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Senate Fails to Pass Four New Gun Safety Bills, Even After the Mass Killing in Orlando

It was business as usual on gun legislation in Washington on Monday. But some lawmakers remain hopeful that a compromise can be reached to provide common-sense gun laws in America.

Posted on Jun 20, 2016 READ MORE



Is the Gun Lobby Finally Cornered?

Even the most fervently held dogma is not immune to reality and logic. The collapse of the opposition to reasonable steps toward making us a safer country may not happen all at once. But it is in sight.

Posted on Jun 20, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Jun 16, 2016 ENLARGE



Employer of Pulse Nightclub Shooter Ignored Warnings About Two Other Killers

G4S, the security company that employed Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people early Sunday in Orlando, Fla., failed to heed warnings about at least two other employees who went on to commit murder.

Posted on Jun 16, 2016 READ MORE



Let’s Learn From Australia: Semi-Automatic Weapons Bans Work

About 10 days before he committed the single largest shooting massacre in modern U.S. history, Omar Mateen walked into the St. Lucie Shooting Center, in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and bought an AR-style semi-automatic rifle and a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol.

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 READ MORE


The Heartbreakingly Beautiful Responses to the Orlando Massacre You Have to See (Multimedia)

All over the internet, responses to the Pulse nightclub tragedy have been painfully moving. Here are just some of the most powerful tributes—in the form of videos, photos and written pieces—we found.

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



A Criminologist Explains Six Truths You Should Know About America’s Mass Shootings

An expert attempts to debunk common myths about mass shootings, starting with the bonkers idea that more guns make people safer; scientists are working to condense multiple medications into “personalized” pills; and since late 2015, more Americans have been employed by online-only outlets than by newspapers. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Jun 14, 2016 ENLARGE



Mothers of Gunned-Down Children Demand Common-Sense Firearms Laws

Last week thousands of mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters and others marched in 200 rallies and 47 states across the country to protest our nation’s lack of common-sense gun laws. Here are the words of a few of them.

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 READ MORE



Live Blog: 50 Dead at LGBT Nightclub in Orlando, Fla., in Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History

The gunman who launched an attack at the Pulse bar early Sunday was identified, and the death toll broke a horrific record. President Obama addressed the nation, and state, city and law enforcement officials have commented from Orlando. (Updated late Sunday.)

Posted on Jun 12, 2016 READ MORE



VIDEO: Obama Announces Executive Action Plan for Gun Control

President Obama is well aware that he faces one of the biggest battles of his White House tenure in taking up the gun control issue, but on Tuesday, he exercised his executive authority and moved to restrict sales of certain kinds of firearms.

Posted on Jan 5, 2016 READ MORE



The San Bernardino Massacre Isn’t Part of a ‘World War’

In most mass shootings, politicians shrug that “stuff happens”—unless the shooters are Muslims.

Posted on Dec 17, 2015 READ MORE



VIDEO: Accused Planned Parenthood Killer Tells Court He’s a ‘Warrior for the Babies’

The courtroom remarks of the suspected killer in a recent attack on a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic confirm that—contrary to the feelings of some conservatives—violent, disaffected Americans need no help from Islam to commit acts of terror.

Posted on Dec 11, 2015 READ MORE



Woman in San Bernardino Mass Shooting Made Pledge to Islamic State on Facebook (Updated)

UPDATE: The female suspect in the deadly shooting in San Bernardino pledged allegiance to Islamic State on Facebook, authorities said Friday. Meanwhile, friends and colleagues remember those who died.

Posted on Dec 4, 2015 READ MORE



The Common Denominator in Mass Shootings: Guns

Until our society recognizes that death comes from a gun, the list of place names that recently added Colorado Springs and San Bernardino will have no end.

Posted on Dec 3, 2015 READ MORE


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Posted on Dec 3, 2015 ENLARGE



At Least 14 Killed in San Bernardino Mass Shooting; 2 Suspects Shot to Death by Police (Updated)

UPDATE: Police gave chase to a black SUV in San Bernardino shortly before 3 p.m. By 6 p.m., two suspects were reported killed by the police, and a third was in custody. Two of the suspects were named by 10 p.m.

Posted on Dec 2, 2015 READ MORE



5 Right-Wing Idiocies From Last Week—Let’s Start With Bill O’Reilly’s Gun Violence Delusion

Here are five lowlights from the right from the week that was. Enjoy!

