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The politicians who stood with the NRA after the Uvalde massacre

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.

Gun rights groups invest in top North Carolina races

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.

Homicides soar in states with 'Stand Your Ground' laws

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.