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Tucson Shooting

Jim and Sarah Brady: We'll Never Know How Many Lives They Saved

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

We now mark the anniversary of Jim Brady's shooting with a renewed sense of loss: Tucson. A major difference between the two tragedies is that the outcome on January 8 was even more deadly.

Jim and Sarah Brady: Beyond Politics to Idealism

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Thirty years ago, a disturbed young man with a $22 revolver almost ended the lives of Ronald Reagan and his press secretary, James Brady. Like other anniversaries of historic events, this one is cause for reflection.

One Gun in the Wrong Hands, Six Innocent Lives Lost

Peter Rhee | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Peter Rhee

Tucson is a peaceful place, not somewhere you expect to see many gunshot wounds. Fixing simple gaps in the law could mean the difference between a warzone and another beautiful day.

Jared Loughner Ordered To Undergo Mental Evaluation

AP | By AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX -- An Arizona judge on Monday ordered the suspect in the January shooting rampage in Tucson to undergo a mental evaluation at a specialized fa...

Court Documents: Police Found Evidence Of Loughner's Obsession With Giffords

The Washington Post | Sari Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Newly released documents from the investigation into the Tucson shooting rampage reveal that police found two shotguns in the home of suspect Jared Le...

New Charges Against Alleged Tucson Shooter

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD and AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Federal prosecutors on Friday announced new charges against the suspect in the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, acc...

Keep Guns Off Campus

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Dennis A. Henigan

The gun lobby is stridently seeking to overcome the collective judgment of college administrators, faculty and students that allowing guns on campus is a recipe for disaster.

Lucia Graves

In Arizona, Survivor Of Virginia Tech Massacre Talks Gun Control: 'The Time For Thoughts And Prayers Is Over' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Almost two months after the shootings in Tucson, Ariz., Colin Goddard, a survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre, is speaking to Arizona students about...

Gabrielle Giffords Aide Slowly Healing Both Body & Mind

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. — Ron Barber takes the metal cane and asks, "So where do you want me to go?" "In the kitchen, to the sink," physical therapist De...

It Could Have Been Less Deadly

Maria Cuomo Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maria Cuomo Cole

What happened in Tucson, if you were there? Seconds felt like an eternity for those on the scene; taut cracks of sound the human mind interprets as ...

Arizona Lawmakers Seeking To Designate Official State Gun

AP | CARMEN CASTRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — The Arizona Legislature is considering a bill to designate a historic Colt revolver the official state firearm, angering gun-control a...

The Middle Ground on Guns

Mike Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Quigley

Chicago is not alone. Americans across the country from Ft. Hood to campuses in Dekalb and Blacksburg to the Pentagon and Columbine continue to wonder how dangerous individuals have access to deadly weapons.

Musicians Come Together For Tucson Benefit Concert

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

TUCSON, Ariz. — Jackson Browne, Alice Cooper, David Crosby and Graham Nash will perform in Tucson, Ariz., to benefit a charitable fund establish...

Judge In Loughner Case To Mull Release Of Records

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN DIEGO — News organizations failed to persuade a federal judge Friday to release a second mug shot and search warrant records involving the s...

The NRA's Post-Tucson Contortions

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Thanks to the NRA, Arizona's laws are so weak that even if the Tucson police had known of the dangerous behavior that led to his dismissal from the local community college, they would have been powerless to take his gun away until he actually fired.

For the Love of a Gun

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

We Americans love our guns. We love 'em. We don't just feel they're a Right, a necessity, a possibly delusional buffer to our safety, we're freakin' passionate about the things.

A Call for Angelenos to Take the Lead on Gun Violence Prevention to Unite our American Family

Eric Garcetti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Eric Garcetti

Angelenos have a meaningful opportunity to make our city a model of gun violence prevention. This is how we can best honor what happened in Tucson, and move forward with courage to a less deadly future.

In Wake of Tucson, NRA Advocates Armed Militia Movement

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

We must recognize that the NRA's insurrectionist ideology not only presents a grave threat to precious human life, but also undermines the very purpose of our Constitution.

3 Words We Need in Politics

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

You didn't hear those three words from Michele Bachmann after her history-revising Tea Party response to President Obama's State of the Union speech. What are those three words, you ask? "I was wrong."

Can Religion Make Us More Civil?

John Backman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Backman

The connection between ego and incivility is so simple to articulate and so difficult to resolve. Here is where I believe religion can play a key role.

Sarah Palin Plays With Fire

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lesleyann Coker

Sarah Palin is a master of self-immolation. In the month since the horrific shooting in Tucson, Palin squandered an opportunity to help mend the coun...

It's Time for a Return to Civility

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

I'll start with a clean-up. In my earlier column on the Tucson shootings I had a number of my facts wrong and several readers pointed this out.. The w...

13 Families -- Life After Columbine

Trey Borzillieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Borzillieri

In the aftermath of Tucson... do we have the courage to stay awake for change this time? It has been nearly one month since the tragic shootings ther...

The Second Amendment Demands Gun Control

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Wasserman

The Second Amendment supports those of us who would control guns -- and thus prevent the insane slaughter that compromises our security.

Arizona Shooting Increases Mental Health Awareness Across Nation

Chronicle Of Philanthropy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Since last month's shooting in Tucson, Ariz., national nonprofit mental-health organizations have begun to undertake newly aggressive steps to lobby a...