Some of the purchases are by people buying their first firearm. Others are from existing gun owners adding to their collection or stocking up on ammunition.
By Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press
The archetype can be traced back to 1920s detective fiction, when gruff, gun-toting, cigarette-smoking mavericks became heroic figures.
By Susanna Lee, The Conversation
Three large U.S. cities have filed a federal lawsuit against the Defense Department, saying many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren't reported to the national background check system.
By Colleen Long, Associated Press
For more than two years, polling has shown a consistent trend: American voters overwhelmingly want increased, moderate, gun restrictions like expanded background checks. Yet Congress has gone the opposite direction.
By Lisa Desjardins
Special correspondent Trimmel Gomes of Florida Public Radio looks at the increasing gun ownership in the Sunshine State.
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