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Best reporting on guns in America

by Blair Hickman, Suevon Lee and Cora Currier, Dec. 14, 2012 Update: With today’s shooting in Newtown, Conn., this article, first published July 24, 2012, unfortunately seems relevant again. In the wake of last week’s shooting in Aurora, Colo., we’ve taken a step back and laid out the best pieces we could find about guns. [...]


On terrorist watch list, but allowed to buy guns

Hundreds of people suspected of having ties to terrorism bought guns in the U.S. last year — and it’s all totally legal.


A clip by any other name

Jon Meacham responds to thousands of comments about his “In Perspective” piece on assault weapons like that used in the Tuscon shootings.


  Jon Meacham, a gun owner, on restoring the assault weapons ban

In light of the shootings in Arizona, Need to Know’s Jon Meacham — a gun owner — takes both parties to task for their reluctance to ban assault weapons.


Rep. Mike Quigley on the chances of passing gun control legislation

Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois talks with Need to Know’s Jon Meacham about the chances of gun control legislation passing in Congress after the shootings in Arizona.


  Guns battle: Attitudes about firearms after the Arizona tragedy

In the wake of the Arizona tragedy last week, Need to Know updates its story about gun rights activists and examines the current state of gun control laws in the U.S.

NTK redux: Frank Luntz on gun control

The Republican pollster sat down with NTK last April to discuss the surprising results of a survey regarding fire-arm legislation.


  Block by block: Violence in Chicago

This week, an 8-year-old girl was killed by stray gunfire in Chicago. Need to Know traveled to some of the most dangerous parts of the city to find out what’s causing the violence there.


McDonald v. Chicago

In the case of McDonald v. Chicago, the Supreme Court struck down two restrictive handgun laws in Chicago, Ill. and Oak Park, a nearby suburb. Here are 5 things you need to know about the ruling.

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