Gun Control


Fri May 17, 2013
Planet Money

Why Is There An Ammunition Shortage In The U.S.?

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 8:04 pm

"We're going to keep prices as fair as we possibly can," says Bob Viden of Bob's Little Sport Shop in southern New Jersey.
Marianne McCune NPR

Sales of guns and ammunition rose after President Obama took office in 2008, and they went through the roof starting late last year, when a school shooting led to a push for new gun control measures. That's led to a prolonged ammunition shortage, even with manufacturers running at full capacity.

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Mon May 13, 2013


Mon May 13, 2013

As Suicides Outnumber Homicides, Will Safer Firearms Help?

Activists lined the steps at the Colorado Capitol with shoes in April to symbolize the more than 500 people killed each year in Colorado with guns, the majority of them in suicides
Credit Rose Richards / Colorado Public News


Thu May 9, 2013
The Two-Way

After 100,000+ Downloads, Group With 3-D Gun Plans Goes Dark

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 12:45 pm

The Liberator β€” a plastic handgun made with a 3-D printer.
Defense Distributed

Minutes ago, just as we were reading a Forbes story headlined "3D-Printed Gun's Blueprints Downloaded 100,000 Times In Two Days," this message appeared on the Twitter page of the group that has made those plans available to the world:

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Mon May 6, 2013
It's All Politics

Is Jeff Flake The Most Unpopular Senator In The Country?

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 7:00 pm

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., shown on Capitol Hill on April 23, voted against a bill expanding background checks on gun sales, which has upset some of his constituents.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Congress is coming back to Washington after a weeklong recess, and for Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, the return may come as a relief.

Some of his constituents in Arizona are still livid over his recent vote against expanded background checks for gun sales. They say the freshman senator is ignoring their calls for a public meeting.

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