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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