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Mass Shooting

6 Shot In Chicago Laundromat

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.03.2014 | Crime

At least six people, including two teenagers, were shot Monday night at a laundromat in Chicago, according to multiple reports. A seventh person w...

Shots Fired. Madness in Progress.

Michael Winship | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

You've no doubt heard that this doesn't happen in countries like Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada where the gun rules are strict and lives are saved. But here the cycle of death, denial, resistance and madness goes on.

Mass Murder on Both Sides of the Atlantic--Politics or Psychopathology?

Jack Levin, Ph.D. | Posted 05.29.2014 | Crime
Jack Levin, Ph.D.

Massacres in European countries tend to be politically motivated. American massacres tend to be motivated more by psychopathology than by politics. The killer fits a profile.

Navigating Isla Vista's Tragedy As A Student Photojournalist Who Was On The Scene

Mark Brocher | Posted 05.27.2014 | College
Mark Brocher

I was both one of the few witnesses to the crime scene and a photojournalist. It left me confused and conflicted, and I could not help but wonder whether publishing photos of a tragedy is ever justifiable.

NRA Continues To Push 'Good Guy With A Gun' Myth

Mike Weisser | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

How many of the 43 multiple shootings ended with a "good guy" pulling out a gun? None.

Another Mass Shooting in America: This Time My Town, Santa Barbara

Terra Trevor | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Terra Trevor

Before we personally experience a mass shooting within our own community it is easy to distance ourselves and think that mass shootings happen in other places, and to other people. But Friday night drove me to understand that at any moment it can happen.

David Wood

Fort Hood Shooting Highlights How Little Is Known About Military Trauma And Homicide

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The deadly shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday comes amid widening awareness of the deep and enduring war trauma that exists with...

Fort Hood Shooting: What We Know About Ivan Lopez

David Lohr | Posted 04.03.2014 | Crime

An initial portrait of Ivan Lopez, the Iraq War veteran allegedly responsible for the mass shooting Wednesday afternoon at Fort Hood, is slowly emergi...

GOP Rep Backs Concealed Weapons At Fort Hood In Wake Of Shooting

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Hours after a mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, left at least four people dead on Wednesday, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said he supports allowing ...

7 Wounded In San Francisco Shooting

Posted 03.24.2014 | Crime

Seven people were wounded in a shooting Sunday night in San Francisco's Tenderloin district. KRON 4 says the incident may have been a drive-by sho...

Shoot First, Claim Self-Defense Later

Mike Weisser | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Maybe I've got it all mixed up, but I haven't seen any interviews with guys in prison who pulled out a gun and shot someone because it was the "only" way they could settle an argument on favorable terms.

Second Amendment: Redux

Mona R. Washington | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Mona R. Washington

Cast American One Concerned, gun weary, shell shocked, patriotic-centrist, and parent American Two Concerned, gun weary, shell shocked, pa...

A Mass Shooting Happened, But You Didn't Hear About It

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

A mass shooting happened on Wednesday, but you probably didn't read about it in the news. It happened at Al's Place, a barbershop. There was a back...

Another Month, Another 50 Women Dead

Martha Burk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Before Domestic Violence Awareness Month is over, at least 20 more women, and some of their kids, will be fatally shot by abusers. Cause of death: lack of action in Congress.

Groups Make Questionable Plans For Newtown Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

Numerous gun advocacy groups, including the Second Amendment Foundation and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, have joined to...

Don't Think the NRA Is Hiding After the Navy Yard Shooting

Mike Weisser | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The pro-gun folks are waging a continuous and effective campaign; the gun control folks are busy talking to themselves.

Gunshots

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

What is it going to take for us to stand up and say enough to this internal gun war of American against American? What is it going to take to create a mental health system that prevents such tragedies from happening over and over?

Man Shot In The Head At Catholic Mass

AP | Posted 08.17.2013 | Crime

OGDEN, Utah — A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of walking into a Catholic church and shooting his father-in-law in the back of t...

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.

WATCH: Alabama Releases Graphic Mass Shooting PSA

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

The Alabama Department of Homeland Security wants Alabama residents "to be prepared for the worst." The department has released a graphic public se...

It's Time to Protect the Peaceful

Pamela Kripke | Posted 03.02.2013 | Crime
Pamela Kripke

People in power, now, should be thinking only of what they can do to return our psyches to their natural state of peace and equanimity. Lawmakers, now, should not entertain what gun manufacturers and their lobbyists think.

Governor: 'Serious Concerns' About State Legislation To Arm Teachers

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics

Citing "serious concerns" about safety, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) has come out against proposed legislation that would let teachers in his state...

Gun Control and the Slaughter of Innocents

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 02.14.2013 | Crime
Robert D. Stolorow

In the aftermath of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, there are two differing ways in which human beings can react to feelings of unspeakable horror and powerlessness in the face of the slaughtering of innocent little children.

The Insanity of Our Gun Culture

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

As we all know, the chances for comprehensive gun control in the United States is only a pipe dream since the NRA controls Congress and state legislatures, for if they did not, we would have seen effective laws passed years ago resulting in countless lives saved.