gun violence


Kentucky lawmakers should heed lesson from Louisville mass shooting

BY: - December 4, 2023

The day before he killed five people and injured several others, the Old National Bank shooter wrote, “OH MY GOD THIS IS SO EASY. Seriously, I knew it would be doable but this is ridiculous. Walked in and bought a gun, 4 mags, and 120 rounds for $700. Got some glasses and earplugs…” On April […]

Gun violence as a public health crisis explored by U.S. Senate Democrats

BY: - November 28, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats on Tuesday discussed how to treat gun violence as a public health crisis, in hopes of building upon last year’s federal gun safety legislation. “Across the country, gun violence is a public health epidemic,” Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin, the chairman of the committee, said in his opening remarks. […]

Louisville GOP lawmakers working on sweeping anti-crime bill ahead of legislative session

BY: - September 26, 2023

LOUISVILLE — Republican state representatives from Louisville plan to file an 18-point omnibus bill in the next legislative session that aims to tackle an “epidemic of crime in our commonwealth,” said the bill’s lead sponsor, Rep. Jared Bauman.  The bill, which focuses mostly on issues within Louisville and Jefferson County, is backed by seven Republicans […]

With ‘incredible will to survive,’ Officer Nickolas Wilt heads home

BY: - July 28, 2023

Louisville Metro Police Officer Nickolas Wilt headed home Friday for the first time in months.  Waiting for him: his own bed and a much-anticipated steak dinner.  He rolled out of Frazier Rehabilitation Institute in a wheelchair around noon, past smiling scrubs-clad staff, police officers, politicians and members of the press.  Before exiting the building, he […]

Cities have ways to curb gun violence; feds are giving them more money

BY: - July 7, 2023

When shots ring out on the South and West sides of Chicago, Sam Castro and his team at the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago race to the scene of the shooting and to the hospital where emergency responders are treating the gunshot victim. Knowing most of the city’s gun violence is caused by a small cluster […]

Some Kentucky lawmakers want to tackle gun violence through a public health lens

BY: - May 9, 2023

This story mentions suicide and gun violence. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.  LOUISVILLE – Nearly 100 Kentuckians have died from gunfire so far this year — and some lawmakers think a public health approach is the best way to halt […]


‘I’m sorry’ didn’t feel like enough

BY: - May 8, 2023

My first experience with active shooter drills was about nine years ago as a substitute teacher for 20 adorable, active, smart and relatively mature first-graders. The classroom was very well organized with inspirational and educational posters and decorations and had learning stations in which students were assigned. I expected it to be an easy and […]


How many more AR-15 massacres?

BY: - April 14, 2023

About 48 hours after a mass shooting in a Louisville bank left five victims dead and eight injured, including a young, newly sworn-in police officer fighting for his life with a gunshot to the head, I was standing in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport security line, witnessing massive waste in the name of safety. The frail, […]

Louisville mayor calls on legislature to free city to deal with gun violence

BY: - April 11, 2023

LOUISVILLE — Louisville’s mayor and congressman and a physician treating victims of a mass shooting pleaded Tuesday for action on gun violence. The day after a gunman killed five people in a downtown bank, Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg called on state lawmakers to let the city make its own policy choices about reducing gun violence.  […]

Louisville residents react to shooting: ‘We must change’

BY: - April 11, 2023

LOUISVILLE — Just three blocks from where a lone gunman opened fire killing five people, the Rev. Dale Raines kept the large red doors of St. John United Church of Christ open to the blue sky and spring blooms as he changed the Easter greeting on the church’s sign to a more timely message.  “WE […]

Six now dead in Louisville shooting, eight injured

BY: - April 10, 2023

LOUISVILLE — Louisville police on Monday night announced that a sixth person has died as a result of a mass shooting Monday morning at a downtown bank. Earlier in the day, Louisville Metro Police Department Interim Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel was joined by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg to name the victims […]


Gun violence is a proxy war on the American public

BY: - April 3, 2023

As the riot of gun violence in America produces fresh massacres by the day, firearm fundamentalists refuse to acknowledge the blood on their hands, and their suicidal stance in the face of escalating carnage is that more guns are the answer. But it’s worse than that. Take a close look at the arguments that gun […]