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Officer Killed In Planned Parenthood Attack Was 'Man Of Courage'

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.28.2015 | Crime

The police officer killed by a gunman who opened fire inside a Colorado Planned Parenthood is being remembered as someone who wouldn't hesitate to put...

17 People Injured In Shootout At New Orleans Playground

AP/HuffPost | Kelly Chen | Posted 11.23.2015 | Crime

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France-Germany Match Goes On Amid Explosions Outside Paris Stadium

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 11.13.2015 | Sports

A soccer match inside the national stadium of France continued until completion on Friday as chaos consumed the city outside.  Two loud explosio...

One Killed And Another Wounded At Texas Southern University Shooting

AP | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.09.2015 | Crime

HOUSTON (AP) — One person was killed and another wounded during a shooting at a Texas Southern University student housing complex on Frida...

Four California Students Arrested For Plotting Mass Shooting

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.04.2015 | Crime

Oct 4 (Reuters) - Four northern California students have been arrested for plotting to carry out a shooting at a high school, authorities said. A...

Hello... Moderate Gun Owners. Where ARE You?

Karl Gude | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Karl Gude

I know how gun owners feel about their guns because I've known a lot of them, and most have been rational, educated and caring people, many with school-aged kids. So, why haven't these gun owners been moved enough by the killings of school children to join efforts to stop the carnage?

One Of My Best Friends Was Shot And Murdered On Live Television

xoJANE | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women

I saw her face on news channels over and over. Everyone told me to shut down the television, don't look, but I could not. I watched every single ugly time I saw her scream.

LeBron James Speaks Out After Local Child’s Accidental Drive-By Death

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.02.2015 | Sports

The death of a 6-month-old baby girl in Cleveland moved LeBron James to action on Thursday night. James decried the girl's death, which was the resul...

The View From The White House As A Mass Shooting Unfolds

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

A version of this article was originally published on June 21, following the shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. It is b...

Momentum Towards Rationality at the National Gun Violence Prevention Coalition Meeting

Mike Weisser | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

I don't remember a time when so many different types of people from so many different backgrounds were as committed to serious and continuous efforts to reduce or eliminate the violence caused by guns.

Cop Killings Are Way Down During Obama Presidency

Tom Mullen | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics
Tom Mullen

In the seventh year of Bush's presidency, there were 77 cop killings, by our definition. So far this year, Obama's seventh in office, there have been 35. Statistically speaking, we're on pace for a total of 52 in 2015, which would be the lowest total in this century.

Senseless and Sensibility

Charlie Allenson | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Charlie Allenson

If the NRA had its way along with its political supporters, anybody who wants a gun would have a gun. No questions. No training. No taking of responsibility for actions resulting from the use of that gun. And if possible, let's blame the victim.

2 Killed, Including Police Officer, In Louisiana Domestic Dispute

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.26.2015 | Crime

Two people were killed, including a police officer, and two others injured in an apparent domestic dispute near a Louisiana convenience stor...

Defendant Snatches Bailiff's Gun, Kills Himself At Courthouse

AP | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.26.2015 | Crime

PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky State Police say a man being escorted through a courthouse by a bailiff after a court hearing has killed himself with ...

Why We're Responsible for the Deaths of Alison Parker and Adam Ward

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 08.26.2015 | Crime
Danielle Campoamor

This country has a fascination with guns and gun violence. From the sensationalism of firing weapons intended to kill others, to hoarding high-powered guns to create a false sense of power or protection, we have a love-affair with cold metal and the indifferent ammunition it can fire.

Barbara Lee Hosts Community Forum on Racial Justice

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.21.2015 | Black Voices
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

On August 18th, 2015 Congresswoman Barbara Lee held a community forum at Brookins AME Church in Oakland, CA to discuss policing, church shootings, and racist policies in America. Watch.

19 People Shot Dead In São Paulo 'Massacre'

Associated Press | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.15.2015 | Latino Voices

At least 19 people were shot to death within the span of about three hours in Brazil's biggest metropolitan area, law enforcement officials said Frid...

The Trumping of Real Over Unreal

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Donald Trump is producing an endless field day of a political season for any psychologically-inclined media looky loo. The outrage and shock waves fo...

A Modest Suggestion to Make Americans Confront the Scourge of Gun Violence

Mike Weisser | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Yesterday, I read about a new project to place memorial markers at the 4,000 sites where African Americans were lynched in the South. It awoke the emotions I felt when I first viewed plaques on buildings in Paris memorializing Jews who were sent East by the Nazis and never seen again.

How Mitt Romney and Retailers Dismantled Dixie

Alan Kelly | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Alan Kelly

When the disillusioned 21-year-old Dylann Roof shot and killed nine black worshipers at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, the tragedy quickly focused on the legacy of the Confederate flag and its tacit endorsement of racism. For presidential candidates courting southern conservatives, this called for high-wire political acts.

Our Jihadis and Theirs: The Real (Armed) Dangers of American Life

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

National security officials and politicians have been pounding home the message that the "greatest threat" to Americans is an extreme and brutal jihadist movement thousands of miles away and the videos and social media messages its followers produce that make it seem close at hand.

Police Search For Motive In Fatal Wal-Mart Shooting

AP | DAVE KOLPACK and BLAKE NICHOLSON | Posted 05.27.2015 | Crime

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two people who were in the car with a U.S. airman when he drove to a North Dakota Wal-Mart and opened fire inside the store in...

Cops Kill Man Suspected In Ex's Slaying Outside Of Casino

AP | TOM HAYS and MICHAEL BALSAMO | Posted 05.26.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — An armed homicide suspect died in gunfight with police early Tuesday after killing his ex-girlfriend and shooting at a man who was w...

2 Dead, Several Injured In Early Morning Shooting At Wal-Mart

AP | Posted 05.26.2015 | Crime

Police say the gunman is among the two people who died in a shooting at a Wal-Mart store in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Lt. Derik Zimmel says the sh...

9 Percent Of Americans Have Anger Issues And Easy Gun Access: Study | Posted 04.09.2015 | Crime
Read More: Shootings, Crime News

Guns and anger issues probably don't mix, but a new study suggests that nearly nine percent of Americans admit they've both exhibited impulsive angry ...