Suevon Lee

5 Bizarre Facts About America's Crazy Gun Culture

U.S. gun policy is set by both state and federal law. We previously published anexplainer on the ways states have eased gun restrictions. But federal policy, too, has become more gun friendly in recent years — and we're not just talking about the 2008 Supreme Court ruling that struck down the handgun ban in Washington, D.C., and held that people have a right to keep guns in their homes.

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7 Craziest Gun Laws in America

Friday’s deadly rampage at a Connecticut elementary school marked the 13th mass shooting in the United States this year. Among the 11 deadliest shootings in U.S. history, more than half took place in the last five years. During the same period, states have often relaxed their gun laws, making it easier for individuals to obtain guns, extending the places where concealed guns are permitted, or giving gun owners more robust protections.

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Why Are Children Going to Prison for Life?

This originally appeared on ProPublica.

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