Guns

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Knees to the Grounded: Combat sports, not guns, a positive outlet for violence

Published Nov. 3, 2017

As someone who enjoys guns and shooting, albeit to a certain degree, I find it productive to focus on what makes that reptilian part of our brain desire violence so much - why it exists and how we can feed it with something positive. Something clean. Healthy. Like, oh, I don't know, combat sports.

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Annual walk addresses danger of toy guns in black communities

Published June 10, 2017

On a rainy Saturday afternoon, about 30 people gathered at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center St., to call attention to health disparities African-Americans face, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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10 big dreams that could help heal Milwaukee's racial divisions

Published Aug. 25, 2016

The ability to talk about race is behind the plan for OnMilwaukee's ongoing series of Milwaukee Talks: honest and frank discussions, unedited and focused on the issues of equality and justice. It's also the time for big dreams for the city.

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The realities of Milwaukee County's gun court

Published July 1, 2016

Three student journalists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee spent a semester studying Milwaukee County's gun court, the court where non-fatal shootings are sent. What they found is crucial to further understanding the city's crime debate.

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Editing Omar Mateen's 911 calls is harmfully editing history

Published June 24, 2016

It's true that Omar Mateen's motives in Orlando may have been complicated, but here's why understanding the shooter's motives, and not editing his 911 calls, matters: Knowing the cause helps us craft solutions that are directly related to it.

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Revolting votes by Johnson, GOP senators mean more gun murders

Published June 23, 2016

It may not be possible to be any more revolted by the Republican Party than I am right now. This week Senate Republicans, including our Sen. Ron Johnson, turned down a couple of serious attempts to enact minor laws designed to help control gun violence.

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New report: Children killed by guns in Wisconsin on the rise

Published April 17, 2016

The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families (WCCF) has released a report finding that, after falling to a record low, the number of children killed by guns in Wisconsin has risen in recent years, Madison365 reports.

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Gun violence survivor, teens speak out at Neighborhood House summit

Published March 22, 2016

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports Neighborhood House recently hosted the third annual LET MY CHILDREN GROW: Youth Summit on Gun Violence, an event organized by center youth as a way to give young people a voice on the issue of gun violence.

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Scalia legacy will linger in continued gun violence

Published Feb. 15, 2016

While conversation now turns to the sure-to-be arduous process of replacing Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia, let's also look back at a crucial part of his legacy: his 2008 interpretation of the right to bear arms.

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Oregon standoff shows privilege in action, inaction on privilege

Published Jan. 5, 2016

If we wanted to talk about privilege, if we wanted to have an honest discussion about it means right now in early 21st-century America to be white or to be black and to deal with authority and the righting of wrongs, the Oregon standoff is the time to do it.