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VIDEO: Amy Schumer Joins Gun-Control Fight in Wake of ‘Trainwreck’ Shootings

With her cousin U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer alongside, the comedian unveiled a new legislative initiative taking aim at gun violence. The move is in response to the fatal shooting last month of two people at a Lafayette, La., showing of the movie comedy, which she wrote and in which she stars. The gunman then killed himself.

Posted on Aug 3, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Talks Tough About Gun Control ... in Other States

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal made an appearance on Sunday’s “Face the Nation” and departed from the GOP script on gun control by recommending stricter standards in states other than his own.

Posted on Jul 26, 2015 READ MORE

3 Killed, 7 Wounded During ‘Trainwreck’ Screening at Louisiana Theater

Three people died and seven others were injured at a Lafayette theater Thursday night after a gunman opened fire during a screening of “Trainwreck.” One of the dead was reported to be the shooter.

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 READ MORE

Dylann Roof Indicted on Federal Hate Crime Charges

The suspect in the killing of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on dozens of charges, some of which carry the death penalty.

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FBI: Dylann Roof Should Not Have Been Sold Gun

FBI director James B. Comey has confirmed that a flawed background check allowed the suspect to purchase the weapon used in the mass slaying at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., last month.

Posted on Jul 10, 2015 READ MORE

After Obama’s Charleston Eulogy, What Will Change?

After a few choruses of “Kumbaya,” things tend to go back to the way they were. Is there any reason to believe that this time things will be different?

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Wingnut Retail Therapy

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Hate Plus Guns

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Confederate Flag Comes Down

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Police Commission Rules Ezell Ford Shooting Not Within LAPD Policy (UPDATE)

UPDATE: The Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners ruled Tuesday that the actions of one of the police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Ezell Ford were not within department policy.

Posted on Jun 9, 2015 READ MORE

Texas Henny Penny

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Nine Found Dead After Missouri Shootings

Nine people, including an alleged gunman, are dead in south-central Missouri following a series of late-night shootings in multiple locations.

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Muslim Students’ Murders Spark Criticism of Media Coverage

Three young Muslim students were shot and killed Tuesday in Chapel Hill, N.C. The circumstances around the shooting were bad enough; but in the eyes of critics around the world, how the story was—or wasn’t—covered only compounded the tragedy.

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 READ MORE


Witnesses Say High School Freshmen Opened Fire on Classmates

Another day, another deadly shooting in America. This time, it was at Marysville-Pilchuck High School near Seattle. Two students are dead, including the alleged shooter, and four more are wounded.

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 READ MORE


Canadian Parliament Terrorized by Armed Gunman

A shooter killed a Canadian soldier and stormed the parliament building in Ottawa on Wednesday, where he was himself killed by the sergeant-at-arms.

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Feminist Gaming Critic Threatened With ‘Montreal Massacre Style Attack’

Feminist gaming critic and blogger Anita Sarkeesian chose to cancel a Wednesday speech at Utah State University after an anonymous email purportedly sent by a student promised to violently attack her and her audience if she went forth with the event.

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 READ MORE

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Shooter Convicted in Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Trial

A jury in Jacksonville, Fla., on Wednesday convicted Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man, of murdering African-American teenager Jordan Davis.

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 READ MORE

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Ferguson Divides Us Less Than We Imagine

African-Americans are not alone in being horrified by the killing of Michael Brown.

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 READ MORE

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Our Selective Outrage

The killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown has rightly provoked widespread outrage, drawing international media attention and prompting a comment from President Obama. The same should be true—but tragically is not—of the killing of 3-year-old Knijah Amore Bibb.

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 READ MORE

1 Dead, 3 Injured in Shooting at Seattle Pacific University

In yet another incident underscoring the prevalence of gun violence in the U.S., a gunman opened fire at Seattle Pacific University on Thursday, killing a 19-year-old man and wounding at least three others before being tackled by a student and arrested.

Posted on Jun 5, 2014 READ MORE

Shooting Tragedy in Santa Barbara Leaves 7 Dead

A 22-year-old man with apparent social difficulties is suspected of killing six people and injuring seven late Friday near the University of California campus in Santa Barbara.

Posted on May 24, 2014 READ MORE

DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

Four Dead Following (Another) Fort Hood Shooting (Update)

The Fort Hood military base in Texas, which was the site of a 2009 mass shooting, ordered all staff to take shelter Wednesday amid media reports of an active shooting situation that had left several people dead and wounded.

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 READ MORE


If We Can’t Ban Guns, We Need to Love One Another

The last several months have offered the casual observer tragic evidence of the absurdity, cruelty and insanity of America’s gun culture.

Posted on Mar 4, 2014 READ MORE


The PTSD Crisis That’s Being Ignored: Americans Wounded in Their Own Neighborhoods

Americans wounded in their own neighborhoods are not getting treatment for PTSD. They’re not even getting diagnosed.

