Electing a president whom Colin Powell calls "an international pariah" might please those who like nothing better than "sticking it" to friends and enemies alike. Shall America model itself on Trump by being pathologically thin-skinned, stiffing our creditors, and evading responsibility? With such a leader, who needs enemies?
But when gun violence is perpetrated by uniformed police officers, the angle of light changes. We're not sure what to think. We see a political split. A national divide. Black Lives Matter. Blue Lives Matter.
This article is not meant to be controversial, though it does address a controversial topic: guns, mass shootings, the gun lobby and the anti-gun lobb...
The political lines are drawn on the gun control issue more clearly and unmistakably than at any point since 2000.
Over the past decade, it has taken over ten times as many American lives as immigrant Islamic jihadists. Neither candidate for president will discuss it publicly. They don't have talking points, much less a plan to protect the American people from this dire threat.
Jonathan M. Metzl, Vanderbilt University Donald Trump's new outreach to "minority voters" is already showing signs of strain. Soon after the shooti...
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has identified a simple, sensible and yet courageous solution to enhance her state's assault weapons ban: Massachusetts's law, which specifically includes a provision banning copycats, will be strictly enforced.
This week's UT-Austin protest was dubbed "cocks not glocks" with thousands of rubber dildos passed out and displayed by students to bring attention to the "absurdity" of allowing concealed guns on campus.
As the discussion below shows, the campus carry movement has, it seems, a different ideology for higher education. The underlying motivation is that traditional authority must be maintained and, in the end, disagreement is resolved by force, not by debate.
Georgia is an interesting state. It's known for its peaches, its pecans and recently for its perverts. Now it's not a stretch that some of you might be thinking I'm referring to Mr. Freddie Wadsworth of Paulding County, Georgia.
It is hard to deny the U.S. has a problem with gun violence. Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, San Bernardino and Orlando all no longer occupy our minds only as cities, towns, colleges or schools -- but as places where mass shootings and tragedies took place.
Trump's Second Amendment people and the NRA have another idea for addressing college campus sexual assault -- arm the women and allow concealed guns on campuses. Perhaps a few dead rapists will solve this pesky rape sentencing problem?
Now that Donald Trump went down to North Carolina and sent a clarion call to Gun-nut Nation to save his presidential bid by going after Hillary with ...
Medical and public health personnel need you, our fellow Americans, to be part of the changes in policy and culture that will end gun violence. We can stop another American town from becoming a mass shooting hashtag.
Originally published 8/10/2016 in The Guardian. I'm a gun owner and Donald Trump doesn't speak for me - or any of the gun owners I know. His suggesti...
Fighting to end gun violence in the United States, in other words, has long been a gay rights issue; it's been affecting our families for generations