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NAVY YARD SHOOTING
No Evidence Of Gunshots Found After Reports Of Active Shooter At D.C. Navy Yard
"There are no signs of a shooting, a shooter, or victims," the Navy said in a statement. The location had previously dealt
Expanding Background Checks Necessary, But Not Enough
Executive Director, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Merely expanding background checks is not enough. We must strengthen the system itself so that individuals with a history of dangerous behavior can no longer clear its low bar.
2013: What's Behind the Headlines?
Two-time Emmy Award-Winning Correspondent, Attorney, On-Air Le...
Death of Nelson Mandela: A New Pope: What it means to me: People admire and long to let go of the anger and resentment they
Boston Bombing Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev Reportedly Feared Voices In His Head
“He [Tamerlan] had told his mother that he felt there were two people living inside of him,” Anna Nikaeva, another family
From Dallas to Sandy Hook: Lord Have Mercy
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie
Director of the Center for Peace and Spirituality and Universi...
This week we mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as we prepare to mark the one-year anniversary of the massacre of school children in Sandy Hook.
Shooting After Shooting, Congress Does Nothing Towards Gun Control
It's obvious at this point that the gun lobby is doing everything in its ability to kick the can down the road. But as we have seen, time and time again, the issue is not going anywhere.
Honoring Our Littlest Warriors
Executive Director, Our Military Kids
Survey results consistently find that four out of five military children deal with increased stress and anxiety when a parent is deployed overseas or recovering from severe injury.
Author and commentator
America's love affair with guns has now reached a zenith (or a nadir, depending on how you look at it), wherein no amount of carnage seems to be able to change our basic fondness for owning guns.
Senators Question Security Clearance Process In Wake Of Navy Yard Shooting
By Reuters, Reuters
WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - U.S. senators on Thursday questioned the government's security clearance process, calling
The Truth Behind 10 Popular Crime Myths
John Roman, Ph.D.
Myth #6: Fingerprints can definitively match a person to a crime scene.
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The Conspiracy Theory the NRA Hates
Executive Director, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Insurrectionist rhetoric might work well in marketing firearms to civilians on the far right wing of American politics. But with police chiefs and generals? Not so much.
Married to the Mob
Dr. Gregory Jantz
Mental Health Expert and Founder of The Center • A Place of HOPE
A week ago, 12 people got up and went to work, probably like they did every workday. It was a Monday morning, and we all
Navy Yard Workers Affected By Shooting Won't Face Furlough
Revolution in Brain Science Offers Optimism Following Latest Mass Shooting
Founding Director, Partners for StrongMinds
Lost in the noise and partisan debates, a rare cause for optimism has gone nearly unnoticed and should be universally embraced. Revolutionary therapies aimed at prevention and recovery for the 'big three' mental illnesses are being actively pursued today.
Don't Think the NRA Is Hiding After the Navy Yard Shooting
Mike the Gun Guy
The pro-gun folks are waging a continuous and effective campaign; the gun control folks are busy talking to themselves.
NRA's LaPierre Moves the Goalposts: Not 'Enough' Good Guys With Guns at Navy Yard
Host of the Bob & Chez Show, Writer for Salon.com
How many are "enough?" How many "good guys?" How many guns? Indeed, there will never be enough "good guys with guns" for LaPierre's taste, chiefly because the NRA's sole mission is to sell as many guns as they can.
Intrusive Leadership and Saving Lives
I serve as a noncommissioned officer in the Army Reserve, and during a drill weekend last year, I led a discussion with Soldiers on mental health. It was not an easy talk. Service members are expected to embody strength and toughness.
Navy Yard Gunman Video Shows Aaron Alexis Walking Through Building 197 With Shotgun
Footage released by the FBI on Wednesday shows Aaron Alexis walking with a shotgun through the Washington Navy Yard moments
Navy Yard Shooting Photos, Video Of Aaron Alexis Released By FBI
Ryan J. Reilly
Alexis carved “End to the torment!” “Not what yall say!” and “Better off this way!” on the weapon he used. WASHINGTON -- Aaron
Why the University of Kansas Was Wrong to Suspend Tweeting Professor
Vice President of Legal and Public Advocacy, Foundation for In...
Professor Guth accepted the suspension, apparently because he was receiving threats. But if he's receiving threats, it's the university's duty to protect him, not suspend him. In a free society, we can't allow those who threaten speakers with violence to win by silencing voices they don't like.
Guns and Roses
Michael A. Hardy
General Counsel/EVP, National Action Network
Just because viruses are hard to battle, that does not mean that we should stop our efforts to find cures or at least new treatments that help to heal the illness of gun violence.
Gun Control Advocates: We're Playing The Long Game
Gun Reform Is Dead; Long Live Gun Reform
, Guest Writer
Just hours after 13 Americans were shot and killed on a military base in our nation's capital, reporters and pundits began speculating that gun reform was dead.
'Moral Man and Immoral Society'
Rev. Al Sharpton
President and Founder, National Action Network
After a week which began with 12 killed at a Navy Yard shooting in Washington, and continued with 13 shot at a South Side park in Chicago, we still can't get Congress to pass legislation on background checks.
Wordsmith in Chief, Prime Prose LLC
The Navy Yard. The Farmers Market. The Second Amendment...
Still No Movement on Gun Regulation
Writer, pundit, analyst and kibitzer. For more information vis...
It is not likely that there will be any meaningful changes to gun laws in the near future, but in the longer term, the prospects look good. The struggle will not be easy, as almost no progressive struggles are, but the curve is already in the right direction.
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