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Guns in Donald Trump's America

The Conversation US | Posted 08.30.2016 | Crime
The Conversation US

Jonathan M. Metzl, Vanderbilt University Donald Trump's new outreach to "minority voters" is already showing signs of strain. Soon after the shootin...

Finding Inner Peace After A Son's Death from Gun Violence

Mable Ivory | Posted 06.28.2016 | Black Voices
Mable Ivory

The day after 36-year-old MacArthur Harrell was killed in a drive-by shooting, his distraught mother, Daphne Ivory, knew she needed a therapeutic outlet to help her deal with the tragedy. She credits vinyasa yoga with helping her find solace and stay centered.

Orlando: Acknowledge The True Cost

Heidi Lehmann | Posted 06.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Heidi Lehmann

The statistics say 50 dead. A flat, even, cold number. But a sadly inaccurate one. One that completely fails to convey the true cost in life from one man's closeted and impotent rage. When I calculate it, I see 2453.

What Ever Happened To Our Gun Legislation?

Daily Pnut | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Daily Pnut

There's no denying that the regularity of mass shootings in the United States are horrifying. As we try to come grips with the murders that took place...

Mother Of Man Killed In Orlando Shooting Pleads For Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Kelly Chen | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics

The mother of a young man who was inside Pulse nightclub in Orlando during Sunday's mass shooting had a powerful and devastating plea for more gun con...

'It's Difficult to Keep the Momentum Going Begun by the Tragic Shooting at Sandy Hook' Says Nicole Heath

Jessica Mindich | Posted 05.19.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

"I think there are many gun laws that could make all of us safer, but realistically, I think we should just try to close the loophole in the existing background check law."

Baby Steps Towards Making 'Smart' Guns a Reality

Mike Weisser | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The man who still lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has just unveiled his plan to move forward with 'smart gun' technology, and while the Devil is always in the details and I'm not sure that all the details have been worked out, some of the hurdles that previously stymied the development of smart guns seem to have been anticipated and overcome.

From Behind Bars, Jon-Adrian Velazquez Works to 'Create Healthy Communities' to Reduce Gun Violence by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 04.21.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America. YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and w...

Filmmaker Abigail Disney advises 'When a film relies on violence for entertainment, walk out.' Interview No. 12

Jessica Mindich | Posted 04.15.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.   YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and ...

An Interview With Senator Richard Blumenthal Reveals What You Can Do to Intiate Common-sense Reforms

Jessica Mindich | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Jessica Mindich

"A problem as serious and complicated as gun violence will always have multiple causes. One key cause is Americans' easy access to firearms without background checks that would keep firearms away from criminals and others."

Community & Unity Are Essential to Ending Gun Violence in America Interview No. 9 Meet Aquil Crooks by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.29.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.

Mobilizing With Music for Gun Violence Prevention: Interview No. 8 With 'The Million Mom March' Founder Donna Dees by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.29.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.

We Need to Talk to People We Disagree With About Fighting Gun Violence says Interview No. 7 Anel Lopez Gorham by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.15.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

I am proud to introduce you to each of them and excited to share their insights into how all of us can be a part of the solution to "Raise The Caliber" of our communities.

'To End Gun Violence, We Must Focus on People,' Says 'The Voice's' Adley Stump in Interview No. 6 by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.09.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America. YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and w...

You Can Do Something About It, Interview No. 5: Meet Shepard Fairey

Jessica Mindich | Posted 02.29.2016 | Arts
Jessica Mindich

"We live in a country that has largely glamorized the myth of the armed hero who protects the powerless and saves the day."

3 Things Every Citizen Can Do to Make a Difference in Reducing Gun Violence...Meet Gotham Chopra (Interview No. 4)

Jessica Mindich | Posted 02.29.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and women who are leaders, activists and influencers on the subject of gun violence in America.

I AM DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT...Meet Jennifer Mascia. Her Job is to chronicle who gets shot in America

Jessica Mindich | Posted 02.15.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Although our backgrounds, experiences and the challenges we face in our work are as complex as the causes and the solutions to this epidemic, all have shown that there is more that can be done to end this senseless loss of human life.

'We Are Doing Something About It' -- How 3 Detroit High School Seniors Are Fighting Illegal Gun Violence

Jessica Mindich | Posted 02.09.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America. YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and ...

I Am Doing Something About It... Meet Byron Bigelow

Jessica Mindich | Posted 01.29.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.

You Can Do Something About It

Jessica Mindich | Posted 01.22.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

In the days after San Bernardino we were back to pointing fingers of blame instead of taking a long hard look in the mirror and asking what we can do as individuals and as a society to make it stop.

Guns and Politics and What Actually Reduces Gun Violence

Paul Heroux | Posted 01.20.2016 | Crime
Paul Heroux

Guns are one of the most divisive aspects of public policy in America. One wants to expand gun ownership and the other side reduce guns in America. Both argue that their own perspective will reduce violence with guns. I disagree. Neither argues from a point of view about what works.

The Gun Culture: A View From Within

Mary Wald | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Mary Wald

There is a conversation to be had on the gun issue, not between NRA lobbyists and Senators and Congressmen, but from the ground up. The people who profit from gun sales, and the candidates using fear of "the government taking your guns" to sway votes can wait in the hallway.

Let's Not Shelter in Place Anymore

Susan B. Katz | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Susan B. Katz

Students everywhere across this country -- even in the wealthiest of communities -- have regular shelter in place drills to prepare for a potential gunman on campus or as a result of bomb threats. What is our country coming to?

Senators Take A Small Stab At Ending The Ban On Gun Violence Research

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four Northeastern senators are pushing to undo a decades-old policy that effectively bans federally funded research into the root causes...

Gun Supporters To Obama: Restrictions Aren't Worth It If Every Death Won't Be Prevented

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama addressed questions from gun rights supporters at a town hall event on Thursday, disputing critics who suggest gun control laws...