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A bill before Congress would prohibit ownership of handguns by those who have not obtained firearm licenses.
Account describes Darrell Scott's statement before a House subcommittee on crime.
The Department of Defense has cut off sales of spent cartridge cases to U.S. ammunition manufacturers.
Memo issued to soldiers at Fort Campbell requires them to provide information on privately owned weapons.
The state of Montana passed a law nullifying federal authority to regulate guns in that state.
A bill currently before Congress would require that all handgun owners list their guns on federal income tax returns.
A U.N. small arms treaty signed by the U.S. provides a "legal way around the 2nd Amendment."
A longtime anti-gun advocate state legislator shot an intruder in defense of his property.
George Soros is buying up firearms manufacturers through an outfit called the Freedom Group.
A 71-year-old former Marine broke up an armed robbery at a Subway sandwich shop in Florida.
Medicare regulations require that doctors ask patients whether they own guns.
Bank of America has declined to continue doing business with a firearms manufacturer.
Switzerland issues firearms to adult males and provides training in their use.
The Social Security Administration is buying ammunition as preparation for civil unrest.
The U.S. Ambassador to Egpyt prevented Marines stationed at the U.S. embassy in Cairo from carrying live ammunition.
Various rumors connected with the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
More homicides in the U.S. are committed with baseball bats than with firearms.
Article tracks mass killings occurring after the implementation of gun control laws.
Text reproduces former president George H.W. Bush's 1995 letter of resignation as a Life Member of the NRA.
The Journal News published a map showing the home addresses of handgun permit holders in two New York counties.
An off-duty sheriff's officer apprehended a gunman by shooting him in a San Antonio movie theater.
Account by Kitty Werthmann describes the German takeover of Austria.
An advertisement by the Brady Campaign contrasts rape with gun murders.
Carolyn Gudger, a school resource officer at Sullivan Central High School, held a gunman at bay until police arrived and shot him.
Wyoming passed a law banning enforcement of federal gun laws.
Ronald Reagan once said that "an AK-47 is not a sporting weapon nor needed for home defense."
Video documents that the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were a staged hoax.
GEICO cancelled an automobile insurance policy because the policyholder works in the weapons industry.
A New York man was arrested for carrying ammunition magazines that were banned under a law not yet enacted.
NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre was disqualified from the draft due to a psychological condition.
The Dick Act passed in 1903 "invalidates all gun control laws" in the U.S.
Mark Kelly purchased an AR-15 rifle the day after testifying to Colorado legislators about the need for additional gun control measures.
The Dalai Lama said, "If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun."
Senator Dianne Feinstein said that "All vets are mentally ill and the government should prevent them from owning firearms."
A high school student named Cole Withrow was expelled for accidentally leaving an unloaded shotgun in his car.
Document announces the creation of a United Nations UNODA "Civilian Weapons Confiscation Study Group."
President Obama has required that ammunition cartridges use primer that expires after one year.
FSU student Jason Derfuss survived a shooting in Strozier Library after a bullet intended for him pierced a book in his bag.
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