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Year After Shooting, Sikh Community Turns Hate Into Hope

Religion News Service | Kim Lawton | Posted 08.05.2013 | Religion

ROCKVILLE, Md. (RNS) One year after a gunman opened fire in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., killing six worshippers, Sikhs say they are hopeful abo...

Restoring Sanity: A Desperate Need for Ammunition Control

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

If medicines and even tobacco are regulated, why is ammunition sold without any type of control?

Mass Shooting Reported Near Wisconsin Mall

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.21.2012 | Crime

A mass shooting occurred on Sunday near a mall in Wisconsin, WISN 12 News reports. The incident took place near Brookfield Square Mall in Brookfiel...

Shocker: America Spends $2.16 Trillion on Violence Annually

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

One out of every 7 dollars spent in the U.S. is spent containing violence. Is this really how we want to measure America's success, how we want to develop as a society, and how we want to leave the world for our children and our children's children?

What the Founding Fathers Would Have Done About Gun Violence in America

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The right to bear arms should be preserved, but in the context of stricter gun laws that enable law enforcement to control and track weapons, and to provide adequate disincentive for the abuse of firearms.

Friendly Fire: What NYC Shooting tells us about Cops, Guns, and Armed Citizens

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The fact is that the NYPD's frank admission makes the case for gun control even stronger. What happened in New York City is an example of the mayhem that ensues when guns are used in any situation.

Are Guns Killing Our Freedom Instead of Defending It?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The real freedom we need is the freedom to be able to walk around without the fear of our fellow citizens shooting us by design or accident.

After Three Shootings, America Needs Zero Tolerance on Guns

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

If we are going to take aim at anything, then let it be at America's unhealthy obsession with guns and at the empty arguments against gun control, not at common sense.

Polls Show Continued Support for Stronger Gun Laws

Margie Omero | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

Polling shows more support for stricter gun laws than press coverage would suggest. A few new polls show continued broad support for a variety of stronger gun laws, and for the presidential candidates to devote more time to this issue.

Gun Control: It's Time to Challenge the Second Amendment

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

In all the rhetoric that flies around, few people seem to consider the Amendment in full.

A Call for Action

Naomi Menezes | Posted 10.09.2012 | Teen
Naomi Menezes

The tight lips from politicians across the aisle on guns will just result in more Oak Creeks and Auroras for years to come. A national discussion on guns, and tolerance, needs to happen now.

Another American Mass Murder

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | Posted 10.07.2012 | Media
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall

Here's the media story line best I can tell: The Sikhs are peaceful people despite the fact that they look like terrorists. If anything good can come out of this tragedy it is that people will stop mistaking good Sikhs for those evil Muslims.

Sam Stein

Gun Control After Wisconsin Shooting: 'Everyone Looks At The U.S. As Uncivilized' | Sam Stein | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- America appears to be tiring of the gun control debate, even as mass shootings continue to occur. The fervor that erupted after the shoo...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Congressman Revives Report Warning Of Right-Wing Extremism | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It’s been almost two years since Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), as a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, watched conservati...

WATCH: MSNBC Host Laments Tragedy In Wisconsin

Posted 08.07.2012 | Media

Alex Wagner reflected on the shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, speaking out against the violence and hate that she said the tragedy represented....

WATCH: Cooper Travels To Wisconsin To Cover Shooting

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 08.07.2012 | Media

Anderson Cooper traveled to Oak Creek, Wisconsin to report live from the scene of the tragic shooting at a Sikh temple on Monday. A gunman killed ...

WATCH: Temple Shooter's Stepmom Remembers His Colo. Roots

Posted 08.07.2012 | Denver

Before 40-year-old Wade Michael Page became a white supremacist and went on a shooting rampage at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisc. that left seven pe...

Amanda Terkel

Congressman: FBI Needs To Count Hate Crimes Against Sikhs | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) has for months been advocating that the FBI collect data on hate crimes against Sikh Americans. Sunday's tr...

How To Help Victims, Families Of Wisconsin Temple Shooting

Posted 08.06.2012 | Impact

After a mass shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple Sunday left seven people dead, numerous individuals and organizations have stepped in to support vict...

The Wisconsin Sikh Killings and an America Worth Fighting For

Ethan Casey | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Ethan Casey

The movements of half a century ago for civil rights and against the Vietnam War -- at once nonviolent and assertively political -- should have taught us that such an America is worth fighting for.

Obama Orders Flags Flown At Half-Staff In Wake Of Wisconsin Shooting

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama ordered flags at all U.S. government facilities both at home and abroad to be flown at half-staff Monday, a response to a mass-...

David Lohr

Unknown 'Person Of Interest' Showed Up At Sikh Temple Shooting Scene | David Lohr | Posted 08.06.2012 | Crime

Authorities investigating the killing of six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin are trying to identify a person of interest who was at the crime sce...

'Ambushed' Officer Shot 9 Times Outside Sikh Temple: Police Chief

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.06.2012 | Crime

Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy took nine bullets in the Wisconsin Sikh Temple attack on Sunday, and as he lay bleeding, he waved on fellow officers...

Aurora Victims Reach Out To Wisconsin Victims Via Social Media

Posted 08.06.2012 | Denver

The shooting at a suburban Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on Sunday that left seven dead, including the gunman, and three in critical condition h...

With Prayers For One And All

Satpal Singh | Posted 10.06.2012 | Religion
Satpal Singh

The Sikh world offers its condolences to the victims of the tragedy, their loved ones and their community. May God grant families of the deceased the strength to bear the loss of their loved ones, and grant healing and solace to the wounded hearts.