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Boy Writes Heartbreaking Letter Asking Santa To Find The Man Who Shot Him

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.27.2015 | Crime

A young boy in England is begging Santa Claus to help cops track down the gunman who shot him and his mom outside their home. Seven-year-old Christian...

Fake Gun Made From Soap Was Part Of Prison Escape Plot

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.22.2015 | Crime

From afar, it could seem like it's the real deadly deal. But this fake gun, which was part of an alleged escape plot planned by two prisoners be...

Two Louisiana Officers Arrested For Killing 6-Year-Old Boy

The Advocate | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.06.2015 | Crime

Three days after a 6-year-old was shot and killed by officers in a barrage of gunfire that also critically wounded the child's father, authorities lat...

Cops: Woman With Gun Left Blow-Up Doll, Feces-Covered Sex Toy On Porch

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.04.2015 | Crime

An Indiana woman allegedly left a blow-up doll and a sex toy covered in feces on Greenwood resident's porch as a prank, then pulled a gun on two men ...

Man Shoots Self In Foot, Bullet Also Hits 9-Year-Old Boy

Associated Press | David Moye | Posted 10.28.2015 | Crime

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man shot himself in the foot and the round went through a floor, hitting a 9-year-old sleeping...

Changing Times: Democrats Talking Again About New Gun Laws

AP | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — After 15 years of a virtual gag order on guns in presidential politics, Democrats are talking again. President Barack Obama i...

Hillary Clinton Tweets Support For Tamir Rice's Family

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted her support of Tamir Rice and his family on Monday. Tamir ...

Oregon Shooter's Mother Wrote About Guns Online

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 10.07.2015 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a gunman who killed nine people and himself at an Oregon community college allowed her troubled son to have...

NJ Priest Allegedly Points Gun At 8-Year-Old Cowboys Fan

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 10.05.2015 | Sports

The New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys rivalry is an intense one, capable of generating strong emotions from die-hard fans on both sides. ...

San Francisco's Last Gun Store Closing Doors For Good

AP | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city's political climat...

Where Mass Shooters Get Their Guns

The New York Times | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

Criminal histories and documented mental health problems did not prevent at least eight of the gunmen in 14 recent mass shootings from obtaining their...

OK, America, Here's A How-To Video On How To Not Murder Someone

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.02.2015 | Comedy

It's something we should all learn at a young age: how to not murder someone. Unfortunately, America has been pretty bad at this lately. Well, you're ...

Gun Maker Creates 'Crusader' Assault Rifle With Bible Verse On It

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.03.2015 | Religion

A Florida gun manufacturer is facing criticism for creating an assault rifle with a Bible verse on it that's meant to stop "Muslim...

Less-Lethal Weapons Get New Interest Amid Police Shootings

AP | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — Police in more than 20 North American cities are testing the latest in less-lethal alternatives to bullets — "blun...

Man Loses Fingers In Musket Misfire

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 07.30.2015 | Crime

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) -- Police say a Connecticut man lost two fingers when the barrel of his ceremonial musket exploded in his hands. It happened ...

How to Keep Our Black Boys Alive: Channeling the Rage

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The recent spotlight on systematic racial profiling and police brutality against Black boys and men has exposed a painful truth long known in the Black community: just about every Black youth and man seems to have a story about being stopped by the police.

A Warm Planet Earth Welcome to Mike Huckabee!

Steve Nelson | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Steve Nelson

In his bestselling book God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee writes, "Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?" Yessiree, Governor Huckabee, I believe you have.

Texas, Our Texas: Will Republicans Continue to Make Things Even Worse?

Gerry Myers | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Gerry Myers

There are many competitions in our society, in our country, and in our world. Children, adults, colleges, corporations, etc. are constantly striving to be ranked at the top.

Recent Gun Bill Is Bad for Ohio's Youth

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Rebekah Bolser

My heart aches for the thousands of people who will lose their lives this year to gun violence. The thousands of families who will mourn their loved ones.

Here Is A Look At Police Killings Cited By Protesters

AP | Posted 12.06.2014 | Black Voices

Several recent killings of black men or boys by police officers across the nation and grand juries' decisions not to indict some of the officers have ...

James Brown Biopic: Should Life Stories Really Include Fabricated Incidents?

Charles Thomson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Thomson

It is surely irresponsible to insert significant, fictitious incidents into movies marketed as true stories. Besides which, James Brown's life story was about as dramatic as they come. If you can't turn that into a compelling movie without inventing non-existent shotgun fire, nobody's life story is safe.

Lay Down Your Arms America

Carrie Norton | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Carrie Norton

America is supposed to be the leader of the free, civilized world, a nation of peace-loving people; ergo, mass-killings have no place in our society. Except that they do.

Colorado Lawmaker Leaves Behind Loaded Handgun In State Capitol

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Feb 20 (Reuters) - A Colorado lawmaker said on Thursday he found a loaded handgun that one of his colleagues ...

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and the Jew

Beth Rosen | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
Beth Rosen

Not only did I not have an ugly Christmas sweater for my first ugly Christmas sweater party, I didn't have a nice Christmas sweater, or even a red or green sweater, to fake it. But this glitch in the plan was not going to stop this crafty Jew from enjoying her first Christmas party. To the craft room!

One Year Later

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

One year later, despite Congress's appalling lack of action, there has been important progress in some areas and states. The White House has quietly delivered on most of the executive actions President Obama promised in the aftermath of the Newtown shooting.