We Need a #MeToo Moment for School Shootings

February 16, 2018

Does the #MeToo movement offer a model for overcoming our compassion fatigue with mass shootings? How long will it be before the next mass killing on American soil rips our hearts open and has us begging for a change in the US gun laws? Be warned: It will be soon. Only last November, a gunman...

Armed Individuals in Oregon Occupation Are Criminals

January 06, 2016

The “Citizens for Constitutional Freedom” claim to defend the US Constitution. Ryan Suto explains why they’re wrong. On January 2, a group of armed individuals took occupation of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, a federal building in remote...

There’s More to Chicago Gang Violence Than Meets the Eye

December 15, 2015

Writing off the children growing up in Chicago’s ghettos as lost causes will only ensure the continuation of the cycle of violence. There’s a bullet for everyone in my neighborhood. You just have to dodge it or not be around when the gunman puts it in the cartridge, cocks it and aims. As...

Will America Ever Say “No More Guns”?

December 11, 2015

There is little concern in America for the rights of those without guns who would like to stay alive, enjoy liberty and pursue happiness without fear of gun madness. Terrorism driven by religious extremism in America is alive and well, and it’s not coming from atheists. It is coming from...

The Deep Roots of Gun Violence in US Culture

October 15, 2015

With frequent mass shootings in America, what leads people like Chris Harper-Mercer to pick up a gun and murder others? Guns don’t kill. People with guns don’t kill (most of the time), even when there are a lot of them, as in the United States today. Cultures that worship guns do kill. And...

America is Dying in a Hail of Gunfire

September 10, 2015

Young black men and police officers have something really important in common: They are both dying in the hail of bullets that is America today. It is hard to watch reports of what has become the daily litany of gun violence in America. It is even harder to watch it play out in real time. But...

Celebrities on Gun Violence in America

June 24, 2015

With yet another gun tragedy in America, these celebrities call for action today. Enough. Enough. Enough. Columbine. Virginia Tech. Aurora. Fort Hood. Newtown. The list goes on. How many more mass shootings need to occur before the US government takes action? How many more people need to die?...