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Email to Kate at the Dart Center on their Media Workshop on Guns and Gun Violence

The Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma has accepted money from the highly partisan Everytown for Gun Safety to put on a two day seminar on covering guns and gun violence. They have already been criticized for creating a propaganda vehicle using money supplied by Michael Bloomberg.

01/25/2015 04:22 PM

Your stance on gun rights?

Gun rights. What are they? Are there limits? What are American attitudes? What informs positions of Americans? Do race/ethnicity/political affiliation impact attitudes? A Dec. 10, 2014, report by the Pew Research Center indicates current American thoughts on the subject of gun rights and is entitled "Growing Public Support for Gun Rights."

01/24/2015 11:54 PM

Oregon Focus of Effort to Expand Background Checks for Guns

Fresh off a victory in Washington state, a leading gun control group backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is hoping to make Oregon its next prize in a campaign to require gun sales to go through universal background checks. Everytown for Gun Safety backed a voter-approved initiative in Washington last year that made the state the 17th in the country to expand background checks past the federal standard applying only to licensed gun dealers.

01/24/2015 07:34 PM

Here's Why Smith & Wesson Holding Corp.'s Gun Sales Suddenly Surged

Smith & Wesson has been on target with reading the mood of the gun-buying public, aggressively cutting prices to queue up sales growth. Photo: Smith & Wesson Holding.

01/24/2015 03:20 PM

Oregon focus of effort to expand background checks for guns

This Jan. 14, 2014 file photo shows Michael Wright, of the Montgomery County Sheriff's office in Conroe, Texas, looking through the sight of a rifle at the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas.

01/24/2015 11:05 AM

Predictions coming true: More 'UBC' action on horizon

As the 2015 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade show winds down today in Las Vegas, a new battle front over so-called "universal background checks" is shaping up in Arizona , and it is all-too-familiar to Second Amendment advocates like Alan Gottlieb. Freshman Democrat State Rep. Randall Friese has introduced legislation to require background checks on private transfers of firearms.

01/24/2015 07:50 AM

Proposed Bill Would Drop Texas License Requirement to Carry a Gun

Just a day after being introduced, a proposed bill in Texas is already making waves. HB 195 would allow all legal gun owners in the state to carry handguns without a concealed-carry permit.

01/24/2015 03:46 AM

Women Continue To Line Up For Concealed Carry Permits

Women are the next frontier for the firearms industry. Female gun ownership has nearly doubled between 2005-2013, and as Katie reported from Shot Show in Vegas this week, the number one reason women become gun owners is for self-defense, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation: The report, which comes from a study conducted in 2014, focused "on women ages 18 to 65 who owned at least one firearm."

01/23/2015 11:46 PM

Boom: Iowa gun permits soar five-fold since 2010

With Iowa set to take the center stage of politics, 2016 candidates headed there to lay the ground work for the country's first caucus might take note that growth in the number of state-issued gun carry permits has exploded in the Hawkeye State. In 2010, Iowa's numbers were just shy of 40,000, but according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Safety, last year the number crested 220,000.

01/23/2015 07:37 PM

Police Issued An Arrest Warrant For David Gregory For Breaking D.C. Gun Laws

A newly released affidavit confirms probable cause for arrest in former "Meet The Press" anchor David Gregory's illegal gun possession case. Gregory illegally held up a high-capacity magazine in a 2012 segment about gun control, violating Washington, D.C.'s stringent gun laws and prompting accusations of unfairness from Second Amendment supporters.

01/23/2015 03:23 PM

Kansas City police squad fights illegal firearms market

Bullets flew inside the She's A Pistol gun store in Shawnee, Kansas. By the time Hamilton, a police sergeant and co-leader of Kansas City's "gun squad," arrived on Jan. 9, three of four suspected robbers lay wounded.

01/23/2015 11:13 AM

AK-47s, Now Made in AmericaBy Cliff Schecter

You may find yourself looking out over this vast and abundant land of ours and yet still finding a country with unmet material needs. More potable water in the Southwest.

01/23/2015 07:08 AM

Texas Could OK Guns Sans Licenses

A Texas lawmaker has introduced a bill that does away with the need for Texans to have licenses to carry guns. A Texas lawmaker has introduced a bill that does away with the need for Texans to have licenses to carry guns.

01/23/2015 03:04 AM

ND considers bill to allow firearms in more public places

Health care workers told North Dakota lawmakers Thursday that a broad gun rights bill that would prohibit them from asking patients about gun ownership would hinder their work and restrict their right to free speech. North Dakota lawmakers are considering a measure that would allow concealed carry permit holders to pack guns at more public places.

01/22/2015 10:59 PM

Powerful New York gun ban politician arrested for bribery, kickbacks

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been arrested on a five-count federal complaint charging him with accepting millions of dollars in exchange for using his political influence, New York Daily News reported Thursday . The charges are described as "stunning" for "the Manhattan Democrat [who has been] a state political fixture for decades."

01/22/2015 06:54 PM

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