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How the NRA Hobbled the ATF

One limits access and use of crime ... charged the gun lobby with “blindfolding law enforcement” by limiting access to trace data. “Even when you find blatant violations of records laws, you can no ... read more

How the Government Makes Gun Records Impossible to Trace

A police department has recovered a gun at a crime scene that ... What is the consequence of restricting the ATF's use of data? The ATF processes a high number of trace requests: 372,992 last year ... read more

Feds Shoot Blanks On Gun Laws

The gun lobby has long said we just need to enforce the gun laws that already exist. It turns out, they're right – federal gun laws aren't being enforced. In his latest Against the Grain commentary, ... read more

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Congress Hinders Boston Bomb Inquiry by Blocking Information

Police ... gun-lobby pressure has prevented proper record-keeping and gun-data analysis, Spitzer said. Clinton failed in his push to require gun and explosives dealers to keep a regular inventory of ... read more

TIMELINE | The gun registry debate

It calls for harsher penalties for crimes involving the use of guns, creates the Firearms Act and requires that gun owners be licensed and registered. The government says ... Police Association, which ... read more

In Florida, Cops Flout the Law and Continue Working

He began looking into crime by police in 2005 as he entered graduate school at the West Chester University of Pennsylvania. "I started doing this, as I saw a void in research," Stinson says. "There ... read more

A close look at police use of Tasers in Massachusetts

Depending on the person doing the explaining, the story of expanding stun gun use ... between police and arrest subjects. “It makes me think you’re sticking a Band-Aid on a problem without using ... read more

Loaded with lead

Part 4: Police ... gun ranges in the state and to inspect more of them. Officials also said the agency will review workers’ blood-lead levels at 25 micrograms, to determine if L&I will investigate. ... read more

School Safety For America's Youngest Students Means More Officers, More Guns

In light of the Sandy Hook tragedy and countless other violent gun deaths, including Martin's and the mass shooting at Washington, D.C.'s Navy Yard in September, politicians and lobbyists ... police ... read more

How Sanctuary Cities Can Protect Undocumented Immigrants From ICE Data Mining

ICE’s increased use of data ... gun violence, gang crimes, and organized crime. According to ICE’s own documentation, local police officers who are deputized as federal agents cannot enforce ... read more

Don't be surprised if your doctor asks you about guns

The group says gun owners can politely refuse to discuss the issue with their doctors and also suggests other actions to take, including filing a complaint ... the use of federal funding to advocate ... read more

What happens when the most influential police union in Texas goes after one of Austin's iconic cops?

If you were in Austin a decade ago and could name just one police officer ... was due back to him and Breen in mid-September. Breen says he expects to amend the complaint shortly thereafter, then file ... read more

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