Gun Wars // BLOG

What we’re reading: Week 9

Posted July 24, 2014

By Jessica Boehm

NRA launches push to register voters with suggestive ad (Sean Sullivan, The Washington Post, 7/23) The National Rifle Association released an ad encouraging pro-gun Americans to register to vote.

People keep trying to sneak guns into the US Capitol (John Parkinson, ABC News, 7/23) For the second time this week someone tried to carry a gun into the Capitol.

Despite rhetoric, gun prosecutions plummet under Obama (Kelly Riddell, The Washington Times, 7/23) A data analysis shows that the Justice Department has prosecuted 25 percent fewer cases regarding gun violence than in the final year of the Bush administration.

Personal protection, not hunting, is now No. 1 reason Americans own guns (Debbie Bryce, Idaho State Journal, 7/23) As the number of justifiable homicides continues to increase, personal protection has surpassed hunting as the top reason to own a gun.

Jessica Boehm is a News21 Hearst Fellow.

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