gun laws

3:47 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Editorial: Why do you need to know who did it?


All across the country today, local reporting outlets are putting in calls to their local school district public relations professionals in an attempt to report a story about what would happen if the tragedy in Newtown, CT were to happen HERE.

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1:54 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

[Infographic] The deadliest shootings in America

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If the death count is 27 or higher as the AP reports, the mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary in Connecticut will be the second deadliest shooting in U.S. history. This info graphic outlines some of the worst shootings thus far and the weapons that were used.
The theater shooting in Colorado ranks ninth in number of fatalities.
12:26 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Revisiting guns in Missouri

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With the shooting in Connecticut this morning and one in Portland, Or., a few days ago, it's likely that guns and gun laws will start to come back into the public conversation. After the shootings in Aurora, Calif. earlier this year, KBIA took a look at the business of gun retail in Missouri.
10:39 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Tragedy In Connecticut: 20 Children, 6 Adults Killed At Elementary School

In this photo provided by the Newtown Bee, Connecticut State Police lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., following a shooting there Friday.
Shannon Hicks Newtown Bee/AP

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 10:36 am

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2:22 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Federal Court Throws Out Illinois Ban On Concealed Carry Of Guns

via Flickr/Of Small Things

Originally published on Wed December 12, 2012 1:25 pm

Updated with comments from Illinois officials. Amanda Vinicky contributed reporting from Springfield.

Illinois is the only state in the union that bans the concealed carrying of guns.

A ruling today from a federal appeals court may change all that.

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4:50 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

NRA endorsing Attorney General Chris Koster

NRA logo
ChrisWaldeck Flickr

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is touting an endorsement from the National Rifle Association.

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Business Beat
5:51 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

What affects gun sales in Missouri?

A shooter fires an AR-15 assault rifle
Schlüsselbein2007 Flickr

It’s a commonplace that high profile shootings like the ones in Colorado and Wisconsin can drive gun sales up.  Campaign politics have an effect too.  This week we’ll take a look at the gun industry and find out just what influences gun sales in Missouri.

At a recent gun show in St. Louis, there are about 30 or so tables crammed into the hotel conference room.  That’s 30 different vendors all competing with each other to sell guns, knives and accessories.  If you’re a buyer looking for a deal, there’s no better place to be.

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10:32 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Missouri ranked in list of deadliest gun states

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In a ranking of the most deadly gun states in the country, Missouri came up 17th. The Daily Beast's ranking was not what most would call scientific (how do you quantify deadly?) but it was based on fact. There are 12.9 deaths from guns for every 100,000 people in the state.
You're five times more likely to die from a gun in Arizona than Hawaii. In the wake of the Giffords massacre, The Daily Beast ranks which states have the worst record of gun fatalities. Plus, full coverage of the Arizona shooting. While the country roots for the survival of Rep.
4:58 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

After Colorado shooting, Missouri lawmaker wants to restart conversation on gun laws

Representative Stacey Newman.

After the shooting in Aurora, Colorado early this morning that left at least 12 people dead, one lawmaker in Missouri is calling for stricter gun laws.

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