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Texas governor proposes spending over $100 million for safer schools

by Andy Uhler Jun 1, 2018
President Donald Trump was in Texas Thursday meeting with the families of ten people who were shot to death at a high school in Santa Fe Springs near Houston. Earlier this week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott laid out a plan to…

Does a company's stance on issues change how you shop?

by Marketplace Weekend Staff Mar 5, 2018
Do companies need to pick a stance publicly or is that taking politics too far? We want to hear from you.
Citing the recent shooting at Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Florida, Dick's Sporting Goods announced that it would no longer sell firearms to anyone under 21 years of age, no longer sell high capacity magazines, and would no longer sell assault-style rifles at any company owned stored.
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Gun sales and stocks drop as big companies and individuals review investments

by Aaron Schrank Mar 1, 2018
American Outdoor Brands, formerly known as Smith & Wesson, will report earnings after markets close today. The gun-maker’s stock price fell to a five-year low yesterday after Dick’s Sporting Goods said it would stop selling assault-style rifles. After the deadly…

For some conservatives, the dispute between the NRA and Delta isn't about guns, it's about the free market

by Marketplace Staff Feb 28, 2018
Companies such as Dick’s Sporting Goods and Delta Air Lines have joined the list of businesses taking a stand against gun violence — but it’s Delta that’s met with a tremendous amount of backlash after the airline announced it would…

Dick’s ends sales of assault-style rifles in stores

by Associated Press Feb 28, 2018
“When we saw what the kids were going through and the grief of the parents and the kids who were killed in Parkland, we felt we needed to do something,” said the company's CEO.
Gun-control advocacy groups said voters and corporations are taking the lead on U.S. gun policy, and lawmakers need to catch up.
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Should credit card companies tackle gun sales?

by Andy Uhler Feb 20, 2018
Andrew Ross Sorkin had an interesting column in the New York Times yesterday — a business and economic take on how to make mass shootings less common. PayPal and Square, Sorkin pointed out, decided years ago not to let people…

The NRA hasn’t always been the NRA

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Feb 15, 2018
The National Rifle Association spent about $5 million lobbying Congress last year. That’s up from around $1.5 million 10 years ago, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.  But the NRA is not just a Washington lobbying powerhouse. Its reach…

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What we don't know about gun violence

by Lizzie O'Leary Oct 6, 2017
And how funding for gun violence research could make a difference.
Semi-automatic rifles are seen for sale in a gun shop in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 4, 2017. 
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After Las Vegas shooting, gun stocks spike temporarily

by David Brancaccio and Jana Kasperkevic Oct 2, 2017
During his campaign, Trump has promised to defend the second amendment.
President Donald Trump makes a statement on the Las Vegas mass shooting. The gunman, identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, opened fire from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the music festival, leaving at least 58 people dead and hundreds injured. Police have confirmed that one suspect is dead. The investigation is ongoing.
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Are gunslingers making a comeback thanks to open carry?

by Jana Kasperkevic Jun 27, 2017
Even the Wild West had gun control
Art and Diana Ramirez of Austin with their pistols in custom-made holsters during and open carry rally at the Texas State Capitol on January 1, 2016 in Austin, Texas. On January 1, 2016, the open carry law took effect in Texas, and 2nd Amendment activists held an open carry rally.
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