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Gun control advocates put money where their message is — lock, stock and barrel

In this case, political power isn’t growing out of the barrel of a gun. It’s coming from growing a stock portfolio.

Police chiefs, clergy to gunmaker: Cut shootings by making guns safer [Opinion]

Pardon the word choice, but there is no magic bullet for ending America’s gun violence epidemic. No single approach or group has the power, by itself, to achieve meaningful reductions in gun-related deaths. Multiple approaches are needed, with leadership from every sector.

Local Activists Buy 'Gun Stock' To Hold Former Smith & Wesson Company Accountable To Community

American Outdoor Brands Corporation, the gun company formerly known as Smith & Wesson, held its annual shareholders’ meeting Tuesday. The meeting was webcast, but in Hamden and Bridgeport, a group of unusual shareholders met at local houses of worship to listen. These shareholders are shaking things up.

When the Dollar Is Mightier Than the Gun

Gun violence is not an abstract concept for Rabbi Joel Mosbacher. His father, Lester, was shot dead in 1999 as he opened up his check-cashing business on Chicago’s South Side. Rabbi Mosbacher, who had been ordained just six months earlier, struggled to make sense of the murder, even as well-meaning friends struggled to find words of comfort and support.

How we got the gun industry to reckon with its deadly toll

Earlier this week in the Arizona desert, the shareholders of a major American gun company took a modest step toward responsibly addressing the unacceptable levels of gun-related deaths and crime in our nation. Shareholders of Sturm, Ruger & Co. passed a resolution requiring the company to issue a report on its actions to mitigate harm associated with its products.

Brooklyn leaders want NYPD to put lock on Glock to stop flow of illegal guns

Church leaders and parishioners packed the St Paul Community Baptist Church in East New York Thursday night not only to gather and pray but also as a call to action. The religious network East Brooklyn Congregations made a list of demands for their invited guest, Police Commissioner James O'Neil.

More than 600 Bronx church leaders meet with NYPD

MOTT HAVEN, Bronx (WABC) -- Hundreds packed the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church on Sunday afternoon for a meeting with NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill.

White House wants to make it easier for law enforcement to use ‘smart guns’

The White House issued a set of recommendations Friday aimed at curbing the illegal use of firearms by making it easier for federal, state and local agencies to purchase “smart guns” that would function only in the hands of specified users. The measures include a proposed rule that would allow the Social Security Administration to report beneficiaries with mental health problems to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Barack Obama can save lives with push for 'smart guns'

Among President Obama's actions this week on guns, the most far-reaching may be the brief memorandum he sent to the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security. These are the three largest gun-purchasing agencies in the U.S. government. Each has a substantial research budget. The President's memo directs them to research "smart guns" and other gun-safety technologies, and to purchase these technologies as appropriate.