The deaths of 29 people in 2 mass shootings in the US over the weekend shocked Americans numbed by gun violence—and forced them to recognize again the threat posed by white supremacists in a nation with 270 million firearms.

In the 1990s, following an NRA anti-research campaign, US lawmakers squashed any potential for federally funded firearm studies. A deadly scarcity of research followed. If passed, a new proposed bill allocating $50 million for gun violence research could change that—and…

Firearm mortality is a leading—and preventable—cause of death in the US, Mexico, Brazil and Colombia. A new study surfaces demographic determinants of death between 1990-2015 and breaks down risk factors by age, sex, education, race or ethnicity (US and Brazil), and intent…

Trauma surgeons may see “the equivalent of a mass shooting every 2.5 months”—clusters of 4 or more gunshot victims–contributing to burnout or “moral injury.” Per a 2014 survey, 40% of trauma surgeons have PTSD symptoms and 15% meet criteria for PTSD diagnosis. But…

Opposing mining operations in South Africa brings heavy consequences, according to a Human Rights Watch report. While some attacks on activists make international headlines, many go unreported. In protesting mining activities that they believe dismantle their communities,…

17 died in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida last February—but that was not the end. 2 survivors took their own lives in the last week, prompting activists to Tweet “17 + 2," The Washington Post reports.

Unsafe water took more children’s lives than war in 13 of 16 war-torn countries studied in a new UNICEF report marking World Water Day today.  

“It’s about all of us, it’s in the national interest and it’s about safety.”   With those words, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a planned ban of military-style semiautomatic weapons in New Zealand as well as high-capacity ammunition magazines. The move follows…

As New Zealand grieves after last Friday's attacks in Christchurch in which 50 people were killed, Prime Minister Jacinda Arden is working through tough proposals on limiting access to guns, according to CNN.

CHICAGO – Something’s wrong in the Americas: More than half of the world’s 251,000 gun deaths occur in just 6 countries: Brazil, the US, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Guatemala. In addition, 47 of the 50 most violent cities in the world are in North and South America.