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Tucson Shooting

One Gun in the Wrong Hands, Six Innocent Lives Lost

Peter Rhee | Posted 05.28.2011 | Home
Peter Rhee

Tucson is a peaceful place, not somewhere you expect to see many gunshot wounds. Fixing simple gaps in the law could mean the difference between a warzone and another beautiful day.

Court Documents: Police Found Evidence Of Loughner's Obsession With Giffords

The Washington Post | Sari Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Newly released documents from the investigation into the Tucson shooting rampage reveal that police found two shotguns in the home of suspect Jared Le...

Keep Guns Off Campus

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
Dennis A. Henigan

The gun lobby is stridently seeking to overcome the collective judgment of college administrators, faculty and students that allowing guns on campus is a recipe for disaster.

Lucia Graves

In Arizona, Survivor Of Virginia Tech Massacre Talks Gun Control: 'The Time For Thoughts And Prayers Is Over' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Almost two months after the shootings in Tucson, Ariz., Colin Goddard, a survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre, is speaking to Arizona students about...

It Could Have Been Less Deadly

Maria Cuomo Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Maria Cuomo Cole

What happened in Tucson, if you were there? Seconds felt like an eternity for those on the scene; taut cracks of sound the human mind interprets as ...

The Middle Ground on Guns

Mike Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Quigley

Chicago is not alone. Americans across the country from Ft. Hood to campuses in Dekalb and Blacksburg to the Pentagon and Columbine continue to wonder how dangerous individuals have access to deadly weapons.

The NRA's Post-Tucson Contortions

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dennis A. Henigan

Thanks to the NRA, Arizona's laws are so weak that even if the Tucson police had known of the dangerous behavior that led to his dismissal from the local community college, they would have been powerless to take his gun away until he actually fired.

For the Love of a Gun

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lorraine Devon Wilke

We Americans love our guns. We love 'em. We don't just feel they're a Right, a necessity, a possibly delusional buffer to our safety, we're freakin' passionate about the things.

A Call for Angelenos to Take the Lead on Gun Violence Prevention to Unite our American Family

Eric Garcetti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Eric Garcetti

Angelenos have a meaningful opportunity to make our city a model of gun violence prevention. This is how we can best honor what happened in Tucson, and move forward with courage to a less deadly future.

In Wake of Tucson, NRA Advocates Armed Militia Movement

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Horwitz

We must recognize that the NRA's insurrectionist ideology not only presents a grave threat to precious human life, but also undermines the very purpose of our Constitution.

3 Words We Need in Politics

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Jim Taylor

You didn't hear those three words from Michele Bachmann after her history-revising Tea Party response to President Obama's State of the Union speech. What are those three words, you ask? "I was wrong."

Can Religion Make Us More Civil?

John Backman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Backman

The connection between ego and incivility is so simple to articulate and so difficult to resolve. Here is where I believe religion can play a key role.

Sarah Palin Plays With Fire

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lesleyann Coker

Sarah Palin is a master of self-immolation. In the month since the horrific shooting in Tucson, Palin squandered an opportunity to help mend the coun...

It's Time for a Return to Civility

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

I'll start with a clean-up. In my earlier column on the Tucson shootings I had a number of my facts wrong and several readers pointed this out.. The w...

13 Families -- Life After Columbine

Trey Borzillieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Trey Borzillieri

In the aftermath of Tucson... do we have the courage to stay awake for change this time? It has been nearly one month since the tragic shootings ther...

The Second Amendment Demands Gun Control

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Harvey Wasserman

The Second Amendment supports those of us who would control guns -- and thus prevent the insane slaughter that compromises our security.

Arizona Shooting Increases Mental Health Awareness Across Nation

Chronicle Of Philanthropy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Since last month's shooting in Tucson, Ariz., national nonprofit mental-health organizations have begun to undertake newly aggressive steps to lobby a...

At-Risk U.S. Children Struggle To Just Be Kids

Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Cierra Jones does not invite her friends to sleep over. She would, if she had her own room, or her own backyard to play in. But the 9-year-old worries...

Logic, Guns and Mental Illness

Gloria Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gloria Duffy

The logic is absolutely clear -- the more guns in private hands, the more people will be shot and killed each year in the US. The more guns in private hands, the greater the number will be of mentally unstable individuals with guns.

Closing the "Open Carry" Loophole

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

In the wake of the Tucson shootings, efforts have begun to repeal "open carry" laws that have been exploited for political purposes by the more extreme elements of the gun rights community.

Judge Approves Moving Loughner Trial To Tucson

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PHOENIX (Reuters) A federal judge has approved moving court proceedings to Tucson, Arizona from Phoenix for Jared Lee Loughner, the 22-year-old colleg...

Undercover at an Arizona Gun Show

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael R. Bloomberg

How difficult is it for criminals, the mentally ill, and drug abusers to buy guns in Arizona? We sent undercover investigators with hidden cameras to find out, and the answer is: not difficult at all.

Mayor: Undercover Gun Probe Found Illegal Gun Sales In Arizona

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg says undercover investigators working for New York City were illegally allowed to buy semi-automatic pistols at an...

Jason Linkins

Obama Urged To Pardon Tom DeLay ... I Think Because Of Tucson? It's Really Confusing | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) is well-known for tightly controlling rank-and-file Republicans with his "hammer," and "Dancing" with...

The National Empathy Divide

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Koehler

The movement known as restorative justice challenges the notion that our basic response to crime should be punishment rather than healing.