Posts tagged "gun violence"

11-Year-Old Who Shot And Killed An 8-Year-Old Will Be Behind Bars Until He’s 19

His parents have yet to be prosecuted.

Robyn Pennacchia | February 5, 2016 - 6:30 pm

Facebook Will Start Blocking Private Gun Sales

Gun violence continues to rage on in the United States. There were 372 mass shootings in the U.S. last year, killing 475, and wounding even more. U.S. shootings since 1963…

Katrin Higher | January 30, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Women Murdered For Rejecting Man While Living In A Patriarchy

Please bookmark this post for the next time someone suggests gun violence and toxic masculinity are not real problems.

Lauren Duca | January 26, 2016 - 12:00 pm

My Molotov Christmas In Brooklyn

When my boyfriend asked me why I was hesitant about coming to spend Christmas with his family in Brooklyn this year, I knew I’d have to tell him what happened

Darnycya Smith | December 25, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Sandy Hook Mom Speaks Out: “Gun Violence Has Already Become The New Normal”

Hockley and other parents have watched in horror as the influx of shootings have increased and become more normalized, using the tragedies as urgency and fuel for their growing compassion…

Bronwyn Isaac | December 14, 2015 - 2:15 pm

Update: What We Know About The San Bernardino Shooting

The motives of the shooters remains a mystery, although the act itself falls under the umbrella of domestic terrorism, neither of the suspects have criminal records or any previous affiliations…

Bronwyn Isaac | December 3, 2015 - 11:30 am

Breaking: At Least 14 Dead, 17 Injured In San Bernardino Mass Shooting [UPDATED]

An ongoing mass shooting is still developing in San Bernardino, California. Police and firefighters have responded to what is still being called an “active” situation, with reportedly 12 three dead and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 2, 2015 - 10:06 pm

Ben Carson: Bullet-Ridden Dead People Just Not As Sad As Not Having Guns

Dr. Ben Carson, currently a serious contender for the GOP nomination, has had some things to say about the shooting in Oregon last week. Earlier this morning, he told “Fox…

Robyn Pennacchia | October 6, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Oregon Shooter Ranted About Lack Of Girlfriend

The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college said in writings he left behind that everyone else was “crazy” and ranted about not having a girlfriend, a…

Newser | October 6, 2015 - 1:45 pm

Dear Conservatives: Why Doesn’t This Little Girl’s Life Matter As Much As The Life Of A Fetus?

Eight-year-old McKayla Dyer was shot this weekend by an 11-year-old boy whose dad left his 12-gauge out.

Robyn Pennacchia | October 6, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Bernie Sanders Excites Bostonians With Call To Fight Racism And Reform Gun Laws

Vermont senator and 2016 democratic presidential hopeful wunderkind, Bernie Sanders drew giant crowds in Boston on Saturday evening, delivering passionate calls for reform.

He spoke of “an institutional…

Katrin Higher | October 4, 2015 - 4:00 pm

President Obama On Latest School Shooting: “This Has Become Routine”

Yesterday evening, President Obama held a press conference to address the latest mass shooting, this time at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Yesterday afternoon, 10 people were killed by a gunman…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 2, 2015 - 9:37 am

Delta State University Professor Suspected In Shooting Death Of Colleague And His Own Girlfriend

Police are considering the possibility that a romantic rivalry preceded today’s tragedy.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 14, 2015 - 5:05 pm

Virginia Shooter Bryce Williams Has Died

He also allegedly faxed a 23-page “manifesto” to ABC News, claiming he was motivated by anger over the shooting at a church in Charleston last month.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 26, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: School Shootings, Toxic Masculinity & “Boys Will Be Boys”

Another school shooting. This time it took place at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state. Fourteen-year-old high school freshman Jaylen Fryberg, pulled a gun out during lunch and began shooting,…

Avital Norman Nathman | October 27, 2014 - 11:00 am

Renisha McBride’s Killer Sentenced To 17 Years

Theodore Wafer, the Michigan man who shot unarmed Black teenager Renisha McBride on his doorstep last year, has been sentenced to 17 to 30 years in prison for second-degree murder.

Jessica Wakeman | September 3, 2014 - 11:00 am

This Domestic Gun Violence PSA Is Hard To Watch, But It’s So Important

When gun violence is addressed, the first thing that comes to mind are horrific mass shootings, but one of the most common victims of gun violence are women with abusive…

Claire Hannum | July 31, 2014 - 2:30 pm

15-Year-Old Girl Plays Dead After Abusive Ex-Uncle Murders Her Whole Family

Here’s a story that has me heavy in the heart:

Last night in Spring, Texas, a man looking for his ex-wife — whom he had beaten in the…

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Gunman, Student Dead In Oregon School Shooting

A lone gunman and a student are dead in a school shooting this morning at a high school about 12 miles outside Portland, Ore., police are confirming, contrary to earlier…

Newser | June 10, 2014 - 1:45 pm

“Outdoor Channel” Host Jim Burnworth Poses With His Daughter’s Prom Date … And His Gun

This is Jim Burnworth, from the Outdoor Channel’s manly-men show “Choose Your Weapon,” which is about varieties of hunting weapons and equipment. The pretty girl next to him is his…

Jessica Wakeman | May 5, 2014 - 4:00 pm
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