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The Takeaway

How Mass Shooters (and Everyone Else) Get Guns

Monday, January 14, 2013

In 2010, according to the Department of Justice, around 80,000 Americans were denied guns because they lied or provided inaccurate information about their criminal histories during a background-check, but just 44 of those people were charged of committing a crime. Could this present a new avenue for the Obama administration's attempt at fighting gun violence? Reporter Anne Mostue of WGBH explains.

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On The Media

Mapping Gun Owners, International Journalists Fight Censorship, and More

Friday, January 11, 2013

The ATF's desire for a central database of gun transactions, journalists fight for the right to report on India's rape trial, an interview with 56 Up director Michael Apted, and Chinese journalists strike after the government censored an Op-Ed.

WNYC News

Cuomo Dampens Expectations on Gun Control Agreement

Thursday, January 10, 2013

One day after legislative leaders said they believed a deal was achievable and could come this week, Governor Cuomo now says there is no timeline, for when or if a deal on anti gun measures will be reached.

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The Takeaway

Texas County Moves to Tighten Restrictions on Gun Shows

Thursday, January 10, 2013

As the gun control debate heightens in coming weeks, one policy could be taking center stage: the gun show loophole, which allows people to purchase firearms at gun shows without a background check. Travis County Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt is leading the charge to outlaw gun shows.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Guns in America: Retail Sales

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek and author of, Glock:The Rise of America's Gun, returns for the second installment in the series on gun ownership.  Today as Vice President Biden's task force hears from Walmart, the country's leading gun retailer, we focus the discussion on gun sale spikes, registration, licensing and confiscation.

Help Build Our Guns Glossary: Got a term or word that's part of the gun debate you want clarified? Post your suggestion in the comments, and we'll build our glossary over the course of this series.

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The Takeaway

'If Only I'd Had a Gun'

Thursday, January 10, 2013

More than twenty years ago, Suzanna Gratia Hupp witnessed the death of her parents at the hands of a gunman at a Luby's cafeteria in Killeen Texas. Since then, she's remained vocal on the topic of gun control and pushed for laws allowing concealed handguns as a legislator in the Texas House of Representatives.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | January 10, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Luby's Massacre Victim's Advocacy | Baseball Hall of Fame Inducts No New Players in 2013 | Texas County Moves to Abolish Gun Shows | New Priorities in Obama's Second Term | Gender, Sex, and Consent on the College Campus

WNYC News

In State of State, Cuomo Makes Progressive Pivot

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made the case for a progressive policy agenda in his third annual state of the state, pivoting towards issues such as women’s equality, raising the minimum wage, campaign finance reform, reducing greenhouse gases emissions and enacting gun control.

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The Takeaway

Gawker Publishes the Names of People Who Own Guns in New York City

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

A growing number of news organization have responded to the recent incidents of gun violence by publishing lists from public records of the names and — sometimes the addresses — of gun owners in communities in the Northeast. Randy Cohen was the writer of The Ethicist column for The New York Times Magazine for 12 years.

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WNYC News

Impasse Between Cuomo and Senate on Gun Measures

Monday, January 07, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Republicans in the Senate remain at an impasse over gun control legislation — just two days before the State of the State address. Meanwhile, the State Comptroller says he’s thinking of divesting the state’s pension fund from investments in gun manufacturers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Journal-News Gun Map

Monday, January 07, 2013

It's been two weeks since the Journal-News published gun permit information for Westchester and Rockland counties. Ken Paulson, president of the First Amendment Center at the Newseum and Vanderbilt University, and former editor of USA Today and The Journal-News, discusses the decision. The paper has since received threats, and lawmakers in other states are considering legislation to limit access to gun ownership information.

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WNYC News

Cuomo To Outline Gun Restrictions and Post-Sandy Vision in Annual Albany Address

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo will lay out his agenda for his third year in office this week when he delivers his State of the State address on Wednesday. More gun restrictions and the governor’s vision for post-Sandy New York are likely to top his updated his priority list.

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WNYC News

NY Senators Recommend Gun Control Measures to Veep

Sunday, January 06, 2013

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As Vice President Joe Biden considers recommendations to curb gun violence, New York's two U.S. Senators are weighing in.

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WNYC News

Little New York Regulation of Rifle Used in Deadly Shootings

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

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Almost 19,000 New Yorkers applied for a handgun license in 2009. The state police know who they are, the type of gun they own and where the guns were sold. But when it comes to rifles like the one used to kill 20 first-graders in Newtown, they haven’t got a clue.

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The Takeaway

After a Spate of Mass Shootings, Oak Creek Victims Reflect on the Year

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Amardeep Kaleka, and his brother Pardeep, traveled to India this week to pay tribute to their father, who was killed in the Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin earlier this year. They talk about the long journey that's taken them from Oak Creek to India, and the stops they've made in between to advocate for stronger gun control laws in America.

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The Takeaway

Why One NRA Member is Reconsidering His Membership

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Former Montana Secretary of State and State Senate president Bob Brown owns 20 guns.  As state legislator, was he was honored with a commendation from the NRA for his support of gun rights. But after the Newtown shooting, he's tells The Takeaway how the NRA has changed, what he believes the fight ahead over gun control legislation will be like, and why he’s considering leaving the organization.

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WNYC News

Reflections on Newtown: Civil Rights and Human Dignity

Friday, December 28, 2012

In his final book, “Where Do We Go From Here, Chaos Or Community” the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Junior states: “The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. (...) Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

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The Takeaway

Vice President Biden Revisits Past in New Policies

Friday, December 28, 2012

President Obama has imparted significant responsibility on Biden since he took office in 2004, and in his most recent role, Vice President Biden will head the development of a new set of gun-control proposals in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting. Jules Witcover, veteran political reporter and author of the 2010 biography "Joe Biden: A Life of Trial and Redemption," takes a look back at the Vice President's time in Washington.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

An Armed Guard in Every School?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Greg Floyd, president of Teamsters Local 237 which represents NYC public school security agents, gives his reaction to the NRA's proposal to put an armed guard in every school.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

One Week After Newtown; NRA Speaks

Friday, December 21, 2012

Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek and author of Glock:The Rise of America's Gun, discusses how reactions after shootings have influenced gun control in the past, and how different weapons might require different legislation. Plus: reaction to the NRA press conference this morning.

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