Guns and dollars - Most Commented
Feb 28, 2013
Sturm, Ruger said a 50 percent increase in sales was driven by President Obama's re-election campaign, when gun owners feared some guns would be harder, or impossible, to buy.
Feb 27, 2013
Elected officials in Connecticut want Facebook to take Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist pages down; Facebook says no -- but points out that it has been dealing with the issue and is in constant contact with families affected by the tragedy.
Feb 26, 2013
A new article explores the expansive business of ammunition in the United States, and whether a bullet tax would act as effective regulation.
Feb 12, 2013
Most vendors at gun shows are federally licensed dealers, who are required to do background checks on buyers. It's gun collectors and private sellers that aren't federally licensed.
Feb 11, 2013
Over 500 people were killed in Chicago last year. And the soaring murder rate has real economic consequences for the city.
Feb 11, 2013
This week, Marketplace's Sylvester Monroe reports from Englewood, a neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, which has one of the highest homicide rates in the city.
Feb 7, 2013
In most states, buyers fill out a federal form that the gun dealer keeps in his shop. In restrictive states, for some guns, buyers need to provide references.
Jan 25, 2013
Gun stores are busy since the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., revived concern about gun laws. Shops like Blue Ridge Arsenal in Virginia are sold out of some models, but are a gathering place for training and target shooting.
Jan 22, 2013
A month after the school massacre in Connecticut, the daily deal site pulled all offers related to guns, including firing ranges and firearms training.