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New gun control law puts emphasis on mental health

Jul 18, 2022
There's a disconnect between mental health funding and who actually commits mass shootings. The greatest effect may be on suicides.
The new law includes funding and legislation for mental health facilities. But only 3% to 5% of violent acts are committed by people with serious mental illnesses.
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The lowdown on "red flag laws" when it comes to gun control

Jun 15, 2022
Also known as "extreme risk protection orders," they can activate when violence becomes a possibility.
The Senate agreement on a framework for gun control includes more states enacting red flag laws, which kick in if the threat of violence becomes evident.
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Background check reforms could reduce gun violence. Does the new bipartisan framework deliver?

Jun 13, 2022
The deal in the Senate addresses some issues related to background checks, but a critical loophole is left untouched.
An activist at the March for Our Lives demonstration Saturday in New York City.
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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on inflation, gun control and why governments shouldn't punish businesses

"I don’t believe it’s the role of government to punish private businesses because we don’t like what they say or do," Hutchinson told Marketplace.
"I don’t believe it’s the role of government to punish private businesses because we don’t like what they say or do," Hutchinson told Marketplace.
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Heavily outspent, gun control groups still press their case

May 26, 2022
Gun rights lobbyists spend more, but gun control groups can focus on reforming states — where they can push for change and pressure businesses.
Though gun control advocates are heavily outspent by gun rights groups, pressuring corporations to cut ties with gun rights groups could be one potential route to success for them.
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How businesses cope with tragedy

Aug 5, 2019
Companies have to strike a delicate balance when they are caught up in a tragedy like a mass shooting.
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Dick's Sporting Goods to stop gun sales at 125 stores

Mar 13, 2019
Late last year, the sporting goods retailer stopped selling guns, ammunition and hunting gear at 10 of its 700-plus stores.
The entrance to the Dick's Sporting Goods store in Glendale, California is seen February 28, 2018.
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March against gun violence gains philanthropic help

Mar 23, 2018
Tomorrow, hundreds of thousands of people will march in Washington, D.C., in support of stricter gun control laws. Survivors of last month’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, helped organize the March for Our Lives … and they’ve raised a lot of money to make it happen. How much do events like this cost, and […]

Want to divest from guns? You might need to team up with your co-workers

Mar 8, 2018
Under pressure to divest from guns, pension funds feel they have to choose between making money for their members and their values.
Outside view of Sunrise Tactical Supply store in Coral Springs, Florida on February 16, 2018 where school shooter Nikolas Cruz bought his AR-15 to gun down students at Marjory Stoneman High School. 
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How a single NRA lobbyist shaped Florida's gun laws over the last 40 years

Mar 5, 2018
Florida's concealed carry and "stand your ground" laws all started under Marion Hammer's guidance.
The logo of the National Rifle Association.
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