gun control

Study: Fatal Police Shootings Are 3 Times As Likely In States With High Gun Ownership

Over the years multiple studies have shown significant evidence to suggest that carrying a gun or having a gun in your home actually increases your odds of being shot and potentially killed. But now, a new study has found that fatal police shootings…
By Morgan Brinlee

A Teen Fighting Gun Violence In Milwaukee Explains Why She Joined March For Our Lives

By now, most of America knows how the gun violence prevention movement March For Our Lives (MFOL) got started. A shooter at a high school in Parkland, Florida killed 17 people, and the survivors decided to turn their grief into change. Well before…
By Lani Seelinger

I Survived Parkland And I Have An Urgent Message For Congress On 3D-Printed Guns

That day, I did everything that I was trained to do as a librarian at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. As soon as I received notice that the school was on lockdown, I alerted my clerk and colleagues, ushered students and…
By Diana Haneski

Gun Deaths By Suicide In The U.S. Are A Bigger Problem Than You Thought

Mass shootings in the U.S. get a lot of press, and rightly so. However, mass shootings and homicides aren't the only way that people can lose their lives to gun violence. There's one statistic having to do with firearm deaths that doesn't get…
By Lani Seelinger

These Parkland Survivors' Tweets About The Jacksonville Shooting Are So Powerful

When tragedy strikes, it's natural to turn to a leader for support. So if you're turning to the current and former students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to hear their words about the Jacksonville shooting that took place on Sunday, you're…
By Lani Seelinger

Bulletproof Clothing For Kids That’s “Fashion-Forward” Is A Thing That Exists Now

One particular company from the protective equipment market is offering young students a “fashion-forward” option to protect themselves during a school shooting. On Monday morning, Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo introduced Carolina Ballesteros…
By Mehreen Kasana

Parkland Students Are Starting A New School Year & Here's How They Want You To Support Them

School's starting back up again for students across the country, and you might imagine that things would be more difficult for one group of students — specifically, those at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, who are going back to a place where…
By Lani Seelinger

Why Twitter Is Sending Its “Thoughts & Prayers” To The NRA

The nation's foremost gun rights advocacy group could be in dire financial straits, and this news has prompted people on opposite sides of the gun control debate to respond a bit differently. While the NRA might be hoping to receive an uptick in…
By Lani Seelinger

This Parkland Dad’s Father’s Day Message Will Break Your Heart In Two

It's been more than four months since 14-year-old Jaime Guttenberg was shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Like so many others after the shooting at the Parkland, Florida, school, Jaime's father has not stopped his advocacy work…
By Caitlin Cruz

Don Jr. Showed Off A Belt With An Actual Built-In Pistol On Instagram

President Donald Trump's oldest son is no stranger to creating controversy, especially on social media. In the most recent case, Donald Trump Jr. posted a photo of a belt on Instagram over the weekend — but it wasn't just any belt. It had a (small)…
By Mehreen Kasana

Parkland Students Have Big Plans For This Summer — Here’s What They’re Up To

March For Our Lives activists are hitting the road this summer. The students fighting to eliminate gun violence in America announced a new initiative Monday morning aimed at registering young people to vote. March for Our Lives founder Cameron Kasky…
By Lauren Holter

This One Tweet From David Hogg On His Graduation Day Reveals Exactly What He's Learned

As high school students become college students, they're still years away from actually having to finish school and get a job where they'll need to apply the knowledge they learned in their classes. Some of the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas…
By Lani Seelinger

Congress Said The CDC Could Study Gun Violence After Parkland. So Why Hasn't It?

In the wake of the Parkland shooting, Congress took a baby step forward in the fight against gun violence: It slipped a single sentence into a $1.3 trillion spending package that clarified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did have the…
By Morgan Brinlee

These 6 Charts About Gun Violence Put The Problem In Perspective

While research on gun violence is lacking, there's little arguing with the fact that gun violence is a serious public health concern. The American Public Health Association estimates that guns kill more than 38,000 people a year, while Everytown For…
By Morgan Brinlee

These National Gun Registry Pros & Cons Show Why The Debate Is So Thorny

Inside America's longtime debate about how best to address gun violence, there's one proposal that wouldn't restrict the guns that adults can legally buy: a national gun registry. The pros and cons of a national gun registry mirror most of the…
By Lauren Holter

Why Orange Is The Color For National Gun Violence Awareness Day Makes So Much Sense

The purpose of National Gun Violence Awareness Day is clear: to gather together as many people as possible to combat the ongoing, tragic gun violence epidemic in America. What's less clear, though, is why the color for National Gun Violence…
By Lani Seelinger

Who Started National Gun Violence Awareness Day Is A Heartbreaking Story

Saturday marks the fourth annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day. The national event started locally, when a 15-year-old Chicago honor student was gunned down, just a week after performing for Barack Obama's second inauguration with her school's…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Watch Sarah Sanders' Emotional Response To A Boy's Question About School Shootings

The White House press secretary got emotional when a child asked what the Trump administration was doing to combat school shootings on Wednesday. Video of Sarah Sanders reacting to the gun violence question appears to show her holding back tears.…
By Lauren Holter

Why The NRA Is Blaming The Santa Fe Shooting On Ritalin & Violence In The Media

The National Rifle Association's message following Friday's mass shooting at Santa Fe High School was simple: Guns aren't to blame. The gun rights group has held that same position in the aftermath of each of the 22 school shootings that took place…
By Lauren Holter

The Santa Fe Shooting Didn’t Happen Because A Boy Got Rejected

Digging into the motives of a school shooter is a messy business, but it inevitably happens following every school shooting that rocks the country. Explaining a tragic event, somehow, sometimes seems like it makes it easier for people to move past…
By Lani Seelinger