A catch in state law gives local law enforcement officials complete discretion to interpret California’s primary requirements for anyone wanting to carry a concealed gun. Some counties grant permits to anyone who’s eligible, while others maintain a strict standard.
With the courtroom arguments in two of the biggest gun-related lawsuits in the country complete, attention turns to the 11 federal judges who will rule on them.
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.
In Arizona and other states, legislators are exploring regulatory changes for armed security guards to address problems exposed by our Hired Guns investigation.
In a new Bureau of Justice Statistics survey of more than 900 four-year colleges in the United States, 75 percent reported using armed guards on campus.
Attorney Richard Ruggieri won a case against Bryco Arms after his client, a 7-year-old boy, was shot and paralyzed by one of the company’s Model 38 handguns. Now, more than a decade later, Ruggieri is planning to melt down the guns that aided him in the lawsuit against the gunmaker.
A licensed armed guard with a troubled history as a police officer has been sentenced to five years in prison and five years’ probation for brutally beating a man during an attempted arrest.
Here are nine facts, culled from our Hired Guns investigation, to help you determine whether armed guards improve your safety.
Data show that law enforcement deaths did rise from 2013 to 2014, but a closer analysis shows that 2013 may have been the aberration, with an unusually low number of police deaths.
Americans are nearly twice as likely to die from suicide by firearm as they are to be killed by someone else with a firearm.
Only 12 states require guards or their employers to report security guard-involved shootings to state regulators.
Regulators repeatedly ignore or fail to investigate guard-related shootings, leaving inadequately trained, traumatized or potentially dangerous guards on the job.
Across the U.S., a haphazard system of lax laws, minimal oversight and almost no accountability puts guns in the hands of security guards who endanger