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Signs at the NRA booth during the NRA convention in Dallas on May 4-5, 2018 shows off NRA leadership. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com) The National Rifle Association reported a 12 percent decrease in annual revenue in 2017, according to a financial report distributed to members during the organization’s annual meeting in Dallas on Saturday. That decrease
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A recent Gallup poll revealed the percentage of Americans ranking gun control as the nation’s top problem decreased by half this month. The survey, conducted April 2-11, found only 6 percent of respondents said strengthening regulations on gun sales remains the country’s “most important problem” — down from 13 percent in March. Dissatisfaction with the
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The nation’s largest integrated health system, Kaiser Permanente, will invest $2 million in research for preventing gun injuries and death. In Monday’s announcement, Kaiser said the endeavor — designated the Kaiser Permanente Task Force on Firearm Injury Prevention — will focus on “addressing preventable gun-related injuries and death, whether by suicide, homicide or accident.” The
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A joint Ipsos and National Public Radio poll conducted last month found support for banning “assault-style” rifles has declined 7 percent since October. The survey of 1,005 adults shows 72 percent favored the ban, compared with 79 percent as of Oct. 17. Nearly nine out of 10 Democrats support the policy, down 3 percent from six
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A Pew Research Center poll conducted last year found a majority of gun owners approved of arming school teachers. Six in 10 owners expressed some level of support for allowing teachers and staff to carry firearms while working. Overall, 55 percent of those surveyed in March and April 2017 disagree with arming teachers, compared to 45
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Federal agents bough ttwo guns from anonymous dealers on the Dark Web: an AR-15, left, and an Uzi, right. (Photo: Government Accountability Office) A federal report released last week detailed a covert government investigation into illegal online gun sales, uncovering layers of complexity unaddressed by previous studies. The Government Accountability Office spent more than two years answering gun ads online to
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Reports on gun sales often follow a tragedy that forces a national debate about gun ownership. When figures are up, they’re interpreted as successful political efforts by pro-gun organizations. When they’re down, the opposite is true. But sometimes results reported are askew or incomplete. They miss the larger patterns that exist or outright misrepresent the
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