Gun designer’s quest for smarter weapon infuriates US gun rights advocates, Washington Post, 8/6/2014

UNTERFÖHRING, Germany — In nearly 30 years at Heckler & Koch, a legendary German gunmaker, Ernst Mauch designed some of the world’s most lethal weapons, including the one that reportedly killed Osama bin Laden. A state regulator once called him a “rock star” in the industry. Now the gun world sees him a different way: as

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Editorial: As Cuyahoga County gun-related deaths hit 52, county launches welcome firearm-trace initiative, Cleveland Plain-Dealer, 6/20/2014

Berea, Cleveland, Garfield Heights, South Euclid.  A teenager.  A string of twenty-somethings.  A middle-aged male.  Two senior citizens.  Homicide. Suicide.  Gunshot wound to the head.  Gunshot wound to the chest.  At home.  In a vehicle at Rally’s drive-through.  In a parking lot.  At an unknown location. Read more: http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/06/the_smoking_gun_cuyahoga_count.html

A step toward gun control comes in the fine print, North Jersey Register, 6/15/2014

Sometimes big ideas begin with tiny seeds. Earlier this spring, representatives from a gun retailer met informally with several Jersey City officials, including the mayor and the public safety director. The meeting — deliberately kept low-key — was part of a national strategy to recalibrate America’s gun rights debate by persuading firearms companies to address

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Malloy joins interfaith effort to pressure gunmakers, CT Mirror, 6/3/2014

Milford – Once again, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has put himself in potential conflict with Connecticut’s firearms industry, this time by signing onto a nascent effort by an interfaith group to force manufacturers into a conversation about their role and responsibility in stopping gun violence. A year after seeking and signing gun control measures in response

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Connecticut Faith Leaders Press Gun Manufacturers On Safety and Weapons Distribution, WNPR, 6/2/2014

Following the recent mass killing in California, faith leaders in Connecticut gathered on Monday to call on gun manufacturers to take steps aimed at reducing gun violence.  Leaders from more than 25 churches, synagogues, and mosques in New Haven and Fairfield counties, along with Governor Dannel Malloy and mayors from New Haven, Bridgeport, and Norwalk, as

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Connecticut leaders seek changes from gun makers, New Haven Register, 6/2/2014

MILFORD >> Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp, Bridgeport’s police chief and other leaders gathered at St. Gabriel’s School Monday to pledge their support of the national “Don’t Stand Idly By” anti-gun violence campaign that calls upon change to begin with gun manufacturers. The leaders spoke at a meeting of Congregations Organized

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Interfaith group hopes to stop gun violence, squeeze supply, WKYC, 5/30/2014

CLEVELAND — Their rallying phrase: Our united power builds a Greater Cleveland.  It’s strength in numbers. It’s getting loud enough to get something done. The Greater Cleveland Congregations pulls people from more than 30 faith groups to make change from the ground up with one new goal: stopping illegal guns.  In a room of several

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Interfaith group Greater Cleveland Congregations has a plan to stamp out gun violence, Cleveland Plain-Dealer, 5/28/2014

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Greater Cleveland Congregations says it has a plan to stamp out rampant gun violence in the city.  The interfaith coalition — known for their education advocacy and work to expand Medicaid in Ohio — will unveil their two-prong plan Thursday night during a call to action at the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church.

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Gun companies must play a greater role in stopping the slaughter of innocents, Cleveland Plain-Dealer, 4/6/2014

Op-Ed by Phillip Morris. Here’s an idea. Let’s revamp this notion of gun control. Let’s make America a safer place by making it much more difficult for criminals to get guns – not the law abiding… The groundwork is already being laid for this evolution in the gun debate…It’s brilliant. It’s the lion lying down

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