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Mass Shootings

Hunters Need To Start Talking About Guns More

The Trace | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.10.2015 | Politics

Deer season opened here in Oregon on Saturday, two days after a shooting at Umpqua Community College left 10 dead and nine more injured. Instead of g...

ICYMI: Cancer While Pregnant Why Trying To Predict Mass Shootings Is Futile

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.10.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we tuned in for the stellar first episode of Only Human, a new podcast from WYNC about ...

Analyzing America's 'Gun Complex'

Pythia Peay | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics
Pythia Peay

Psychologists today understand that when individuals act against their own better interests, unconscious processes in the form of a complex are most likely at work. These same unconscious processes can also operate in a nation's psyche.

A Challenge to the Media in Reducing Mass Shootings

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's time to take some action in reducing mass murders in the United States, and it can simply start with the media. I challenge broadcast and cable news networks, local TV and radio stations, newspapers and magazines, and news websites to immediately agree to no longer make public the names and photos of these brutal killers.

GOP Has Gone Completely Off The Rails In Defense Of Mass Murder

Richard Zombeck | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

Following yet another mass shooting in Oregon leaving nine people dead and several injured, the GOP has, yet again, turned on the platitude generator, prepared their excuses, and spewed out another plethora of idiotic comments. That shooting was number 264 of the mass shootings in 274 days this year.

Obama May Be Ready To Take Gun Control Into His Own Hands

The Washington Post | Kelly Chen | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

In response to the latest mass shooting during his presidency, President Obama is seriously considering circumventing Congress with his executive auth...

House Democrats Want A New Committee, Too. On Gun Violence.

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If House Republicans think it's important to create new committees to investigate Planned Parenthood and Hillary Clinton's link to...

Trevor Noah Loses It Over Ben Carson's Comments On Mass Shootings

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.08.2015 | Comedy

On Wednesday's "Daily Show," Trevor Noah blew up on presidential candidate Ben Carson over his comments regarding mass shootings. Carson ess...

People Magazine Made It Easy To Tell Congress How You Feel About Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 10.07.2015 | Media

People magazine is fed up with lawmakers' routine response to mass shootings -- and after Thursday's shooting at Umpqua Community Colle...

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.

America is not Safe

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 10.07.2015 | Crime
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

I have waited to write anything as I have watched the developments in the story of the horrific shooting in Oregon because I had to think. I had to think, to wonder, what is going on in America, and what I came up with is that America is not safe anymore.

God, Guns, and Feminist Theology

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 10.07.2015 | Religion
Susan M. Shaw

Perhaps instead of convincing ourselves we need guns to protect ourselves, we need to ask questions about the structures and ideologies that make us fearful or the pressures of masculinity that make so many men feel they need a gun to feel like a real man.

New Chrome Extension Blocks Out Names, Photos Of Mass Shooters

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 10.07.2015 | Technology

In an age when killers can plan for their shootings to go viral on social media, people are looking for new ways to cope with the sources, s...

Don't Be Fooled. Homicides In Schools Are Still As Rare As Always

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

On Thursday, Chris Harper-Mercer, 26, brought guns to Oregon’s Umpqua Community College and opened fire on unsuspecting students and i...

Sheriff Hanlin Is the Kim Davis of Gun Control

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

In the letter to Joe Biden, an emboldened, defiant, and lawless Sheriff Hanlin declared his opposition to any gun control legislation and his commitment as sheriff to disobey any such laws. Simply stated, the sheriff went on record saying he would break the law by ignoring the law, because that law violated his First Amendment personal beliefs

Prayer Won't Stop Gun Violence. Legislation Will.

Robert Greenwald | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Wherever you stand on guns, ask yourself if your true feelings are really being represented in Washington. Don't rely on the answers you've always given. Pray if it suits you. But then get up and do something.

Let's All Point and Laugh at the NRA

Lynn LaPlante Allaway | Posted 10.06.2015 | Women
Lynn LaPlante Allaway

Why are we even letting them have a platform? Why are we even entertaining the thought that they are saying anything even remotely rational or fact-based? Enough of this! You don't roll around in the muddy gutter with the NRA, you just point and laugh, point and laugh.

Oregon Shooter Ranted About Not Having Girlfriend

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 10.06.2015 | Crime

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The gunman who executed nine people at an Oregon community college before killing himself ranted in a manifesto he left b...

Hey Christians! You're Doing It Wrong

Stacie Huckeba | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
Stacie Huckeba

I'm sick of religion being dragged into every single political discussion. It is cheap and easy theatrics. But the politicians aren't going to stop. Wanna know why? Because it is emotionally manipulative and if you hit the right triggers, emotional manipulation works every single time.

Gun Safety Group Urges Obama To Take Action To Prevent More Mass Shootings

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO, Oct 5 (Reuters) - A gun safety group urged the White House on Monday to take a series of steps it said would help prevent the kind of mass sh...

If It Was As Hard To Get A Gun As It Is To Get An Abortion

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.06.2015 | Women

A Facebook post comparing gun laws to anti-abortion laws has gone viral, and it's alarmingly spot on.  On Oct. 3, Facebook user Brian Murtagh&nbs...

The Chief Culprits of Gun Violence Are Never Named

Mike Weisser | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

It's not about background checks, it's not about mental health, it's not even about "stuff." It's about a lethal consumer product being cynically and dishonestly promoted as the most effective protection from violence and crime.

Gun Lovers Love Good Guys With Guns -- Until They Realize Good Guys With Guns Can't Stop Gun Violence

Brian Joyce | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
Brian Joyce

Our latest mass shooting in Oregon - which did NOT occur in a gun-free zone - is just the latest reminder that good guys with guns, as good as their intentions might be, are oftentimes no match for bad guys with guns.

Mass Killings in the US: Masculinity, Masculinity, Masculinity

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 10.09.2015 | Crime
Soraya Chemaly

Yes, we need strict gun control laws, a deeper understanding of the role of media and better mental illness treatment. However, what we really need, central to all of those dimensions, is a public conversation about hegemonic masculinity in the United States.

We Cannot Arm Our Way to a Safer America

David M. Perry | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
David M. Perry

None of these steps will restrict the ability of Americans to acquire firearms to hunt, for home defense, or even for conceal-carry purposes. But it will slow the flow, and that's what we need right now.