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Here Is A Look At Police Killings Cited By Protesters

AP | Posted 12.06.2014 | Black Voices

Several recent killings of black men or boys by police officers across the nation and grand juries' decisions not to indict some of the officers have ...

James Brown Biopic: Should Life Stories Really Include Fabricated Incidents?

Charles Thomson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Thomson

It is surely irresponsible to insert significant, fictitious incidents into movies marketed as true stories. Besides which, James Brown's life story was about as dramatic as they come. If you can't turn that into a compelling movie without inventing non-existent shotgun fire, nobody's life story is safe.

Lay Down Your Arms America

Carrie Norton | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Carrie Norton

America is supposed to be the leader of the free, civilized world, a nation of peace-loving people; ergo, mass-killings have no place in our society. Except that they do.

Colorado Lawmaker Leaves Behind Loaded Handgun In State Capitol

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Feb 20 (Reuters) - A Colorado lawmaker said on Thursday he found a loaded handgun that one of his colleagues ...

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and the Jew

Beth Rosen | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
Beth Rosen

Not only did I not have an ugly Christmas sweater for my first ugly Christmas sweater party, I didn't have a nice Christmas sweater, or even a red or green sweater, to fake it. But this glitch in the plan was not going to stop this crafty Jew from enjoying her first Christmas party. To the craft room!

One Year Later

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

One year later, despite Congress's appalling lack of action, there has been important progress in some areas and states. The White House has quietly delivered on most of the executive actions President Obama promised in the aftermath of the Newtown shooting.

The Race To Extend Ban On Dangerously 'Undetectable' 3D-Printed Guns Is On

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

ALBANY, New York (AP) — As the technology to print 3-D firearms advances, a federal law that banned the undetectable guns is about to expire. ...

It's Not Rocket Science

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our nation's gun violence epidemic is not inevitable. Scholars must be allowed to do the desperately needed scientific research that will help parents, policymakers and the public determine how we can all work together to stop it.

At a Redneck Gun Raffle

Thom Nickels | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Thom Nickels

It was mesmerizing watching festival old-timers, men in beards and women in long country hair, going around meeting friends and acquaintances. Here, truly, was a portrait of rural America.

That Gun Changed Our Lives Forever

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Anger and jealousy do not last forever, but a gunshot fired in an impulsive rage often does. Easy accessibility to lethal guns makes a fatal difference over and over again.

Guns Lost, Stolen or Strayed

Michael Winship | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

The president ordered the Justice Department's beleaguered Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to deliver an annual report on lost and stolen firearms in the United States. It makes for fascinating, disturbing reading

A Quiet American Epidemic

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Too many seem to believe that anyone who is serious enough about suicide to use a gun would find an equally effective means if a gun were not available. When it comes to guns and suicide, especially in young people, there are things we can do.

Shooting It All in Las Vegas

Michael Winship | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

Solving gun violence should be a primary goal of law enforcement but government departments remain hamstringed by budget cuts and hiring freezes, not to mention the relentless bigfooting of the NRA, firearms manufacturers and the rest of the gun lobby.

We Can Do Better

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Every three days guns kill more than 20 children and teens, enough to fill a school classroom. We have likely had the equivalent of 67 Newtowns in the numbers of child deaths since December 14.

Numb -- Spiritually Dead -- Nation

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

America has a spiritual problem when it protects guns rather than children. Why are we not all calling our legislators and expressing outrage? How can we let the voices of gun dealers and manufacturers drown out the cries of children?

A Mother's Day of Action to Protect Children From Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The "Faces of Courage" campaign is focused on honoring gun violence victims and their families -- and taking action so fewer mothers who are celebrating Mother's Day this weekend will be mourning their own children next year and in years to come.

'We Must Never Give Up!'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The United States Senate's failure to pass common sense gun safety measures -- the Manchin-Toomey Amendment to expand background checks to keep guns away from underage or dangerous people, and amendments to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines designed only to kill as many human beings as possible -- is a moral failure of great magnitude. Once again the safety of children has been sacrificed by political leaders in service to the gun lobby. As Americans do we value guns more than the lives of children? Do we really want to continue to have political leaders who kowtow to the threats and money and half-truths of the gun lobby and who think their political jobs are more important than the right of children to live and learn and grow up in safety?

15 Things The Gun Industry Doesn't Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.18.2013 | Business

The National Rifle Association certainly wasn’t shy about its opposition to the Senate's failed deal to expand gun background checks. But there are ...

States With The Most Gun Violence

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business

24/7 Wall St: Following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December, a heated debate has raged over gun laws in the country. Supp...

Right and Wrong Answers on School Safety

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Despite the loud voice of the National Rifle Association (NRA), scholars, experts on school safety, and teachers overwhelmingly disagree with turning schools into armed camps rather than places of nonviolent positive learning.

What the NRA Doesn't Want You to Know

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

For years the NRA has actively fought against and prevented research on the causes and costs of gun violence. Why have we put up so long with efforts to block all research on a huge public health threat that injures and kills tens of thousands of Americans every year?

WATCH: Inside The 3D-Printed Gun Movement

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.27.2013 | Technology

The United States' current gun control debate has centered on what type of guns people should legally own and what hoops people should jump through to...

The TSA's Gun Fixation

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Truth is, the TSA is looking for a one-in-a-billion terrorist who wants to blow up a plane and the rest of the time, it's supposed to be in the customer-service business, coaching passengers through a hopelessly convoluted and confusing screening process.

We Cannot Stop Until Children Stop Dying From Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Although the U.S. accounts for less than 5 percent of the global population, Americans own an estimated 35 to 50 percent of all civilian-owned guns in the world. We can free our nation of this scourge of gun violence.

The Massive Human and Moral Cost of Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The heartrending massacre of 20 6- and 7-year-old children and six educators in Newtown, Conn., has galvanized public attention once again after a mass shooting. But the killing of children by gun violence is not new. In 2013, as we prepare to celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the dream of our gun-slain prophet of nonviolence, let us truly hear and follow rather than just celebrate him. Now is the time to free ourselves from the plague of gun violence which has taken over 1.3 million American lives since Dr. King and Robert Kennedy's assassinations in 1968. This is twice the loss of life than all American battle casualties in all the major wars we have fought since our nation began.