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The newest advances in firearm legislation and technology

The latest in firearm technology, changes in gun laws, and even events in which guns are involved are what gun news covers. Whether reporting from the scene of the incident or interviewing experts, reporters stay on top of things to keep the public informed. And what is groundbreaking now might soon be seen as routine. How long before smart guns become as much a part of everyday life as a cell phone?

How does news of gun violence affect society?

The manner in which the news about guns is shared has a great deal to do with how the public understands the issue and the choices that their elected representatives believe they have to make regarding guns. Something that is very important for the public to know about is the actual use of guns in crime. Of course, the public would also be served by knowing more about…

Prominent Individuals in Gun Journalism

Those involved in gun journalism extend beyond just the media. They include groups that advocate for firearm rights and gun control, law enforcement agencies, and even the gun industry. And like the media, they can all be party to what we might consider solucish or shoddy work, and they also can and likely do on occasion or far more often present some excellent investigative and interpretive journalism. Summing up these efforts and their roles in conveying information to the public, we see just how complex an issue the nature of gun news coverage can be.

278 Gun Owners In New York Mentally Unstable
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278 Gun Owners In New York Mentally Unstable

Syracuse Post-Standard’s report from last week shows that there the state made a list of 38,718 names, representing a collection of persons for whom it might be risky to won a gun, as deemed by health professionals, such as psychiatrist. When this was compared to the list of gun permit holders, the concurrence was less…

Washington Passes A Gun Control Initiative
Gun Laws, Gun News

Washington Passes A Gun Control Initiative

Last Tuesday held an important anti gun regulation has been passed in Washington state. The Initiative 594, which requires universal background checks for gun buyers in the state. The Initiative was voted for by 60 percent of voters, and will require regulation of weapon purchases at gun shows or over the internet. Seattle mayor Ed…

Concealed Carry Issue In Utah Schools
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Concealed Carry Issue In Utah Schools

Recently, a teacher in an elementary school in Utah accidentally shot herself in the leg in the school’s bathroom. The teacher had a concealed-carry permit and according to Utah law, there are no problems with this incident. A substitute teacher has taken over the injured teachers classes at Westbrook Elementary while she recovers at a…

D.C. Government Clashes Over Marijuana And Guns
Gun Laws, Gun Politics

D.C. Government Clashes Over Marijuana And Guns

Open-carry of semi-automatic rifles might not be a problem anymore, but a joint in your pocket could put you into serious problems in D.C. depending on who wins in the struggle of amendments. A bill was signed in March by mayor Vincent Gray, decriminalizing marijuana possession and implementing fines of $25 instead of criminal penalties….

Target Makes Open-Carry Customers Their Target
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Target Makes Open-Carry Customers Their Target

Target asked customers to refrain from bringing their firearms into their stores, which is an important statement, showing that Target is more concerned about losing those who do not wish to shop next to those who practice open-carry. Target CEO, John Mulligan, says the following in an official statement:  “This is a complicated issue, but…

New Tennesse Law On Loaded Firearms In Vehicles
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New Tennesse Law On Loaded Firearms In Vehicles

A new law in Tennessee was passed under the radar regarding loaded firearms in vehicles. Since  July 1, if you possess a gun under state and federal law, it is within your rights to keep a handgun, shotgun or rifle in your car or truck, even if you don’t possess a state-issue handgun-carry permit, which…

Tracking Point and Google Glass Helps You Shoot Around Corners
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Tracking Point and Google Glass Helps You Shoot Around Corners

If you’ve read our article on their Linux powered gun you might be familiar with the name Tracking Point. Well, the company is working on new features for their guns employing very modern technologies. Their next thing: shooting around corners. Even thought the prospect sounds a bit cartoonish, they have the science to support it. Currently,…

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