Gun Violence

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The Correlation Between Gun Deaths and the Assault Weapons Ban

According to new data, gun deaths declined the fastest when the federal law was in place.

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The Social Media-Fueled Hunt for the New Orleans Shooters

19 people were shot at a parade yesterday, and the suspect search is unfolding very much like the hunt for the Boston bombers.

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The Painfully Obvious Punishment We Should Impose on Cops Who Shoot Innocent People

Take away their guns. Forever.

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More Thoughts on Creating an Effective Assault Weapons Ban

We can reduce street crimes by making the gun owner responsible for whatever happens with the weapon, no matter who pulls the trigger.

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How to Create an Assault Weapons Ban That Would Actually Cut Down on Violence

The 1994 Assault Weapons Ban had important, positive effects that were just beginning to take root when it expired in 2004.

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The Devastating Impact of Persistent Crime on Teens

In low-income urban neighborhoods, daily exposure to violence is a reality for many young people.

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Inside 'iCombat,' New York's Controversial New Laser Tag Attraction

What I learned playing America's most realistic family entertainment war game.

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The Striking Relationship Between Gun Safety Laws and Firearm Deaths

The research is now clear that states with stricter gun control measures have fewer gun-related fatalities.

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In Oakland, Citizens Learn to Treat Gunshot Wounds

The People's Community Medics can turn anyone into a first responder.

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How to Turn Gang Members Into Ex-Gang Members

What makes some people act heroically and empathetic toward others?

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How Mexico City's Drunk Driving Crack Down Is Making the City Safer

Innovative programs have helped turn the city from one of the world's most dangerous places into one of the safest areas in Mexico.

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Gun Violence in U.S. Cities Compared to the Deadliest Nations in the World

New Orleans is like Honduras, Detroit is similar to El Salvador.

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9 Questions About Gun Violence That We May Now Be Able to Answer

We're going to get a windfall of gun research thanks to Obama's new policy. Here's what we want to know.

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A Growing Divide in Urban Gun Violence

Homicides were down dramatically in some U.S. cities in 2012, but up in others.

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How Economic Development Is Changing the Geography of Urban Crime

As inner cores become wealthier, crime will get pushed out of many cities.

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Seattle Tries Again to Outlaw Assault Weapons: This Week in Bans

Also, a Canadian city goes after bullies and a Chicago alderman takes the war on pigeons to a new level.

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Gun Violence Is an Everywhere Issue

Americans can no longer pretend that shooting deaths are a problem relegated to the inner city.

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The Geography of Gun Violence in Cities and Metros

What we learn when we zoom in on the data.

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Where Chicago's Guns Come From

This summer's horrific body count comes courtesy a large number of firearms purchased well outside the city.