In this episode of Reveal, we investigate why minorities and kids with special needs face criminal charges for acting out in school; we uncover how police are poisoned on the job, and trace how people are building assault weapons from parts they buy online; and we gain insight into an elusive character fighting the death penalty in the most high profile of ways.
Tracy Rifle and Pistol owner Michael Baryla is suing the state of California over a 1923 law that prohibits gun stores from advertising handguns in any way that can be seen from outside the store.
Dozens of gun battles are being fought in California courts right now. Many involve the Southern California law firm led by Chuck Michel, whom some opponents have called the “NRA’s star litigator.”
Reveal recently identified some of the hundreds of assault weapon parts available on eBay despite its policy prohibiting their sale. A review of the company website found that the parts have been removed, sold or reposted.
Law enforcement officials have identified more than 17,000 Californians who are breaking the law by owning guns despite having criminal convictions, mental health issues and restraining orders.
Anyone who registered an assault weapon with the California Department of Justice’s Bureau of Firearms before Jan. 23, 2001, effectively was grandfath
For the do-it-yourself crowd, building an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle is as easy as browsing ads on eBay, the online marketplace for everything from vintage dining room sets to video games and, it turns out, assault weapon parts.
The lawsuit against Bushmaster Firearms International, the maker of the rifle that Adam Lanza used to kill 26 people in Newtown, Connecticut, is one o