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January 4, 2013

Are California Teachers’ Pensions Funding the NRA?

California teachers who are horrified to know that some of their pension funds may have been given to the NRA should ask CalSTRS to demand that Cerberus disclose all politically-related contributions and sponsorships … — Richard Robbins…
January 4, 2013

The NRA Claims the AR-15 Is Useful for Hunting and Home Defense. Not Exactly.

The Freedom Group’s…
January 4, 2013

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg meets with Gabrielle Giffords on Gun Control

You’d think that if a congresswoman got shot in the head, that would have changed Congress’ views. — NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg ©2013 By Holly Bailey,…
January 4, 2013

Big push in new Congress for gun control

“These devices (high-capacity ammunition magazines) are used to kill as many people as possible in the shortest amount of time possible, and we owe it to innocent Americans everywhere to keep them out of the hands of dangerous people,”…
January 2, 2013

Who Pays for the Right to Bear Arms?

Gun rights defenders argue that gun laws don’t reduce violence, noting that many cities with high gun violence already have strict gun laws. But this ignores the ease with which urban residents can evade local laws by obtaining guns from…
January 2, 2013

Debunking Nine Myths of the Gun-Control Debate – by Bloomberg View

As Vice President Joe Biden said during the 2008 campaign, “Barack Obama ain’t taking my shotguns, so don’t buy that malarkey.” By Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg.com Myth…
January 1, 2013

Pediatricians: Ban assault weapon sales

As pediatricians, we believe that children deserve a safe environment in which to grow and learn. These incidents are always horrific, but the fact that young children were the victims in this case makes us even more passionate about trying…
January 1, 2013

“It’s Time to Protect the Peaceful” — Pamela Kripke

I am not free to behave as myself because of the killings. I am not free to walk on a street without fearing that someone might whip a firearm from inside a coat, or out of a purse. I am…
January 1, 2013

Other nations have reduced gun violence, why can’t we? Kansas City Star Commentary

Other nations have successfully chosen to regulate guns and have reduced gun violence as a result. Why can’t we? — James Werrell ©2013 JAMES WERRELL The Rock Hill Herald Guns don’t kill people,…
January 1, 2013

Clergy: Would Jesus pack heat? NRA: Do pastors pack any clout?

WWJD — How can it be that “pro-life” leaders in Congress, so passionate in defense of the unborn, be at the same time among the gun lobby’s most steadfast supporters? “The gun lobby is no match for the cross lobby.”…
December 31, 2012

A call for more sensible gun laws

We urge Delph and other elected officials to reconsider Indiana’s gun laws and take action to decrease the number of gun related homicides in Indiana. In reference to Sen. Mike Delph’s Dec. 26 letter: One Million Moms for Gun Control…
December 30, 2012

Gun critics need to learn from NRA success

The NRA rates how favorable officials and candidates are to its cause. There’s a lesson there for the other side. Give the highest rating of “4 Doves” to someone if you like their position on gun restrictions. Make guns an…
December 30, 2012

Kelly Cameron Addresses The Gun Divide In Columbus, Ohio

About the school shooting in Newtown, Ct., “This was the last straw for me. I can’t get those children’s faces out of my mind.” — Kelly Cameron, Columbus, Ohio Chapter COLUMBUS, Ohio — The place guns should have…
December 29, 2012

Noah Pozner’s Family Remembers and Mourns Youngest Child Lost in Newtown Rampage

Missing Noah: The slain boy’s mother has dreamt of searching an empty house calling out in vain for him. She told President Obama about the dream, and he told her Noah would answer her calls if she listened…
December 29, 2012

This Is What Teachers Learning to Shoot Guns Look Like – from The Atlantic Wire

The apparent post-Newtown craze for gun-rights activists to transform teachers into gun-class students has arrived despite the fact that no armed civilian has killed a mass shooter in the past three decades.
December 29, 2012

The Deadly Fantasy of Assault Weapons – The New York Times Editorial

“There is an allure to this weapon (the Bushmaster rifles) that makes it unusually attractive, The way it looks, the way it handles — it screams assault weapon. — Scott Knight, former chairman of the International Chiefs of Police Firearms…
December 29, 2012

A Tougher Assault Weapons Ban – The New York Times Editorial

New legislation proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein in response to the Newtown, Conn., murders would provide a far more effective ban on military-style assault weapons…
December 28, 2012

New Paltz, New York Passes Resolution Supporting Action To Control Gun Violence

Click to download resolution in PDF format. The Town of New Paltz will seek laws that promote and enhance the safety of our children, and their right to grow up and live full and productive lives, free…
December 27, 2012

Hartford Courant Editorial: Ban On Studying Gun Violence Should Be Lifted

CDC Muzzled: Unbiased research on gun violence could save lives 5:47 p.m. EST, December 27, 2012 In 1997, a craven Congress, doing the bidding of the pro-gun lobby, withdrew funding used for gun-violence research by federal agencies such as the…
December 27, 2012

Massacre mobilizes moms

I think I was afraid of the vitriol that I might face or my children might face, she said, but now I don’t feel I can affort to be quiet. —Dawn Emsellem Click on photo to read…
December 25, 2012

Gunman Who Ambushed Firefighters Left Chilling Note

I still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood I can burn down, and do what I like doing best — killing people. — William Spengler who shot four, killed two firefighters Before setting his house…
December 25, 2012

How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since The Newtown School Shooting on Dec. 14, 2012?

    GUN DEATHS SINCE NEWTOWN = 2422     (Initial map shows closest 250 Gun Deaths to Atlanta, GA) There is no federal-level database that tracks gun deaths. The numbers here (a project of…
December 25, 2012

Group of moms call for new gun laws – Triangle Chapter – Raleigh, N.C.

“I’m a mother of two small children, and I want to be able to send them to school without being afraid,” Katherine Worden said. She’s the leader of the Triangle’s chapter of a group called “One Million Moms for Gun…
December 24, 2012

4 firefighters shot, 2 dead in upstate N.Y. on Christmas Eve

WEBSTER, N.Y. | An ex-con set a car and a house ablaze in his lakeside neighborhood to lure firefighters, then opened fire on them, killing two, engaging in a shootout with police and committing suicide while several houses burned. Authorities…

Did you know

Black Americans represent the majority of gun homicide victims and are 10 times more likely than white Americans to die by gun homicide.