How Gun Violence is Ruining My City

The parts of our city where all the shootings go on has become another planet. We orbit reluctantly, wishing that something sunnier was our gravitational force. Not violence and death and children dying on playgrounds because two young men made each other angry....more

Angel or Not - Who Deserves to Be Shot?

I wasn't really going to say much on the Michael Brown shooting that occurred in Ferguson, Mo. a few weeks ago.  There's so much going on and everybody's got an opinion, mine would seem a small voice in the chorus.  But I just wanted to say this....more

Orbiting Zorkon: Gun Violence in Milwaukee

The parts of our city where all the shootings go on has become another planet. We orbit reluctantly, wishing that something sunnier was our gravitational force. Not violence and death and children dying on playgrounds because adults have made each other angry....more

That Weird, Creepy Feeling: On Standing Up and Speaking Out

I stood up to a guy in college who was always playing with a switch blade and writing stories about killing people. I reported him to our RA. The college suspended him for the rest of the school year so he could get mental health help. Meanwhile, his friends shunned me and one even body-checked me at a concert. As if I was the bad guy. Looking back, I now understand I may have prevented the sort of thing that just happened in Isla Vista....more

Your Gun Violence Propaganda is Ruining My Pumpkin Pie

For the first time in my lifetime, as we approach the holiday season, I’m encountering a lot of “fashionable” propaganda with regards to Thanksgiving and Opposing Gun Violence....more

Living in Fear and Gun Violence

Underneath the headlines about gun violence is the issue we're not talking about. Too many people are living in fear. It is fear that leads to the purchase of guns and to the tragic and utterly avoidable deaths of so many Americans. Do you remember Michael Moore's movie "Bowling for Columbine" which explored the fear Americans have of crime? ...more

In New Orleans, Too Many of Us Know Victims of Gun Violence (Video)

On Mother's Day morning, I found the Sunday edition of the New Orleans Times Picayune on my lawn. The picture here shows that day's front page. The headline of the feature story on the left reads, "Mothers talk about losing a child to violence." For many readers this is already yesterday's news, overshadowed later that Mother's Day by another mass shooting injuring 20 people, but as a resident of New Orleans, I can't simply shelve it away and move on....more
Please help us! We are a group of teens from New Orleans who want to help stop the violence! We ...more

Women On the Wrong End of the Gun

The United States experiences epidemic levels of gun violence, claiming over 30,000 lives annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....more

Who's To Blame?

Anne KimballLife on the Funny Farm...more

Final Straw