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Are Today's Cops Too Quick to Shoot?

When unarmed civilians are killed, questions arise over how law enforcement officers are trained to deploy deadly force.

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Welcome to Chicago, Where Segregation Is Almost a Civic Art Form

Whole communities are burdened by fear of violent crime, while others remain blissfully ignorant, in America's most divided city.

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The Lockdown Generation

When I was growing up, the threat of nuclear attack was always in the background. Now it's mass shootings.

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Starbucks Asks Gun Owners to Keep Weapons Out of Their Stores

It's a request, not an outright ban, because who wants to confront a customer with a weapon?

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You're More Likely to Die a Violent Death in Rural America Than in a City

Yes, homicide-related death rates are higher in urban areas, but you're twice as likely to die in a car crash outside a city.

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Americans Own Nearly Half of the Privately Owned Guns on Earth

That's 88 guns per every 100 Americans.

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The Senate's 'Elitist, White-Boy' Plan to Fight Gangs Is Right

Rep. Bobby Rush's attacks ignore the facts and dishonor law-abiding Chicagoans trying to lead their lives.

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Why It's So Hard to Contextualize Gun Deaths

Comparisons to car accidents or prescription drug overdoses offer little insight.

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The Hidden Geography of America's Surging Suicide Rate

It's not just the recession. Rates of gun ownership also appear to be a major factor.

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Why Do So Many People Think Gun Violence Is Getting Worse?

For the last two decades, the exact opposite has been true.

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Could Your Smartphone Help Police Track Gunfire?

Researchers develop an add-on to the Android that can pinpoint the location of shooters.

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How the Suburbs Could Drive a Compromise on Gun Control

An intriguing theory about the geography of the "middle ground" on guns.

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You'd Better Not Be Caught With Long Hair in Gaza

Also, politicians in Racine ban weapons (except for their own) and New York battles a slimy lake menace.

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Are Armed Guards in Schools a Civil Rights Violation?

Instead of funding an armed guard program, the Mississippi legislature should invest in a more holistic approach to discipline.

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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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Woman Files Suit Alleging She Was Arrested for Criticizing 'Stop and Frisk'

The NYPD's aggressive policy has come under increased scrutiny in recent months.

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Gun Buybacks After Newtown: It's a Race to Schedule Them

San Diego joins a growing list of municipalities hustling to collect weapons from a record number of residents.

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The Sad and Telling Reaction of School Districts Everywhere to Sandy Hook

Monday brings an awkward mix of grief and preparation.

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6 Timelines That Explain America's Persistent Gun Culture

Trends in gun ownership, attitudes and violence have shifted notably over the past few decades.