Guns

Where does ‘the West’ begin?
Where does ‘the West’ begin?
When it comes to the myths and images of the West, Fort Worth, Texas, has created a cottage industry.
In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, investigators try to heal
In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, investigators try to heal
At the coroner’s office, mental health issues arise in the wake of tragedy.
In New Mexico, schools struggle to address a teen suicide crisis
In New Mexico, schools struggle to address a teen suicide crisis
Sixteen-year-old Aurra Gardner ended her life after her mother repeatedly asked school counselors for help.
Dispatch from Cliven Bundy’s latest gathering
Dispatch from Cliven Bundy’s latest gathering
Who showed up at the one-year anniversary of the BLM standoff? Most of them weren’t ranchers.
Killings by cops are much more common in Western states
Killings by cops are much more common in Western states
Arrest-related death rates are highest in New Mexico, with Nevada and Oregon close behind.
Reports from the front lines
Reports from the front lines
Excerpts from official accounts of threats against U.S. Forest Service and BLM employees.
In campaign ads, emotion trumps fact and guns buy votes
In campaign ads, emotion trumps fact and guns buy votes
What I learned from watching political ads on YouTube two weeks before the midterms.
Rural cops get militarized
Rural cops get militarized
Pentagon gives guns, armored vehicles and battlefield gear to rural Western counties.
The great gun-rights divide
The great gun-rights divide
A liberal gun owner finds 'gun nuts' on both sides of the debate.
A reluctant rebellion in the Utah desert
A reluctant rebellion in the Utah desert
For ATVers at Recapture Canyon, realpolitik meets out-of-town zeal.
Inside the BLM's abrupt decision not to ban shooting in an Arizona national monument
I love guns and coffee
I love guns and coffee
Mishaps and mayhem from around the West.
Shooting at The Gun Store in Las Vegas
Shooting at The Gun Store in Las Vegas
Move over, Elvis impersonators, and step aside, blackjack. Machine gun rentals just may be the next big entertainment fix in Sin City.
How Arizona’s culture helped shape the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords
How Arizona’s culture helped shape the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords
If you want to understand why Jared Lee Loughner shot Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and 18 others at a Tucson Safeway in 2011, look to Arizona’s soulless culture and vitriolic politics.
The NRA needs someone like me
Pat Wray is running for the board of the National Rifle Association because he believes it needs to start defending the wildlife and habitat that hunters need – not just the guns they use.
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Guns R Us
Westerners have always been deeply in love with their firearms, and gun-shop owners like Ryan Horsley are determined to make sure that nothing comes between them
Video Interview: Ryan Horsley
Ryan Horsley talks about Red's Trading Post: its history, his troubles with the ATF, and why he doesn't sell machine guns
It’s true: Guns don’t kill people
It’s true: Guns don’t kill people
The writer says Vice President Cheney’s gun "accident" is a mischaracterization
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