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Mass Shootings

This Town Is Encouraging Teachers To Carry Guns. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

A small rural town in Oklahoma has decided that the best way to prevent a hypothetical mass shooting at their schools is to arm teachers with guns.&nb...

These Devices Could Prevent Fatalities in Mass Shootings

Rawan AbuShaban | Posted 02.01.2016 | Technology
Rawan AbuShaban

(Source: Wikimedia.) The ill-fated shooting at Sandy Hook shook the nation in 2012, in which 20 children and six adults lost their lives in a mass ...

In Most Gun Shootings, Mental Illness Does Not Play a Role

Pavita Singh, MPH | Posted 01.28.2016 | Media
Pavita Singh, MPH

As it turns out, only about 2 to 4 percent of gun crimes are attributable to mental illness. In making this claim, however, it is important to first distinguish between mass shootings and "everyday" shootings.

6 Family Members Dead In Apparent Domestic Violence Mass Shooting

AP/The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.28.2016 | Crime

Police in Virginia found six members of a Virginia family dead in an apparent murder-suicide after officers tried for hours to negotiate with an arme...

Security Moms: Use Your Power to Fight Gun Violence

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 01.09.2016 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

From Soccer Moms to Joe the Plumber, we embrace a neat moniker for an electoral trend. But the return of the Security Mom is, like much fear over terrorism, a red herring to the most present threat to American mothers' security: gun violence.

Guns Make Anger and Despair Lethal

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.09.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

These new measures will not prevent every shooting that snuffs out the lives of nearly seven children to gun violence daily, but they will save many lives and help staunch the relentless plague of gun violence that terrorizes our nation's homes, schools and communities.

Why It Took Obama So Long To Act On Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

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U.S. Senator Tweets Every Mass Shooting From 2015

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics

On the 23rd, 2 dead, 1 injured in Fresno. Then, next day 5 injured in St. Louis, 4 shot in Montgomery, 7 in Flint, and 5 in Brockton, MA.— Chri...

Our Right to Worship Safely

Wilfredo Amr Ruiz | Posted 12.31.2015 | Religion
Wilfredo Amr Ruiz

There is no magic formula to keep our communities, our homes, and ourselves one 100 percent safe. However, the more we educate our communities on their rights and responsibilities, the more they will contribute to the overall safety of their communities and our nation.

2015 Year in Review: What We Can Learn From Prejudice in an Era of Globalization

Jeff Singh | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Jeff Singh

The world is becoming more and more globalized with multiple cultures crossing paths like never before. That trend is not going anywhere, it is on the rise. How we relate with each other and how we raise each other in this globalized world is the question

A New Year's Resolution for the Media: Stop Making Mass Shooters Famous

Jim Diamond | Posted 12.28.2015 | Crime
Jim Diamond

Breaking bad habits requires discipline. That's what it's going to take to get major media outlets and big-time journalists to stop giving fame and celebrity status to rampagers -- the mass shooters who are killing and debilitating innocent victims at epidemic proportions.

Why We Need To Change Our Approach To Mental Illness

Brandon Marshall | Posted 12.28.2015 | Impact
Brandon Marshall

"I think the real hurdle we need to overcome to eradicate the stigma requires a societal sea change that starts with reporters, media pundits and politicians. One major problem is that we conflate tragic violence with mental illness, especially in this country."

GOP Lawmaker Says Armed Citizens Should 'Clean Our Society Of Scum Bags'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.22.2015 | Politics

Following a shooting at a local shopping mall in Madison, Wisconsin, a state lawmaker is calling for citizens to arm themselves and "clean our society...

Enforcing that "Well-Regulated" Part Won't Mean a Government Takeover

Byron Williams | Posted 12.22.2015 | Impact
Byron Williams

I happen to believe the "right to bear arms" portion of the Second Amendment is inextricably linked to "well-regulated," which means there is a role for government in the debate. That role should not be onerous, but its mere presence should not produce clarion calls of paranoia that government is out to take away all guns.

The Inside Story Of The Horrible Days After The Worst Day Of Obama's Presidency

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama enters his last year in office, there is one indisputable truth about his tenure: The nadir came on Dec. 14, ...

Our Willingness to Address Gun Violence Shouldn't Depend on Our Definition of 'Mass Shooting'

Mike Weisser | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

In the last nine mass shootings over just 11 days, according to the Shooting Tracker, 7 were killed and 30 were wounded but survived. And we're spending our talents and energies wondering how to label such events?

Let There Be Light

Cynthia Kane | Posted 12.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Cynthia Kane

Winter 2015 is a season of gathering darkness in far more than the customary sense of shorter days. It is everywhere. Mass shootings in our places o...

Dear Activist. Dear Politician. Dear Poet.

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

What is poetry if not the site where the seemingly impossible contradictions -- the exquisite beauty and the devastating horror -- live together as one whole being.

What We Know So Far About Enrique Marquez, The First Person Charged In The San Bernardino Attack

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

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U.S. To Charge Man Who Supplied Guns To California Shooters: Reports

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.17.2015 | Crime

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We All Pull the Trigger

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Walker Baron

People don't like having fingers pointed at them. It doesn't feel good. However, to appropriately examine our current crisis it is absolutely necessary to first point our fingers at ourselves. It won't feel good but it may help us navigate through this crisis to a place of safety.

Will I Risk Going to Star Wars Opening Night?

John Rosenthal | Posted 12.16.2015 | Crime
John Rosenthal

At the rate of 90 more Americans killed by guns every day and more high profile mass shootings every week, we may no longer risk going to Star Wars or the movies in the future.

To Defeat ISIS, We Must Stand Up for America

David Paul | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
David Paul

We lose this war if we take the kinds of actions that Donald Trump and others have suggested. We win if we draw our Muslim communities closer to us and collectively confront the challenges that ISIS presents.

Mass Shooting App Shows How Totally Insane Our Gun Policies Are

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.15.2015 | Weird News

We are all this product's target audience. A new app called Shootr manages your thoughts, prayers and expressions of anger after a mass shooti...

Winners and Losers in Our New Media Moment

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 12.15.2015 | Media
Tom Engelhardt

Election 2016 is already an eye-popping spectacle. No wonder, then, that television news, profiting so from the expanding election season, would anoint it as a new kind of 24/7 entertainment event.