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Luis Gonzalez, John Broughton's grandfather, says that as John got older, he saw his grandson consumed by the violence that surrounded him. Lena Jackson/WLRN/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Tracing Gun Violence Through 3 Generations Of A Family

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Coalition forces fire a Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle during a training exercise in Afghanistan's Helmand province in 2013. Spc. Justin Young/U.S. Department of Defense/DVIDS hide caption

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Do U.S. Troops Risk Brain Injury When They Fire Heavy Weapons?

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Firearms salesman Nathan Williams at the Outdoorsman gun shop in Santa Fe, N.M., on Jan. 5. Since Donald Trump's election, background checks have fallen three straight months from year-ago levels. Morgan Lee/AP hide caption

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'Democrats Are Good For Gun Sales': Guess What Happened After Trump's Election

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Police Warning Shots May Be In For A Comeback

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Legislation would loosen restrictions on gun suppressors, with proponents saying quieter guns protect shooters' hearing. But opponents say easier-to-get silencers are a risk to the public. Niki Chan Wylie for NPR hide caption

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Debate Over Silencers: Hearing Protection Or Public Safety Threat?

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A House-approved bill would require a court hearing before a U.S. veteran is deemed mentally unfit to own a gun. Here, rifles are seen at a gun shop in Merrimack, N.H., last year. Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A handgun on display at the National Rifle Association's 2003 annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. A federal appeals court struck down part of a Florida law prohibiting physicians in that state from discussing guns in the home with their patients. Chris Livingston/Getty Images hide caption

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Jay Zimmerman (left) and his father, Buddy, in July 2016. Buddy, who was also a veteran, passed away last September. Courtesy of Jay Zimmerman hide caption

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Veteran Teaches Therapists How To Talk About Gun Safety When Suicide's A Risk

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Military-Trained Police May Be Less Hasty To Shoot, But That Got This Vet Fired

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Tower director Keith Maitland filmed real actors, then he laid animation over them. Kino Lorber hide caption

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Documentary Offers A Wrenching Look At America's First Modern Gun Massacre

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Jacquelyn Clark, co-owner of Bristlecone Shooting, Training and Retail Center in Lakewood, Colo., holds a list of gun safety rules. One recommendation: Consider "off-site storage if a family member may be suicidal." John Daley/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Colorado Gun Shops Work Together To Prevent Suicides

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The 307-foot tower at the University of Texas at Austin was the site of mass murder 50 years ago Sunday. Harry Cabluck/AP hide caption

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Gun Violence And Mental Health Laws, 50 Years After Texas Tower Sniper

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Semi-Automatic Weapons Without A Background Check Can Be Just A Click Away

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Police stand guard during demonstrations in reaction to a Cleveland police officer being acquitted of manslaughter charges on May 23, 2015, in Cleveland. Ricky Rhodes/Getty Images hide caption

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A worker assembles a handgun at the new Beretta plant in Gallatin, Tenn. The Italian gun maker has cited Tennessee's support for gun rights in moving its production from its plant in Maryland. Erik Schelzig/AP hide caption

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Seeking A Warmer Welcome, Gun Factory Moves Down South

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Even as violent crime and property crime rates are falling, many Americans are choosing to arm themselves for safety reasons. RonBailey/Getty Images hide caption

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Does Carrying A Pistol Make You Safer?

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A woman places flowers on a coffin during a protest against violence in Rio de Janeiro last October. Brazil's violence is at an all-time high, with nearly 60,000 murders a year. Silvia Izquierdo/AP hide caption

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Brazil Has Nearly 60,000 Murders, And It May Relax Gun Laws

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