gun violence

Aurora shooting victims have to pay $700,000 unless they drop the appeal against Cinemark

After losing a lawsuit against the movie theater where the 2012 Aurora, Colorado shooting took place, survivors and families were faced with a stunningly insulting offer. More »


10 Celebs Use Their Platforms To Speak Out Against This Week’s Police Shootings

Celebrities aren’t always praised for their social justice warrior-ism. But celebrities are responding to this week’s police shootings of two black men to ignite change, promote awareness, or at the very least, join the conversation in whichever way they know how. On Tuesday, two police officers tackled and repeatedly shot 37-year-old Alton Sterling outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge… More »


This Satirical “Thoughts And Prayers” Game Pinpoints What The GOP Doesn’t Seem To Understand About Gun Violence

The game was recently put up on GOP Arcade, a website dedicated to creating humorous and painful games skewering our current election. More »


This One Terrifying Statistic Puts Gun Violence In The U.S. In Perspective

Shooters may have problems beyond access to guns, but that access makes it a lot easier for them to kill innocent victims. More »


50 People Dead In Orlando LGBT Nightclub Shooting, Making It The Largest Mass Shooting In US History

This…was not a record we really needed to break. Fuck. More »


Kalamazoo Shooter Was An Uber Driver Who Picked Up Passengers In Between Killings

The latest shooting spree suspect in the United States of America’s Saturday night rampage has turned out to be a 45-year-old Uber driver named Jason Dalton.

Dalton even conveniently picked up riders for Uber fares in between shooting innocent bystanders at multiple locations in Kalamazoo, including a Cracker Barrel. Among his victims was… More »


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. More »


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 have “killed more Americans than all wars ever.” According to the Huffington Post.

Facebook now wants to put a stop to this through… More »


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. More »


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 fourteen years ago. 

On December 24th, 2001 I heard five loud bangs. I was only 10, but I knew what gunshotsMore »


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 and activism. More »


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 with fanaticism or violence. More »


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 at least 20 injured at the Inland Regional Center, a facility for people with developmental disabilities. There are reports of there being as many as three… More »


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 and Friends” that — were he president — he would not visit the families of the victims of this shooting, because he’d have too much on… More »


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 law enforcement official says. The official—who is familiar with the ongoing investigation but wasn’t authorized to speak publicly—also says the mother of 26-year-old gunman Christopher… More »


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. More »


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 racism that allows and continues to allow unarmed African Americans to be killed by police” as well as a call to enforce stricter gun control… More »


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 now identified as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer. (Mercer was also killed after exchanging gunfire with police.) Obama, clearly fed the fuck up with Washington’s inaction… More »


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