Guns & Society

These 9 States have the most abnormally high gun death rates in America https://www.thetrace.org/2016/05/gun-death-distinctive-cause-of-death-cdc/?platform=hootsuite

How extreme beliefs, not mental illness, may fuel mass shooters https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2016/05/25/how-extreme-beliefs-not-mental-illness-often-fuel-mass-shooters/

Activists are sending a powerful message about gun violence with this yearbook http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/yearbook-new-yorkers-gun-violence_us_57574537e4b01270c77357b2

Juveniles account for 10 percent of murders, police says (About Miami, but worth looking at, especially the way the graphic is presentedhttp://www.local10.com/news/crime/juveniles-account-for-10-percent-of-murders-police-says

With more shootings on the rise in Toronto and Edmondton, more guns are being seized at the border (Story about gun smuggling across the US-Canada borderhttp://globalnews.ca/news/2743764/with-shootings-on-the-rise-in-toronto-and-edmonton-more-guns-are-being-seized-at-the-border/

Media coverage of mentally ill exaggerates their role in gun violence https://www.thetrace.org/2016/06/media-coverage-mentally-ill-exaggerates-role-gun-violence/

Suicide prevention: gun laws, depression meds and other methods vary in success http://www.medicaldaily.com/suicide-prevention-gun-laws-depression-meds-388997

Siblings create Maine camp for kids surviving loved one’s suicide (What a great idea!  I wonder if kids from across the US are aware of this) https://bangordailynews.com/2016/05/14/news/state/siblings-create-maine-camp-for-kids-surviving-a-loved-ones-suicide/

A drumbeat of multiple shootings, but America isn’t listening (A thorough NY Times analysishttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/23/us/americas-overlooked-gun-violence.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

George Zimmerman gun sells for $250.000 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/george-zimmerman-gun-auction_us_573fb7abe4b00e09e89f2834

George Zimmerman explains his rationale for auctioning pistol that killed Trayvon Martin (to defeat Hillary Clinton, to support officers killed by Black Lives Mattershttp://abcnews.go.com/US/george-zimmerman-explains-rationale-auctioning-pistol-killed-trayvon/story?id=39330161

Primed to fight the government: A fast-growing movement armed with guns and the Constitution sees a dire threat to liberty http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2016/05/21/armed-with-guns-and-constitutions-the-patriot-movement-sees-america-under-threat/?post_id=726621550_10153636332101551#_=_

One City, two Americas: Portraits from NRA weekend in Louisville https://www.thetrace.org/2016/05/nra-convention-louisville-portraits/

There’s nothing stopping doctors from speaking to their patients about guns. But they rarely do. (Wintemute is at the center of this issue)

https://www.thetrace.org/2016/05/doctors-and-guns-garen-wintemute/

Ex-cop’s gun stolen twice before it surfaced in deadly shooting with police: officials http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-police-shooting-gun-update-met-2-20160521-story.html

How Gun Violence changed my life forever http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kim-parker-russell/how-gun-violence-changed-my-life-forever_b_9779684.html

Obama to make ‘smart gun’ push (This article shows some of the forces aligned against this) politico.com/story/2016/04/obama-smart-gun-technology-222574

Child gun deaths are not ‘accidents’ (Washington Post editorial) https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/child-gun-deaths-are-not-accidents/2016/04/29/63a4d7ac-0d6f-11e6-a6b6-2e6de3695b0e_story.html

Why the NRA hates smart guns (The author argues against the development of smart guns.  Good to know what their arguments are.http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/30/why-the-nra-hates-smart-guns/

Toddlers have shot at least 23 people this year. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/05/01/toddlers-have-shot-at-least-23-people-this-year/

How the NRA is making bank off of urban gun violence (This is about “Making a Killing”) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chicago-nra-gun-violence_us_57292f57e4b0bc9cb045133c

The online gun market: the new frontier in the gun control debate (Results of report summarizedhttp://journalistsresource.org/studies/government/criminal-justice/the-online-gun-market-a-new-frontier-in-the-gun-control-debate

Private FBI briefing shows crime rates up in more than 40 cities, with murder rates up in many (FBI chief puts blame on less aggressive policing) http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/12/us/comey-ferguson-effect-police-videos-fbi.html?_r=1

Shoot to thrill: Photographs from the LA gun club (Photographer focused on the targetshttp://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/apr/27/shoot-to-thrill-photographs-from-the-la-gun-club?CMP=edit_2221

NRA’s Ted Nugent promotes fake video of Hillary Clinton being shot http://mediamatters.org/blog/2016/05/10/nra-s-ted-nugent-promotes-fake-video-hillary-clinton-being-shot/210338

Gun ranges produce thousands of tons of toxic pollution every year http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/gun-range-toxic-lead-pollution/?platform=hootsuite

