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Mass Shootings

Shooting Victims Seek Greater Control Over Donations

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK, March 24 (Reuters) - Survivors of mass U.S. shootings have united to provide victims of future tragedies g...

The Onion Takes On Our Numbness To Mass Shootings

Posted 03.13.2013 | Comedy

In this video from The Onion, prosecutors can't quite remember who James Holmes was: Was he the shooter at Aurora? Newtown? Oregon? We've experienced ...

5 Things Every American Should Know About Guns and Mental Health

Sheela Raja, PhD | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Sheela Raja, PhD

Mental health professionals sit at a unique vantage point in this debate. Many of us struggle to protect our clients from stigma, to safeguard confidentiality, and we've grappled with when it should be breached.

Sins of the Sons

Miles O'Brien | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Miles O'Brien

His son Andy is a rampage killer. Imagine for a moment what it must be like for him to read that last sentence. For Jeff, it is a life sentence in more ways than one. The sins of the son have affected Jeff profoundly and changed every aspect of his life.

Mother Of Mass Shooting Victim Blasts 'Appalling' McCain Move

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

Caren Teves, mother of a victim of the Aurora, Colo., mass shooting in July, said Thursday that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had responded reprehensibly...

Denver Schools Agree On Restricting Police Roles On Campus

AP | ALEXANDRA TILSLEY | Posted 04.21.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- Amid a chorus of recent announcements that schools nationwide are adding police officers or enhancing security measures, a new agreement bet...

3:30 a.m.

Tony Woodcock | Posted 04.10.2013 | College
Tony Woodcock

My top priority -- of course -- is to protect the young people who study here, our faculty and staff, and all the many thousands of concert visitors we have every year. But this mandate necessitates negotiating a way through a challenging Scylla and Charybdis of choices.

I Am a Gamer

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Dear U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, You are concerned about the effect of violent video games on children, so I wanted to explain.

Arne Duncan Presses Stricter Gun Laws

AP | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's schools chief says more needs to be done to make sure children live long enough to attend college. He is joining more than ...

Violence in the Workplace: It's Never a Woman

David Macaray | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business
David Macaray

A true story. While I was president of a labor union, one of our Executive Board members ("Fred") brought in a newspaper article about an employee who...

INFOGRAPHIC: Gun Sales Rarely Denied For Mental Illness

Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

Mandatory background checks on would-be gun purchasers have identified relatively few with histories of mental illness – perhaps owing in part to la...

Left of Black: Dr. Luke Powery Discusses Preaching, Death and Hope

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 04.01.2013 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Throughout his career, preacher and scholar Dr. Luke A Powery, has attempted to strike the right chord with regards to the reality of death and the responsibility of those in the pulpit.

10 Myths and Realities About Mass Murders and Gun Control

Allen Frances | Posted 03.31.2013 | Crime
Allen Frances

A sane gun control policy is necessary both to avoid frequent massacres and to reduce our high ambient rates of homicide and suicide. Here are the most frequent arguments offered to support free access to assault weapons, and my responses to them.

One Woman's Petition For a Safer America Goes Viral

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Xaque Gruber

Staci Sarkin is now closing in on 500,000 signatures (nearly the population of Wyoming), and is preparing to take the petition to Washington.

Teen Charged With Shooting Family Creates 'Horrific Crime Scene'

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 03.23.2013 | Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico teenager accused of fatally shooting his parents and three younger siblings told authorities he was annoyed w...

Sikh Temple Shooting Victim's Stunning Recovery

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 01.20.2013 | Crime

MILWAUKEE -- Day after day, Raghuvinder and Jaspreet Singh hovered by their nearly comatose father and repeated a single word – a word their dad...

Gun Control Fight Escalates As Hundreds Join Rallies In State Capitals

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Thousands of gun advocates gathered peacefully Saturday at state capitals around the U.S. to rally against stricter limits on fi...

Gunshots Killed 4 Women In Aapartment

AP | Posted 01.18.2013 | Crime

TULSA, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office says four women found dead last week at a crime-plagued south Tulsa apartment complex each died...

The NRA Stands for Next Rifle Assault

Chris Williams | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Chris Williams

Using the second amendment as its shield, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has become a sad shell of its former self.

Just Shoot Me

D.L. Hughley | Posted 03.16.2013 | Black Voices
D.L. Hughley

This is why it is so difficult to have a national conversation on guns in this country. One side is interested in reasonable solutions. The other side is interested in living in a delusional fantasyland where President Obama is a Marxist, a Nazi, a Kenyan and now, apparently, King George.

Diagnosing and Preventing the Unfathomable

Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D. | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D.

Following a public act of unspeakable horror, like the shootings in Connecticut or Aurora, mental health professionals are asked to explain why or how a person could hurt others so profoundly. And then we are asked how to identify such people and prevent these violent acts.

Five Concerns About Armed Guards in Schools

Steven Strauss | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics
Steven Strauss

Shootings in our schools are tragic, and each of us has the urge to "do something," but I have major concerns about placing armed guards in our schools.

The NRA Stands Alone

Margie Omero | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Margie Omero

According to Gallup about 5 percent of adults are gun owners who say the NRA always reflects their views. Hardly a dominant electoral bloc.

Amanda Terkel

Biden Press Conference On School Shootings Collides With News Of Another School Shooting | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Vice President Joe Biden held a press conference announcing the progress of the White House's gun violence task force on Thursday, ne...

Are You Scared Yet?

James Peron | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
James Peron

Our politicians serve up endless entrees of panique du jour. Of course, what we are supposed to be terrorized about differs, depending on whether you're looking at the left-hand page of the menu, or the right.