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Enough Is Enough: Congress Should Act on Gun Safety

Rep. David Cicilline | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics
Rep. David Cicilline

While there is no perfect solution that will eliminate all gun crimes, there are many things we can do to significantly reduce the danger of guns getting into the hands of criminals and the mentally ill, as well as restricting the sale of particularly deadly weapons and ammunition.

The One-Two Punch of Sandy and Sandy Hook

Tom Allon | Posted 02.26.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

We can learn from these two seemingly unrelated events that tragedy can strike at a moment's notice, human beings have an infinite capacity for compassion and charity in helping those who are suffering, and our elected leader have not done their jobs well.

NRA Offers Radical Solution to Gun Threat at Schools: Arm the Fetus!

Martin Lewis | Posted 02.20.2013 | Comedy
Martin Lewis


Refusing To Get Caught Up In Sandy Hook: Good Or Bad?

Chava Tombosky | Posted 02.19.2013 | Religion
Chava Tombosky

I will never ever tolerate or understand evil. I will never comprehend senseless murder or be able to empathize with a cold-hearted killer. I will never unravel it. But maybe in watching every minute of these details unfold, I am hoping to finally get it.

Protecting Other People's Children

Patricia McGuire | Posted 02.16.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Few professional endeavors are more fraught with anxiety and danger than the work that makes us responsible for other people's children. Sandy Hook Elementary School is the latest scene of every educator's nightmare.

David Lohr

Va. Tech Families Mourn Sandy Hook; Offer Support | David Lohr | Posted 12.15.2012 | Crime

As they prepare to mark the upcoming sixth anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting, families of the victims in that tragedy are mourning again follo...

Nick Wing

Presidential Response To Mass Shootings Yields Few Answers | Nick Wing | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

On Friday, Dec. 14, a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and opened fire on students and teachers, killing at least 26 and...

Moral Nation: Why Our Constitution Demands Gun Control

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

We are a highly moral country. We decry torture, we decry discrimination, we decry exploitation, and we decry political suppression wherever in the world it occurs. Then why should we not decry the terror of gun violence?

How to be a good mediator

Tom Fox | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Kenneth R. Feinberg is an attorney who has mediated some of the nation's most highly charged disputes. He oversaw the $20 billion Deepwater Horizon Oi...

Stricter Gun Laws Remain an Ineffective Way to Address Crime

Connor Pfeiffer | Posted 11.04.2012 | Teen
Connor Pfeiffer

Stricter gun laws simply aren't the answer, which is why increased gun regulations nationally and at the state level aren't likely to be seen in light of recent tragedies.

Who Are We

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

The frequency with which Americans must experience "breaking news" about new mass murders committed with rapid fire and large magazine firearms is, however, never-ending.

Are Mass Shootings Becoming More Frequent--and More Deadly?

Dr. Adam Lankford | Posted 09.22.2012 | Crime
Dr. Adam Lankford

Mass shootings are increasingly common and increasingly deadly. And there's no clear end in sight.

Gun Violence Is Not Normal. Or Patriotic.

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

It's time for sane adults to insist that we elect sane adults who will act like sane adults and implement sane policy. There is no reason for us to be the most violent nation on earth (except for maybe Somalia), where gun violence is the norm.

WATCH: Amazing Timelapse Of Virginia Tech Vigil

Posted 04.17.2012 | College

The Virginia Tech community came together yesterday to remember the tragic shootings, which occurred five years ago and claimed the lives of 32 people...

Lessons for My Five Year Old, the tragedies at Oikos and Virginia Tech

Ricky Choi, MD, MPH | Posted 06.16.2012 | San Francisco
Ricky Choi, MD, MPH

While both campus incidents were caused by individuals who just happened to be of Korean descent, ethnic Koreans in America, in South Korea and the broader Asian community all felt the burden.

Did Virginia Tech Fail to Protect Students in Massacre?

Mari Fagel | Posted 05.06.2012 | Crime
Mari Fagel

While the defense may argue this as a case of hindsight is 20/20, I hope the 12 jurors see this is a clear case of common sense ignored.

The Shocking Campus Shooting in Virginia You Never Heard Of

Matthew Pearl | Posted 02.14.2012 | Crime
Matthew Pearl

Last week's murder at Virginia Tech naturally evokes memories of the horrific massacre there four and a half years ago. Another shocking killing -- one that happened in 1840 -- sheds further light on how to understand campus shootings.

Michael McAuliff

New Report: Gun-Check System Misses Millions Of Drug Abusers, People With Mental Illness | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Millions of reports on people barred by federal law from purchasing guns because of serious mental illness and drug abuse are never adde...

Calling on Congress to Fix Gun Checks -- as a Brother of a Virginia Tech Victim

Omar Samaha | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics
Omar Samaha

We can save lives by coming together to tell Congress it's finally time to fix our broken gun background check system.

Let's Commit to Stop the Pain and Toll of Gun Violence

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

To honor the 80 Americans who lose their lives to gunfire every day and the families, and communities like Carson City, that suffer so grievously, let us do what we can to stop the toll of gun violence.

Packing For College: Laptop, Books, Ramen Noodles, Gun?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 11.07.2011 | College
Dennis A. Henigan

It's back to school time again and college kids are heading to campuses across the country. If the National Rifle Association has its way, "packing" for college will have a whole new meaning.

Leaving Brady, But Not the Fight to Prevent Gun Violence

Paul Helmke | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

My tenure with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence will be ending, but I will remain engaged in the movement to reduce gun violence in America. For me, working for a safer America is more than just a job.

'Twilight' Star Tackles Terrible Tragic Shooting

Posted 07.13.2011 | Entertainment

In what is no doubt a just and understandable reaction, great tragedies are often met with concerned -- and often probing -- attention from the media ...

Two Words That Might Get You Kicked Out Of College

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 07.05.2011 | College

A computer science professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, feeling isolated and alienated in a department where he was a poor fit, referr...

Guns on Campus: Ask the Virginia Tech Survivors, Not the Armchair Quarterbacks

John Woods | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
John Woods

In 2007, I lost my girlfriend, Maxine Turner, in the worst school shooting in American history.