Gun Violence

Brady Campaign Announces Endorsement of Gov. Andrew Cuomo for Re-Election

Brady Campaign Announces Endorsement of Gov. Andrew Cuomo for Re-Election

Gun safety organization hails Cuomo’s proven leadership, including passage of SAFE Act Avery Gardiner: “When it comes to the issue of gun safety, you are literally talking about life and death, and at a time when Washington is cowtowing to the NRA, this nation needs proven and experienced leaders like Andrew Cuomo.” Washington, D.C., July 21, 2018 – Today, the

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White Fragility

White Fragility

It was May of 2018, and there was, yet again, another mass shooting in America. This time, a High School in Santa Fe, Texas had been the target. Like many Americans, I was outraged. I posted Facebook, talking about the blood that was now on the hands of the NRA. One of my insightful activist friends, Darnell, added a comment

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Brady Campaign Calls for Resignation of Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Adam Putnam

Brady Campaign Calls for Resignation of Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Adam Putnam

New report reveals Putnam mishandled investigation into mishandled concealed carry permits Washington, D.C., July 11, 2018 – Following new revelations that Florida Agricultural Commissioner and leading Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam misled the public regarding hundreds of mishandled concealed carry permits in his state, leading gun safety advocates called for his resignation from office. The Brady Campaign and Center to

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New Legislation Will Hold Irresponsible Gun Dealers Accountable

New Legislation Will Hold Irresponsible Gun Dealers Accountable

Bill ups enforcement on the five percent of dealers that supply 90 percent of guns used in crimes WASHINGTON – June12, on the two year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting, U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), Ted Deutch (D-FL), and Gwen Moore (D-WI) introduced the Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act, legislation that would strengthen accountability measures for gun dealers who engage in

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Brady Campaign Announces Endorsements of Five Gun Safety Champions

Brady Campaign Announces Endorsements of Five Gun Safety Champions

Gun violence prevention organization endorses candidates in VA, FL, NV, and TX Washington, D.C., June 11, 2018 - On the heels of nine gun safety champions winning their elections this past week, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence announced the organization’s next round of endorsements. These five candidates join the previously announced Brady-backed nominees. The Brady Campaign officially endorsed

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The Trump administration proposes making gun exports easier. Here’s how to submit your public comment on this dangerous proposal.

The Trump administration proposes making gun exports easier. Here’s how to submit your public comment on this dangerous proposal.

On May 24, the Trump administration proposed to make it easier to export U.S. guns and ammunition globally, even though U.S.-exported firearms are already used in countless crimes, attacks and human rights violations in many nations. The proposal[i] applies to assault weapons and other powerful firearms, moving export licenses from the State Department to the Commerce Department. The U.S. gun

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Survivors, Community Leaders Rally for Action 2 Years After Orlando Attack

Survivors, Community Leaders Rally for Action 2 Years After Orlando Attack

Activists highlight gun safety, LGBTQ+ equality, and survivor resources in wake of political inactionOrlando, Fla. - Pulse and Parkland survivors will join with grassroots organizations, community and faith leaders, and Orlando March For Our Lives students to demand action from political leaders to end the epidemic of gun violence, reject NRA influence, and address the forgotten needs of the community

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NATIONAL DIE-IN DAY: STUDENTS IN WASHINGTON D.C. PROTEST TO END GUN VIOLENCE ON JUNE 12

NATIONAL DIE-IN DAY: STUDENTS IN WASHINGTON D.C. PROTEST TO END GUN VIOLENCE ON JUNE 12

Rally Is Among Many of Local Rallies Held on the Second Anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting Find More About National Die-In Day at https://www.nationaldiein.com [Washington D.C.] ​– On June 12, students will gather in front of the Capitol to protest as a part of National Die-In Day. This rally is one of many happening around the country planned by students and survivors

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DELAWARE MOMS DEMAND ACTION, EVERYTOWN APPLAUD THE HOUSE FOR UNANIMOUSLY ADVANCING LIFE-SAVING RED FLAG LEGISLATION

