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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
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
7.3.17
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
5.15.17
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
guns
guns

Is the AR-15 a 'Weapon of War'?

A key court ruling this week may encourage more states to ban assault weapons.
Alex Yablon
2.25.17
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
2.16.17
guns
guns

Trump's Promised Crackdown on Gun Crimes Is Coming into Focus

The new president has been tweeting wildly about gun violence in cities like Chicago for a while now. But will his attorney general pick actually go after shady gun traffickers?
Dan Friedman
1.27.17
News
News

Black Women Are Uniquely Vulnerable To Being Shot Dead by Men

In a majority of cases where the victim knows their killer, the culprit is an intimate partner.
Jovona Taylor
12.22.16
News
News

Most People Who Commit Gun Crimes Have Been Shot Before, Study Suggests

The research suggests a small group of Americans experience—and inflict—an outsized share of the nation's gun violence.
Julia Dahl
12.19.16
News
News

Anxiety Was a Fact of Life in Violent North Milwaukee Way Before the Election

Amid their daily concerns, like violence and money troubles, some residents said voting just didn't seem that relevant. Donald Trump became the first Republican presidential nominee to win Wisconsin since 1984.
Elizabeth Van Brocklin
11.29.16
News
News

The Trauma of Treating Gunshot Victims as a Paramedic

"Gunshots are really just the most barbaric form of pre-hospital medicine that we do."
Elizabeth Van Brocklin
11.2.16