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That Day in Dallas…

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Terminal Remains Closed After Gunman Killed 1, Injured Others at LAX

Officials say Los Angeles airport security prevented a bloodbath Friday by their swift response to a shooting that left one Transportation Security Administration officer dead and wounded at least two other people.

Posted on Nov 2, 2013 READ MORE

Live: LAX Shut Down After Shooter Kills TSA Agent, Wounds Others

A shooting at Terminal 3 of the nation’s third-busiest airport has closed the facility while authorities try to investigate what happened.

Posted on Nov 1, 2013 READ MORE

At Least 12 Dead in Naval Shooting (Update 2)

At least 12 people were killed in a shooting at a U.S. naval facility in Washington, D.C., on Monday morning.

Posted on Sep 16, 2013 READ MORE

Watch: An Armed George Zimmerman Pulled Over in Texas

The shooter of Trayvon Martin told an officer in Texas that he was armed after being pulled over for speeding Sunday. The whole thing was captured on camera.

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 READ MORE

Photo by Bobby Magee (CC-BY-ND)

Before Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin, There Was Oliver Beasley

Twenty-three years after an L.A. sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a quiet, much-loved veteran, too many people still can’t move beyond their stereotypical view of race.

Posted on Jul 30, 2013 READ MORE

AP/Tami Abdollah

Santa Monica Shootings: Gun Violence Happens Everywhere

A rampage that left five people dead, including the suspected gunman, in the wealthy, liberal, seaside paradise of Santa Monica, Calif., reminds us that guns and killers are everywhere in America.

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Victims in Perspective

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Ron Cogswell (CC BY 2.0)

3 Killed in Quantico Shooting (Video)

Three Marines are dead at a U.S. base in Virginia after a gunman opened fire on two others before shooting and killing himself.

Posted on Mar 22, 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

Mike Huckabee Blames Connecticut Shooting on Separation of Church and State

How does one explain the massacre of 20 children at a school in Connecticut? Madness? A society that values gun rights ahead of human life? No. The answer, according to former Arkansas governor and Fox News commentator Mike Huckabee, is the secularization of schools.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 READ MORE

‘This Is No Country for Young Black Men’

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry says that the killing of Jordan Davis is not the killing of Trayvon Martin or Emmett Till, but a sad reminder that in America, “They need not wield a weapon to pose a threat. Because, if you are a young, black man, who you are is threat enough.”

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 READ MORE

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Gunman Opens Fire as Quebec’s Premier-Elect Gives Speech

A gunman killed one person and injured another before starting a fire in the hall where Pauline Marois, Quebec’s newly elected separatist leader, was giving her victory speech after she was voted into office Tuesday.

Posted on Sep 5, 2012 READ MORE

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Breivik Declared Sane, Given Maximum Sentence

Anders Behring Breivik, “the Norwegian far-right extremist” who killed 77 people and wounded hundreds during twin attacks in Norway last summer, was Friday declared to have been sane throughout the course of his rampage. A court sentenced him to at least 21 years in prison.

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 READ MORE

AP/Louis Lanzano

Death at the Empire State Building

A 53-year-old apparel designer shot and killed his former boss on a sidewalk outside the Empire State Building in New York City on Friday morning before he was confronted and shot dead by police officers. Nine others were wounded.

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 READ MORE

Photo illustration from an image by Colin Grey (CC-BY)

Mass Murderers’ Weapon of Choice

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: There’s a reason one particular handgun keeps showing up at mass shootings: It works. Also: Paul Ryan and life after journalism.

Posted on Aug 17, 2012 READ MORE

Mass Murderers’ Weapon of Choice

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: There’s a reason one particular handgun keeps showing up at mass shootings: It works. Also: Paul Ryan and life after journalism.

Posted on Aug 17, 2012 READ MORE

Three Dead, Including an Officer, in Texas A&M Shooting

A Brazos County constable was among those killed during an officer-involved shooting Monday near the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 READ MORE


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On Your Mark

Posted on Aug 9, 2012 READ MORE

Fear, Outrage and Explanation After 6 Killed at Sikh Temple

Authorities have identified a 40-year-old Army veteran and white supremacist as the gunman in Sunday’s Sikh temple shooting, the latest in a string of post-9/11 attacks that has shaken Sikh Americans’ sense of security.

Posted on Aug 7, 2012 READ MORE

AP/Jeffrey Phelps

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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Truthdigger of the Week: Morgan Jones, Reporter on the Spot

It was early in the morning on July 20, when most people were asleep, that 18-year-old Morgan Jones began informing the world about the unfolding massacre in Aurora, Colo.

Posted on Jul 28, 2012 READ MORE


Anaheim Police Crack Down on Protesters (Video)

Officers stepped up efforts to quell demonstrations in Anaheim that have grown increasingly heated as protesters demand answers about two police shootings over the weekend.

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 READ MORE

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