Emmanuel AME Church to host hundreds of people impacted by gun violence (in Charleston) http://www.postandcourier.com/20160415/160419555/emanuel-ame-church-to-host-hundreds-of-people-impacted-by-gun-violence

How to talk to your children about gun safety http://time.com/4282444/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-gun-safety/?xid=tcoshare

The day I told my father to shoot himself (The scars of growing up in a house full of guns) http://narrative.ly/the-day-i-told-my-father-to-shoot-himself/

When Fourth grade problems include gunfire http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/philadelphia-fourth-graders-cope-gun-violence-poetry/

These haunting poems by fourth graders reveal the toll of gun violence on young lives (same teacher as above, but the students’ writing is displayed herehttps://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/poems-gun-violence-philadelphia-elementary-school-students/?platform=hootsuite

14 Mass shootings in 10 days: The staggering state of gun violence in America http://www.gq.com/story/gun-violence-and-mass-shootings-in-america

Hollywood becomes increasingly vocal in the fight against gun violence http://variety.com/2016/biz/features/hollywood-more-vocal-against-gun-violence-1201760166/

‘Inside Amy Schumer’ takes on gun violence in exclusive preview http://www.ew.com/article/2016/04/28/inside-amy-schumer-gun-show-spoof-video

SC Featured: The NY Rens’ anti-gun violence movement (POWERFUL video!) http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=15312015

A School Security expert on why giving guards AR 15s is not the best way to protect students https://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/school-security-expert-giving-guards-ar-15s-ineffective/

Mississippi now allows guns in churches http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mississippi-guns-churches_us_5711741de4b0018f9cba289d

Watch this trailer for ‘Under the Gun’ (Perhaps we should have a watch party) https://www.facebook.com/underthegundoc/videos/502944196556074/?fref=nf

Websitehttp://underthegunmovie.com/

Taco truck shooting showed up on facebook, posted by Moms Demand Action  http://www.kcra.com/news/local-news/news-stockton/dissatisfied-customer-opens-fire-on-taco-truck-stockton-police-say/38966396

Watch a powerful short film that takes viewers to everyday places changed forever by mass shootings http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/speaking-is-difficult-film-mass-shootings/

As children are gunned down, a tragic trend emerges: superhero funerals  (Listen to the audio clip.  It’s short, but sobering) http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article72384267.html

Two year old fatally shoots himself with gun found in his mother’s purse, police say (Some information about the frequency of this problem and lack of statisticshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/04/21/two-year-old-fatally-shoots-himself-with-gun-found-in-mothers-purse-police-say/

The Rumble and the Reversal: A two part series about the University of Chicago’s change of heart about building a trauma center in the part of Chicago that needs it the most (Good in-depth look at the reson for the reversalhttp://www.chicagobusiness.com/section/trauma-protest

‘I lost part of my soul’: The mothers who lost their children to gun violence http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/07/mothers-children-gun-violence-victims-ali-smith-photography?CMP=fb_us

Suicide is ‘forgotten’ in the campus carry debate http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/campus-carry-debate-suicide-risks/

Julianne Moore makes an emotional plea for gun control: ‘I don’t ever want to explain another Newtown to my kids’ http://www.people.com/article/julianne-moore-gun-control-essay-lenny-newsletter-newtown

Coach of the New Orleans Saints calls for gun legislation http://www.wesh.com/video/veuer/coach-of-the-new-orleans-saints-calls-for-gun-legislation/38986424

Doctor who treated Sandy Hook victims rides 400 miles from Newtown to DC to demand stricter gun control http://www.wesh.com/video/veuer/coach-of-the-new-orleans-saints-calls-for-gun-legislation/38986424

“I am an assistant high school principal in New Orleans.  My students shouldn’t have to keep burying their friends.” http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/new-orleans-educator-losing-students-gun-violence/

“Embedded” podcast on NPR investigates the Cossack’s assertion that it is not a “gang”. (About the biker shootout in Waco last year. Scroll down to “The Bikers” on the website). http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510311/embedded

Wear Orange Day is June 2 (We need to spread the word! http://wearorange.org/

In West, region of guns and suicide, outreach to curb deaths http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2016/The-worst-U-S-suicide-rates-are-in-seven-Western-states-with-high-gun-ownership-levels-a-new-outreach-effort-is-asking-firearm-sellers-and-owners-to-help-reduce-these-deaths/id-e3117d693d6b46dbb3d5190a980ccdef

Two Florida teens arrested after posing with gun at high school on Snapchat video (Principal says they never posed a threat) http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/fla-teens-busted-posing-gun-hs-snapchat-article-1.2582541

