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The ER Doctor Exposing the Insane Brutality of Gun Violence

Reading through the responses, she had to take breaks because of how viscerally upsetting many of the tweets were.
Beatrix Lockwood
3.21.18
Las Vegas Shooting
Las Vegas Shooting

People Are Bidding Insane Amounts for 'Bump Stocks' After Vegas

The devices that speed up semi-automatic guns were all over Stephen Paddock's hotel room. With Congress considering a ban, they're a suddenly hot commodity.
Alex Yablon
10.9.17
Las Vegas Shooting
Las Vegas Shooting

Gunshot Survivors Have Stories for the Las Vegas Wounded

"There were just so many triggers in everyday life that would set me off," one victim of a previous shooting told us.
Elizabeth Van Brocklin
10.4.17
Militias
Militias

Armed Militias Have a Choice to Make After Charlottesville

One prominent group has issued a "stand down order," saying it feared being associated with racist protesters.
Ben Hallman
8.15.17
true crime
true crime

I Had to Announce My Own Brother's Shooting Death to the Public

I'm a police spokesman in Baltimore, responsible for telling the city when someone gets shot. This time hit much closer to home.
T.J. Smith as told to Kerry Shaw
8.2.17
gun control
gun control

The Good Guy with a Gun Theory, Debunked

Analyzing 37 years of data, a Stanford team finds no basis for a theory at the heart of the modern gun-rights movement.
Alex Yablon
7.4.17
domestic violence
domestic violence

After My Boyfriend Murdered Our Son, I Found Healing at the Gun Range

He shot me, too, with a 9mm Glock. Now that's the gun I keep at home.
Shannon Paolini as told to Max Siegelbaum
6.28.17
crime
crime

The Mothers Haunted by Their Sons' Unsolved Murders

When cops can't solve homicides, families carry the weight.
Francesca Mirabile
6.27.17
crime
crime

Inside a Class That Teaches Politicians When It’s OK to Shoot Someone

“I hate the term, 'Don’t take the law into your own hands.' I wish more people would.”
Blake Nelson
5.16.17
true crime
true crime

I Was Shot Nine Times and Can Barely Make Ends Meet

I'm only 28 years old, but with all this pain, I feel like I'm 50.
Derrick Strong as told to Elizabeth Van Brocklin
5.10.17
crime
crime

My Son Was Murdered in the Line of Duty by Right-Wing Extremists

As a former police chief and father, I wish the feds would put more effort into stopping homegrown terrorism—not less, as the Trump administration is hinting.
Bob Paudert as told to Alex Yablon
2.15.17
guns
guns

When You Accidentally Shoot Your Loved One

Research suggests a gun in your house is more likely to kill you or a loved one—or get stolen—than fend off an intruder.
Jennifer Mascia
1.30.17