June 3, 2022 -
The recent National Rifle Association convention in Houston took place just days after a gunman with an AR-15-style rifle killed 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school in the Texas city of Uvalde. Some politicians scheduled to address the gathering canceled even before the shooting, some canceled afterwards — and some showed up anyway.
October 7, 2016 -
Gun rights organizations are spending heavily in the key battleground state of North Carolina to boost the chances of state and federal candidates opposed to gun control legislation. One group is even holding an Election Day raffle of an AR-15 rifle — along with a thousand rounds of ammunition and a portrait of Hillary Clinton.
September 16, 2013 -
A new report documents an overall rise in homicides in states that have passed versions of the controversial self-defense law. The increase in "justifiable" homicides has been especially dramatic in some Southern states, and African Americans have borne the brunt of the increase in deadly violence.
January 15, 2013 -
Corporate polluters are taking aim this year at states with renewable energy laws, starting with an attack on North Carolina's law by a corporate front group supported by Duke Energy, ExxonMobil, and Koch Industries.
December 18, 2012 -
Cerberus Capital Management has announced plans to sell its ownership of the Freedom Group of Madison, N.C., the maker of the Bushmaster X-15 used to kill most of the 26 victims at Sandy Hook elementary school.
March 20, 2012 -
Sixteen states besides Florida have the same "Stand Your Ground" law that's complicating the quest for justice in the shooting death of an unarmed Florida teen by a neighborhood-watch vigilante.
February 7, 2006 -
PBS television is premiering a fascinating documentary tonight about a little-known aspect of the Southern Civil Rights Movement.