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For Tom Hamburger's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

The rifleman: behind assault weapons' rise

May 20, 2013

The rifleman: behind assault weapons' rise

Rene Carlos Vos, an arms dealer in Alexandria, Virginia, began hanging around the Washington headquarters of the National Rifle Association in the mid-1980s. The NRA’s staff were intrigued to see the garrulous, back-slapping Vos in the group’s seventh-floor suite, home to its lobbying operation ...

Antigun advocates tackle law shielding arms makers

Feb 1, 2013

Antigun advocates tackle law shielding arms makers

A legal shield written by Congress to benefit the firearms industry is posing unexpected hurdles for parents in Newtown, Connecticut, and victims of other mass shootings who want to use the courts to hold gun makers accountable and push them to adopt stricter safety ...