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Thousands Of Guns Have Been Sold To Domestic Abusers Thanks To This Loophole

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics

A loophole in the federal background check system has allowed gun dealers to sell thousands of firearms to domestic abusers before their background ch...

Where Are The Bodies? A Modest Proposal To Use Visual Aids For Gun Reform

R. Kyle Alagood | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
R. Kyle Alagood

Instead of being forced to visually confront the brutal reality of the country's gunshot-wound epidemic, most people only ever see images of victims smiling and enjoying life before it was taken from them by firearm-propelled shrapnel.

The Right to Bear Harm

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 06.21.2016 | Crime
Samuel C. Spitale

In 1999 sociologist Barry Glassner published his national bestseller, The Culture of Fear, about the hidden forces that manipulate us in the name of p...

Anti-gay Islamic Terrorism - Why the surprise?

Richard Feldman | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Richard Feldman

The blood hadn't dried from the homophobic terrorists shooting rampage when leading politicians began blaming the gun and calling for a ban on sales o...

New Documentary 'Making A Killing' Shows How To Prevent Suicides By Gun

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With "Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA," documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald wanted to dig deep into our national gun debat...

Suspected Drug Dealers Used Crocodiles To Guard Cash, Police Say

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 02.27.2016 | Weird News

AMSTERDAM, Feb 26 (Reuters) - A gang of suspected drug-dealers in Amsterdam gave the task of guarding their loot to unusually ferocious guards: a pair...

Inside The Complex World Of Women And Guns

Marie Claire | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

Beneath the surface of the guns discussion in America—one traditionally dominated by men—there's a complex world of females and firearms. Here, in...

How Reliant is Illinois on the Firearms Industry?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 02.04.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

A new study by WalletHub.com ranks states according to their dependence on the firearms and ammunition industry. The personal finance website said it ...

Two Letters to President Obama on Gun Control

David Ropeik | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
David Ropeik

Dear President Obama, I respectfully ask that you take no action to further limit Americans' right to own firearms. I make this request n...

Santa Claus Shot and Killed in Home Invasion

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.29.2015 | Comedy
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though no weapon was found at the scene, tossed near the bullet-riddled body was a large canvas bag filled with brightly colored wrapped packages. Police department evidence officials later discovered that the boxes were filled with children's toys.

Guns for Jesus: "Straining Out Gnats and Swallowing Camels"

Rodney Wilson | Posted 12.09.2015 | Religion
Rodney Wilson

Unlike his father, Jerry Falwell the Younger has shied away from making political waves. Until now, that is. Last week, to rapturous applause, the pre...

Christian Crusaders Urged to Arm for Liberty

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Jerry Falwell Jr., current President of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, urged all students at the school's convocation on Friday, December ...

A Mother Responds to the Local Sheriff's Call for Citizens to Arm Themselves

Karen Angel | Posted 12.07.2015 | Impact
Karen Angel

It's a shame -- a shame that a mother fearful for her children's well-being can't voice her opinion without receiving hateful comments and threats -- ironically, taking a page from the way terrorists try to strike fear in our hearts with their threats of harm.

America Can Reduce Mass Murder With These Gun Laws

Vijay K. Mathur | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Vijay K. Mathur

Fear-mongering statements, often made by NRA and other opponents of any firearms regulations, defy simple logic. We all have heard the claim that guns do not kill people, but people kill people. Precisely due to this reason, I propose nationwide universal firearms regulations and background checks.

27 Ideas I Submitted To GunTV, The Home Shopping Network For Guns

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 04.05.2016 | Comedy

Don't be surprised this January when middle-of-the-night channel surfing leads you to GunTV, a live shopping network dedicated to one thing: guns! The...

On Gun Violence: Uttering the Unutterable

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

What will it take for us to cease fighting insanity with insanity? How many more of our precious people of all ages will have their lives cut short under the banner of "freedom to bear arms"?

Two Louisiana Officers Arrested For Killing 6-Year-Old Boy

The Advocate | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.06.2015 | Crime

Three days after a 6-year-old was shot and killed by officers in a barrage of gunfire that also critically wounded the child's father, authorities lat...

Guns Do Not Make Us Safer

YWCA USA | Posted 10.22.2015 | Women
YWCA USA

Asking that domestic abusers be denied access to firearms is not an infringement upon your second amendment rights. Asking that states submit up-to-date records on individuals convicted of crimes such as stalking, domestic violence or sexual assault in order to ensure background checks are effective is not a violation of your right to privacy.

Holy Haggling! Save At This Gun Dealer By Stating A Religion

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 10.13.2015 | Crime

Here's one store where it pays not to be an atheist. In the aftermath of the recent mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, a gun store ...

Proposals for Common Sense Gun Control

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

In the current political climate, the chances for comprehensive common sense gun control in the United States is only a pipe dream as long as the National Rifle Association controls Congress and state legislatures, for if they did not, we would have seen effective laws passed years ago resulting in countless lives saved.

Why Aren't We Doing Anything About Gun Suicides?

Nathan Salminen | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics
Nathan Salminen

The number of gun deaths in the United States is out of control relative to the rest of the developed world. If we can't make headway on the problem of gun murders, and it seems that at present we cannot, then we need to shift focus to battles that are winnable. And ultimately, tackling the problem of gun suicides could save many more lives than strategies focused on reducing gun murders.

Man Trying To Prove Gun Won't Fire Shoots Self In Head

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.03.2015 | Crime

OVERGAARD, Ariz. (AP) -- A 23-year-old Phoenix man is in critical condition after shooting himself in the head while trying to show that a handgun cou...

Another Day, Another Shooting

Shawn VanDiver | Posted 07.23.2016 | Politics
Shawn VanDiver

It's time to be reasonable. It's time to respect each others' lives as much as we respect each others' rights. It's time to require training and screening for all firearms.

Brazil's Gun Violence Problem Is 'Made in Brazil'

Robert Muggah | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Robert Muggah

According to military and civil police records, 3,989 firearms were collected in the first five months of 2015. Of these, roughly 80 percent were handguns.

Still Gun Shy After Firearms Research Ban Lifted: What Cars Can Teach Us About Guns

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Paul Spector, M.D.

The reduction in deaths due to motor vehicle accidents provides an instructive example of how a major public health problem related to a technological advance can be managed.