Prayer Won’t Stop Gun Violence: Gun Reform Will

Why, when we pass countless laws to prevent terrorist attacks, are we doing nothing to reform gun control?

What the Oregon Shooter’s Manifesto Tells Us About the Dangers of Toxic Masculinity

This form of masculinity has failed us. It doesn’t produce men; it produces anger, rage, and pain. It teaches us that the only way to be a man is to aspire to be the worst in us. We can do better. We can be better.

Open Our Eyes: When Gun Violence Leads to Disability

What’s the true measure of a man’s actions? Erin Kelly offers a new perspective on the bravery of Chris Mintz, the hero of the mass shooting in Oregon.

Ben Carson, Firearms and False Parallels to the Holocaust

Ben Carson declared his shallow grasp of the dire need for gun reform, and a glaring lack of compassion when he stated Jewish people might have prevented the Holocaust had they been armed.

Fire Your Guns

Quentin Lucas has a thought about guns in America.

Guns Save Lives is a Lie

When compared to the numbers”GUNS SAVE LIVES” is Orwellian double speak. We need proposals for common sense gun control.

Massacres Never Solve Any Problems

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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.