DELAWARE MOMS DEMAND ACTION, EVERYTOWN APPLAUD THE HOUSE FOR UNANIMOUSLY ADVANCING LIFE-SAVING RED FLAG LEGISLATION

Red Flag Law Would Empower Family and Law Enforcement to Petition Courts to Temporarily Suspend a Person’s Access to Firearms If They Pose a Risk to Self or Others Red Flag Law Could Help Prevent Firearm Suicides and Mass Shootings DOVER, Del.– The Delaware chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety,

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Brady Campaign Endorses Gun Violence Prevention Champions

Brady Campaign Endorses Gun Violence Prevention Champions

Gun violence prevention organization endorses 16 elected officials and candidates. Washington, D.C., June 4, 2018 - As voters across the country #WearOrange in honor of Gun Violence Awareness Month, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence announced a set of endorsements for gun safety champions at the federal and state level in California and New Jersey ahead of Tuesday’s primary

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StudentsMarch.org Announces #WeAreThe97 Launch

StudentsMarch.org Announces #WeAreThe97 Launch

On Saturday, June 2nd, StudentsMarch.org will be recognizing National Gun Violence Awareness Day with the launch of its #WeAreThe97 campaign in support of the 97% of American voters that support universal background checks*. StudentsMarch.org is championing the passage of universal background checks because they believe it is the first step toward comprehensive, common sense gun reform. Partners and advocates from

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HANDGUN PURCHASER LICENSING LAWS LINKED TO FEWER FIREARM HOMICIDES IN LARGE, URBAN AREAS

HANDGUN PURCHASER LICENSING LAWS LINKED TO FEWER FIREARM HOMICIDES IN LARGE, URBAN AREAS

--States that adopt handgun licensing laws see fewer gun homicides in their urban centers State laws that require gun purchasers to obtain a license contingent on passing a background check performed by state or local law enforcement are associated with a 14 percent reduction in firearm homicides in large, urban counties, a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School

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NEWTOWN AND NEW YORK CITY STUDENTS WILL HOLD A STUDENT DIE-IN AT WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK IN NEW YORK CITY TO DEMAND ACTION AFTER THE SANTA FE SHOOTING TRAGEDY

NEWTOWN AND NEW YORK CITY STUDENTS WILL HOLD A STUDENT DIE-IN AT WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK IN NEW YORK CITY TO DEMAND ACTION AFTER THE SANTA FE SHOOTING TRAGEDY

What: Today is the one week anniversary of the Santa Fe High School shooting when a gunman used his father’s Remington shotgun and a .38 revolver to kill 10 students and educators and injured 13 others in Santa Fe High School in Texas. To stand with the students, educators and the community of Santa Fe, the Newtown students from Jr

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#NoRA Statement on BlackRock’s Accountability For Sturm, Ruger Actions

#NoRA Statement on BlackRock’s Accountability For Sturm, Ruger Actions

Today, BlackRock, a global funds management firm, holds its shareholder meeting in New York. BlackRock holds a 17% stake in Sturm, Ruger, the nation’s largest gun manufacturer. Sturm, Ruger made the AR-556 assault weapon which killed 26 people in the Sutherland Springs church massacre and has among the most aggressive stances against gun violence prevention of any weapons company. It

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MAJORITY ACTION – OPEN LETTER TO BLACKROCK

MAJORITY ACTION – OPEN LETTER TO BLACKROCK

May 23rd, 2018 Mr. Fink, We took you at your word when you said that BlackRock, the largest asset manager in the world, was going to use its power to take action on guns. We trusted you. You are the largest owner of Sturm Ruger, the largest gun manufacturer in the country. As you’ve reminded us all, you hold the

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Newtown Action Alliance Demands that Paul Ryan Call a Vote on 56 House Task Force Gun Bills in the Wake of Santa Fe School Shooting

