Saturday, October 10, 2015
gun violence
Andy Parker Everytown Rally

Gun-Control Activists Stage Nationwide Rallies

United under the #WhateverItTakes, supporters and allies called out politicians in the name of enacting gun safety reform measures.

September 11, 2015
Black Lives Matter NYC Protest

Black-On-Black Violence Demands Our Attention

No matter how those black lives are snuffed out, the senseless loss of black life demands a response.

September 5, 2015

If Sandy Hook Is ‘Bearable,’ What Is Not?

Every time there is a tragic gun shooting, we say it’s going to be different now. But it never is.

September 2, 2015

‘If I Have To Be The John Walsh Of Gun Control’: Victim’s Father To Become Advocate

The father of a victim in Wednesday’s murder of the local TV crew in Virginia is quickly emerging as a new spokesman for gun control — determined that these mass shootings not just keep on happening.

August 27, 2015
Dylann Storm Roof appears by closed-circuit television at his bond hearing in Charleston

‘Temporary’ Not Guilty Plea Entered For Charleston Suspect

Dylann Roof was arraigned on 33 federal hate crime and firearms charges, plus state murder and attempted murder counts.

July 31, 2015
Guns, Second Amendment Rights, Laws, Shootings, Online Shopping, Weapons Ban

How Many Must Die In Mass Shootings For Lawmakers To Act?

Why was someone who had been “involuntarily committed” and reportedly had a history of domestic violence able to get a handgun?

July 24, 2015
U.S. flag flies alongside a sign in honor of the four Marines killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Troubled Young Terrorist Next Door

The similarities between the stories of the various young men who commit acts of terrorism in this country are hard to ignore.

July 21, 2015
James Comey

FBI Chief Says Agency Should Not Have Cleared Gun Sale To Dylann Roof

FBI Director James B. Comey said agency employees should have rejected Dylann Roof’s attempt to purchase a gun because Roof had earlier been arrested for possession of drugs.

July 10, 2015
Charleston, S.C., aftermath

Charleston And The Politics Of Evasion

Millions of words will be written and spoken about the victims in Charleston. We’ll deal with everything — except the need to change.

June 22, 2015

Suspect Captured In Charleston, S.C., Church Shooting That Killed 9

Authorities have captured a man suspected of opening fire at a historic black church during a prayer meeting and killing nine people in what is being investigated as a hate crime.

June 18, 2015
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James Holmes’ Notebook: Opposing Views Of Aurora Shooter’s Mindset

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

May 27, 2015
Gun Boys

Nearly 9 Percent Of Americans Are Angry, Impulsive, And Have A Gun, Study Says

What’s more, 1.5 percent of people who have these anger issues carry their guns outside the home. Tread lightly.

April 9, 2015
NYPD ebola

Number Of Officers Killed By Firearms Up 56 percent In 2014

2014 was a very dangerous year for the police.

December 30, 2014

While National Gun Lobby Gloats, States Seek Sanity On Firearms

Despite a dysfunctional Congress, gun control advocates see growing momentum for “sensible” laws at the state level.

December 27, 2014
assault rifle

America’s Mass-Shootings Epidemic

America needs to wake up — the next mass shooting is not a matter of if, but when and where.

October 22, 2014
No more names

U.S. Mass Shootings Increase In Recent Years: FBI

Don’t miss these shocking new stats on gun violence.

September 25, 2014
guns and ammo

In The U.S., Gun Violence Kills Blacks At Twice The Rate Of Whites

This new data will shock you.

September 20, 2014

Man Dies After Shooting Himself With Shotgun While ‘Showing It Off’

By Rosemary Regina Sobol, Chicago Tribune A 31-year-old Evanston, Ill., man is dead after he accidentally shot himself with his shotgun while “showing it off” with friends Sunday night, authorities said. Eric Zyzanski was pronounced dead at 11:35 p.m. at Evanston Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Police responded to an apartment […]

August 4, 2014

Trial Delayed For Colorado Theater Shooting Suspect James Holmes

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times The murder trial of James E. Holmes, charged in the Aurora, Colorado, theater massacre, will be delayed to allowed enough time for a second sanity review to be completed, a judge ruled Wednesday. Holmes, 26, is accused of opening fire inside a movie theater showing “The Dark Knight Rises,” […]

July 9, 2014
Rahm Emanuel

Nine Dead In Weekend Surge Of Shootings In Chicago

Chicago (AFP) – At least nine people were murdered in Chicago over the Independence Day weekend in an explosion of gun violence branded “simply unacceptable” by its mayor. There were 50 shootings from suppertime Thursday through midnight Sunday in the third most populous city in the United States, police said, triggering introspection and calls for […]

July 8, 2014
guns and ammo

2 Dead, Student And Shooter, At Oregon High School

By Michael Muskal and Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times One student has been killed and the shooter is also dead at Reynolds High School near Portland, Oregon, police said Tuesday morning. At a televised news conference, Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson told reporters that the violent situation, which began at 8 a.m., was contained and […]

June 10, 2014
School Shooting

Gunman Reported Dead After Shooting At Oregon High School

By Michael Muskal and Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times A gunman is dead at a Troutdale, Oregon, high school and the situation has been brought under control, according to the Multnomah County sheriff’s office. Students, who had been locked in place, were evacuated from Reynolds High School and were being reunited with their parents in […]

June 10, 2014
Las Vegas shooting

Shooters In Las Vegas Ambush Were Unhappy With Police, Neighbors Say

By John M. Glionna and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times LAS VEGAS — Neighbors of the young couple believed responsible for gunning down two police officers, killing a Walmart shopper, then shooting themselves to death, said the pair owned a variety of guns and talked of being disillusioned with government and police. A neighbor at […]

June 9, 2014
guns and ammo

Las Vegas Rampage Leaves Five Dead, Including Two Officers

By John M. Glionna and Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times LAS VEGAS — Two killers — a man and a woman — walked into a pizzeria here at midday, launching a bloody Sunday rampage that eventually left five people dead, including two on-duty Metropolitan police officers ambushed as they were having lunch. “The revolution is […]

June 9, 2014
The Second Amendment by Michael Waldman

Weekend Reader: ‘The Second Amendment: A Biography’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you The Second Amendment: A Biography by Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. In The Second Amendment, Waldman delves into the hidden history behind the gun debate in America. From the NRA’s founding during the Civil War to its radicalization in recent years, he examines the ideological transformation of what […]

June 7, 2014
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