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Gun Deaths And Car Injuries Are On The Rise And No One Knows Why
A surgeon, a criminologist and a transportation expert offer their theories.
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'Stand Your Ground' Shooter Charged After Fatal Altercation Over Parking Space
Michael Drejka was charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Markeis McGlockton last month in Clearwater, Florida.
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8 Children Are Accidentally Shot Every Day With Unsecured Firearms In The Home
A new campaign is shining a light on so-called “family fire” shootings and encouraging people to take steps to prevent them.
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Shooter In Kansas Hate Crime Receives 3 Additional Life Sentences
Adam Purinton said he shot two Indian men because of their race.
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Chicago Gun Violence Leaves Dozens Shot, 4 Killed In Single Night
By Rich McKay, Reuters
“These were both random and targeted shootings on our streets,” said Fred Waller, Chief of the Patrol Division of the Chicago Police Department.
At Least 3 Dead, Several Injured In New Orleans Shooting Attack (UPDATED)
Police said a manhunt is underway for two suspects who "indiscriminately" opened fire on a crowd Saturday night.
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Toronto Votes For A Total Ban On Handgun Sales After Mass Shooting
“Why does anyone in this city need to have a gun at all?” Mayor John Tory asked at a city council meeting on Monday.
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Gun Reform Advocate Lucy McBath Wins Democratic Nod For Georgia House Seat
McBath, whose son was shot dead in 2012, will face GOP Rep. Karen Handel in November.
Trader Joe's Employee Killed In Hostage Situation Was Shot By Police Bullet
Melyda Corado was near the store's entrance when an officer fatally wounded her, police said.
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More Than Half Of U.S. States Strengthened Gun Laws After Parkland Shooting
A total of 26 states have passed 55 gun safety laws since the February massacre at a Florida high school.
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New Dad Shot Dead By Man Who Called His Friend A Racial Slur: Police
Chad Merrill, 25, was "trying to right the wrong," when another patron shot him in the chest outside a Pennsylvania bar, police said.
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Maryland's GOP Governor Says He'd Reject The NRA's Endorsement If He Got It
Gov. Larry Hogan (R) received the gun group's endorsement in 2014.
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Teacher Who Fired Gun Inside High School Classroom Sentenced To 2 Years
Jesse Randall Davidson, 53, reportedly barricaded himself in an empty classroom and fired out the window.
Pro-Gun Arizona State Senate Candidate Talks About Killing His Mother
Bobby Wilson has described shooting his mother in 1963 in an act of self-defense.
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Capital Gazette Reporter To Cover Trial Of Suspected Newsroom Shooter
“If the Baltimore Sun covered it for us, that would mean the shooter wins," Chase Cook told The New Yorker.
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GOP Said The CDC Could Research Gun Violence, But Won't Give Them Money To Do It
A spending bill passed earlier this year reaffirmed the CDC's authority to study gun violence, but that's unlikely to happen without additional funding.
Mom Of Waffle House Shooting Victim Sues Alleged Gunman And His Father
The $100 million suit claims the suspect’s father should be held accountable for returning his son’s confiscated guns to him.
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Massive Protest Against Gun Violence Closes Chicago Highway
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Bruce Rauner sparred on Twitter over the response to the protest.
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Mitch McConnell: There's Not Much The Federal Government Can Do About School Shootings
“It’s a darn shame that’s where we are, but this epidemic is something that’s got all of our attention,” he said.
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5 People Dead, 2 Injured In 'Targeted' Capital Gazette Shooting
“This person was prepared today to come in, this person was prepared to shoot people,” a deputy police chief said.
Rapper XXXTentacion Shot Dead In Florida
Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy was facing criminal charges from a 2016 domestic violence case.
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Wave Of 'Red Flag' Gun Laws Shows Power Of The Parkland Effect
The number of states that allow courts to disarm people showing warning signs of violence has doubled since the February massacre.
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New Jersey's Tough Gun Laws Just Got Even Stronger
A newly enacted package of legislation includes a red flag law, expanded background checks and additional restrictions on ammunition magazines.
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American Medical Association: Ban Assault Weapons To Curb 'Public Health Crisis'
The group calls for banning sales and possession of all assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Student Protesters Hold Die-Ins Nationwide To Push For Stronger Gun Laws
On the second anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting, advocates called for faster action on gun reform.
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How LGBTQ People Have Fought To Reform Gun Laws In The Wake Of Pulse Massacre
By Rose Dommu, On Assignment For HuffPost
In the two years since an LGBTQ safe space became a slaughterhouse, queer people have largely led the gun control movement.
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