Newtown Action Alliance Demands that Paul Ryan Call a Vote on 56 House Task Force Gun Bills in the Wake of Santa Fe School Shooting

Newtown, CT- Po Murray, Chairwoman of Newtown Action Alliance, issued the following statement demanding a vote on 56 gun control bills introduced in the House of Representatives: “On Friday, a gunman used his father’s shotgun and a .38 revolver to kill 10 students and educators and injure others in Santa Fe High School in Texas. We send our love to

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#NoRA Statement on Santa Fe, Texas School Shooting

#NoRA Statement on Santa Fe, Texas School Shooting

The unbearable has happened again. In a state whose senators are among the highest-paid by the NRA, and whose governor once lamented that Texas was not the state in the union selling the most guns, at least ten people died in a school shooting. Many more were injured. Our broken hearts are with the families, friends, classmates, teachers, and community

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DC Activists: Metro Police Department’s Violence, Recklessness, and Lack of Accountability Requires Immediate, Substantive Action from Elected Officials

DC Activists: Metro Police Department’s Violence, Recklessness, and Lack of Accountability Requires Immediate, Substantive Action from Elected Officials

WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, May 9th, an off-duty officer with the Metropolitan Police Department opened fire in northeast DC, killing 24-year-old D’Quan Young. Witnesses report that the officer “shot wildly, as children ran for their lives,” and that the officer reloaded his weapon and continued shooting after D’Quan Young was on the ground. This follows the May 4th killing of

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JR NEWTOWN ACTION ALLIANCE CLUB FROM NEWTOWN HIGH SCHOOL WILL HOLD A STUDENT PROTEST AT NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION HEADQUARTERS WHILE NRA IS HOLDING ITS ANNUAL CONVENTION

JR NEWTOWN ACTION ALLIANCE CLUB FROM NEWTOWN HIGH SCHOOL WILL HOLD A STUDENT PROTEST AT NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION HEADQUARTERS WHILE NRA IS HOLDING ITS ANNUAL CONVENTION

What: The corporate gun lobby group National Rifle Association (NRA) is holding its annual meeting in Dallas, Texas from May 3 - May 6th. Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn who refuse to support universal background checks on all gun sales and a ban on weapons of war are expected to speak at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum on May 4th.

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CELEBRITIES, ACTIVISTS AND ARTIST ALLIES LAUNCH  #NoRA CAMPAIGN TO PUT AN END TO THE NRA’S INFLUENCE IN POLITICS

CELEBRITIES, ACTIVISTS AND ARTIST ALLIES LAUNCH #NoRA CAMPAIGN TO PUT AN END TO THE NRA’S INFLUENCE IN POLITICS

LOS ANGELES (April 20, 2018) – Nearly 100 celebrities, activists, artists, policy experts and survivors of gun violence today launched the #NoRA (No Rifle Association), a new collective action campaign to highlight and combat the National Rifle Association's (NRA) deadly influence over the American political system. The alliance is committed to moving culture into a less violent place by counteracting

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Empathic Gun Safety

Empathic Gun Safety

A few years ago in the month of March, my partner got me an all day package at LAX Firing Range in Southern California as a birthday present. She figured as a former pro athlete who did archery & rifles at youth summer camps, that it would be a welcome surprise, and it was. Shooting with her that day, and

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200 Minds Held Hostage at Pennridge High

200 Minds Held Hostage at Pennridge High

On Saturday, 200 brave, patriotic, dedicated, and focused leaders of tomorrow sat in detention at Pennridge High School in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Northeast of Philadelphia, Bucks County is home to some of the highest rated school districts and communities to live in the nation and a perennial republican stronghold. The county's politics could be one reason that Pennridge School District

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A Crisis of Democracy

A Crisis of Democracy

We have a national crisis of mass shootings, exacerbated by our crisis of democracy. The latest, horrific mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, has brought renewed attention to the way the NRA circumvents the will of the vast majority who seek commonsense solutions to gun safety. By pouring millions from the gun lobby into political campaigns and lobbying, the NRA has changed

