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Fresh Memories Of A Massacre Haunt South Carolina's Background Check Debate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- In Marion Square on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, relatives of those who were killed at the Emanuel AME Church around the corner las...

Why California's Strict Gun Laws Didn't Matter In San Bernardino

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik walked into a San Bernardino, California, social services center on Wednesday and, armed with two assault-style ...

Why Don't We Treat Gun Safety Like Car Safety?

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Here's a question for you: Which causes more deaths, motor vehicle traffic accidents or firearms? I asked a bunch of people that question, including a bunch of doctors, and everyone said that motor vehicles did.

What Killed President Kennedy and Trayvon Martin?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

While there are troubling undertones of racial suspicion and fear in Trayvon Martin's killing which must be addressed as justice is sought, the fact is that most Black young people murdered by guns are killed by Black shooters -- just as most White children and teens murdered by guns are killed by White shooters. Sadly the tragedies of Tucson, Aurora, Newtown and elsewhere made clear that none of us are safe anywhere or immune to the pervasive threat of gun violence. We are all in the same boat and must act together to stop the plague of violence. Gun safety laws that only apply in one city or state can't fully stop our national epidemic of gun proliferation and violence any better than we can stop a flu epidemic by vaccinating one family.

Our Turn to Say No More -- Right Now

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

If Americans had said no more after Columbine, there may never have been a Virginia Tech. If we had said no more after Aurora, there may never have been a Newtown, and maybe some of the more than 31,000 other American gun deaths that occur each year could have been prevented.

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.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Will 'Evaluate' Bill Limiting Online Ammunition Sales

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that President Barack Obama will "evaluate" new legislation that effectively...