Gun Violence And A Grandfather’s Suicide

On a rainy morning in fall 2015, I received a devastating phone call. My grandpa, my favorite curmudgeon to call for advice on car trouble and home projects, or just... Read more

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings?

When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music and... Read more

For A Mass Shooting’s Youngest Victims, The Nightmare Is Just Beginning

Sunday’s mass shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, underscores the unique harm that mass shootings, and firearms in general, pose to America’s children. Children make up about... Read more

The 4-month process of buying a gun in Japan

It was fall in Tokyo, and Saki Arai needed a gun. Saki manages the Bistro Hibino and wanted to hunt wild game for her farm-to-table restaurant. If Saki lived in, say,... Read more

The Link Between Sexual Violence And Gun Violence

Last month, our nation was whipsawed by mass murder in Las Vegas and mass predations in Hollywood. The proximity of the Harvey Weinstein revelations to the Vegas massacre was certainly... Read more

‘You’re a Quadriplegic’: A Las Vegas Victim Faces a Hard Reality

“This is your life,” the doctor said. “You’re a quadriplegic.” When she heard the news, Kim Gervais broke down. The tears rolled out, and her daughter clasped her mother’s head,... Read more

Cub Scout Is Exiled After Pressing Legislator on Guns

When a group of Cub Scouts met with a Colorado state senator this month, they asked her about some of the most controversial topics in the nation: gun control, the... Read more

Treat gun violence like cancer

I have metastatic colon cancer and, like the families grieving from the mass shooting in Las Vegas, I have the thoughts and prayers of almost everyone I know. But it's... Read more

Nearly 900 people dead in gun violence since Las Vegas massacre

Nearly 900 people have been killed, and almost 2,000 wounded, by American gun violence since the Las Vegas shooting gripped the world's attention at the beginning of this month. Read more

"It’s been eight years since my husband tried to kill me."

It’s been eight years since my husband tried to kill me. Eight years since he shot me four times. Eight years since my 12-year-old daughter saw me running from the... Read more

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