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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.

This Hidden Camera Experiment Showing Kids Interacting With Guns Is Frightening

Posted 01.28.2014 | Parents

While gun owners may feel more secure in protecting their families, their feelings might not be validated. According to a Yale University study, on...

The Urban Institute's Gun Report Doesn't Add Up

Mike Weisser | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Not surprisingly, The Urban Institute's report found that more than 50 percent of gun-shot victims either had no insurance or were covered by public plans supported by taxpayer revenues. Unfortunately, there's only one problem with this report.

10 Injured After Gun Accidentally Fired At Suburban Club

Posted 06.05.2013 | Chicago

Ten people were injured Tuesday evening when a 69-year-old man accidentally fired a shotgun inside the clubhouse of a members-only suburban Chicago gu...

Jeffrey Young

A Bullet Through The Heart Of Health Care: How Gun Violence Costs Us Billions | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.28.2013 | Business

The bullet exploded like a fragment from the past, piercing his present and laying waste to the future he envisioned. It tore through Jerome Graham’...

Listen to the Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The psychological and emotional toll of gun violence on bystanders, victims, and families can be overwhelming and leaves effects that last for years. What about the costs we can count? In addition to the trauma that is so deep and pervasive that it is harder to quantify, there are actual costs to gun violence that can be measured and are enormous.

We Cannot Stop Until Children Stop Dying From Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Although the U.S. accounts for less than 5 percent of the global population, Americans own an estimated 35 to 50 percent of all civilian-owned guns in the world. We can free our nation of this scourge of gun violence.

The Massive Human and Moral Cost of Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The heartrending massacre of 20 6- and 7-year-old children and six educators in Newtown, Conn., has galvanized public attention once again after a mass shooting. But the killing of children by gun violence is not new. In 2013, as we prepare to celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the dream of our gun-slain prophet of nonviolence, let us truly hear and follow rather than just celebrate him. Now is the time to free ourselves from the plague of gun violence which has taken over 1.3 million American lives since Dr. King and Robert Kennedy's assassinations in 1968. This is twice the loss of life than all American battle casualties in all the major wars we have fought since our nation began.

Experts Baffled By Trend In California Gun Sales

The Sacramento Bee | Phillip Reese and Cynthia Hubert | Posted 03.08.2013 | San Francisco

California has millions more guns than it did 10 years ago. It also has thousands fewer gun injuries and deaths each year. Those are two simple facts...

So Many Guns, 6-Year-Olds Now Threaten Life

Paul Helmke | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Police continue to investigate how a 6-year-old armed himself, but here's something that's already clear. Guns are so easy to get, they can end up in the hands of a 6-year-old, turning the confines of an elementary school into a zone of discord.