Armed anti-Muslim racists tried to terrorize a Mosque and got a big surprise (story is good, even though the source is partisan) http://occupydemocrats.com/2016/04/03/armed-anti-muslim-racists-tried-terrorize-mosque-got-big-surprise/

Do you own a gun?  Why your kid’s doctor needs to know https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/do-you-own-a-gun-why-your-kids-doctor-needs-to-know/2016/04/01/4f60400c-e6f9-11e5-bc08-3e03a5b41910_story.html

The truth about suicide and guns http://www.bradycampaign.org/the-truth-about-suicide-guns

Newtown teacher charged with bringing a gun to school http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-newtown-teacher-gun-arrest-20160406-story.html

Right to bear arms: When the Chronicle gave guns to subscribers http://www.sfchronicle.com/oursf/article/Write-to-bear-arms-When-the-Chronicle-gave-guns-6866711.php

Kids have brought more than 185 guns into America’s schools since the start of the academic year http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/american-kids-guns-in-schools/

NRA draws fire for new versions of children’s fairy tales http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/nra-draws-fire-for-new-versions-of-childrens-fairy-tales/

Man fires gun in mall parking lot to end struggle between a mentally challenged man and his caregiver (Gunman was an unrelated vigilane)  http://www.journalnow.com/news/crime/police-man-fires-gun-at-hanes-mall-to-end-struggle/article_d6ef2bec-2db3-51a8-bde5-606c3fbd474f.html

Chicago teen in anti-violence video critically wounded in shooting http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chicago-zarriel-trotter_us_56f89dd0e4b0143a9b488a1b

A Chicago woman lost 23 loved ones to gun violence.  She wants to see their faces. (A gripping, must -read story! It has a short video also.http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/chicago-woman-loses-23-loved-ones-gun-violence/

In their own words: Five Texans on their relationship with guns.http://www.texasmonthly.com/list/in-their-own-words/

Dan Gross: Why gun violence can’t be our new normal http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_gross_why_gun_violence_can_t_be_our_new_normal

Dealer likely thwarted mass shooting by refusing sale:Sheriff ttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dealer-likely-thwarted-mass-shooting_us_56fbc159e4b0a06d58040fe9

Three women are killed every day by their partners.  Here are 59 ideas on how to stop the violence. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-stop-domestic-violence-murder_us_56eeb745e4b09bf44a9d85f6

Another Sandy Hook playground is desecrated, and a Connecticut woman springs into action (A ‘must read’ storyhttp://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/sandy-hook-memorial-playground-vandalism/

People speaking out against gun violence keep getting shot.  Here’s the ugly math that explains the phenomenon http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/anti-gun-violence-activists-shooting-victims/

Andrew Bird partners with Everytown for Gun Safety. A portion of ticket sales will go to organization. http://pitchfork.com/news/64492-andrew-bird-partners-with-gun-safety-initiative/

Parents worry open classroom layout of SF school leaves students vulnerable.  They may be redesigned.http://www.sfexaminer.com/parents-worry-open-classroom-layout-sf-school-leaves-students-vulnerable/

Gun violence 2016: Increased number of weapons confiscated in New York Schools, Report says http://www.ibtimes.com/gun-violence-2016-increased-number-weapons-confiscated-new-york-schools-report-says-2339380

‘The Good Wife’ brilliantly takes aim at gun sellers in last episode ashable.com/2016/03/20/good-wife-shoot-recap/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-ent-link%23_Rz8wdpd7rqI#OBjE5AyrdmqK

Hudson man texts sons to get them out of their home before murder-suicide http://www.cleveland.com/akron/index.ssf/2016/03/hudson_man_texted_sons_to_meet.html

He killed a pregnant mom — but he still gets a gun http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/21/he-killed-a-pregnant-mom-but-he-still-gets-a-gun.html

Uncle who provided gun gets 100 years in Chicago shootings http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/22/us/uncle-who-provided-gun-gets-100-years-in-chicago-shootings.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

A top Virginia Republican is peddling self-defense insurance to fearful gun owners http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/a-top-virginia-republican-is-peddling-self-defense-insurance-to-fearful-gun-owners/

What it sounds like when a family learns their 2-year-old is dead from a gunshot http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/what-it-sounds-like-to-learn-child-is-dead-accidental-gunshot/

Authorities want to charge mom shot by her 4 year old son http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/authorities-want-charge-mom-shot-her-own-4-year-old-n543731

After Wilkinsburg, 3 caskets for 4 victims (Such a heavy cost.  The nation doesn’t grieve equally for all mass murders, does it?) http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/wilkinsburg-mass-shooting-funeral/

The Dunblane massacre 20 years on: How Britain rewrote its gun laws – and the challenge it faces now http://theconversation.com/dunblane-massacre-20-years-on-how-britain-rewrote-its-gun-laws-and-the-challenge-it-faces-now-55896

