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Mass Shooting

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Shoot First, Claim Self-Defense Later

Mike Weisser | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Maybe I've got it all mixed up, but I haven't seen any interviews with guys in prison who pulled out a gun and shot someone because it was the "only" way they could settle an argument on favorable terms.

Second Amendment: Redux

Mona R. Washington | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Mona R. Washington

Cast American One Concerned, gun weary, shell shocked, patriotic-centrist, and parent American Two Concerned, gun weary, shell shocked, pa...

A Mass Shooting Happened, But You Didn't Hear About It

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

A mass shooting happened on Wednesday, but you probably didn't read about it in the news. It happened at Al's Place, a barbershop. There was a back...

Another Month, Another 50 Women Dead

Martha Burk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Before Domestic Violence Awareness Month is over, at least 20 more women, and some of their kids, will be fatally shot by abusers. Cause of death: lack of action in Congress.

Groups Make Questionable Plans For Newtown Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

Numerous gun advocacy groups, including the Second Amendment Foundation and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, have joined to...

Don't Think the NRA Is Hiding After the Navy Yard Shooting

Mike Weisser | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The pro-gun folks are waging a continuous and effective campaign; the gun control folks are busy talking to themselves.

Gunshots

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

What is it going to take for us to stand up and say enough to this internal gun war of American against American? What is it going to take to create a mental health system that prevents such tragedies from happening over and over?

Man Shot In The Head At Catholic Mass

AP | Posted 08.17.2013 | Crime

OGDEN, Utah — A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of walking into a Catholic church and shooting his father-in-law in the back of t...

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.