Gun Safety

Cartoonists Demand Action on Gun Violence

Cartoonists Demand Action on Gun Violence
A bunch of cartoonists - including Roz Chast, Tom Tomorrow and Garry Trudeau - have gotten together and are calling on Congress to not back down and take action to enact common sense gun laws that will prevent violence and save lives.
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Five Dead in South Seattle Shootout

Five Dead in South Seattle Shootout
Gunfire erupted at an apartment complex in a city south of Seattle and five people were shot to death, including a suspect who was shot by arriving officers, police said early Monday.
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Newtown Families 'Disgusted' at Senate Inaction on Gun Control

Newtown Families 'Disgusted' at Senate Inaction on Gun Control
Disappointment. Disgust. Grossly unfair. That's how some families who lost loved ones at Sandy Hook view the Senate's defeat this past week of the most far-reaching gun control legislation in two decades, as they pledged to keep fighting for measures to prevent gun violence.
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America's Shameful Day: A Few Lessons from JFK

America's Shameful Day: A Few Lessons from JFK
The sorry spectacle of the Senate vote calls to mind its opposite: John Kennedy’s 1956 book, Profiles in Courage. Written while he was still a senator, it highlights the political courage of eight senators from John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) to the Republican Robert Taft (1889-1953).
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Boston and the Overemphasis on Terrorism Fatalities

Boston and the Overemphasis on Terrorism Fatalities
The amount of coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing falls in line with historic trends on how we overemphasize terrorist actions and minimized more deadly and frequent causes of death and injury.
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Guns Have Changed. Shouldn't Our Gun Laws?

Guns Have Changed. Shouldn't Our Gun Laws?
Is it time for an update to our antiquated gun laws? States United To Prevent Gun Violence thinks so. Check out their effective new ad about the need to update our gun laws for the 21st century.
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Susan Collins: Strengthening Background Checks Doesn't Infringe on Second Amendment Rights

Susan Collins: Strengthening Background Checks Doesn't Infringe on Second Amendment Rights
A bipartisan Senate proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers gained the backing of one Republican and the potential support of a second Sunday as sponsors said the vote expected this week was too close to call.
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Man Attemps to Threaten Wife With Gun, Unintentionally Shoots Himself Instead

Man Attemps to Threaten Wife With Gun, Unintentionally Shoots Himself Instead
A Tennessee man who attempted to pull a gun out during a domestic dispute ended up accidentally shooting himself in the knee.
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Newtown Families Watch As Gun Legislation Discussion Passes Senate 68-31

Newtown Families Watch As Gun Legislation Discussion Passes Senate 68-31
On Thursday, 50 Democrats, 16 Republicans and 2 independents opposed the conservative effort, while 29 Republicans and 2 Democrats supported it. Gun control supporters needed 60 votes to block the conservatives.
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Sen McConnell Wants to Filibuster Gun Responsibility Legislation

Sen McConnell Wants to Filibuster Gun Responsibility Legislation
Senator Mitch McConnell has indicated he will oppose cloture, that is stopping a filibuster, on legislation designed to reduce gun violence in America. McConnell is now the 15th Senator to sign on to the Republican gun control filibuster.
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