Guns

Jillian Johnson in brown patterned shirt, sitting outdoors

Durham City Councilwoman Takes Heat for Anti-State Violence Facebook Post

“The most dangerous people with guns are cops and soldiers,” Jillian Johnson wrote on her page.

Man holds sign with rainbow and American flags in joint ribbon, reading "we stand together with Orlando"

Like It or Not, Omar Mateen Committed a Crime as American as Apple Pie

While commercial media and politicians rush to blame the Pulse massacre on violent Islamism, we must remember that the killing of marginalized people lies at the very foundation of this country.

Obama Administration Announces Gun Control Measures

President Barack Obama: “Second amendment rights are important, but there are other rights that we care about as well, and we have to be able to balance them.”

Study: Racists More Likely To Own Guns

Researchers from Australia and Great Britain found a strong connection between racist attitudes in the U.S. and gun ownership.

Snoop Lion Joins Rappers Donating to Funeral for LA Girl

Six-year-old Tiana Ricks was killed this week in a suspected gang incident.

Obama Twitter Account Re-Tweets Picture Of John Lennon's Blood-Stained Glasses

The tweet included a note that read “Over 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns in the USA since John Lennon was shot and killed on 8 Dec 1980.”

Obama Plans Chicago Speech to Address Gun Violence

The president is finally going home to address one of the country’s most pressing issues.

What's the Best Way to Prevent Another Sandy Hook? [Reader Forum]

Colorlines readers responds to the White House’s proposals to prevent gun violence.

Five Myths About Crime in Black America--and the Statistical Truths

Trayvon Martin’s killing stirred many debates about crime surrounding black men. It also kicked up many familiar misconceptions, like the idea that black-on-black crime is uniquely bad. Hatty Lee’s infographic breaks down the realities.

Thousands of Young Black Men Die in Gun Crimes Every Year

For all the talk of hoodies and school suspensions and who punched whom first, one thing stands above the rest in Trayvon Martin’s death: There was a gun involved, and that’s a terribly common feature in the deaths of young black men.