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Top 3 Ways to Prevent a School Shooting

Susie Sampson | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
Susie Sampson

School shootings are a common occurrence these days. The shooting in Oregon shook America... but not enough to do anything about it.

We Lost Our Daughter to a Mass Shooter: Here's What We Want to Know From Democratic Candidates

Lonnie and Sandy Phillips | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Lonnie and Sandy Phillips

We don't understand why a presidential contender like Senator Bernie Sanders voted in favor of a law called the Protection of Legal Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which gun lobbyists wrote to prevent people like us from holding gun dealers accountable in court.

Ben Carson, Firearms and False Parallels to the Holocaust

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I hold both extremes - the Holocaust deniers and the Holocaust revisionists - as offensive to the good people who were all taken from us far too soon. Let them rest in peace. Let the truth prevail.

Saying Mass

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

If I had to guess, the reason why the shooting at Northern Arizona University wasn't worth much coverage -- or close to any national TV coverage -- is because "only" one person died. It was "only" a mass shooting, not a mass gun killing. Call us when more people die.

The NRA Revisited (again)

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 10.10.2015 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Once again we are confronted with a school shooting. As eager as we are to receive reassurances from the NRA's executive director, Wayne LaPierre, following these events, it is unrealistic to expect him to offer words of comfort after every mass shooting.

Blaming Gun Violence on the Mentally Ill Is Easy, but Ignorant

Jason Powers | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
Jason Powers

So, if the need for better mental health care is anything more than a talking point to deflect attention away from gun control, there is plenty to discuss. Because, in reality, the two subjects have surprisingly little to do with each other.

As a Professor and Gun Owner, I Know Firearms Have No Place on Campus

Trent M. Kays | Posted 10.07.2015 | College
Trent M. Kays

As a firearm owner, I've researched, studied, and enjoyed sport-shooting for years; however, I hold no romantic ideas about firearms: They are tools of death. Education is about life while firearms are about taking life. There should be no confusion about which we should support on college campuses.

The Right To Bear Tragedy

Warren Holstein | Posted 10.15.2015 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

If none of the Republicans were swayed after Sandy Hook, what are the chances now? The only way they'd vote for gun control would be if corporations were getting shot because those are the only "people" they really care about.

Watch Obama Address Homicidal Gun Violence Again, And Again, And Again, And Again, And...

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics

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Jindal: Westboro Baptist Members Who Protest Funerals Face Arrest

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.26.2015 | Politics

  Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said members of the Westboro Baptist Church face arrest if they try to protest funerals in his state for ...

Chattanooga Shooting Highlights FBI Concerns

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 07.18.2015 | Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The deadly shootings at military sites in Tennessee illustrate the threat that FBI officials have warned about: violence directed ...

The Double Standard In Race Based Violence

Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur | Posted 07.01.2015 | Crime
Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur

It may appear that America's very painful journey in dealing with race relations has taken yet another difficult detour. Over the last 22 days, words and phrases characterizing Black and White youth and their behaviors have flooded social media and online news agencies.

How Do We Stop the Next Mass Shooting?

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
John Roman, Ph.D.

Who is the next Dylan Klebold, the next Adam Lanza, the next James Holmes? Who is the next Dylann Roof? Can we figure that out in advance who they are, help them, and prevent the next atrocity?

Charleston Shooting Causes Sadness, Shock, Anger, Frustration

Andy Brack | Posted 06.18.2015 | Crime
Andy Brack

As I headed to bed Wednesday night, a white gunman shot and killed nine people in an historic black church in the center of town just four blocks from where I used to live. Unaware of the evil, sleep came quickly. But in the wee hours, the ping of a text from an Australian colleague woke me.

Ryan J. Reilly

FBI Study Finds Mass Shootings On The Rise, Often End Before Police Can Respond | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mass shooting incidents are generally on the rise in America, according to FBI officials who have studied the topic. These events are us...

6 Shot In Chicago Laundromat

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.03.2014 | Crime

At least six people, including two teenagers, were shot Monday night at a laundromat in Chicago, according to multiple reports. A seventh person w...

Shots Fired. Madness in Progress.

Michael Winship | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

You've no doubt heard that this doesn't happen in countries like Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada where the gun rules are strict and lives are saved. But here the cycle of death, denial, resistance and madness goes on.

Mass Murder on Both Sides of the Atlantic--Politics or Psychopathology?

Jack Levin, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2014 | Crime
Jack Levin, Ph.D.

Massacres in European countries tend to be politically motivated. American massacres tend to be motivated more by psychopathology than by politics. The killer fits a profile.

Navigating Isla Vista's Tragedy As A Student Photojournalist Who Was On The Scene

Mark Brocher | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Mark Brocher

I was both one of the few witnesses to the crime scene and a photojournalist. It left me confused and conflicted, and I could not help but wonder whether publishing photos of a tragedy is ever justifiable.

NRA Continues To Push 'Good Guy With A Gun' Myth

Mike Weisser | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

How many of the 43 multiple shootings ended with a "good guy" pulling out a gun? None.

Another Mass Shooting in America: This Time My Town, Santa Barbara

Terra Trevor | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
Terra Trevor

Before we personally experience a mass shooting within our own community it is easy to distance ourselves and think that mass shootings happen in other places, and to other people. But Friday night drove me to understand that at any moment it can happen.

David Wood

Fort Hood Shooting Highlights How Little Is Known About Military Trauma And Homicide | David Wood | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The deadly shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday comes amid widening awareness of the deep and enduring war trauma that exists with...

Fort Hood Shooting: What We Know About Ivan Lopez

David Lohr | Posted 04.03.2014 | Crime

An initial portrait of Ivan Lopez, the Iraq War veteran allegedly responsible for the mass shooting Wednesday afternoon at Fort Hood, is slowly emergi...

GOP Rep Backs Concealed Weapons At Fort Hood In Wake Of Shooting

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Hours after a mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, left at least four people dead on Wednesday, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said he supports allowing ...

7 Wounded In San Francisco Shooting

Posted 03.24.2014 | Crime

Seven people were wounded in a shooting Sunday night in San Francisco's Tenderloin district. KRON 4 says the incident may have been a drive-by sho...