All Articles on Gun Violence

Members of the Los Angeles Lakers kneel during the national anthem before the start of Game Five of the Western Conference First Round against the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2020 NBA Playoffs on August 29, 2020. (Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Views
America’s Greatest Athletes Are Standing Up, Calling This Country To Change
Despite unprecedented, multiracial demonstrations across the country protesting police violence against African Americans, the horrors keep on coming.
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Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, was arrested in his hometown of Antioch, Illinois, one day following his alleged killing of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisc. (Photo: Andalou/Getty) News
Outrage Grows Over Police Treatment of Alleged Kenosha Killer Kyle Rittenhouse Compared to Shooting Victim Jacob Blake
In the streets and on social media, anger and questions about systemic racism and white privilege abound in the wake of Kenosha shootings.
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Policy walk, as tear gas fills the air, near the Kenosha County Courthouse during a third night of unrest on August 25, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Views
This Looks Like the Beginning of a Civil War
Some of the participants are police and some are vigilantes. They are armed and desperate for enemies.
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A man on the ground was shot during the third day of protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 25, 2020. (Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) News
Amnesty Calls for Repeal of 'Open Carry' Laws After Teen Gunman Charged With Murder for Shooting at Kenosha Protest
Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes warns that the danger posed by white militias has been ignored for far too long.
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We have a system that works for the rich, instead of a public health system for all Americans that readily anticipates and controls new pathogens through testing, contact tracing, and quarantine.  (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Lack of Leadership Worsened the Pandemic, Not Young People
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, politicians from both parties are scapegoating youth—just as they’ve done before with crime and drugs.
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After Weeks of Allowing 'Autonomous Zone,' Seattle Police Clear CHOP Amid Violence, Growing Complaints
As the city's police chief said, "Enough is enough," one organizer lamented that "it didn't end how it started and that's the tragedy of the situation."
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#SayHerName: On Breonna Taylor's 27th Birthday, Advocates Demand Justice in Shooting Death by Louisville Police
" We won't stop fighting until justice is served."
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Schools around the country were ordered or recommended closed in mid-March, leading to no school shootings. News
'Heartbreaking Statistic': Thanks to Pandemic, Last Month Was First March Since 2002 Without a US School Shooting
"All it took was a pandemic and closing all the schools."
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Youth Coalition Demands 'Serious Discussion' of Key Progressive Issues at Democratic Presidential Debate
" In the last few democratic debates, there has been little to no discussion on the defining issues that face our generation like immigration, climate change, gun control, and mass incarceration."
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, (I-Vt.), speaks at a rally at University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. News
Sanders Gets Backing of March for Our Lives Co-Founders for 'Intersectional' Approach to Ending Gun Violence
"He gets that all the issues we fight for are connected, and the gun violence isn't the cause but the symptom of systematic injustice in this country."
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