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Democracy Now!’s coverage of guns, gun control, gun-related violence, the NRA, and the mass shootings in Newtown, Aurora and beyond.

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    Police in Wisconsin have identified the suspected gunman in the Sikh temple shooting as Army veteran Wade Michael Page. According to the Associated Press, Page enlisted in April 1992 and was given a less-than-honorable discharge in October 1998. The Wisconsin shooting came just more than two weeks after 12 people were killed and 58 wounded at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. We discuss the state of U.S. gun control with Colin Goddard, a...
    August 06, 2012 | Story
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    In the aftermath of the Sikh Temple shooting in Wisconsin, we revisit a 2011 report by Democracy Now’s Jaisal Noor about how Sikh Americans have been targets of violence and harassment. Tune in Monday at 8am ET for an interview with Noor, and more coverage of the mass attack.
    August 05, 2012 | Web Exclusive
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    By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan

    Quick: What is more heavily regulated, global trade of bananas or battleships?

    August 02, 2012 | Columns & Articles
  • Guns-hartung_ok
    Arms control advocates are blaming the Obama administration and Russia for last week’s failed U.N. negotiations over the first-ever global agreement regulating the $60 billion arms trade. The United States — the world’s largest manufacturer — had demanded a number of exemptions and ultimately said it needed more time to review the proposals. As the talks collapsed, a top State Department official openly bragged that...
    August 02, 2012 | Story
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    By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan

    James Holmes, the alleged shooter in the massacre in Aurora, Colo., reportedly amassed his huge arsenal with relative ease. Some of these weapons were illegal as recently as eight years ago.

    July 26, 2012 | Columns & Articles
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    Police in Colorado have revealed Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes detailed his planned massacre more than a week before the attack occurred. An unopened package sent by Holmes and recovered at a University of Colorado mailroom contained illustrations and notes about killing a large number of people. Among the weapons seized from Holmes were two .40 caliber pistols, a Glock G22 and a Glock G23; a Smith & Wesson M&P .223 caliber...
    July 26, 2012 | Story
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    In October 2002 filmmaker Michael Moore visited the Democracy Now! firehouse studios to talk about his latest film, "Bowling for Columbine" about the Columbine High School massacre and violence in the United States.
    July 23, 2012 | Web Exclusive
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    Thousands of people gathered in Aurora, Colorado, on Sunday at a public vigil for the victims of the shooting rampage at a local movie theater. The toll stands at 12 people killed and 58 wounded, nine of them critically. We’re joined by an eyewitness to the shooting, Omar Esparza, who narrowly escaped after the gunman opened fire. "When he came in and started shooting at the audience, we hit the floor and tried to crawl across to...
    July 23, 2012 | Story
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    Police say the alleged shooter in the Aurora, Colorado, killings purchased more than 6,000 rounds of ammunition online as well as a high-capacity "drum magazine" large enough to hold 100 rounds and capable of firing 50 or 60 rounds per minute. Such a purchase would have been restricted under proposed legislation that has been stalled in Washington for more than a year. We speak to Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, a leading advocate for gun...
    July 23, 2012 | Story
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    At least 12 people have been killed and more than 50 wounded in a mass shooting at a movie theater outside of Denver. A number of the wounded are in critical condition. It was one of the worst mass shootings in the United States since the killings of 32 people at Virginia Tech five years ago. The shootings have called to mind the killings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, only 25 miles away from the theater, where 12 students...
    July 20, 2012 | Story