A relatively calm week by national standards was still a bloody one.
Yesterday's die-in, held in New York outside investment firm BlackRock, Inc., proved that radical queer activism is still kicking.
More Americans have died in mass shootings already this year than were killed by guns in all of Canada, Germany, and Spain in 2014.
Many mass shootings are intimate executions carried out by men who target the women and children closest to them. This is how one of them rocked a community.
Another ugly week for mass gun violence in America saw 34 wounded and eight killed in nine incidents.
Monday's shooting in Fort Meyers did not receive the attention one might have expected for an attack in which over a dozen mostly young people at a supposedly safe event were injured.
Dad jokes may have been all the rage, but there was nothing funny about the policy issues raised.
"We need to stop the killing, we need to start healing, and the only way we can do this is to come together."
A courthouse shooting came at a sensitive moment nationally, only for the conversation about US policing to fall by the wayside when terror struck France.
Angry protesters encamped together, armed fringe groups, militarized police, and a presidential candidate known for inflammatory rhetoric—what could go wrong?
With at least 52 stops by cops, Castile would seem to have the record of a career criminal. But it's not that simple.
"When it comes time to pull a gun or a trigger, the standards need to be the same from coast to coast."
Holiday carnage and national anger over police killings of black men were followed by the horrific attack on cops in Texas.
The party needs minority voters to win national elections. But the solutions they're offering are nowhere near enough.
The Orlando nightmare last month helped push the mass shooting body count over 200 so far in 2016.
Indiscriminate hails of bullets from handguns in public spaces aren't unique to America, but they sure are common.
During a week in which the Senate considered and rejected gun control measures, America witnessed nine mass shootings that left six dead and 31 wounded.
Unsurprisingly, they share characteristics with those opposing universal background checks.
Who benefits from the endless cycles of sadness, anger, and partisanship that follow mass shootings in America? Just follow the money.
Ten other tragedies, though not even close to the scope or hateful nature of the national nightmare in Orlando, can't be ignored.
Much has been made of the killer's apparent interest in ISIS, but less time has been spent looking at the ways Mateen fit other patterns of violence.
It looks like they want to amend a bill to include a section that would make it illegal for terror suspects to buy guns.
"When I hear about people who own fifteen assault weapons, I think, Why do you need that?"
"It's very accepting. You can have a beard and wear a dress. You can be straight. You can be a beautiful drag queen. You can be an ugly drag queen."