My son Matthew was fatally shot the summer after his junior year of college. He was a talented musician, a wrestler, and an honors physics and math st...
Growing up in a country where Isla Vista, Sandy Hook, and Virginia Tech are common vocabulary, we strive to add the underrepresented youth voice to an issue that has so heavily affected our generation's upbringing.
A new study by WalletHub.com ranks states according to their dependence on the firearms and ammunition industry. The personal finance website said it ...
Proving the maxim that change is a marathon, not a sprint, after a two-year campaign by American moms to get Facebook to change its gun policies, the tech giant finally responded by prohibiting all unlicensed gun sales on their social media platforms.
Under current state law, you can buy a gun, load it up and carry it around having never shot it even once. And if that's what pro-gun folks believe will make us all more safe, then we've reached a point in the gun debate where a rational exchange of ideas simply can't take place.
More than one third of women murdered in the US are killed by male intimate partners and the brazen murders expose several disturbing truths about domestic violence.
In the African American community, we can begin by strengthening, shielding, encouraging and honoring outspoken witnesses to crimes. This would be a major accomplishment for us.
We have seen the anguish of families again and again, the anguish graven on the face of our president as, again and again, he strives to offer consolation knowing that there is none. Worse, perhaps, is knowing the reason.
Imagine what our lives would look like if for the last several decades, the snack food industry had put a portion of every bag of chips ever purchased into a fund set aside strictly to promote and preserve your personal right to crunch.
Republicans see even the slightest reform to gun policy as a slippery slope that could eventually lead to proposals to abolish the Second Amendment which is unfortunate when there is a credible middle ground to be reached.
As a nation, we're nibbling around the edges with accountability measures and other reforms, but we're ignoring the immutable core issue: much of white and wealthy America is perfectly happy with segregated schools and inequity in funding.
(Source: Wikimedia.) The ill-fated shooting at Sandy Hook shook the nation in ...
A shooting is happening right now at Vassar College. It is the fourth the campus has seen in the past six years. Over 115 have already been killed, their blood spilled on the college fields.
Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.
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.
On behalf of all Muslim Americans, I urge you to rise above your unfounded fears and trust in the truth that implores you to accept us as equal citizens of this nation. Look past our hijabs and long beards and see the love we have in our hearts.