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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Challenges and opportunities in the wake of the Supreme Court decision on Chicago’s handgun ban

Gun advocates are hailing the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Chicago’s tough handgun ban, saying that state and local laws cannot ban individuals from keeping firearms in their homes, a right that is protected by the Second Amendment. So does this decision mean that Wisconsin’s statute...
Friday, Aug. 21, 2009
Those of us living in the Rocky Mountains are steeped in America's famous gun culture—and we therefore know well the binary debates surrounding the Second Amendment. Firearm enthusiasts—the vast majority of whom use weapons responsibly—believe the Constitution protects their right to bear...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008

A Shepherd Q&A with Tom Diaz of the Violence Policy Center

The gun industry and the National Rifle Association (NRA) don't want you to know that gun sales have stagnated for years, and their campaigns to legalize concealed carry and fight restrictions on the sales of highly lethal weapons are part of their strategy to boost stagnant gun sales. Tom Diaz, senior policy analyst at the Violence Policy Center, argues that this business strategy does...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Felons and juveniles illegally possess guns in Milwaukee

The vast majority of gun owners purchase and use firearms legally. But a new study of guns seized by the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) shows that felons and juveniles—who are not allowed to legally possess guns— are getting their hands on them.