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Invitation to a gun talk draws mixed reactions

Jan 9, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden invited all sorts of industries involved with guns to a summit meeting on gun violence. Does accepting the invite amount to accepting responsibility?
Posted In: guns, Walmart, Joe Biden

Why so many guns? For one thing, it's a business

Jan 4, 2013
The number of guns owned by Americans is rising, even though the percentage of people who own guns is falling. Turning gun owners into gun collectors is part of the business.
Posted In: guns

Plenty of changes for gun shop owners after Newtown shooting

Dec 27, 2012
Frank Gerstenkorn is the owner of a gun shop in Cheyenne, Wy. He says if a ban on assault weapons is put into place, his store will have to make some adjustments in order to stay profitable.
Posted In: guns

Gun buyback program underway in Los Angeles

Dec 26, 2012
Angelenos traded in automatic weapons and handguns in exchange for $100-$200 grocery gift cards at a buyback event. The mayor says they've picked up over 10,000 weapons. But gun owners aren't giving up all their firearms.
Posted In: guns, gun buyback, los angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa

In U.K., a different kind of gun control

Dec 26, 2012
A look at Europe's gun laws, which are much stricter than in the U.S.
Posted In: guns, gun control

There are more guns -- but fewer gun owners

Dec 24, 2012
The NRA has fewer gun owners to draw on for support, as fewer Americans live in rural areas or serve in the military, and more households are headed by women.
Posted In: guns

NRA calls for armed guards in every school

Dec 21, 2012
The executive director of the National Rifle Association proposes having "good guys with guns" protect school children from "bad guys with guns."
Posted In: guns, Education, safety

NRA reacts differently to Newtown shootings

Dec 21, 2012
The usually stoic National Rifle Association will break their MO with a press conference in the wake of the gun deaths of 20 elementary school children.
Posted In: NRA, shooting, Newtown, guns

The effect in Mexico of U.S. gun laws

Dec 20, 2012
New research suggests rising violence in Mexico could be tied to U.S. gun laws.
Posted In: guns, Mexico

After shooting, buyers snap up gun magazines

Dec 19, 2012
When acts of violence shake the nation, sales of guns go up -- and the same happens with gun magazine sales.
Posted In: guns, gun control, Newtown



About this collection

"Gun and dollars" is Marketplace's coverage, launched in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn., looking at the gun and firearm industry and the money on both sides of the debate.