Covering Guns: Q&A with Reporter Andy Kopsa

In a recent piece titled “Fear and Loading in Kentucky,” freelance investigative reporter Andy Kopsa headed to Kentucky to shoot at the range with her friend “Jim,” who offered to show the reporter how to install the device on a semi-automatic rifle so that it can mimic, or simulate, the spray-fire of a machine gun.

Snoop Lion on CNN: “We are guilty as Americans of promoting the gun”

“We are guilty as Americans of promoting the gun,” according to the performer formerly known as Snoop Dog, who was interviewed earlier this week on CNN:

“It affected me to where I wanted to say something and I wanted to make some music to try to help the next person who was thinking about loading a gun, going into a school and then shooting and maybe helping him put that gun down and think about what he was doing or what she was doing before they did that.”

Brewerytown shooting leaves man wounded Monday afternoon

Police investigate the crime scene after a 39-year-old man was shot twice in the area of 29th and Jefferson Streets in the Brewerytown section of Philadelphia. Joseph Kaczmarek covered the scene for the GunCrisis Reporting Project.

The victim was shot in the leg and abdomen late Monday afternoon, according to police, and was reported in stable condition at Temple University Hospital.

Updated with more images: Shootings upon shootings

Neighbors watch compiled year-end video reports from GunCrisis.org while at the crime scene after a man was shot to death on the 5900 block of East Wister Street in the East Germantown section of Philadelphia late Saturday afternoon. Joseph Kaczmarek covered the scene for the GunCrisis Reporting Project.

According to police, a man in his 20s found in an alleyway with a chest wound and was rushed to Einstein Medical Center by police, but he was pronounced dead a short time later.