But when gun violence is perpetrated by uniformed police officers, the angle of light changes. We're not sure what to think. We see a political split. A national divide. Black Lives Matter. Blue Lives Matter.
The political lines are drawn on the gun control issue more clearly and unmistakably than at any point since 2000.
No system is perfect and even the best governing philosophy will never be universally applied. But if there is no worldview accepted as a standard, then each person will act in accordance with whatever is good in their own eyes, which often includes using force to get what they want.
You know the tide has turned against gun violence when even the American Medical Association calls it a public health menace at the finish of its annu...
Several years ago after the Newtown massacre, when Adam Lanza took his rage out on a classroom defenseless students and teachers, I wrote a piece castigating a number of Democratic Senators who dug their heads into the sand and refused to close basic background check loopholes.
In 1999 sociologist Barry Glassner published his national bestseller, The Culture of Fear, about the hidden forces that manipulate us in the name of p...
Let me just be clear that I'm specifically addressing those of you that refuse to accept any sort of restrictions or common sense gun reform. Not all gun owners are bad. There are just a bunch of you out there making everyone else look psychotic.
When pretty much anyone can get a military-style assault weapon with ease, including homegrown terrorists and individuals with an agenda of hate so severe they kill, the horror of gun violence doesn't end, even as the public becomes more and more desperate that it does.
As we see the casualties mount with each new shooting, the one question gun advocates and gun opponents should both be asking, is: is there a way to save even one life, without threatening each person's ability to defend their own?
Today I woke up to the devastating news that once again our country had endured another senseless tragedy. Another attack on innocent, innocent American lives. My heart hurts. Tears fall for every single victim and those who know and love them. It is a pain all too real and one known all too well.
At this point, it's our fault. It's our fault for listening to hollow promises made by people who have no intention of doing anything. It's our fault for believing the spin from this side or that side. It's our fault for becoming desensitized to mass shootings.
I have one message for those families in Florida: I am sorry. I am so, so sorry. I am sorry that our tragedy here in Sandy Hook wasn't enough to save your loved ones.
Dear Daddy, Since you've been gone the world has gone a little mad. I miss you so, but there are things I'm happy you didn't have to witness. In 2...
Well here we are again. Waking up to reports of a mass shooting. This time in Orlando.
On June 11, 2016, through my work with The Caliber Collection, I will fully finance a THIRD gun buyback and amnesty program. After two successful...
Last month Axelrod authoritatively declared a new piece of political conventional wisdom; Gun Violence Prevention is a winning political platform.