One week ago, 49 people were murdered when a lone gunman opened fire in Orlando, Florida’s Pulse nightclub. To date, it is the deadliest shooting in our country’s history. And today, in the wake of this massacre, the United States Senate blocked four different proposals to implement stricter gun control laws.
Colorado resident Ashley Marie Doolittle was reported missing on Thursday. Her car was discovered near a local reservoir. On Friday, her body was found.
“There is no shortage of troubled twenty-somethings out there, and whether they’re radicalized by ISIS or homophobia or white nationalism or a dislike of movies, we are making it far too easy for their derangement to kill us.”
Kevin Quealy and Margot Sanger-Katz of the New York Times compiled data on gun death that shows the United States as the outlier it is, at least among developed countries. The article was originally published in 2015, but there has been cause for recent updates.
The funeral of Christina Grimmie, the Voice contestant and YouTube star who was fatally shot Friday night, will be bankrolled by her former coach, Adam Levine.
22-year-old Christina Grimmie was shot by an unnamed gunman late Friday night, after a concert at Orlando’s Plaza Live theater. The singer had just finished performing with the band Before You Exit and was signing autographs in the lobby.
Yesterday your Twitter timeline and Instagram feed were likely cluttered with pictures of celebrities in orange shirts, because yesterday was National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
On Saturday, April 16, a Philadelphia man fatally shot his four-year-old daughter after wildly waving around a loaded gun in a small bedroom where seven children were present.
I recently received a text from my dead brother’s girlfriend. I still think of Dana as Junior’s girlfriend even though it’s been 15 years since he was killed. We’re not close anymore, but her daughter, who was conceived the week before he died, is my niece; we remain connected through the trauma we shared.
Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders will support amendment to the 2005 law on gunmakers’ liability for which he voted. He announced this decision on Saturday, January 16.
Taya Kyle, the widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, appeared on a CNN town hall on gun violence Thursday night, where she and President Obama had a strained but civil discussion on gun laws. Kyle also penned an editorial for CNN today, reiterating that she doesn’t believe any additional laws would have saved her…
Just kidding, the President’s not coming for your guns, but he did announce a series of executive actions Tuesday morning to possibly make them slightly harder to purchase than a pack of Sudafed, paired with stricter background checks and expanded mental health funding. Cue the freakout!
On Tuesday, January 5, President Obama will announce his plans to invoke more rigorous gun control across the country. Through executive actions he will implement expansive background checks and intensify federal enforcement of extant gun laws.
In the midst of what he has called “our epidemic of gun violence,” President Obama is contemplating using executive action to enforce more stringent regulations on firearm purchases — a move necessary in order to eschew Congress. And unsurprisingly, 2016 G.O.P. presidential candidates are piping up to condemn this move
A 66-year-old white woman in Connecticut is alive and unharmed, despite brandishing a realistic-looking BB gun outside a police station, then pointing it at officers while shouting “Boom boom boom” and “Shoot me!”
The issue of gun violence in America remains raw and it’s particularly heart-wrenching for Jennifer Hudson, whose mother, brother and nephew were murdered in 2008. The singer/actress recently spoke about her role in Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq in light of her family tragedy and the heightened focus on guns.
Missouri State Representative Stacey Newman is deeply concerned about the state’s gun violence, and figures perhaps it might help matters to make guns a little harder to buy. Luckily, she’s got a perfect model right in front of her: Missouri’s abortion restrictions, some of the most onerous in the country.
Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, imprisoned for fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, left jail on Monday night. Although charged with first degree murder for McDonald’s death, Van Dyke was released after less than a week of incarceration because, according to his lawyer, he “[doesn’t] pose a flight…