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PTSD: The Forgotten Victim of America's Gun Violence

PTSD: The Forgotten Victim of America's Gun Violence
The trauma that shooting victims suffer lasts long after their physical wounds heal. And while research shows shockingly high rates of PTSD among shooting victims – more than 40 percent at Chicago’s Cook County Hospital – money for screening is hard to come by.
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Nicole Collins Bronzan
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Gun Nuts Target New Demographic: Children

Gun Nuts Target New Demographic: Children
"My Parents Open Carry" is the first ever children's book that promotes the Open Carry culture for children. Wonder if there will be a follow-up starring a nice young black family carrying assault rifles openly.
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Target Tells Open-Carry Maniacs to Go Back to the Walmart Whence They Came

Target Tells Open-Carry Maniacs to Go Back to the Walmart Whence They Came
Guns aren't banned at Target — but they're no longer welcome, thanks to nationwide pressure from mothers like Rebecca Lowen of Minnesota. Lowen and other members of "Moms Demand Action" petitioned Target to change its policy after "open carry" gun activists began posting pictures of themselves carrying weapons in Target stores.
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Pro-Gun Think Tanks Re-Classify Post-Newtown School Shootings Stats from 74 Down to 15

Pro-Gun Think Tanks Re-Classify Post-Newtown School Shootings Stats from 74 Down to 15
How do conservatives get the number of school shooting down from 74 to just 15? It's all elementary math, whether bullets are flying around the classroom or not. So what happened to the other 59 additional shootings that were previously reported? Only an honor student killing himself in front of a class or a principal getting murdered by her an ex-husband. Gang violence or drug-related shootings don't count either.
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Mass Murders and Mental Health: The Elephant Gun in America's Living Room

Mass Murders and Mental Health: The Elephant Gun in America's Living Room
After mass shootings, like the ones these past weeks in Las Vegas, Seattle and Santa Barbara, the national conversation often focuses on mental illness. So what do we actually know about the connections between mental illness, mass shootings and gun violence overall?
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Lois Beckett
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Father of UCSB Shooting Victim's Heartfelt Call for Gun Control

Father of UCSB Shooting Victim's Heartfelt Call for Gun Control
Christopher Michael-Martinez was one of the 7 killed by Elliot Rodger, the UCSB student who went on a mass-murdering rampage this past week. Richard Martinez has made a heartfelt call for something to be done...
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You'll Never Believe What One Reporter Saw at the NRA Convention (OK, You Probably Will)

You'll Never Believe What One Reporter Saw at the NRA Convention (OK, You Probably Will)
Cliff Schecter joins "The Majority Report" to talk his visit to the NRA convention, why crazy new gun laws in Georgia empowers crazy people, a mass shooting in a "must carry" town in Georgia, crime keeps going down in contrast to NRA fear mongering, the horrifying arsenals on sale at the NRA convention, a Maryland gun dealer gets death threats for trying to sell a "smart" gun, and why the gun companies want criminals to have access to guns.
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GOP Group in OR to Raffle Off AR-15 Rifle for MLK Day

GOP Group in OR to Raffle Off AR-15 Rifle for MLK Day
The Multnomah County Republican Party is pumped that Martin Luther King Day and Abraham Lincoln's birthday are both on the way. To kick off the celebrations they are raffling off an AR-15 assault rifle.
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People Can Still Buy Guns in CO, State Legislators Still Lying About People's Ability To Do Just That

People Can Still Buy Guns in CO, State Legislators Still Lying About People's Ability To Do Just That
Colorado's gun laws are among the most hotly debated in the country, spurring recall elections and heaps of out-of-state money to pour into local politics. Did you really think the debate and all the lies that go with it would change just because the calendar page did? First up for 2014, CO Sen. Minority Leader Bill Cadman.
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14-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead After Stepfather Allegedly Mistakes Her for a Burglar

14-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead After Stepfather Allegedly Mistakes Her for a Burglar
29-year-old Daniel Meade, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, shot his 14-year-old step-daughter, Kiana O'Neil, about 6 a.m. as she was crawling though a window in their home. Meade thought the girl was a burglar.
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