Tag: guns

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Battleground America

On the insanity of U.S. gun laws.

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Zimmerman Family Values

Their paranoid existence more than two years after George killed Trayvon Martin.

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On the Shore of the Great Salt Plains Lake Near Jet, Oklahoma

Sex, potential violence, and human awkardness convene on an isolated shore.

"A slight breeze brings slight relief from the heat and a taste of the saltwater lapping against the hard sand. He’s been here many times. Though he has no desire to kill a bird, he loves this place, this lonely beach at the edge of this lonely lake too shallow for boats and too lifeless to attract fishermen. He loves the sand bugs and the sharp edges of the sand grass. Especially he loves the deep shade beneath the willow trees, and the sound of the cicadas’ music in the sun."

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'Uncle Leland'

Leland Yee was a career San Francisco politician known for championing open government and gun control. For the last few years, he was also the main target of an elaborate undercover investigation, during which he traded political favors for cash, tried to sell $2 million worth of weapons to a medical marijuana kingpin and worked closely with well-known Chinatown gangster named Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow.

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Irreducible

A scientific and psychological examination of a gunshot.

"This is how you feel a bullet. You have certain sensory receptors that detect pain, these are called nociceptors. When a nocicpetor receives a painful stimulus, it sends a signal through its neuron to the spinal cord, which sends the signal to your brain, which sends it to a number of different areas for processing. The location and intensity of the stimulus is deciphered by the primary and secondary somatosensory cortex, for example."

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The Reckoning

The Sandy Hook killer’s father tells his story.

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Concealed Carry: How Utah Became America's Gun Permit Mill

A journey through America’s convoluted gun laws.

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Where Hip-hop Lives

The turf wars at New York City’s hip hop station, Hot 97.

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Great Guns

The author, who died last week, tells the story of his guns.

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Fire in the Hole!

Machine guns, cannons and drones in the Arizona desert.

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Greetings from Gun Valley

Inside New England’s thriving arms industry.

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