Selling guns on Facebook a problem even Facebook can’t solve http://www.forbes.com/sites/mattdrange/2016/03/10/gun-sales-thrive-on-facebook-despite-recent-ban/#49a8bb965214

Guns and America  (CBS Sunday Morning program) http://www.cbsnews.com/sunday-morning/show-notes/

Bullet holes – a new song by Jodi Height (words are great!  Listen) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBdk86BzjvE&feature=youtu.be

So, America this is how other countries do gun control http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/15/so-america-this-is-how-you-do-gun-control?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

I survived a mass shooting (Long lasting effects in this YouTube video) http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/the-pittsburg-suburb-where-gunmen-attacked-a-family-cookout-was-one-of-dozens-forced-to-scrap-its-firearms-rules/

One poll worker who was threatened with a gun tells her story http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2016/03/15/3760639/ohio-poll-worker-gun/

Police: two students try to get gun, other weapons for attack planned at Newberg HS (Oregon) http://katu.com/news/local/police-2-students-try-to-get-gun-other-weapons-for-planned-attack-at-newberg-hs

Father says he tried to sound the alarm before ex-wife killed their 5 year old son dvr.com/2016/03/11/boys-father-says-he-tried-to-sound-alarm-before-ex-wife-killed-their-5-year-old/

‘Refuse to be a Victim’ and more lessons for women from the NRA (review of an NRA course for women, and what it neglectshttps://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/refuse-to-be-a-victim-and-more-lessons-for-women-from-the-nra

Gifford’s group joins with legal center to combat gun violence (The merger was announced also by the Law Center) http://tucson.com/news/local/giffords-group-joins-with-legal-center-to-combat-gun-violence/article_c4fa7586-c3c4-5e26-b888-34722ba3ccfe.html

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/03/16/gabrielle-giffords-gun-control-group-merges-calif-group/81825608/

Report shines light on Nevada’s online gun market (How many of these make their way into California?http://kunr.org/post/report-shines-light-nevada-s-online-gun-market#stream/0

Media conservative threatens anti-Trump activists: ‘Our side has guns’ http://www.alan.com/2016/03/17/conservative-author-threatens-anti-trump-protesters-our-side-has-guns/#

Colorado middle school teaches students gun safety http://www.9news.com/news/education/colorado-middle-school-teaches-students-gun-safety/85861942

How heavily armed is your state? http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/most-heavily-armed-states-in-america/13/?ftag=ACQ449302a&vndid=1845235006&ttag=cbsn-fb-1038&nan_pid=1845235006

Gun control: What works, what doesn’t, and what remains open for debate https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/03/07/gun-control-what-works-what-doesnt-and-what-remains-open-for-debate/?hpid=hp_no-name_hp-in-the-news:page/in-the-news

Keeping children safe in a gun-friendlly home (This story raises questions about how to best educate gun owners about safety options)  http://www.wcnc.com/money/consumer/keeping-kids-safe-in-a-gun-friendly-home/74216190

Nancy Reagan’s gun reform legacy http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/nancy-reagan-gun-control-legacy/

Are looser gun laws changing the social fabric of Missouri?  (Very interesting analysis that could apply elsewhere alsohttp://www.rawstory.com/2016/03/are-looser-gun-laws-changing-the-social-fabric-of-missouri/

13 Students from a small historically Black university in Florida have been shot in the last 12 months (the last paragraph says the most) http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/bethune-cookman-university-students-florida-shootings/

“my 4 year old gets jacked up to target shoot”, mom brags hours before he shoots her https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/03/09/my-4-year-old-gets-jacked-up-to-target-shoot-gun-loving-mom-brags-hours-before-her-little-boy-shoots-her/

There have been 23 mass shootings in the last 20 days. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/03/09/my-4-year-old-gets-jacked-up-to-target-shoot-gun-loving-mom-brags-hours-before-her-little-boy-shoots-her/

Open carry leader: Obama’s Austin visit during SXSW gun rally could ‘get interesting’ http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2016/03/open-carry-leader-obama-visit-during-sxsw-gun-rally-could-get-interesting.html/?hootPostID=693af437bff9c62a922c8ff56d9b01b1

When kids shoot their parents: An American tradition http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/jamie-gilt-accidental-shooting-history/

A shooting victim who refuses to let a massacre define her

Sandy Hook teacher reveals how she kept her students safe during fatal shooting.

Three Sudanese immigrants shot “execution style” in Indiana. (Came here from war zone to find peace and security)

Ex-girlfriend of Kansas workplace shooter pawned murder weapon multiple times. Charged with knowingly transferring guns to a felon; faces ten years in prison

For high crime neighborhoods, a class in gunshot first aid

Gun memorial (WOW!)

