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Schumer Calls on FBI to Investigate How Lafayette Shooter Got His Gun

Posted by jhingarat21 on 19th Aug 2015

Chuck Schumer wants the feds to investigate how John Houser was able to legally buy a handgun last year. (Photo: U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is asking federal authorities to open a full investigation into how a movie theater murderer with a checkered past was able to legally purchase his gun.John Russell Houser, 59, allegedly killed two and injured nine others at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana, last Thursday. Although he had been denied a concealed carry permit in 2006 by his local sher
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U.S. Gun Sales Are Down Because Everyone Is Already Stocked Up

Posted by jhingarat21 on 19th Aug 2015

Guns are an unstoppable cultural and political force in America.But at least recently, firearms sales have gotten pretty weak.On Tuesday, Sturm, Ruger and Co., America’s largest gun manufacturer,reported that sell-through from wholesalers to retail gun stores, a proxy for demand, declined 9 percent from the first half of 2014, and fell 22 percent from Q1 to Q2 of 2015. Net sales fell nearly 8 percent year-over-year in Q2, and year-to-date sales declined 14 percent.“We believe retailers experienc
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The 12 Reasons Why Americans Fail Federal Gun Background Checks

Posted by jhingarat21 on 3rd Aug 2015

More than 1 million people have been blocked from buying a gun after failing federal background checks since 1998. But some reasons for denial are more common than others.This summer’s spate of mass shootings has raised questions about why people like John Houser and Dylann Roof were able to buy a gun. Both of the men passed the federal background check system (NICS), despite records of severe mental health issues and illegal drug use, respectively.To better understand how NICS works,
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