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Strong neighborhood ties can help reduce gun violence
Yale News
The bonds that tie a neighborhood together can help shield community members from gun violence, according to new findings by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program (RWJF CSP).

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 16:47


Gun Deaths in America: Suicides Outnumber Homicides 2-to-1
President Obama signed on Wednesday the Omnibus Appropriations Act, a measure that will commit tens of millions of dollars to the prevention of gun violence. In an effort to better thwart felons and people convicted of domestic abuse from purchasing ...
Firearm violence in the 21st centuryallvoices

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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 09:25

The worst 72 hours of fatal gun violence in 2014 highlight a growing public ...
It also is an apt description of one weekend last month in Cleveland, but for a different kind of slaughter. "The weekend of November 21-23 was our worst 72 hours of fatal gun violence in 2014," said Dr. Thomas P. Gilson, Cuyahoga County medical examiner.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:46

What's the Deadliest Day of the Week in Your State for Gun Violence?
San Diego Free Press
In 20 states, including California, Sunday is the deadliest day for gun violence. And in several Bible Belt states, Saturday is the worst. All in all, weekends, including Friday, are the times when Americans are most likely to get shot in 29 of the 50 ...

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:05

Pacific Standard

The Very Weak and Complicated Links Between Mental Illness and Gun Violence
Pacific Standard
After synthesizing decades of research in psychiatry, psychology, sociology, and journalism, they argue that popular opinion about the links between mental illness and gun violence is often misguided, and, if extrapolated into policy change, even ...

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 09:12


Obama spends millions to prevent gun violence
President Barack Obama on Wednesday committed to spending tens of millions of dollars on preventing gun violence, by signing a measure into law. The bill, the Omnibus Appropriations Act, includes several funding increases for curbing gun violence.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 15:36

Medical Xpress

Firearm violence trends in the 21st century
Medical Xpress
While the overall death rate from firearm violence has remained unchanged for more than a decade, the patterns for suicide and homicide have changed dramatically, a UC Davis study on the epidemiology of gun violence from 2003 to 2012 has found.
Gun Trends In The 21st CenturyScience 2.0

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 09:14

LETTER: Coverage of anti-gun violence rally plays into NRA rhetoric
Sunday's rally was not anti-gun, it was anti-gun violence. The Express-Times' misrepresentation fed into typical NRA rhetoric -- that any discussion about reducing violence is all about gun-grabbing. For most groups addressing this issue, their goal is ...
Sandy Hook families to call on Congress to act on gun violence (VIDEO)
We need a national discussion about guns and violenceCoos Bay World
New Sandy Hook lawsuit draws attention to gun liability insuranceInsurance Business America
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 08:43

Man killed, 5 other people wounded in Tuesday gun violence
MyFox Chicago
A man was killed and at least five other people were wounded--three of them critically--in shootings across Chicago on Tuesday. The fatal shooting happened about 1:40 p.m. in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. Tyrone Johnson, 30, was shot in the 3300 ...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 06:52

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Former Macon mayor aims to put end to gun violence in city
41 NBC News
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - In light of recent gun violence in Macon, former mayor C. Jack Ellis says "enough already." He spoke to residents at a senior center and says it's time to issue a call to action to bring peace to the community. It's ...
C. Jack Ellis: get guns away from Macon's youth13WMAZ

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 19:22