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Dear America: Here's Your Gun Solution

Sara Benincasa | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics
Sara Benincasa

Gun ownership isn't some inalienable right granted by God. Remember, the Constitution was written by men coming out of a long and bloody war near the end of the 18th century. It was written for their time. It also included the "right" to own a human being. Things change.

One Man is Crowdfunding an End to Gun Violence

NationSwell | Posted 07.17.2015 | Impact

Gun By Gun has crowdsourced more than $80,000, using the money to collect more than 750 guns in four cities over the course of five campaigns to end gun violence.

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.

Artist Organizes Community Gun Buyback In New Orleans

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.22.2014 | Arts

The rate of children killed by gun violence in the United States is several times higher than that of any other wealthy nation, with black male teens ...

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

Andrew Leigh | Posted 04.13.2016 | 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.

Ryan J. Reilly

Philly 'Goods For Guns' Program Wasted Federal Funds, Audit Finds | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A foundation running a program in Philadelphia which allowed members of the public to exchange guns for grocery-store gift cards with no...

A New Approach on Gun Reform -- Let's Get Started

Steven Fulop | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Steven Fulop

Police departments are huge buyers of guns and ammunition but have not taken advantage of their power in the marketplace to demand change from gun manufacturers. This has been a missed opportunity that must be -- and will be -- reversed.

Christie Nabs Big Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) nabbed the endorsement of a former basketball superstar on Sunday. Shaquille O'Neal, a Newark, N.J. native, ...

Angelenos Turn In Their Guns

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 07.07.2013 | Los Angeles

The weekend's gun buyback program resulted in more than 1,100 firearms being turned in, bringing to 11,151 the total number of weapons turned in durin...

Guns For Beyonce Tickets?

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.27.2013 | New York

Guns for Beyonce tickets? If one hip-hop mogul has his way, it could be true. The New York Daily News reports that Michael "Blue" Williams, presid...

Gun Control? We Need Domestic Disarmament

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

A true liberal position, the place to start, is to call for domestic disarmament. That is the banning of the sale of all guns to private parties coupled with a buyback of those on the street.

WATCH: Buyback Nets Sawed-Off AK-47

Posted 03.29.2013 | Miami

Miami's second gun buyback program of the month hauled in 79 firearms Saturday -- including an AK-47 assault rifle with a 40-round clip. There was...

WATCH: Where Are The Rocket Launchers, The AK-47s?

Posted 01.24.2013 | Miami

While record crowds queued up for the Southern Classic Gun & Knife Show in Miami on Saturday, the city's gun buyback program only saw a mediocre firea...

Cory Booker Wants To Put Guns In Your Jewelry Box

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker announced Thursday a new twist to his gun buyback initiative: melting down weapons and turning them into jewelry beari...

Local Official Says Goodbye To GOP

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Steve Kozachik, a city councilman in Tucson, Ariz., is switching his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat after sparking controversy with a g...

WATCH: Miami Police Announce Gun Buyback Program

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 03.10.2013 | Miami

Miami Police will be handing over gift certificates for guns in a 3-day buyback program announced Monday. Residents will be able to turn in firearm...

Guns For Groceries

Posted 12.26.2012 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Police Department has moved its annual gun buyback program up to Wednesday so that Angelenos can take "concrete action" after the trag...

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...

How Angelenos Can Take 'Concrete Action' After Newton Shooting

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.20.2012 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Police Department has moved up its annual gun buyback program so that Angelenos can take "concrete action" after last week's tragic sh...

Oakland Buyback Nets 300 Guns

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.17.2013 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: JENNY BOLARIO/Youth Radio By: Denise Tejada Over 130 cars full of Oakland, Calif. residents lined up as early as 6 a.m. this past Sat...

Joy Resmovits

Hundreds Sell Guns In Light Of Newtown Shooting | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.01.2013 | Crime

As the pastor of a church in East New York, a rough neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., David Benke has had an up-close view of the suffering that gun vio...

Weekend Program Aims To Get Guns Off The Street

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.14.2012 | San Francisco

In the wake of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., people around the country are again focusing on ways to get guns off the streets. One ...

German Assault Rifle Could Fetch Pricey Sum

Posted 12.10.2012 | Money

One woman hit the bullseye last week when she attempted to toss out a dusty old rifle at a local gun buy-back in Hartford, Conn. Unbeknownst to th...

NYPD Recovers Assault Rifle At Gun Buyback

Posted 09.20.2012 | New York

85 weapons were recovered at an NYPD gun buyback program organized over the weekend at at the Evergeen Baptist Church in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The da...

David Sands

Guess Who Showed Up At A Detroit Gun Buyback | David Sands | Posted 08.31.2012 | Detroit

"Save the Guns" might sound like a catchy bumper sticker, but it's also the sentiment that led a group of gun enthusiasts to turn up at a Detroit gun ...