Posted on Oct 4, 2015 READ MORE



Guns R Us: The Stats Behind America’s Firearms Industry

Of all the revolvers, rifles, pistols, shotguns and other types of firearms made in the U.S. since 2013, only 4 percent were sent abroad. The other 10,413,880 stayed home.

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Murder, USA: Why Politicians Have Blood on Their Hands

Ten people died and seven were wounded this week in a mass shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Ore. Such shootings are more than another tragic expression of unchecked violence in the United States; they are symptomatic of a society engulfed in fear, militarism, a survival-of-the-fittest ethos and a growing disdain for human life.

Posted on Oct 2, 2015 READ MORE



Your Guns or My Kids?

Whose rights are more important—those of people who seek to bear arms at any cost or those of people who want their children to live without fearing for their safety?

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Colorado Theater Gunman James Holmes Sentenced to Life in Prison

Unable to unanimously agree on the death penalty, a jury gave the Aurora movie theater gunman life in prison without possibility of parole in the killing of 12 people in the 2012 rampage.

Posted on Aug 7, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Four Marines Dead: Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons Are a Security Problem for the U.S.

With lone wolf terrorists among us, the threat posed by ordinary citizens’ access to military-style weapons is no longer just a local problem but a very real national security risk.

Posted on Jul 16, 2015 READ MORE



1 Shot Dead, 9 Wounded at Detroit Block Party

One person was killed and nine were wounded when someone opened fire on a neighborhood block party on a basketball court in Detroit, authorities said.

Posted on Jun 21, 2015 READ MORE



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Surveillance Video Captures New Orleans Parade Shooting

Nineteen people, including two children, were wounded after gunmen opened fire on the crowd at a neighborhood Mother’s Day parade. Authorities believe a possible suspect can be seen in newly released surveillance video.

Posted on May 13, 2013 READ MORE


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Time to Judge Bush Legacy, Rove Battles the Koch Brothers, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the Republican governor who is pushing for stricter gun control and Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake pulls a fast one on the mother of a mass shooting victim.

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 READ MORE


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Posted on Apr 3, 2013 ENLARGE


Death Wish Recognized: A Case for Long-Term Treatment

Who creates a massacre? Can we identify those people? Can they be stopped? Congress hopes to address these questions, but where will these answers come from? Enter the Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety, the Connecticut legislators who will draft a bill, informed in part by public hearings related to the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook.

Posted on Feb 2, 2013 READ MORE



Congress Rights a Wrong, Ann Coulter’s Epic Rant, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including President Obama’s reported pick for secretary of defense and why Joe Biden could be America’s next reality TV star (or not).

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 READ MORE



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Firefighters Shot Dead at N.Y. Blaze

Yet another mass shooting has taken place, this time claiming the lives of two firefighters who were responding to a blaze at a house in a suburb of Rochester, N.Y., early Monday morning. (UPDATED)

Posted on Dec 24, 2012 READ MORE



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Conservative Writer Blames Sandy Hook Shooting on ‘Feminized Setting’

According to anti-feminist and backward-thinking author Charlotte Allen, the killing spree in Newtown, Conn., could have been avoided if only another man had been there and the setting hadn’t been so “feminized.”

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 READ MORE



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20 Children Shot Dead at Elementary School in Connecticut

Sources involved in a developing investigation say a 20-year-old gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children, on Friday morning at a grade school in Newtown, Conn., roughly 60 miles northeast of New York City.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 READ MORE



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Suspect Identified in Wisconsin Temple Shooting

The gunman who went on a shooting rampage at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., that left seven people dead and three wounded has been identified as Wade Michael Page, a veteran of the U.S. Army who was once given a less than honorable discharge.

Posted on Aug 6, 2012 READ MORE



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Colorado Shooting Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

James Holmes, the man suspected of going on a deadly shooting rampage inside a Colorado movie theater at a midnight showing of the new Batman film, faced a judge for the first time on Monday.

Posted on Jul 23, 2012 READ MORE



Obama, Romney and Giffords React to Colorado Theater Shootings, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mayor Bloomberg on gun control and who’s skipping the Republican National Convention.

Posted on Jul 20, 2012 READ MORE


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