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Melissa Jeltsen

These Abusers Aren't Allowed To Own Guns. So Why Aren't States Removing Them?

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

On the worst night of her life, Nicole Beverly was beaten almost unconscious by her husband and then forced to sit beside him as he loaded and unloade...

Should We Actually Arm Citizens and Let Them Police Themselves?

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.19.2014 | Crime
John Roman, Ph.D.

A city with limited resources and stubbornly high crime rates, Detroit is ripe for justice system innovation. Police Chief James Craig has seized on this opportunity, implementing a broad range of changes to the department.

Man Caught Attempting To Bring Gun Inside U.S. Capitol

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

Capitol Police on Wednesday caught a man bringing a firearm into the U.S. Capitol, according to Roll Call. The man, who Roll Call reports is not a ...

Guns, Intimacy and Tragedy for Women

K. Sujata | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
K. Sujata

Put simply, the presence of guns dramatically increases the probability of death in incidents involving domestic violence. In 2011 almost two-thirds of women killed with guns were killed by their intimate partners.

We Need Better Data for a Serious Gun Control Debate

Robert Muggah | Posted 07.27.2014 | Crime
Robert Muggah

On one side are those who explain these ghastly incidents as the outcome of a failed mental health system. On the other are pundits who say these preventable deaths are the consequence of America's patent inability to regulate guns. They are both right.

To Keep Women Healthy, We Must Protect Them From Gun Violence

Qudsia Raja | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Qudsia Raja

Firearms-related domestic violence homicides are a serious public health concern for women in the United States who are fleeing abusive homes.

Divest Now: Clayton Williams, the Oil Corporation That Loves the NRA (Even More Than its Own Shareholders)

Naomi Seligman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Naomi Seligman

Oil and gas giant Clayton Williams Jr. is, of course, under no obligation to change his opinions. But he has no business using his publicly traded corporation to further his political agenda.

'Look, You Have A Red Dot On Your Forehead'

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 05.08.2014 | Crime

“Look, you have a red dot on your forehead,” may have been the last words 11-year-old Hunter Pedersen heard before being fatally shot by his uncle...

The New Cold War - Florida Style

Gary Stein | Posted 07.05.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Right now it seems that the attitudes, fear and paranoia of the Cold War are back -- in Florida. This time, however, the weapon in question is not the atom bomb but the more personal conflict over handguns.

Head Of Major Anti-Gun Violence Group To Step Down

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

By Edith Honan NEW YORK, April 30 (Reuters) - The executive director of the gun control group founded by former New York Mayor Michael...

The Future of Ukraine -- Civil war?

Elena Ulansky | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Elena Ulansky

The West has not given defensive arms to Ukraine. Instead, it imposed meaningless sanctions and despite its rhetoric it appears to be leaving Ukraine to its own devices to deal with the pro-Russian secession movement.

Skin Color Is Not a Crime: Why Stop and Frisk Doesn't Work

Evan DeFilippis | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Evan DeFilippis

Instead of pretending that humiliation is the cost of security, we owe it to vulnerable populations among high-crime communities to find law enforcement practices that preserve dignity and security.

No 'Little Kid Lobby' in Missouri

Stacey Newman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Stacey Newman

What must happen in our state before our kids, our little kids, tug at our hearts and minds and wallets? Kids afraid to go to school. Afraid to walk home from school. Afraid to be in their house. Afraid that we have totally forgotten they matter because they can't afford to lobby us.

Do More Guns Cause More Suicide?

Evan DeFilippis | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Evan DeFilippis

The same bad arguments forwarded by politicians are being used by the NRA to challenge gun regulation. This insistence by gun advocates that suicide is a foregone conclusion is not only factually incorrect, but incredibly dangerous.

Don't Give Men Guns

Gina Barreca | Posted 05.03.2014 | Women
Gina Barreca

Women will be able to buy and own guns but not be permitted to share them with our male counterparts. Why? Because it's clear that men don't know how to handle weapons.

4 Reasons Why Stand Your Ground Made a Difference in the Michael Dunn Trial

Lisa Bloom | Posted 04.23.2014 | Crime
Lisa Bloom

Sure, he'll be locked up (at least 60 years for Michael Dunn), but true justice requires a conviction for murder. This did not happen. The reason? Stand Your Ground.

State Lawmakers Debating Leniency Over Guns In Airports

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Gary Lawrence usually carries a .22-caliber revolver while out walking his dog in rural Georgia as protection against venomous snakes...

Emily Cohn

'Gun And Roses' Giveaway Is As Terrifying As It Sounds

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Cohn | Posted 02.14.2014 | Business

Nothing says "I LOVE YOU NEVER LEAVE ME I MEAN IT SERIOUSLY" quite like bringing home a firearm on Valentine's Day. Impact Guns, an online gun reta...

Georgia Lawmakers Want Congress To Leave Their Guns And Ammo Alone

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

A bill introduced by a Republican state lawmaker seeks to exempt Georgians from any new federal gun laws. The bill, proposed by state Rep. Tom Kirb...

Lawmaker Gives Unsettling Explanation For How She Accidentally Fired Gun In Her Office

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A Kentucky state lawmaker accidentally fired her handgun in her legislative office Tuesday. State Representative Leslie Combs, a Democrat, was unlo...

These Are The Faces Of America's Gun Violence Victims

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The reality is anyone could be a victim of gun violence. Simon Frankel, Ann Marie Crowell, Kamal Saini, Pam Simon, Debra Fine, and Jammal Simon could ...

Kim Bhasin

Gun Sales Have Become A New Black Friday Tradition Because, America

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Every year on Black Friday, shoppers across the United States brave crowds to battle each other for door-buster sales on flat-screen TVs, video games,...

Professor: Concealed Carry Class Told Us To Store Loaded Guns Under The Bed

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

Dr. Ty L. Bullard claimed in an op-ed in The Charlotte Observer last week that a local law enforcement officer in North Carolina told students in a st...

Purported White Supremacists Arrested

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF and FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 12.15.2013 | Politics

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Two members of a notorious family that authorities say once tried to set up a whites-only nation in...

Guns and Suicide: Worse Than Just a Means

Tom Harvey | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Tom Harvey

Why aren't the number of non-gun suicides lower in high gun states? If the effect of guns on the suicide rate is just a matter of being a convenient means then gun suicide should replace non-gun suicide in many cases.