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Brazil and South Africa Are Addicted to Gun Violence

Robert Muggah | Posted 01.19.2015 | World
Robert Muggah

There is nothing inevitable about gun violence. And while the scandalously high rates of murder in both Brazil and South Africa are treated by many as "normal," there are encouraging signs of change. Targeted crime prevention measures and public health interventions pursued in both countries are cause for cautious optimism.

Dear NRA: My Country Is Proof That Reducing Guns Reduces Deaths

Andrew Leigh | Posted 08.04.2014 | World
Andrew Leigh

Australia's gun buyback program reduced the country's firearms stock by about one-fifth, which is equivalent to the U.S. reducing its national stock by 40 million guns. And while some weapons came from households with multiple firearms, survey evidence suggests that the buyback nearly halved the share of Australian households with one or more firearms.

In Uruguay, Give Up Your Gun And Get A Bike Or Computer

TakePart | Posted 02.22.2013 | Impact

Anyone who turns on the news for all of five minutes is likely to hear another story about gun violence. While the debate between legislation and pers...

WATCH: Gun Buyback Program Sets Huge Record

Posted 01.27.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- A gun buyback event in Opa-locka, Florida Saturday set a new record in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Official...

Brooklyn Gun Buy-Back Nabs 108 Firearms

Posted 01.29.2012 | New York

At the NYPD's first-gun buyback of the year in Brooklyn on Saturday, 108 firearms were turned in by the public. Since its inception in July 2008 t...

Angels From Ammunition: The Art Of Lin Evola

Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta | Posted 08.31.2011 | Arts
Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta

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Brooklyn Gun Buy-Back Yields 71 Weapons

Bed-Stuy, NY Patch | C. Zawadi Morris | Email the Author | June 26, 2011 | Posted 08.27.2011 | New York

The public surrendered 71 guns anonymously yesterday at the 13th Cash-for-Guns campaign at the First Baptist Church of Brownsville Saturday. Accord...

Supt. Jody Weis: Chicago Crime Rate Down In April

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even as violent murders and beatings make headlines across Chicago, police Supt. Jody Weis said violent crime is down 11 percent in the city and the m...