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States requiring universal background checks less likely to see guns in schools

High school students in states that require universal background checks on all prospective gun buyers are less likely to carry guns compared to students in states that require background checks only on sales through federally licensed firearms dealers, according to a study published Monday in the medical journal Pediatrics.

Dick's shares soar 18% on strong sales

Shares of Dick's Sporting Goods soared 18% in early trading after the company reported strong earnings and raised its guidance for the third time this year.

US CEOs' new spokesman is from Walmart

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon on Thursday was named the incoming chairman of Business Roundtable, the prominent group of 192 chief executives representing corporate America's interests in Washington.

Top Democratic candidates team up for gun violence ad

Several top Democratic presidential candidates came together ahead of Thursday's presidential debate to support former Rep. Gabby Giffords' political organization and deliver a message on guns: Our children deserve better.

Texas lt. gov. bucks NRA on background check support

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is ready to work on restricting gun sales in his state between strangers without a background check in the wake of last week's mass shooting in Texas -- even if it means opposing the National Rifle Association.

Walgreens asks customers not to openly carry guns in its stores

Five retailers have announced this week that they will start asking customers not to openly carry guns into their stores in states where open carry is legal. The moves represent a major shift in the way retailers are positioning themselves in the gun debate.

How Walmart became an unlikely champion of gun safety

In some ways, Walmart's announcement Tuesday that it will stop selling some guns and ammunition — and ask customers not to openly carry guns in its stores — is just another step in a years-long process of reevaluating its relationship with firearms.

West Texas shooter bought gun in private sale

The West Texas man who killed seven people and wounded 25 in a shooting rampage bought his gun in a private sale, which doesn't require a background check, a law enforcement official told CNN.