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The deadly link between domestic violence and mass shootings

The fight for rational gun safety laws is frustrating. But the information that the perpetrator of the latest mass shooting was also guilty of domestic abuse — a conviction that should have kept him from buying a gun — seems to be opening some eyes. Devin Patrick Kelley, who opened fire with an assault rifle […]

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It’s guns, people. That’s it. #GunControlNow

No ties to ISIS. No history of mental illness. No criminal record. No political ideology. No hunting, shooting hobbies, or claims of “trying to protect his family.” Just guns. In the coming days, investigators might discover something related to a “motive” for Stephen Paddock, the 64-year-old white retiree who killed 58 people and injured more […]

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GOP baseball practice shooting: Just another day in America

What’s the correct response to the shooting of a group of Republicans practicing for the annual charity baseball game between congressional Republicans and Democrats? Damned if I know. The shock has yet to wear off: A Democrat, a Bernie Sanders supporter with a history of attacking Donald Trump on social media and of criminal domestic […]

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Clinton’s gamble on gun safety is paying off

Last fall, after the latest mass shooting—this one at an Oregon community college that killed nine people—Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton decided to go all in on the gun issue. No doubt it was a personal as well as a political decision. This is not a new issue for Clinton. She has been working against […]

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Orlando shooting creates big profits for gun makers

After the horrific mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., that killed 49 and wounded 53, at least one group came out ahead—U.S. gun manufacturers. The day after the attack at the Pulse nightclub, multiple news organizations reported sharp rises in the price of stock in the gun industry even on a day when other stock prices […]

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America’s long, sad history of school shootings

When we think of school killings, we usually think of recent events, like the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., that killed 20 children (mostly first- and second-graders) and six adults. Or the 1999 shootings in Littleton, Colo., where students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold terrorized their classmates and teachers at Columbine […]

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Sorry, GOP: Planned Parenthood shooter is a terrorist

In the wake of the killing of three people and wounding of nine more at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic, there’s been a noticeable unwillingness from those on the right to call this incident what it is: a domestic terrorist attack. Robert Dear went into a shooting rampage at the clinic, holding out for […]

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Biggest U.S. terror threats from right wing, not Islam

A new study confirms what many U.S. police officers already know: There are more killings in this country by white supremacists and other right-wing extremists than by Muslim terrorists. According to the latest data in the study from the New America Foundation, right-wing extremists have killed 48 people in the United States since the attacks […]

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Charleston shooting: How many more have to die?

Another day, another nine people dead in a mass shooting. This time it’s at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., where a 21-year-old white man has now confessed to shooting and killing nine people at prayer, including the church’s pastor. The shooting occurred during a prayer service at Emanuel AME Church, one of the […]

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Militia plus guns equal killing. Why are we surprised?

Sometimes you wonder what it will take to make America wake up to the insanity of its twisted gun culture. A few days ago, two self-styled, anti-government militia members decided to start their own revolution against law enforcement. Before long, five people would be dead. Jerad and Amanda Miller left a friend’s apartment after telling […]

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