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Death Toll

Posted on Jul 17, 2016 ENLARGE


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The U.S. Is Downright Weird When It Comes to Firearms

The United States continues to be peculiar in handing out powerful, magazine-fed firearms to almost anyone who wants one and not requiring background checks on private purchases, even those made at gun shows.

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Posted on Jul 11, 2016 ENLARGE

In His Last Year, Can Obama Complete the Unfinished Business of Gun Control?

The president’s recent executive actions—spurred by mass shootings that seem to be endless—promise to breathe new life into the debate on gun control. But will Congress act?

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 READ MORE

How Much Can Obama’s Executive Actions Affect Gun Violence?

President Obama’s recently unveiled executive actions on guns drew predictable praise from gun control advocates and bile from gun rights supporters and Republican lawmakers, including some who called his actions unconstitutional. But others have noted that the actions themselves are extremely modest, raising questions about how much they will really do to stem gun violence.

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American Roulette

Posted on Jan 10, 2016 ENLARGE


Posted on Dec 7, 2015 ENLARGE

Bernie Sanders’ Plan to Address Gun Violence in America

Expanding background checks, renewing the assault weapons ban and ending the legal sale of guns to people on the FBI’s terror watch list are among 10 things the presidential candidate says Americans can do to save their lives and those of their neighbors.

Posted on Dec 4, 2015 READ MORE

Gun TV Aims to Sell Weapons in Your Home

In 2016, a new shopping channel will sell firearms, ammunition, hunting jackets and concealed-carry holsters in the households of a nation where 30,000 people die in shootings every year.

Posted on Dec 3, 2015 READ MORE


Posted on Oct 26, 2015 ENLARGE

Four Hit at a University in What Is Believed to Be the 294th Mass Shooting of 2015

One person is dead after a gunman opened fire during a dispute over a dice game on Tennessee State University’s campus Thursday night.

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The Undertaker

Posted on Sep 2, 2015 ENLARGE

Gun Deaths

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 ENLARGE

Gun Violence

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 ENLARGE

Studs Terkel on Death and Forgiveness in America

I’ve chosen two interviews from Terkel’s oral history of death which stayed with me these last 13 years. The first focuses on an impulse that may be among the hardest to understand and yet most moving to encounter, forgiveness; and the second centers on a subject that, unfortunately, is still all too timely: the trauma deaths of young Americans from gunshot wounds.

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 READ MORE

Five Things That Will Kill More Americans Than Ebola

The odd hysteria about ebola is being driven more by a media frenzy than the actual public health risks.

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 READ MORE

Whatever It Takes

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 ENLARGE

Why Gun Control Groups Have Moved Away From an Assault Weapons Ban

A decade after the ban expired, gun control groups say that focusing on other policies will save more American lives.

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 READ MORE

There Were 30 Murders by Firearm in England in 2012 (Equiv. 164) Vs. 8,855 in U.S.

The mentally imbalanced individual who Friday hunted down UC Santa Barbara students and knifed three and shot six of them to death, wounding with gunfire seven more, used a semiautomatic handgun.

Posted on May 26, 2014 READ MORE

NRA Hypnosis

Posted on May 1, 2014 ENLARGE

Research to Prevent Gun Violence

Posted on Apr 29, 2014 ENLARGE

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Republicans Say No to CDC Gun Violence Research

Giving the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention money for gun violence research is a “request to fund propaganda,” a Georgia congressman says.

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 READ MORE

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High Inequality Results in More U.S. Deaths Than Tobacco, Car Crashes and Guns Combined

In 2009, the British Medical Journal published a study that revealed what seems to be a shocking truth.

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 READ MORE

Trigger Happy

Posted on Mar 30, 2014 ENLARGE

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Nearly 200 Children Killed by Gunshot Since the Sandy Hook Massacre

Mother Jones’ analysis of deaths related to guns reported in the media shows that at least 194 children under the age of 12 have been killed in accidents or homicides since the Newtown shooting a year ago. Other research estimates the true toll is closer to 500. How can the NRA keep saying we need more guns?

Posted on Dec 10, 2013 READ MORE

That Day in Dallas…

Posted on Nov 23, 2013 ENLARGE

JFK Flame

Posted on Nov 22, 2013 ENLARGE

Victims in Perspective

Posted on May 2, 2013 ENLARGE

The Huffington Post

Mapping the Dead: Gun Fatalities Since Sandy Hook

A chilling infographic by The Huffington Post shows 2,243 Americans have been killed with guns in the 98 days that had passed as of Friday since the massacre in Newtown, Conn.

Posted on Mar 23, 2013 READ MORE

Texas Speedway NRA 500

Posted on Mar 10, 2013 ENLARGE

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A Look at Gun Deaths in America

“You know that line, ‘guns don’t kill people, people kill people?’ It’s true, so far as it goes,” writes Ezra Klein on The Washington’s Post Wonkblog. “But in the United States, when people decide to kill people, or kill themselves, they typically reach for a gun.”

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 READ MORE

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