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Rachael Joseph with an image of her Aunt Shelley's crime scene at a recent demonstration.

Survivors of gun violence are sharing pictures of their injuries and crime scenes: ‘This is our reality’

INSIDER spoke with three activists and survivors whose #ThisIsMyLane tweets went viral.

How likely is gun violence to kill the average American? The odds may surprise you

Firearm assaults kill about 13,000 Americans each year. This US death rate is about 11 times as high as all forces of nature combined.

Dianne Feinstein says politicians need to vote on gun control bills after the Thousand Oaks shooting, or we’ll see ‘more bodies lying at t...

In a statement released on Thursday, Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said gun laws need to change.
A man reacts at a makeshift memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue following a mass shooting.

The odds that a gun will kill the average American may surprise you

Firearm assaults kill about 13,000 Americans each year, while all forces of nature kill about one-tenth as many people in the US annually.
A screenshot from an Instagram story from the school.

Butler High School students describe the scene of the school shooting: ‘We’re running for our lives’

Police say a student was fatally shot Monday morning at Butler High School in Matthews, North Carolina. Another student was taken into custody.
Police rapid response team members respond to the Tree of Life synagogue shooting on Saturday.

The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting has reignited a debate over whether places of worship should have armed security

Saturday's mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvainia, reignited a debate about armed security at places of worship.

Democrats in red states have started using guns in campaign ads

While Democrats are pushing for stricter gun control in record numbers across the United States, upstart candidates in more conservative regions are airing campaign ads featuring their exercise of the 2nd Amendment.

Gun control really works — here’s the science to prove it

There are a lot of guns and a lot of shootings in the US. Here's what we know from research about how various forms of gun control affect rates of gun violence.
A 3-D printed gun on display in 2013

3-D printed guns allow the public access to real, working weapons that are virtually untraceable — here’s how they work

Concerns over the rise of 3-D printed guns have hit a climax as eight states announced on Monday that they were suing the Trump administration for allowing the public to download blueprints for such products. The move would allow people access to real, working guns that people could make themselves.
Cheerleading is just one thing you won't find outside the United States.

I’ve been to 25 countries, and there are 16 things you’ll almost never find outside the US

Many things that are common in the United States are nearly impossible to find in other countries. They include food items like peanut butter or Southern-style biscuits, as well as common items like mailboxes and red Solo cups.