Lou Klarevas

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Understanding Mass Shootings And How To Prevent Them

Support the news<p>Since the Orlando shooting last week, politicians and community leaders have been asking how such a horrible shooting could happen …

Mass Shootings

Firearms Have Killed 82 of the 86 Victims of Post-9/11 Domestic Terrorism

Analysis shows that guns are the element that deadly attacks have in common.<p>Standing before a packed courtroom last week, convicted Boston Marathon …

Dallas Shooting Shows How Simple It Is To Be A Terrorist For $10K Or Less

James Boulware was apparently troubled and angry. Many will ask how he managed to get so many weapons and an armored van. That’s the wrong question …

Guns

States with the most gun violence

More than two-thirds of all homicides in the United States are gun-related. Of the 16,121 homicides reported in 2013, 11,208 were caused by gun violence. Including suicides, nearly 34,000 people died in gun-related incidents in 2013, up 13.8% from 10 years earlier.<p>The Centers for Disease Control …

Guns

We don’t have to be monsters: The new neuroscience of genocide and mass murder

<b>Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter in "The Silence of the Lambs" (MGM)</b><p>The Holocaust and other genocides taught us ordinary people can enact horrors. Now we might understand the science<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>June 13, 2015 1:15pm (UTC)<p>In 1997, UCLA neurosurgeon Itzhak Fried described a new medical syndrome, …

Native Americans

Connecticut Gun Control Law Sharply Reduced Gun-Related Violence, Report Says

A 1995 law that made it more difficult to purchase a handgun in Connecticut radically reduced gun-related homicides in the state, according to a Johns Hopkins University study released Thursday.<p>The study, which was published in the American Journal of Public Health, found that the law reduced gun …

Why are assault weapon sales jumping? Because they're fun to shoot

‘The most wanted gun in America” is what the New York Times dubbed the AR-15-style semiautomatic in February 2013. Even though assault weapons — guns originally designed for combat use and rapid fire — constitute only about 1% of all 300 million firearms in America, lately they've been flying off …

Guns

Police: Suspects fired most shots in Texas biker melee

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas officers involved in a deadly shooting outside a biker gathering in Waco had disabled the automatic setting on their rifles, and most of the dozens of shell casings found at the scene were from suspects' guns, police said Friday.<p>Only three of the 16 officers outside …

Study: Gun-permit law cut homicides 40 percent

WASHINGTON — A study of Connecticut homicide rates going back to the mid-1980s concludes that the state’s 1995 permit-to-purchase gun law cut …

Concealed carry draws opposite views — and a murky middle

June 11, 2015<p>SHARE<p>Darrail SmithMilwaukee Police Department<p>By of the Journal Sentinel<p>June 11, 2015 141<p>Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn has made no …

Gun Ownership Is Declining, So Why Is the Gun Lobby So Powerful?

<i>This post first appeared at</i> Campaign for America’s Future.<p>(Photo: Michael Saechang/flickr CC 2.0/Edited from original)<p>Earlier this month, the General …

Guns

Unacceptable: An unintentional child shooting every 36 hours

Mother’s Day is a time-honored tradition for many Americans: a day set aside just for mothers to be recognized and thanked for their unconditional …

Key in Colorado theater rampage trial: What was James Holmes' mind-set?

The first week of testimony in the Aurora, Colo., theater rampage trial underscored the full horror of the 2012 attack that left 12 people dead and 70 wounded.<p>Burly first responders in uniform cried as they related the chaos and the carnage. Victims spoke of searing pain from bullets tearing …

U.S. Federal Courts

Gun in officer's slaying 9th from Ga. heist found in NY

By Jake Pearson<br>Associated Press<p>NEW YORK — A handgun used to fatally shoot a New York Police Department officer a few days ago was among 23 stolen …

Crime

Why People Who Live In Cities Tend To Like Gun Control

Whenever I'm on the radio and the subject of guns comes up, I try to explain to gun-loving listeners that no, liberals aren't trying to suppress …

Gun Control

Autopsy shows Muslim student sisters murdered in North Carolina were shot 'execution style' as killer 'obsessed' with their headscarves held gun to their scalps

• <b>Yusor Mohammed Abu-Salha, 21, and sister Raza, 19, shot in the head</b>• <b><br>Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, thought to have raised arms to defend himself but was</b> …

North Carolina

Lawmakers, gun control groups seek to close ‘Iron Pipeline’ of illegal firearms into New York City

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) has issued a three-part plan to shut off the flow of illegal guns into New York. (<i>Photo: AP/Molly Riley</i>)<p>Following …

Guns

Georgia's Lax Gun Laws Led To Two Fatal Shootings Of NYPD Officers

Flags in New York City are again at half-mast for a fallen police officer.<p>NYPD Officer Brian Moore, who was only 25 years old, was shot Saturday while on patrol in Queens. He died on Monday.<p><i>NYPD Officer Brian Moore. (Photo: NYPD)</i><p>In December, less than six months before Moore was shot, two other …

Arms control and free speech go to court over 3D-printed guns

Cody Wilson fundamentally altered the way we produce and distribute firearms in 2013 when his company, Defense Distributed (DD), first published the plans for a 3D-printed pistol, dubbed The Liberator, on its website. The State Department didn't take too kindly to this revelation and sent DD a …

Judge tosses challenge to expanded gun background checks

SEATTLE — A federal judge on Thursday threw out a lawsuit challenging parts of Washington state’s new law expanding background checks on gun …

Guns

10 charged with running gun trafficking ring in NYC area

Authorities say they have busted an illegal gun smuggling ring that netted more 90 guns over a six month period.<p>The guns came from different states …

Guns

Opinion: Defensive Gun Use Doesn't Make Up For Accidental Injuries, Homicides

<i>The views expressed on this page are those of the author, not CBS Local Chicago or our affiliated television and radio stations.</i><p>On April 17th, an …

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Here's the really disturbing problem at the bottom of America's dumbass gun debate

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Killer Pharmacy: Inside a Medical Mass Murder Case

Load Error<p>Health workers packed the hotel for the annual meeting of the Freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, hoping to network, listen …

Stronger Gun Laws, Less Violence

<i>Co-written with Ilona Szabé de Carvalho*</i><p>More guns equal more lethal crime. The evidence is convincing. Studies consistently show how increases in firearms ownership are positively associated with increases in homicide and suicide. Whether on the street or in the home, where handguns and rifles are …

Oath Keepers freak out after helicopter landing sets off Facebook rumors of government invasion

An armed militia group sent out an alert in code after a helicopter landed near a mine at the center of a dispute with government agents.<p>Members of …

Forests

Capitol Police Left Guns in Bathrooms (Video) (Updated)

<b>Updated 3:20 p.m. |</b> When a member of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's security detail left his Glock and magazine stuffed in the toilet seat …

Editorial: Unhealthy gun cravings

Oddly, the more that gun massacres taint America, the more some people want to carry pistols. Such folks mistakenly think they’re protecting …

Forget D.C., States Take Very Different Paths on Guns

Is America once again splitting into free and unfree states? At least on the issue of self-defense rights, that seems to be the case—so says Jennifer …

Guns