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Brazil and South Africa Are Addicted to Gun Violence

Robert Muggah | Posted 01.19.2015 | Home
Robert Muggah

There is nothing inevitable about gun violence. And while the scandalously high rates of murder in both Brazil and South Africa are treated by many as "normal," there are encouraging signs of change. Targeted crime prevention measures and public health interventions pursued in both countries are cause for cautious optimism.

The Gun Debate Will Reawaken With Ottawa Shooting

Gil Laroya | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Gil Laroya

Love them or hate them, guns are continually showing up in the headlines. What has changed the face of the gun debate is the increased number of shoot...

Federal Judge Strikes Down D.C. Handgun Ban

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Saturday overturned Washington D.C.'s ban on carrying handguns outside the home, saying it was un...

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.

NRA Offers Radical Solution to Gun Threat at Schools: Arm the Fetus!

Martin Lewis | Posted 02.20.2013 | Comedy
Martin Lewis


It's Time for the Nation to Get Serious About Gun Control

Dr. David Wilson | Posted 12.19.2012 | College
Dr. David Wilson

The time has come for this nation to come face to face with a problem that threatens to un-glue the fabric of our educational institutions and, indeed, our very communities across this country.

March on Washington January 21 to Thwart Gun Violence

Dave Marcus | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics
Dave Marcus

The swearing-in of the first African-American president grabbed the headlines four years ago, but this time the story should be about the public rising up to say that he's been gutless on guns while Congress has been cowed.

McDonald Gun Case: More Deaths, Unending Litigation

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Contrary to the claims of the gun lobby, America's cities are not waiting expectantly to exercise this new-found right offered today by the Court. More guns means more gun deaths. It's as simple as that.

California Man Accused Of Threatening Mayor Daley Over Gun Comments

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley got some bad press last week after he threatened to sodomize a Chicago Reader reporter with a rifle. The comment was in response to a ques...

Mayor Daley: Annie Get Your Gun?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

The Supreme Court could hold that the Second Amendment right to bear arms applies to the states yet still find Chicago's gun ordinance to pass constitutional muster.

Balloon Boy Sheriff Says He'll Undermine New CSU Gun Ban

Greg Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Greg Campbell

Say what you will about Jim Alderden, Larimer County's no-nonsense, politically-incorrect sheriff, but one aspect of the man is indisputable: he's not afraid to make a stand for his convictions.

Gunning for Chicago

Mike Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Quigley

The Supreme Court has agreed to review McDonald vs. City of Chicago, a case that challenges whether or not our local handgun ban is legal. It is a development that deeply concerns me.

Winnetka Overturns Handgun Ban

WBBM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An emotional night inside the Winnetka Village Council chamber as residents pleaded with council members to keep a 20-year old handgun ban in place. ...

Just A Start?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jayne Lyn Stahl

If you think the California wild fires have been intense, stay tuned as the Second Amendment posse works to strike down, and undo, every piece of gun control legislation, and as many restrictions, rightful or otherwise, on handguns, and firearms, as they can, and rest assured with support from John McCain.

DC Ban on Semiauto Handguns Stands

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

In its ruling, the Court brushed away our nation's history of mass shootings, assassinations, and unparalleled gun violence and accepted an abstract academic argument with dangerous real-world results.

The Right to Bear Flesh-Eating Bacteria

August J. Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
August J. Pollak