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STOP POLICE TERROR PROJECT DC, BLACK LIVES MATTER DC, #KEEPDC4ME AND 51 SEPARATE ORGANIZATIONS DEMAND THE D.C. COUNCIL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING TAKING TESTIMONY ON ISSUES OF RACISM AND VIOLENCE WITHIN THE METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT

STOP POLICE TERROR PROJECT DC, BLACK LIVES MATTER DC, #KEEPDC4ME AND 51 SEPARATE ORGANIZATIONS DEMAND THE D.C. COUNCIL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING TAKING TESTIMONY ON ISSUES OF RACISM AND VIOLENCE WITHIN THE METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT

We, the undersigned, are writing to express that there can be no real accountability for the Metropolitan Police Department within the existing structures. While the March 1, 2018 departmental oversight hearing for MPD offers an opportunity to address some of our concerns it is not an adequate venue for their full consideration. We are demanding that the D.C. Council hold a

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Rambo is real, armed with an AR-15 and killing Americans by the dozen

Rambo is real, armed with an AR-15 and killing Americans by the dozen

In 1985, Sylvester Stallone single-handedly killed 58 people over 96 minutes. Of course, the deaths were onscreen in the movie, “Rambo: First Blood, Part II,” which was critically-panned and labeled unrealistic because there’s no way a single person could to take out an entire army. More than 30 years later in America, there’s real-life, Rambo-like bloodshed, only the death toll

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$chool $hootings

$chool $hootings

Seventeen children were murdered in Parkland, Florida by yet another assailant armed with an AR-15, and the President’s response was not to seek ban or even limit access to this weapon, but to propose arming teachers.  Why limit access to semi-automatic, military-caliber weapons, when you can put one in the hands of every man, woman and child?  The answer to

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Immigrant Youth Stand with Survivors of Parkland Mass Shooting & Will Take the Streets on The March for Our Lives

Immigrant Youth Stand with Survivors of Parkland Mass Shooting & Will Take the Streets on The March for Our Lives

Say, “We will take the streets together because we believe in a future where everyone can feel safe in their schools and in their homes.” Washington, DC - On March 24th, immigrant youth will march in solidarity with the courageous survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and students across the country who are calling on

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I Dare You to Do Your Job

I Dare You to Do Your Job

Fine, you win.  Despite the overwhelming majority of Americans who approve of increased background checks – no problem, ignore us.  You have never even admitted to the FACT the United States is unique in the size and scope of its gun violence problem – that is your personal choice.  Making it illegal for the CDC to even study the problem

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Breitbart’s Bloody Lie and 6 Truths About School Shootings

Breitbart’s Bloody Lie and 6 Truths About School Shootings

Yesterday, as seventeen students and teachers lay dead in and around a Florida high school, and while victims of the same shooter were still in surgery to treat the grievous gunshot wounds they received, Breitbart “News” posted the following article (turn on your ad blocker before clicking, please): “Fact Check: Pro-Gun Control Liberals Spread Misleading Claim of 18 School Shootings

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Gun Control: The Time Is Now

Gun Control: The Time Is Now

I am a gun toting, second amendment advocating, NRA supporter who is ready to talk gun control. Enough is enough, America. Children are going off to school with bulletproof panels in their backpacks because shootings have become so rampant here, and it seems to be the only way to protect them when guns are not going anywhere. In the very

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Political Cartoon

Political Cartoon

"Seeking Better Angels of Our Nature" Contributing Editor: Jamie Domnick Twitter: @JNick9456 Instagram:JNick9456 Currently a student at the University of Wisconsin--Green Bay; double majoring in Democracy & Justice Studies, and History. At the beginning of my college career, I intended to major in Art and then perhaps teach the subject. However, as I continued to take various classes, I soon

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