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There Are Likely More Annual Deaths From Gunshot Wounds in America Now Than There Were During the Civil War

Mike Weisser | Posted 03.29.2017 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Two-thirds of all Civil War mortality, perhaps even higher on the rebel side, were not from battlefield injuries, but from contagious diseases which spread like veritable wildfire among stationery troops.

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.

Best Fix For Gun Violence? Rare Study Yields Surprising Answer

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 08.02.2013 | Science

What's the best way to curb gun violence in the U.S.? The gun lobby often calls for better law enforcement. Advocates of gun control typically say it'...

Take the Blindfolds Off of Gun Violence Researchers

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

In 1996 Republicans in Congress imposed a ban on federal funding to support research into the underlying causes and prevention of gun violence, which kills more than 30,000 Americans a year.