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Guns in Donald Trump's America

The Conversation US | Posted 08.30.2016 | Crime
The Conversation US

Jonathan M. Metzl, Vanderbilt University Donald Trump's new outreach to "minority voters" is already showing signs of strain. Soon after the shootin...

UCLA Shooter Had 'Kill List' Including Woman Found Dead In Minnesota

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 06.03.2016 | Crime

The man accused of slaying a University of California, Los Angeles, professor in a murder-suicide had written a "kill list" that included a woman who ...

Assassin of Mandela's likely successor to walk streets of the democratic South Africa for the first time

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 03.11.2017 | Home
Stefan Simanowitz

On the afternoon of the 10th April, 1993 anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani pulled up out outside his home in Boksburg, a quiet suburb of Johannesburg. ...

In Most Gun Shootings, Mental Illness Does Not Play a Role

Pavita Singh, MPH | Posted 01.28.2017 | Media
Pavita Singh, MPH

As it turns out, only about 2 to 4 percent of gun crimes are attributable to mental illness. In making this claim, however, it is important to first distinguish between mass shootings and "everyday" shootings.

Jury Duty Notice Provoked My PTSD

Sezin Koehler | Posted 10.22.2016 | Impact
Sezin Koehler

The simple piece of paper with a jury summons notice was enough to erase every moment of healing I've accomplished since the then and now. This piece of paper made me want to flee the country that caused me so much damage, like I ended up doing in 2002 after my suicide attempt.

Testing the Limits of the Gun Industry Spin Machine

Mike Weisser | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

It will be interesting to watch pro-gun zealots spin the news about how guns protect us from crime when gun sales continue to soar but so does violent crime.

Better Than Somalia -- How to Feel Good About Gun Violence

Evan DeFilippis | Posted 04.25.2015 | Crime
Evan DeFilippis

Unsurprisingly, the United States does indeed have a lower homicide rate than countries in the middle of civil war, run by despots, or struggling with crippling poverty. Should we really be patting ourselves on the back that our homicide rate just barely beats out Yemen?

Ryan J. Reilly

'Tough On Crime' Skepticism Gets Its Turn At CPAC | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- In a back corner of the exhibition hall for the Conservative Political Action Conference -- past the National Rifle Associatio...

Transforming Tragedy as Gun Incidents Rise

Carol J. Carter | Posted 01.24.2014 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

As shootings in public spaces like schools and movie theaters are seemingly more commonplace, more people are turning to guns for self-defense. But more gun owners do not make a country any safer.

Interview With Nationally Recognized Criminal Justice Attorney

Kiernan Hopkins | Posted 02.18.2014 | Crime
Kiernan Hopkins

I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Cates about some criminal justice hot talking points and was more than happy with the results.

A Noble Effort

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Michael A. Hardy

The bill, S.54, would establish specific offenses to prohibit and punish straw purchasing of firearms; would create a federal statute to criminalize gun trafficking and those who conspire to traffic or organize straw purchases.

Police Say Angry Dad Shot At Daughter's Friends After Missed Curfew

David Lohr | Posted 10.17.2013 | Crime

An angry Virginia father allegedly held two teens at gunpoint and shot at their car when they brought his daughter home two hours past her designated ...

New York Needs a Gun Offender Registry

Ruben Diaz Jr. | Posted 07.03.2013 | New York
Ruben Diaz Jr.

New York City is the safest big city in America, in part because our registry allows the police to shine a light on gun offenders. Now, the State Legislature must follow in the City's footsteps by providing law enforcement with this common-sense crime-fighting tool that will help keep the public safe.

Jason Cherkis

48 Shots: A Teenager's Death Documented In Crime Scene Photos | Jason Cherkis | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The shell casings were discovered on the Haven Avenue overpass for Interstate-210 West heading toward Los Angeles. It was dark, but the ...

Michael McLaughlin

An Average Day Of Violence: How Many People Get Shot While You Read This Article? | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.16.2013 | Crime

Tuesday -- the day before President Barack Obama unveiled his new proposals to reduce gun violence, including background checks on all gun sales and a...

PHOTOS: Straight-A Student Murdered Riding His Bike

Posted 12.26.2012 | Miami

The shooting of a 16-year-old boy riding his bike in Miami on Saturday was so random it shook even long-time investigators, reports the Miami Herald. ...

A Response to the NRA Press Conference

Burke E. Strunsky | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Burke E. Strunsky

Despite all the promises of a "major announcement " at a press conference, the NRA has doubled down and superciliously claimed that the answer to gun violence is -- wait for it -- MORE GUNS.

Aurora Shooting Survivor Lives Minutes From Newtown, Conn.

Posted 12.18.2012 | Denver

Stephen Barton, 22, was on a cross-country biking trip from Virginia Beach to San Francisco when he decided to take in a midnight screening of "The Da...

The Top Twelve Gun Tropes on Twitter (Or: What 'Ludes & Oxy Teach Us About Guns)

Russ Belville | Posted 02.13.2013 | Crime
Russ Belville

I had begun writing this after two people got shot up in the mall just six miles south of me. I had gone through the entire media cycle of yet anothe...

Reports Of Mass Shooting In Fresno, California

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.06.2013 | San Francisco

A mass shooting reportedly rattled the premises of the Apple Valley Farms plant in Fresno, Calif., on Tuesday morning. Fox News has reported that at l...

Several Reported Killed In New Jersey Mall Shooting

Posted 08.31.2012 | Crime

Several people have reportedly been killed in a shooting at a mall in Old Bridge, New Jersey in the early hours of Friday morning. ABC News reports...

POLL: Should The U.S. Have Stricter Gun Control Laws?

Posted 10.09.2012 | Home

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Rick Santorum Is a Better Father Than I

Tony Phillips | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Tony Phillips

I know there are those who might question the appropriateness of aligning a child with any political lobbying group in that child's toddlerhood and to them I say, "Commie!"

Tell President Obama: Stop the NRA From Making Our Laws

Sen. Frank Lautenberg | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics
Sen. Frank Lautenberg

Americans of conscience who believe in protecting public safety should join us in asking President Obama to issue a veto threat to the ridiculous National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act, before it goes even further in Congress.

"Police Still Seeking Motive"

Daniel Gross | Posted 11.15.2011 | Impact
Daniel Gross

Are we all too wrapped up with figuring out the motivation and mentality of murderers -- so much so that we overlook the real opportunities to prevent these tragedies from happening?