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Our stations have created a special series titled The Facts: Guns in America. This project is a first for us, as it involves a cooperative effort among all Bonten properties aimed at tackling a critically important but complex and controversial issue. Click here for the full press release.

Pro-Gun Rights Organizations

NRA: The National Rifle Association

While widely recognized today as a major political force and as America's foremost defender of Second Amendment rights, the NRA has, since its inception, been the premier firearms education organization in the world.

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Second Amendment Foundation

The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is dedicated to promoting a better understanding about our Constitutional heritage to privately own firearms.

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Gun Owners Of America

Mission is to lobby federal, state and local governments to preserve and protect the right to keep and bear arms.

Women Against Gun Control

Since 1993 Women Against Gun Control has been an all-volunteer, grassroots organization that conducts high-powered meetings around kitchen tables all across the U.S. to plot ways to fight gun control.

Gun Control Advocacy Organizations

Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence is the only national law center focused on providing comprehensive legal expertise in support of gun violence prevention.

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Americans For Responsible Solutions

Americans for Responsible  Solutions encourages elected officials to stand up for solutions to prevent gun violence and protect responsible gun ownership by communicating directly with the constituents that elect them.

Violence Policy Center

VPC, a national non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, works to stop gun violence through research, advocacy, education and collaboration.

Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence

Devoted to creating an America free from gun violence where Americans are safe at home, school, work, and in our communities.

Special Series

Defining the Second Amendment, Supreme Court decisions add clarity

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is only 27 words long, but its meaning has been debated for more than 200 years. It states, "A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

History of gun control in the U.S.

The Second Amendment has guaranteed certain gun rights for Americans for more than two centuries. But various laws and court decisions have changed the manufacturing, sale, possession and use of guns.

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Missing pieces: Dangerous holes in background checks

A key part of the national debate over gun control pits the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution against mental health and an individual’s right to privacy.

The U.S. and the world: How other countries approach gun control

Mass shootings in other countries have prompted tighter restrictions on guns overseas.

Opposing sides weigh in on gun control

Recent high-profile mass shootings have renewed the call for tougher restrictions on weapons. Gun enthusiasts say weapons aren't the problem - people are. Gun control advocates say guns are too easy to get.

Interactives

Does Regulation Increase Safety?

Check out our gun regulation and firearm death map and see if regulation prevents gun deaths.

Timeline of the Second Amendment

Click through our interactive timeline to explore the evolution of the Second Amendment throughout history.

Gun Regulations Around the World

View how gun regulations differ in industrialized nations worldwide.

Global Differences on Numbers of Firearms and Homicides

See the number of firearms and comparable firearm homicides in various countries here.

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Gun control debate

With the debate over gun control heating up, learn more about this controversial issue here.