There are 7 states with official guns. But only one scares the hell out of me. (Add this to your knowledge bank)

How the NRA is “Making a Killing” off women (Watch the trailer in the bottom of the article.  It suggests signing up for a viewing party.)

Police officers are killed dealing with domestic violence and other problems we ignore (Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence posted this)

What mother who watched her twelve-year-old kill himself wants you to know

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/02/19/mother-son-suicide/80638306/

Is Trader Joe’s banning guns from all of its stores? (No…)  http://www.inquisitr.com/2812882/is-trader-joes-banning-guns-from-all-its-stores/

Gun Control group Everytown finds allies in young women

http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2016/02/20/gun-control-group-everytown-finds-allies-in-young-women/

This idea could prevent campus rape, and maybe even stop mass shootings, too (moving video)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/masculinity-campus-rape_us_56c60c86e4b0b40245c960ea

America’s gun problem explained in 18 charts

http://www.vox.com/2015/10/3/9444417/gun-violence-united-states-america

Why this Georgia business owner requires all his employees to carry guns

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/georgia-business-owner-gun-requirement_us_56cdd622e4b0928f5a6de858

The heartbreak of raising a son when mass shootings are the new normal

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chase-mielke/a-killer-a-father-and-a-s_b_9327254.html

When hate crimes and guns mix: what five years of Federal data show

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/02/24/when-hate-crimes-and-guns-mix/

New campus gun laws have some University of Texas professors rethinking their curriculum (Difficult to allow free exchange of ideas on sensitive subjects!)

http://mashable.com/2016/02/23/texas-professors-gun-laws/#joOzcCbSsGqV

Hollywood A-Listers to protest guns at the Oscars; ‘I’m wearing the victim of gun violence’

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/02/28/hollywood-a-listers-to-protest-guns-at-the-oscars-i-m-wearing-the-victim-of-gun-violence.html?source=TDB&via=FB_Page

 

This is not a love story http://testkitchen.huffingtonpost.com/this-is-not-a-love-story/

A fighting chance to survive a gunshot (Looks like a good program) http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20160211_A_fighting_chance_to_survive_a_gunshot.html#sBGjAPKReRVFCFxG.01

It’s time to talk about what guns have to do with dating. It’s more than you might realize.http://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/a52999/guns-and-relationships/

A wall memorializing victims of gun violence would stretch 2 1/2 miles (by Jackie Speier) http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/A-wall-memorializing-victims-of-gun-violence-6830636.php

Gun, drug, car deaths loom large in US longevity gap: Study (Compares US life expectancy to other developed nations) http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/national/gun-drug-car-deaths-loom-large-in-us-longevity-gap-study/68131049

San Francisco smart gun symposium attracting leading issue proponents and developers http://www.biometricupdate.com/201602/san-francisco-smart-gun-symposium-attracting-leading-issue-proponents-and-developers

6 proven policies for reducing crime and violence without gun control http://www.vox.com/2016/2/15/10981274/crime-violence-policies-guns

Women aren’t drinking the gun industry’s kool aid http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-weisser/women-and-guns_b_9239024.html?utm_content=bufferc991f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

NRA board is embroiled in another uproar, this one co-starring Glenn Beck http://www.thetrace.org/2016/02/glenn-beck-grover-norquist-nra-uproar/

Columbine Shooter’s Mother interviewed on NPR’s “Fresh Air” (A 43 minute interview, but very interestinghttp://www.thetrace.org/2016/02/glenn-beck-grover-norquist-nra-uproar/

Gun owners pressure NRA over Ted Nugent’s Anti-Semitic Rant (I am proud to count these people as part of my culture!)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nra-ted-nugent-anti-semitic_us_56ba39f1e4b0c3c5504f06c8

Ted Nugent digs in

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/02/10/gun-rights-advocates-urge-nra-to-remove-ted-nugent-from-board-over-anti-semitic-outburst/

Three very American reasons we’re so unhealthy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/09/three-very-american-reasons-why-were-still-so-unhealthy/?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_wonk

Every 16 hours, an American woman is fatally shot by a current or former romantic partner

http://www.thetrace.org/2016/02/woman-shot-killed-frequency-domestic-violence/?utm_content=buffere96b4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Is it really easier to buy a gun than it is to vote (Yes, in some states) http://www.refinery29.com/2016/01/101169/state-laws-gun-control-voter-id

Florida man shoots puppies; puppy shoots back (Deserves a comment, but I can’t come up with one)

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/02/10/1482864/-Florida-Man-Shoots-Puppies-Puppy-Shoots-Back?detail=email

