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Sherrod Brown: Mass Shootings By White Men Are Terrorist Attacks Too

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) recently praised U.S. security officials for keeping the country safe in the years since the 9/11 attacks, but also highl...

Washington's Horrible Mental Health Legislation

Leah Harris | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Leah Harris

There is no question that America's mental health care system is in dire need of an overhaul. But the "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act" (H.R. 2646), introduced by Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA), represents the worst, most regressive possible direction for reform.

A Modest Proposal: Deport All White Males from America

Jacob Stewart | Posted 11.18.2015 | Comedy
Jacob Stewart

Some might call this policy discriminatory. But security and inclusiveness are two mutually exclusive concepts. French inclusiveness of refugees resulted in a tragic incident. American inclusiveness of white males has killed hundreds as well. If we want better security, then the trade-off is inevitable.

A Terrifying Account From A Survivor Of The Paris Concert Hall Massacre

The Huffington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.16.2015 | World

As the world continues to grapple with the tragic events that unfolded in Paris on Friday night, stories from survivors have offered a sober reminder ...

More Guns Won't Make Us Safer

Rob Tindula | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Rob Tindula

The simple fact is that we can do something about gun violence and the evidence is overwhelming. We as Americans need to turn the conversation inward and seriously weigh the consequences of our second amendment rights against the greater good.

Study Finds States With Background Checks Have Fewer Mass Shootings

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics

States that require background checks for all handgun sales have significantly fewer mass shootings than states without them, according to a new...

The Price of 'Normalizing' Open Carry

Josh Horwitz | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Those who advocate the Open Carry of firearms in public have been telling us for some time that their goal is to "normalize" this behavior. On October 31, we learned the price of treating such threatening and dangerous behavior as normal, and it might have been three human lives.

Straight Shooting: The "Gun Problem" Isn't a "Mental Illness Problem." It's Just a "Gun Problem."

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.05.2015 | Crime
Dr. Peggy Drexler

While it's easy to put the blame for gun violence on the mentally ill -- or the lack of support for them -- it's misleading, and ultimately unlikely to do anything to end needless gun-related deaths.

Oregon County Passes Measure Directing Sheriff To Block State And Federal Gun Laws

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The residents of Coos County, Oregon, passed a ballot initiative Tuesday night that requires their sheriff to block the enforcement of ...

Must-see Documentary on America's Gun Conversation

Living Room Conversations | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

This Friday a powerful new documentary on America's gun conversation is going to open in 20 cities across the nation. The Armor of Light is asking us have a thoughtful conversation about guns and reducing gun violence in our communities.

Majority Of Americans Believe Poor Mental Health Care Behind Mass Shootings

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics

A majority of Americans think that inadequate mental health care, rather than lax gun laws, is to blame for mass shootings, according to a new Washin...

What The FAA Regulation Of Drones Can Teach Us About Gun Safety

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

Let's learn a lesson from the FAA's action on drones. We're way overdue for a little common sense to be injected into the conversation about gun violence, and long past time for actual responsible gun owners (I'm one) to start speaking out.

They're Not Coming for Your Guns: A Balanced Look at Gun Control in America

Rachel Eckhardt | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
Rachel Eckhardt

As a military veteran and a gun owner, I enjoy blowing off some steam from time to time by spending a day at the shooting range, as I'm sure many other Americans do. I don't think twice about it, but according to Facebook, my right to bear arms is in jeopardy.

This Is How The Pro-Gun Crowd Sounds To ... Well, Normal People

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.21.2015 | Comedy

Oh silly billy, guns aren't responsible for gun violence! Even if you somehow got rid of all the guns, people would still die of natural causes, so wh...

It Isn't Easy Filming the Aftermath of a School Shooting. But I'm Thankful I Did

Anna M Hernandez | Posted 10.19.2015 | College
Anna M Hernandez

It isn't easy filming people who are enduring such physical and emotional hurt. But this needs to be done. The members of Delta Chi stand in the front, heads bowed, arms around one another, tears in their eyes and pain on their faces. What happened next might be the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.

Millennials, the Generation That Grew Up Practicing for a Mass Shooting

Amalia Frick | Posted 10.19.2015 | Education
Amalia Frick

We're all here because we've been lucky, but we're taking it for granted. This kind of thing cannot happen again. Children should not feel the need to practice having a conversation with someone who wants to kill them. Teachers should not be asked to die for their students.

Until the Festering Wound of Fear and Hatred Heals

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 10.16.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

Reacting to difference with fear and hatred is destroying our ability to extend empathy, love, and grace to each other. We do not seem to realize that we cannot cut our brothers and sisters without drawing our own blood.

Men With Autism Are Not the Killers, They Are the Victims

David Royko | Posted 10.16.2015 | Healthy Living
David Royko

We are not particularly interested in wading into the gun debate that has been raging in the U.S. for as long as I can remember. Autism is our family's primary issue. But guns are an autism issue.

Gavin Newsom Wants California Voters To Take On The NRA

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) proposed a ballot measure on Thursday that would bolster the state's gun laws and give California's voters a cha...

One by One, Put Down Our Guns

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 10.15.2015 | College
Dr. Cindi Love

I would like to suggest that the staggering toll of gun violence in America is a critical public health and safety issue, not a constitutional rights concern. We will not take effective action until we choose to depoliticize this issue and take charge of our own health and safety.

NRA Isn't Serious About Stopping Gun Violence

Dale Hansen | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The problem is that while Americans continue to talk about preventing mass shootings and gun deaths, the solution coming from gun advocates is to do nothing.

10 Other Things Ben Carson Would Have Done Better Than You

Warren Holstein | Posted 10.13.2015 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

A lot of people are using the various examples of Ben Carson's recent comments to call him ignorant, thoughtless, insensitive and a narcissistic windbag who's unfit for the Presidency, but I submit that, perhaps, not only does he know better than us, but that he is better than us.

Welcome to Gunlandia

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 10.11.2015 | Politics
Ian I. Mitroff

Once upon a time there was a very special land known as Gunlandia. Gunlandia did everything in its power to help its citizens shoot one another; the...

The Way People Talk About Mental Health Is Crazy

Brandon Marshall | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Brandon Marshall

As a society, we may feel safer by believing the threat of violence can be ascribed to one group of people. Like human nature, however, the truth is more complicated.

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...