Gary Noesner, the former chief of the FBI’s Crisis Negotiation Unit, on the virtues of self-control and active listening.
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Incidents of gun violence in America so far this year
from the Gun Violence Archive
The agency gets more than 1,000 requests for gun traces each day. But most local libraries have more advanced record-keeping systems.
The agency busts an armed traveler every 3 hours on average.
A statistical guide to firearms, intimate partner abuse, and the children, parents, and police who become victims, too.
Gun News and Views From Elsewhere
A gun-shop owner in Florida wants break-ins reported more swiftly to police. Ken Knorr, whose Mount Dora store was broken into on August 16, is lobbying state representatives to exempt gun stores from a law requiring alarm companies to confirm a break-in with the property owner before notifying police. Those wasted minutes could mean a gun hits the streets, Knorr argues. The statute was designed to reduce police responses to false alarms, which drain resources.
Gun sales in Mississippi are likely to soar this weekend as the state celebrates its fourth annual Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday. For the entire weekend, gun buyers won't have to pay Mississippi's 7 percent sales tax, and many stores are running specials to help people save even more. People who live out of state can also purchase the discounted guns in Mississippi as long as they're transferred to a gun dealer in their home state for pickup.
A Chicago police officer fired a gun at someone every five days between 2010 and 2015. Police officers in the city killed 92 people and wounded 170 others, according to an analysis. Among the findings: Four out of every five people shot by police were black men; in 200 of the 435 incidents studied, officers missed their target; and police shootings have declined 56 percent from 2011 to 2015.
A 44-year-old man who fatally shot a Tennessee police officer on Thursday already had a protective order out against him. When police responded to a domestic call at Brian Stalans’s Maryville residence around 4 p.m., they were able to safely remove the victim of the disturbance, Stalans’s father. While the officers waited for backup to arrest Stalans, he opened fire, hitting officer Kenny Moats in the neck. Moats, 32, died at a hospital.
Guns are everywhere in my neighborhood. I want my community to know what bullets can do — and how they can exercise their rights.
As fatal shootings soar in the District, conservative lawmakers look to roll back its firearms restrictions.
Direct quotes from the Democratic nominee on gun control, the Second Amendment, and the NRA.
Tim Kaine and Donald Trump Have Touted the Same Gun Violence Program. There’s No Evidence That It Works.
Project Exile was largely abandoned, but strict sentencing laws modeled after it are back in fashion.
More than 130,000 sellers weren’t visited at all.
A review of evidence-based strategies for addressing America’s violent crime epidemic can help cities move past knee-jerk responses — and focus on proven solutions.
Leading criminologist David Weisburd says researchers found strong evidence that some policing strategies can lower crime.
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