Some lawmakers think abuse victims need easier access to guns.  This survivor thinks they’re dead wrong

http://www.thetrace.org/2016/02/domestic-violence-survivor-gun-access/

Women and guns (A very detailed article, made up of many different articles, looking at the issue in many contexts. A must read.) http://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a18016/women-and-guns/#

He uses his gun to threaten and torture me. He is my boyfriend.(This subject needs to be more widely discussedhttp://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/news/a53380/he-uses-his-gun-to-threaten-and-torture-me-hes-my-boyfriend/

Facebook to block private gun sales http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/facebook-private-gun-sales_us_56abef66e4b00b033aaf3a29

US gun traders rush to set up new sites after Facebook firearms ban http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-guns-facebook-idUSKCN0VC2UM

Sundance Films takes on mass shootings and guns in America http://poststar.com/ap/entertainment/sundance-films-take-on-mass-shootings-and-guns-in-america/article_bce98f0a-f850-55d7-a14c-eef433054082.html

Under the Gun review – gun control polemic hits its target . (Sundance film.  Too bad we can’t show it here somehowhttp://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jan/25/under-the-gun-review-gun-control-polemic-hits-its-target

1300 SC churches use worship time Sunday to stand against gun violence http://abcnews4.com/news/local/1300-sc-churches-use-worship-time-sunday-to-stand-against-gun-violence

Carnage and Cravenness: Gun Violence in America (well written bloghttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-north-patterson/carnage-and-cravenness-gu_b_9018380.html

Corporate America’s Turn Toward Gun Safety http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shannon-watts/corporate-americas-turn-t_b_9160438.html

Warriors’ Kerr thanks Obama for his work on gun control (During the Warriors visit to the White Househttp://www.mercurynews.com/warriors/ci_29476585/warriors-kerr-thanks-obama-work-gun-control

The danger of unsecured guns (Does California have these laws for securing guns and restricting sale of guns without “integrated mechanical safety devise”?)

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-gun-safety-20160202-story.html

 

Gun Culture and the American Nightmare of Violence  http://billmoyers.com/story/gun-culture-and-the-american-nightmare-of-violence/

Gunfight or Flee: New Study finds no advantage to using a firearm in self-defense situations http://www.thetrace.org/2015/07/defensive-gun-use-armed-with-reason-hemenway/

“Little Red Riding Hood (has a gun)”: the NRA re-invents a fairy tale for children http://mediamatters.org/blog/2016/01/14/little-red-riding-hood-has-a-gun-the-nra-reinve/207968

The bravery in the N,B,A,’s push against gun violence

ASU student Jiang Yue’s road rage killing sparks gun debate—- in China http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/asu-student-jiang-yue-s-road-rage-killing-sparks-china-n499331

The pernicious myth of the good guy with a gun  (Here’s why it’s wrong)  http://www.psmag.com/politics-and-law/the-pernicious-myth-of-the-good-guy-with-a-gun

Bloomberg QuickTake: Guns in America (an overview) http://www.bloombergview.com/quicktake/americans-and-their-guns

NRA activist’s surprising stance on Obama’s action  http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2016/01/09/lone-survivor-marcus-luttrell-obama-executive-action-guns.cnn

‘Empty seats’ fill social media as families remember loved ones lost to gun violence https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/01/12/empty-seats-fill-social-media-as-families-remember-loved-ones-lost-to-gun-violence/

#EmptySeat: The heartbreaking state of the Union hashtag about gun violence http://www.vox.com/2016/1/11/10750360/state-of-the-union-gun-violence

How gun control advocates are getting around the gun lobby (This sounds like the way Cleveland School Remembers is trying to achieve changehttp://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/how-gun-control-advocates-are-getting-around-the-gun-lobby-20160112

Gun Control around the World: A Primer (Very, very interestinghttp://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/01/worldwide-gun-control-policy/423711/

John Fogerty:’Run through the Jungle’ is a plea for gun control (Creedance Clearwater Revival song from the ’70shttp://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/john-fogerty-run-through-the-jungle-is-plea-for-gun-control-20160112

The worst kind of kind of gun accident: When parents shoot their own children (So heartbreaking) http://fusion.net/story/255194/when-parents-kill-their-children-by-accident/

Right wing caravan to DC in doubt after co-founder killed his fellow ‘patriot’ in drunken gun fight  http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/01/13/1469320/-Right-wing-caravan-to-DC-in-doubt-after-co-founder-killed-his-fellow-patriot-in-drunken-gun-fight?detail=email

For some Aurora theater jurors, the trial began after the verdict (Struggles the jurists are experiencing nowhttp://www.aurorasentinel.com/news/for-some-theater-shooting-jurors-trial-began-after-verdict/

Gunmen seize Federal building in Oregon (Are these law abiding citizens with guns? Patriots? Believers in the Constitution?http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/oregon-militia-federal-building_568959dfe4b06fa688829f2c

