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A spike in gun sales after the Sandy Hook massacre led to a tragic increase in accidental deaths — especially among kids

Five years later, a study shows that people bought lots of guns after the Sandy Hook shooting. Rates of accidental firearm death spiked, especially among kids.
Sebastian Gorka.

Trump ally Sebastian Gorka said he never leaves the house without 2 pistols and a tourniquet — and Twitter lit up

After an interview was published featuring staged photos of Sebastian Gorka wearing a suede vest, people on Twitter mocked his attire and gun-toting poses.

Gun background checks in America set a new record on Black Friday

The two previous single-day records were also set on Black Fridays.
The female owner of a sex shop is seen with a single-shot .22 clipped on her tank top and a revolver on her hip.

A photographer documents heat-packing women and the guns they love

Photographer Shelley Calton asked them why they love their guns — and where they hide them.

Criminals steal more than 237,000 guns from legal American gun owners every year

Gun theft is on the rise, fueling violent crime around the US, an investigation found. The discovery comes in the wake of mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas.

These 4 countries have nearly eliminated gun deaths — here’s what the US can learn

No country around the world is a perfect analog of the US, but several nations have taken steps toward gun control that worked for them.

Putting an elementary school on lockdown may have kept the California gunman from killing dozens of children

A school lockdown may have prevented more deaths Tuesday, when a gunman in Northern California tried unsuccessfully to enter Rancho Tehama Elementary School.
Bryan and Karla Holcombe, victims of the Texas church shooting.

What we know about the victims of the Texas church shooting

Details about the victims in Sunday's shooting at a church in Texas are starting to emerge. The victims ranged from an 18-month-old to a 77-year-old.
Devin Kelley.

Officials say the Texas gunman sent his mother-in-law threatening texts and killed himself

Devin Patrick Kelley, the suspect behind the shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, died Sunday following a police chase.

8 members of a single family were killed in the Texas church shooting

At least 8 members of a single family were killed during Sunday's attack. The victims included children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and in-laws.