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UK Citizen Sues Hawaii Police For Allegedly Depriving His Gun Rights

AP | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — A United Kingdom citizen who is a legal permanent resident of the United States alleges in a lawsuit that the Honolulu Police De...

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

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 Oreg...

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 co...

Another Day, Another Shooting

Shawn VanDiver | Posted 07.24.2015 | 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 07.20.2015 | 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 07.14.2015 | 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.

More Rage Shootings Occurred In The Last Decade

John A. Tures | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Are these types of rampage shootings on the rise, or does it just seem that way? Whether it's a lone wolf or an organized group matters little to the victims. Maybe now is a good time to enact legislation that even a majority of gun owners want.

What a Public Health Approach to Gun Violence Would Look Like

Sean Palfrey MD | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Sean Palfrey MD

Physicians and health professionals have lowered the rates of many deadly infectious diseases by instituting careful, data-driven, broadly-instituted approaches like hand-washing, universal vaccination, and food and drug quality laws. We need to consider firearms and bullets as pathogens, similar to the smallpox virus and its disease, smallpox.

Which Illinois Counties Have the Most Concealed Carry Permits?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.16.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois became the last state in the union to legalized the carrying of concealed weapons nearly two years ago. The Illinois State Police began issuing concealed carry licenses to residents in the spring of 2014.

What Are the Best Ways to Survive When Someone Is Shooting at You?

Quora | Posted 06.16.2015 | Weird News

Your instinct will be to run directly away from the attacker, since a direct line is the shortest; however, you need to fight this tendency and make random cuts in your flight pattern. A moving target is fairly hard to hit, but if you're running in a straight line it's much easier, since you only have to correct one aspect of the aim if you miss.

Do Stand Your Ground Laws Make ANY Sense?

David Pakman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
David Pakman

I recently interviewed Robert Spitzer, a professor at SUNY Cortland who has researched and written extensively about so-called "Stand Your Ground" laws, which eliminate the duty to retreat when safe and feasible within self-defense doctrine.

David Lohr

Tipster Alerts Police To 'Rocket-Propelled Grenade' Attack On 'Norman Rockwell' Town | David Lohr | Posted 05.19.2015 | Crime

Authorities in Florida made two arrests and confiscated a cache of weapons and drugs after receiving a tip that two men were planning to attack a poli...

Stronger Gun Laws, Less Violence

Robert Muggah | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Robert Muggah

Strong gun laws are not equivalent to taking guns away from citizens. To the contrary, they consist of transparent rules and procedures designed to manage the possession, storage and carrying of firearms in order to limit access to legitimate users alone.

Itchy Trigger Finger? How About Itchy Brain?

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.12.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Response-inhibition training shows exciting potential as a training method for police and the military. The findings might also lead to more insights into cognition and firearms, insights with the potential to reduce society's death toll.

Stray Bullets Are No Accident

Robert Muggah | Posted 04.04.2015 | World
Robert Muggah

Brazil's current approach to dealing with stray bullets borders on negligence. Supposedly random shootings are treated as collateral damage -- an unavoidable outcome of a tough on crime approach. If this gun-violence epidemic is to be reversed, urgent steps must be taken.

Gun Deaths Of Police Up 56 Percent, Still Below Average

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 03.01.2015 | Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of law enforcement officers killed by firearms jumped by 56 percent this year and included 15 ambush deaths. But gun-re...

Delta Baggage Handler Arrested In Gun Smuggling Plot

AP | PHILLIP LUCAS | Posted 12.23.2014 | Crime

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta airline baggage handler suspected of helping smuggle firearms onto passenger jets to New York City has been arrested by fe...

Would-be Alaska moose hunters charged after drunken fight in camp

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.03.2015 | Crime
Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska State Troopers are describing what sounds like a weekend moose hunt from hell along the Chistochina River about 200 miles northeast of Anchorag...

Does the UN See US "Institutionalized Discrimination" in the Wake of Ferguson?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The Ferguson grand jury decision not to criminally prosecute a police officer in the shooting of an unarmed young black man has reached the Geneva HQ of the UN Office of Human Rights Chief Prince Zeid, but the consequences will be felt globally and probably with indefinite impact.

Melissa Jeltsen

These Abusers Aren't Allowed To Own Guns. So Why Aren't States Removing Them? | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

On the worst night of her life, Nicole Beverly was beaten almost unconscious by her husband and then forced to sit beside him as he loaded and unloade...

Should We Actually Arm Citizens and Let Them Police Themselves?

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.19.2014 | Crime
John Roman, Ph.D.

A city with limited resources and stubbornly high crime rates, Detroit is ripe for justice system innovation. Police Chief James Craig has seized on this opportunity, implementing a broad range of changes to the department.