O’Reilly challenges the NRA to be reasonable (He surprised me!)  http://mediamatters.org/video/2016/01/05/oreilly-challenges-the-nra-to-be-reasonable-and/207784

What gun violence looks like (I can’t find words to describe this) http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2016/01/02/what-gun-violence-looks-like/77581258/

More than 100 Celebrities Thank President Obama for new gun control measures (the list is included) http://www.people.com/article/barack-obama-gun-control-stars

President Obama’s NY Times OpEd contribution: Guns are our shared responsibility http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/08/opinion/president-barack-obama-guns-are-our-shared-responsibility.html?_r=0

Obama said a majority of gun owners would support his new restrictions. He was right. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/01/08/obama-said-gun-owners-would-support-his-new-restrictions-he-was-right/?postshare=8831452279801232&tid=ss_fb

Joshua DuBois: What the President secretly did at Sandy Hook Elementary School (No wonder he cries when he thinks of the children and their families!) http://voxpopulisphere.com/2015/12/11/10733/

Watch Colin Goddard being interviewed just before town hall about the significance of the Executive Orders https://www.facebook.com/cnn/videos/10154361589971509/?theater

Facebook remains a haven for unregulated gun sales despite public pressure https://www.facebook.com/cnn/videos/10154361589971509/?theater

Trevor Noah’s segment on Obama and gun control is a turning point for his Daily Show career http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/videos/a41024/trevor-noah-obama-tears-guns/

 

MSNBC host to Rick Santorum: What are you doing about ‘white men with guns’? http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2015/12/21/3734185/msnbc-hosts-expose-santorums-hypocrisy-on-muslims-what-are-you-doing-about-white-men-with-guns/?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000079

How to talk to your uncle about gun violence http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-kasbeer/how-to-talk-your-uncle-gun-violence_b_8853940.html

Gun deaths and motor vehicle deaths converge https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/17/guns-are-now-killing-as-many-people-as-cars-in-the-u-s/?tid=pm_pop_b

Houston restaurants struggle with open carry law http://www.houstonpress.com/restaurants/houston-restaurants-struggle-with-open-carry-law-updated-8008694

John Piper:Why I disagree with Jerry Falwell Jr. on Christians and guns https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/12/23/john-piper-why-i-disagree-with-jerry-falwell-jr-on-christians-and-guns/

Gun Owners of America: An introduction to the Country’s Most Controversial Gun Group http://www.thetrace.org/2015/12/gun-owners-of-america-larry-pratt/

What kind of person calls a mass shooting a hoax? ( A gripping and disturbing articlehttp://www.thetrace.org/2015/12/sandy-hook-mass-shooting-hoaxers/

Florida university could terminate professor who denied Sandy Hook massacre took place (We’ll know in ten dayshttp://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-sandy-hook-professor-james-tracy-termination-20151216-story.html

Guns and History (by Gary Hart, ret. US Senatorhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/gary-hart/guns-and-history_b_8744534.htm

Instagram account shows how common gun violence is across the US (check out the instagram  account @someplace_elsehttp://www.businessinsider.com/this-instagram-shows-locations-of-gun-crime-2015-12

65,000 teddy bears and one man to sort the world’s grief (Cleveland School staff will identify with this) http://www.thetrace.org/2015/12/sandy-hook-shooting-donations/

A child is shot to death every other day in the US http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gun-deaths-children_566f1e4ee4b0e292150ec036

A gun culture Christmas http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/12/11/1457696/-Cartoon-A-gun-culture-Christmas?detail=email

;Most Americans no longer support an assault weapon ban http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/assault-weapons-ban-poll_56715c23e4b0dfd4bcbff62e

Will I risk going to Star Wars opening night? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-rosenthal/will-i-risk-going-to-star-wars-opening-night_b_8815014.html

Cops ask armed citizens to fight terrorists. What could go wrong? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sheriffs-urge-citizen-to-arm-themselves_56707bede4b0fccee1705256

Just how many guns do Americans own? (Mike the Gun Guy) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-weisser/gun-ownership_b_8817414.html

Ohio editor: I was fired after inquiring about rejected anti-NRA editorial http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/12/16/ohio-editor-i-was-fired-after-inquiring-about-r/207550

Don’t blame mental illness for gun violence http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/16/opinion/dont-blame-mental-illness-for-gun-violence.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region&_r=1

San Bernardino: Who’s to blame for the “United States of Hate?” http://www.newsweek.com/san-bernardino-mass-murder-and-americas-sunni-shiite-wars-401099?source=email-story?source=email

Our shared blame for the shooting in San Bernardino  

NY Times runs page 1 editorial: End the gun epidemic in America  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/05/opinion/end-the-gun-epidemic-in-america.html

