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Facebook's Weak Measures Against Selling Guns on Facebook

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

PJ wrote an article a couple weeks ago about attempts to curb gun sales on Facebook. He was skeptical that such a ban would work. This week, after a lot of vocal protest and a petition that got 230,000 signatures, Facebook announced new measures to prevent Facebook gun sales. Judging by these new measures, it looks like PJ's skepticism was justified.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Reddit Became a Gun Market

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Reporter Mark Follman investigates how the online forum Reddit has become a gun marketplace. The article “How Reddit Became a Gun Market—and Authorized Its Logo on Assault Rifles” is in Mother Jones.

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New Jersey News

NRA Likens Holocaust to a Gun Safety Initiative

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

WNYC

Jewish groups are criticizing a leader of the National Rifle Association for likening a new gun safety initiative to the Holocaust.

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The Takeaway

Seeking the Gift of Kindness in the Wake of Sandy Hook | The Speaker of the House is Fed Up | Kim Jong Un Executes Uncle, Nation's Defacto No. 2

Friday, December 13, 2013

Kim Jong Un Executes Uncle, Nation's Defacto No. 2 | After Sandy Hook, Elementary Schools Prioritize Safety | Gun Sales on the Rise a Year After Newtown | New Movie Releases: 'Saving Mister Banks' and 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' | South Dakota Pleads for Farm Bill Extension | ...

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WNYC News

NY's Public Pensions Still Invest in Guns

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Almost a year after the mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, New York’s public pension funds still hold shares in gun manufacturers.

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The Takeaway

In Harm's Way: The Faces of Gun Violence

Monday, November 25, 2013

Since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly a year ago, more than 30,000 people in the United States have died from gunfire, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Slate. Kathleen Horan is a reporter at WNYC Radio. She profiled 10 children killed by gunfire in New York City in the past year in an attempt to put a face, a voice and a story to these statistics. Kathleen joins us today to discuss her findings. 

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On The Media

Guns as Free Speech?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Last weekend, a small group of women in the local chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America held a meeting at a restaurant in a Dallas suburb. In the parking lot outside a group of men women and children wielding assault rifles held a pro-gun demonstration, saying they were exercising their First Amendment rights. Bob speaks to Slate's Dahlia Lithwick about the rise of Open Carry demonstrations, and whether carrying a gun qualifies as free speech.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Starbucks Requests No Guns

Thursday, September 19, 2013

What do you think about Starbucks' request that guns not be carried into stores?

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The Takeaway

Here's What Happens When You Take on the NRA: You Lose

Thursday, September 19, 2013

It is uncertain if the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard will revive the debate about tougher gun control measures. Some states have passed stricter firearms laws, but a recent recall election in Colorado backed by the NRA demonstrates the political risks associated with supporting stronger gun laws. The Takeaway talks with one of the Colorado state legislators unseated in the recall election, Colorado Senate President John Morse.

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The Takeaway

Should Starbucks Ban Guns From Its Coffee Shops?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms. The coffee chain moved away from its neutral stance on guns in its stores Wednesday, publicly requesting that customers not bring weapons into its coffee shops. The Takeaway wants to hear from you. Do you agree or disagree with this policy? Take our mini poll here.

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The Takeaway

Missouri Moves One Step Closer to Nullifying All Federal Gun Laws

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

In May, Missouri's state legislature passed a bill that would nullify all federal gun laws, which Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed. But on Wednesday, the legislature convenes again—and it looks like there are enough votes to override that veto. Republican Representative Jay Barnes voted against the bill in May. He joins The Takeaway to discuss why he voted against it and the consequences it could have if passed.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The "Now, I Asked You So Nicely to Go to War" Gabfest

Friday, September 06, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Congress debates Syria, states defy the Feds on guns and pot, and a new report castigates campaign reporting.

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The Takeaway

New York City's Biggest Gun Bust

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The city of New York hit a new record—yesterday 254 guns were seized, and 19 alleged smugglers were charged in what's seen as the city’s largest gun bust yet. Daniel Webster is Director of Johns Hopkins’ Center for Gun Policy and Research. He joins us to discuss what policy makers can do to curb the trafficking of firearms.

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New Jersey News

In Newark, Gunshot Detection System Falls Short of Booker's Claims

Friday, August 09, 2013

WNYC

Mayor Cory Booker touts the gunshot detection technology he brought in to combat gun violence. But, the impact of the technology has been, at best, modest.

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The Takeaway

Egyptian-Americans Weigh in On Nation's New Chapter, The Surprising History of An American Anthem, The New Movie Releases of July 4th Weekend

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Egyptian-Americans Weigh in On Nation's New Chapter | The Surprising History of An American Anthem | Egypt Brings New Challenges for U.S. Role in Middle East | Rare Printing of the Declaration of Independence Sold | Looking Ahead to Next Steps in Egypt | The New Movie Releases of July 4th ...

The Leonard Lopate Show

The AR-15 Rifle: The Gun Congress Can't Ban

Thursday, June 06, 2013

The AR-15—the type of semi-automatic gun used in the shootings in Aurora and Sandy Hook—is the most popular rifle in America. Harper’s contributor Dan Baum talks about why the AR-15’s “modularity” makes the gun incredibly difficult to regulate. His article "How to Build Your Own AR-15: The Gun Congress Can’t Ban" is in the June issue of Harper’s. Baum is also the author of the book Gun Guys: A Road Trip.

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The Takeaway

Is America Too Familiar with Guns?

Thursday, May 02, 2013

As a sophomore in high school, Bruce Holbert used to sleep in the room where his father stored several rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. This proximity to guns led to a familiarity with them. He accepted them into his life as a part of being a man. But all that changed, when he accidentally killed his friend with a service revolver, and he realized that even though he was comfortable around guns, he didn't know how to use them safely.

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WNYC News

Gun Control: WNYC's Full Coverage

Thursday, April 18, 2013

“Voters value NRA endorsements. The NRA represents literally millions of people around the country, and that's why they win," — Jacob Rieper, the vice president of legislative and political affairs with the New York Pistol and Rifle Association, New York’s NRA affiliate.

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The Takeaway

Why the Background Check Bill Failed

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The United States Senate on Wednesday voted down the proposed restrictions to curb gun violence in the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich looks at the final political showdown and considers whether the NRA has won the gun debate-- and why.

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