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Constable Serving Eviction Order Kills 12-Year-Old Girl

Associated Press | David Lohr | Posted 01.12.2016 | Crime

DUNCANNON, Pa. (AP) — A constable serving an eviction order at a central Pennsylvania apartment fired at an armed tenant but the bullet passed ...

Conservatives Mock Obama For Crying About Newtown School Shooting

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

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14 Times Cops Walked In 2015 After Shooting People To Death

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An Ohio grand jury on Monday decided not to indict Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback, the Cleveland police officers involved i...

Congress Poised To Keep Banning Gun Violence Research

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of a school shooting in Oregon this fall, it briefly appeared that Congress was willing to reconsider its two-decade ban on...

California's Strict Gun Laws Failed To Stop Mass Shooting

Associated Press | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.06.2015 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The deadly shooting in San Bernardino happened in a state with some of the nation's toughest gun laws: California bar...

The Grim, Sadly Busy Existence Of A Mass Shooting TV Pundit

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.04.2015 | Media

On Wednesday afternoon, MSNBC asked Clint Van Zandt to jump on live television and do what he’s been doing with alarming frequency in recent mo...

Paul Ryan: We Must Address Mental Illness To Curb Mass Shootings

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

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Guns, Violence and Video

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 12.03.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Something else is at work here. Something that makes us an inherently violent society. For the past 50 years, Americans, more than anyone else, have been engaged in a rather unique and national sociological experiment -- the results of which, I think, are starting to show now.

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
xoJANE

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...