NY Times story about its editorial  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/05/us/gun-debate-yields-page-1-editorial.html?_r=0

The case for banning assault weapons http://www.huffingtonpost.com/josh-sugarmann/the-case-for-banning-assa_b_8758806.html

The 97 percent solution to gun violence in America http://www.huffingtonpost.com/todd-r-miller/the-97-solution-to-gun-vi_b_8741260.html

Watch: Celebs join President Obama in end to gun violence video http://www.huffingtonpost.com/todd-r-miller/the-97-solution-to-gun-vi_b_8741260.html

Three years and 90,000 gun deaths since Sandy Hook, appetite for change builds http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/10/us-gun-control-vigil-three-years-and-90000-gun-deaths-since-sandy-hook-appetite-for-change-builds

Open-carry advocates planning a ‘mock shooting’ at the University of Texas during finals week. (Really sensitive people!!!)  http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/12/09/1458602/-Open-carry-gun-advocates-planning-a-mock-shooting-at-the-University-of-Texas-during-finals-week?detail=email

Six snowballs thrown in the gun control debate. by Adam Gopnik. (Excellent counters to frequent arguments against gun control)  http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/12/wendy-davis-open-carry-gun-rights-texas-213423

Gun threat prompts class cancelation at the University of Chicago  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/university-of-chicago-gun-threat_565bcd68e4b072e9d1c23da7

 

 

New Yorker’s Daily cartoon

Man guns down Waffle House server after she asks him not to smoke inside – – Are you keeping count NRA? (Is this a good guy with a gun?)  http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/11/30/1455474/-Man-guns-down-Waffle-House-server-after-being-told-not-to-smoke-inside-keeping-count-NRA?detail=email

On the trail of guns in Providence (One city’s attempt to track the history and kinds of guns used in crime)  http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20151128/NEWS/151129373

SF gun thefts from vehicles spike alongside car break-ins (People are making it too easy for “bad guys” to get guns) http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/S-F-gun-thefts-from-vehicles-spike-alongside-car-6666110.php

California’s Armed Prohibited Persons System at work:More than 500 illegal guns seized from California man’s home http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/illegal-guns-seized-from-california-home_564dfee5e4b08c74b734a7e0

Mom whose twin babies were killed has a message about domestic violence you shouldn’t ignore  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mom-twin-babies-killed-message_564ca487e4b06037734be5c2

Bill Mahar goes after open carry ammosexuals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTpCUAK4ypA&feature=player_embedded

“To hear a mother’s cries…it does something to you”  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/to-hear-a-mothers-cries-it-does-something-to-you_5650dcece4b0879a5b0b4947

Dallas Mayor says he’s more fearful of armed white men than Syrian refugees http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/11/23/3725109/dallas-mayor-syrian-refugees-white-supremacists/

America is ready to end its abusive relationship with the NRA http://www.gq.com/story/american-shootings-nra-gun-lobby?utm_source=hootsuite

Guns in America: for every criminal killed in self-defense, 34 innocent people die 

A Virginia Tech Survivor puts a face on the gun violence prevention movement (Interview with Colin Goddardhttp://chronicle.com/article/A-Virginia-Tech-Survivor-Puts/234329

Unaccounted for:Hundreds of guns lost or stolen from Bay Area police agencies since 2010 (Eye opening investigation

Kids are bringing guns to school on an almost daily basis this academic year 

From 2004 to 2014, almost 2,000 over 2,000 terror suspects legally purchased guns in the United States

As the founders intended: A woman with a foot so tyrannical,  she shot it twice. GunFAIL CLXV  (You don’t need  to read all the stories to get the idea!)  

Assault weapons stolen from Massachusetts Armory 

New poll details the divisions between the NRA and gun owners at large

Is opposing gun limits offshoot of male rage? 

Watch Al-Qaeda spokesman talk about how easy it is to buy guns in America  

Kids in Texas more likely to get tasered at school than in jail http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/texas-tasers_563a5524e4b0b24aee487be1

T-shirt memorials seek to raise awareness of gun violence (striking. Could it be done in your town?) http://www.voanews.com/content/shirt-memorials-raise-awareness-gun-violence/3056063.html

Crime Reporter spend their nights racing to murder scenes. Sometimes the stories follow them home. Another group impacted by gun violence!  http://www.thetrace.org/2015/11/metro-homicide-reporters-crime-scene/

New York hoopsters team up against gun violence http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/new-york-hoopsters-team-gun-violence-article-1.2430297

Chicago gun violence high despite city’s tough gun laws.  An NPR short program  http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2015/11/10/chicago-gun-violence-laws

The price of normalizing open carry http://www.huffingtonpost.com/josh-horwitz/the-price-of-normalizing_b_8521488.html