Categories & Tags: gun violence

Republicans say no to CDC gun violence research   |   April 22, 2014
By Lois Beckett, ProPublica After the Sandy Hook school shooting, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) was one of a few congressional Republicans who expressed a willingness to reconsider...

 

The PTSD crisis that's being ignored: Americans wounded in their own neighborhoods   |   February 5, 2014
By Lois Beckett, ProPublica Chicago's Cook County Hospital has one of the busiest trauma centers in the nation, treating about 2,000 patients a year for gunshots, stabbings...

 

The other form of violence   |   April 19, 2013
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest Newscasts these days often seem to be less a form of journalism than a kind of bizarre game show for paranoids: what horrible possibility...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The South under the gun   |   April 5, 2013
Percent by which the rate of gun violence in states with the weakest gun laws exceeds that of states with the strongest gun laws, according to a new report from the Center for...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: A year after Trayvon Martin's death, little has changed on 'stand your ground'   |   February 26, 2013
Date on which Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American youth, was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla. by George Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watchman who claimed self-...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The big money behind Big Gun   |   December 21, 2012
Amount the National Rifle Association, the leading U.S. gun-rights lobbying group, spent on the 2012 election: $18.6 million Factor by which that exceeded spending by the leading...

 

Private equity firm selling NC maker of assault rifle used in Sandy Hook massacre   |   December 18, 2012
The military-style assault weapon used to kill most of the victims in last week's Sandy Hook elementary school massacre in Connecticut was a Bushmaster XM-15 .223 caliber...

 

The reality of the U.S. violence epidemic beyond Sandy Hook   |   December 17, 2012
Friday's massacre of 20 first-grade students and six adults at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn. by a disturbed young man who also killed his mother has...

 

Presidential debate: Top 10 questions that weren't asked   |   October 17, 2012
By New America Media As Barack Obama and Mitt Romney squared off in the second presidential debate last night, New America Media editors posed 10 questions that have largely gone...

 

Trayvon Martin killing brings scrutiny to controversial self-defense laws   |   March 20, 2012
The U.S. Department of Justice announced late Monday that it would investigate the February deadly shooting of an unarmed black teen by a neighborhood watch vigilante in a gated...

 

Inside Looking Out (1989)   |   September 1, 1989
Excerpt from the Cover Section: Painful images of "mentally ill" people confront us every day. TV evangelist Jim Bakker has a nervous breakdown. He is manacled and driven away,...