State Laws Govern Gun Purchases Very Differently Across The Country

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40 New York Counties Call For Repeal Of State's Tough New Gun Laws

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After Newtown Shooting, New Attention Focused On Armed School Officers

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Gun enthusiast Paul Gwaltney at Blue Ridge Arsenal, in Chantilly, Va. Gwaltney, an NPR listener, agreed to host a discussion about guns with friends and colleagues. Becky Lettenberger/NPR hide caption

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On Gun Ownership And Policy, 'A Country Of Chasms'

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Customers shop for guns at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store in Tinley Park, Ill., in January. One of the gun provisions in the spending bill prevents the Justice Department from requiring gun dealers to conduct an inventory to see if guns are lost or stolen. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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NRA-Driven Gun Provisions Pass Along With Spending Bill

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Chris Colwell, director of emergency medicine at Denver Health, has treated victims from two of the deadliest mass shootings in the U.S. He says he's deeply disturbed by how easy it is to get guns. Barry Gutierrez/for NPR hide caption

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Colorado Doctors Treating Gunshot Victims Differ On Gun Politics

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Vice President Biden at a December 2012 meeting of police chiefs on gun control, held in Washington, D.C. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Administration Still Fighting For Assault Weapons Ban, Biden Says

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Dr. Frank Dumont at his clinic in Estes Park, Colo. Barry Gutierrez for NPR hide caption

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How A Patient's Suicide Changed A Doctor's Approach To Guns

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Gun enthusiasts take part in a shooting competition at a club outside Zurich. The gun culture is deeply entrenched in Switzerland, where citizens as young as 10 learn to shoot. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson /NPR hide caption

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What's Worked, And What Hasn't, In Gun-Loving Switzerland

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Connie Jacobson, coroner in Natrona County, Wyo., says suicide is one of the biggest public health problems facing the state. Wyoming has the highest suicide rate in the U.S., and two-thirds of suicides in the state are by firearm. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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A Turning Point For Talking About Suicide And Guns In Wyoming

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Gun Metaphors Deeply Embedded In English Language

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Led by the Rev. Willie Phillips (center), protesters march in February against violence in and around Club Majestic. Mike Haskey/Courtesy of The Ledger Enquirer hide caption

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Among Thousands Of Gun Deaths, Only One Charles Foster Jr.

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This 9 mm semi-automatic handgun is configured with transducers in its handle that can detect the grasp of an authorized user. New Jersey Institute of Technology/AP hide caption

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Can 'Smart Gun' Technology Help Prevent Violence?

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