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Chicago's Gun Problem -- There Are Too Many

Blog by Mason Johnson

Despite comparable resources to other big city’s, Chicago’s violence continues to outpace the likes of New York and Los Angeles — why? 649 more words


Man with loaded handgun in truck sentenced to jail

A Windsor man who had a loaded Kel-Tec 9-mm handgun in his pickup truck was sentenced Wednesday to 20 months in jail.

Gary Vanasse, 44, pleaded guilty to the possession of the prohibited firearm but offered no explanation about what he was doing with it. 364 more words


Is it time to arm our police?

I was listening to the radio on my way back to University this weekend, and there was a brief discussion on the issue of whether it is time to arm the police in the UK. 1,049 more words

I'm Not Apologising

It’s been about a week now since news first broke about the murder of Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 2,305 more words


There's more than just a semi-automatic gun ban behind Australia's plummeting homicide rate

The latest Australian crime statistics (pdf), released Feb. 5, show an overall drop in homicides to a record low of 1.1 incidents per 100,000 people in the 2010-2012 fiscal year, and a negligible increase to 1.2 incidents in 2011-2012. 297 more words

Five dead, including gunman, in Georgia mass shooting

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Neighbors along a quiet, suburban street outside Atlanta were left horrified after police say a man shot six people — killing four of them, including his ex-wife and several children — before ending the rampage by fatally turning the gun on himself. 345 more words