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The True Cost of Gun Violence in America

By Mark Follman, Julia Lurie, Jaeah Lee, James West, based on research by Ted Miller It was a mild, crystal clear desert evening on November 15, 2004, when Jennifer Longdon and her fiance, David Rueckert, closed up his martial-arts studio … Continue reading

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Black Mothers And Grandmothers: Don’t Let Black Children Play With Toy Guns

By Carimah Townes In response to gun violence and lethal force used by police, black women in Wisconsin are taking preemptive steps to ensure children aren’t shot by law enforcement. To avoid another Tamir Rice incident, the Black Health Coalition … Continue reading

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What I learned from getting shot

By Brian Beutler I haven’t said or written much publicly about the shooting that nearly killed me in 2008. But a recent confluence of events — Trayvon Martin’s death, the Zimmerman trial and the public pronouncements of mostly privileged, mostly … Continue reading

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Unarmed teen shot inside homeowner’s fenced yard, but not breaking into home, NOPD warrant says

By Naomi Martin and Helen Freund A 14-year-old boy remained in critical condition Friday after being shot in the head by a homeowner who said he thought the teen was trying to break into his house. But police said the … Continue reading

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Hadiya Pendleton’s Father Blasts Senate for Gun Vote

By Jonathan P. Hicks The father of Hadiya Pendleton said that the failure of the Senate to pass a measure that would expand background checks for gun purchasers was nothing short of an act of cowardice on the part of elected … Continue reading

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The Fight Over Gun Control Has Revealed America’s New Civil War

By Robert Reich My first reaction on hearing of the Senate’s failure to get 60 votes for even modest measures to regulate the flow of guns into the hands of people who shouldn’t have them, such as background checks supported … Continue reading

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Gallery of Cowards

Yesterday’s vote in the Senate is again proof that Congress is out of touch with the wishes of the American people. They don’t just cower and are the minions of special interests but they also succumb to their own greed and … Continue reading

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The gun amendments need 60 votes to pass. But why?

By Sean Sullivan The Senate will begin voting Wednesday afternoon on nine proposed amendments to President Obama’s gun control bill — all of which will need at least 60 votes to be added to the overall legislation. That high bar … Continue reading

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In blow to gun control backers, background check compromise falls 6 votes short

By Carrie Dann, Kelly ODonnell and Kasie Hunt Despite an impassioned push by President Barack Obama and an emotional lobbying effort by the families of mass shooting victims, proponents of a compromise measure to expand gun background checks on Wednesday fell … Continue reading

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Now Is The Time To End Gun Violence

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