Massacres Never Solve Any Problems

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Last week’s mass killing in Charleston leaves a white man asking questions and filled with sadness.

James Holmes Trial Puts Sanity on the Stand

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Jurors will likely be presented with conflicting notions of sanity and insanity. And they will be forced to confront widely held cultural assumptions about mental illness and violence.

Guns Don’t Kill; Mentally Ill People Do…Wait, What?

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Deanne Shoyer revisits her 2012 thoughts on the Sandy Hook shootings questioning the rush to blame mental illness and/or autism in Elliot Rodger’s rage filled Santa Barbara mass shootings.

Are We Helpless to Stop Black on Black Violence?

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Right-Wing blogs are claiming that we don’t care when black people kill other black people. I think we care, but we just don’t know what to do about it.

13 Injured in Chicago Mass Shooting

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The week both began and ended with mass shootings. One in DC and now one in Chicago.

BREAKING: Shooting At Washington DC Navy Yard (UPDATE)


Police are still searching for the shooter.

New Orleans: The Site of a Mass Shooting on Mother’s Day That You Probably Never Even Heard About

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What sort of media attention should be devoted to the survivors and perpetrators of a mass shooting at a parade, where 19 people were injured? American media answers with deafening silence.

A Tucson Community Grows a Garden of Hope Out of Tragedy

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Once the memorials were taken down, Representative Gabrielle Giffords’ neighbors salvaged what they could and created life out of death.

This Is Not A Fortress. I Am Not a Soldier.


Keeping our children safe shouldn’t require arming teachers, staff, or parents.

The Newtown Tragedy: Boys Need Role Models Now More Than Ever


Shooting after shooting, we’re confronted by the question of what it means to be a man. We refuse to answer—and we all suffer for it.

Mass Shooting of Children in Connecticut

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If you are triggered or traumatized by the news coming from Newton, Connecticut, please reach out for support. You can also contact Disaster Distress Network at 800.985.5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746.