against a gun manufacturer can continue. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis heard lawyers for Remington argue Monday that the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act grants gunmakers immunity from lawsuits related to injuries that result from criminal misuse of their product.

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  12. Why Sandy Hook parents are suing a gun-makerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2016 | KSBW-TV

    To hear Jackie Barden and David Wheeler describe their lives today is a master class in hope. On December 14, 2012, Barden's youngest son, Daniel, and Wheeler's son, Ben, were among those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

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  13. 12 shot in Chicago on day of Obama's gun pleaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | KSBW-TV

    Before President Barack Obama could officially announce his proposals to help curb gun violence two people had already been shot in his hometown of Chicago that day. About an hour after Obama spoke Tuesday, before pundits and candidates were done breaking down the proposals, it would rise to three.

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  14. Gun investors love ObamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2016 | KSBW-TV

    Gun owners may not like it when President Barack Obama talks about guns. But gun investors certainty do.

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  15. Gun violence in AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2016 | KSBW-TV

    Mass shootings, and calls for gun control. They're familiar refrains in the news, prompting debates on the right to bear arms and government efforts to limit access to guns in the name of public safety.

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  16. Sandy Hook shootings fast factsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2015 | KSBW-TV

    Monday marks the third anniversary of the the Sandy Hook Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, the second-deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Here's a look back at the events and facts surrounding the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.

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  17. 220 million FBI gun background checks since 1998Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2015 | KSBW-TV

    Last week's mass shooting in San Bernardino claimed 14 lives and got America talking about guns. Again.

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  18. Senate rejects more gun background checks after San Bernardino attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | KSBW-TV

    The Senate has voted anew against expanding background checks for more gun purchases, rejecting the proposal a day after the latest U.S. mass shooting left 14 people dead in San Bernardino. Thursday's 50-47 vote underscored that political gridlock over curbing firearms remains formidable in Washington, amid a rash of highly publicized U.S. shootings and last month's terror attack in Paris.

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  19. 'SNL' pays tribute to FranceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2015 | KSBW-TV

    "Saturday Night Live" cast member Cecily Strong delivered a message to Parisians in the show's opening: "We stand with you." "Paris is the City of Light, and here in New York City, we know that light will never go out," she said.

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  20. Online writings on guns linked to shooter's momRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2015 | KSBW-TV

    The apparent online writings of the mother of the man who killed nine people in a shooting at a community college in Oregon discuss guns and the autism spectrum, painting a partial picture of the environment the family lived in, their beliefs and the challenges they faced. Online posts linked to Laurel Harper, the mother of the gunman, are limited and incomplete, but they seem to indicate two things: that her son, Chris Harper-Mercer, had a developmental disorder, and that the family had a familiarity with firearms and gun laws.

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