Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin told us at the protest, “We think that the NRA has, unfortunately, been setting the agenda for this entire nation, especially the Republican Party. It’s unfortunate that the NRA has so much power in this country. That’s why we see guns on our streets and...
They are demanding a vote on gun safety laws. It’s a moving, empowering thing to see. It’s rare, powerful, and should be applauded. And yet. There’s a huge problem.
At its best, the Second Amendment is an anachronism that's no longer relevant in an era in which the United States has a standing army but remains a democracy. At its worst, it's a tool for slave-owners that's now being used by the weapons industry to prevent any and all...
The violence and senselessness of the Port Arthur massacre so shocked Australia that within 12 days, comprehensive gun-control legislation was agreed upon.
The science is pretty plain-spoken on this, and now we have an opportunity to save thousands of American lives. Let's not miss this chance.
“In the wake of this terrible attack, I believe strongly we need stronger gun laws. It was guns that killed innocent people, not technology.”
Michigan should be humbled by massacre. And yet, when members of the legislature return to work, many of them will carry guns in the state capitol and return to their efforts to loosen the state's gun laws.
Obama’s focus is a welcome step, but the campaign to reduce gun violence is not going to be won from the top down – it’s going to be won from the bottom up, voter by voter, city by city and state by state.
Although hotly debated, certain “common sense” gun laws have been statistically proved to significantly reduce bloodshed. These include: ● Permit-to-purchase laws, which are contingent on the purchaser passing a background check. ● Prohibiting people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning a gun. ● Expanding federal denial criteria to include...
Australia didn't ban guns. Hunting and shooting are still thriving. But by adopting laws that give priority to public safety, we have saved thousands of lives.