Carson Thinks Loss of Gun Rights Would Be 'More Devastating' Than Actual Death 

In a Facebook Q&A on Monday, presidential candidate and real-life zombie Ben Carson wrote that while he’d “spent many a night pulling bullets out of bodies,” he “never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away.” »10/06/15 11:10amTuesday 11:10am

South Carolina Tops Nation For Deadly Violence Against Women 

According to an annual report released by the Violence Policy Center, South Carolina has ranked the worst for deadly violence against women. The report found that had a rate of 2.32 women killed per 100,000 people in 2013. That’s more than twice the national average. Alaska, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Nevada rounded… »9/16/15 12:15pm9/16/15 12:15pm

Trayvon Martin's Mom: The Government Doesn't Care Much for Black People

Sybrina Fulton, mother of the late Trayvon Martin, spoke to New York magazine about her son’s legacy as the spark that catalyzed the Black Lives Matter movement and America’s closer inspection of police and citizen violence—and how, for women like her, the grief of losing her child is never-ending. »8/13/15 1:00pm8/13/15 1:00pm

Amy Schumer Calls for Better Background Checks After Trainwreck Shooting

New York Senator Chuck Schumer and his slightly better-known cousin Amy held a joint press conference Monday, calling for stronger background checks and better mental health funding as part of a plan to try to reduce the devastating number of mass shootings in the United States. A gunman killed two women and injured… »8/03/15 12:25pm8/03/15 12:25pm

Police Have Shot 123 Mentally Ill or Distraught People So Far in 2015

A vitally important new analysis from the Washington Post found that one-quarter of the people shot dead by police this year—123 out of 461—were mentally ill or emotionally distraught. The Post found, too, that more than half of the killings involved police agencies whose officers weren’t properly trained in dealing… »6/30/15 8:30pm6/30/15 8:30pm

Report Finds Link Between Mass Shootings and Domestic Violence 

Michael Bloomberg's advocacy group, Everytown for Gun Safety, recently completed an analysis that found a strong connection between mass shootings and domestic violence. Everytown's report looked at mass shootings dating between January 2009 and and July 2014. The group used the FBI's definition of a mass shooting:… »2/08/15 1:00pm2/08/15 1:00pm

Elliot Rodger Wannabe Arrested at University of Washington

There’s another disgruntled college male who fancies making women the target of his issues at Seattle’s University of Washington. Keshav Bhide, 23, was going to graduate this year before he took to YouTube and Google+ to praise UC Santa Barbara’s shooter Elliot Rodger — and now he’s behind bars. »6/17/14 12:50pm6/17/14 12:50pm

America: Where It's Okay to Regulate Women, But Not Guns

Will yesterday's tragic and terrible mass shooting in Washington DC finally jolt elected officials to pull their heads out of their holsters and start considering some real gun control like human beings with feelings that extend beyond a desire to secure the AK-fellating firearm hoarder vote? To answer my own… »9/17/13 3:40pm9/17/13 3:40pm

FLOTUS Shifts Focus From Kids and Exercise to Kids and Guns

While it's hard to tell what her husband's legacy will be, First Lady Michelle Obama will probably be remembered overwhelmingly as a loved and respected presidential spouse. But until this week, she wasn't known for her particularly active role in government. The Associated Press reports that Michelle plans to change… »7/23/13 10:40am7/23/13 10:40am