Gun Control

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Trump Links Call for Background Checks With Immigration Reform in Wake of Mass Shootings

The president took to Twitter to suggest “marrying” the two unrelated and politically divisive issues.

A group of students wearing orange t-shirts and carrying signs that read, "stop gun violence" rally in front of the White House before marching to the U.S. Capitol in protest of the National Rifle Association in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2018.

Several U.S. Counties Refuse to Enforce Gun Control Laws

Defiant sheriffs in at least four states have declared their jurisdictions “Second Amendment sanctuaries.”

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House Passes Two Major Gun Control Laws for First Time in Almost 25 Years

One measure calls for background checks for all gun purchasers; the other gives officials more time to complete those background checks.

Close-up of several black guns displayed at a gun show in Naples, Florida on November 24, 2018.

Congress Advances Significant Gun Control Legislation

The House Committee on the Judiciary just passed a measure that would require background checks for all gun sales in the United States.

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Representative Lucy McBath Co-Sponsors Legislation to Curb Gun Violence

McBath, the mother of slain teen Jordan Davis: For my son, my family and the countless others impacted by gun violence—we will fix this broken system.

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Black Gun Owners On Racial Profiling and Emantic Bradford Jr.

NRA members Reverend Kenn Blanchard and Ainsley Reynolds discuss why law enforcement doesn’t see them as “good guys with guns.”

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Harper's Bazaar Celebrates Patrisse Cullors, Other #WomenWhoDare

The magazine’s new conversation series highlights six people pushing for social justice through arts and media.

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WATCH: How Mainstream Media Erases Black Police Shooting Victims From Gun Control Coverage

A new video from Media Matters for America breaks down the ways many media outlets demonize Black victims of police killings.

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If You Only Watch One Speech From the #MarchForOurLives, Make It This One

Naomi Wadler reminds us all to #SayHerName.

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Teen Vogue Cover Spotlights Youth-Led Movement to End Gun Violence

The magazine celebrates the teenagers and young adults of color fighting for gun control in Parkland, Ferguson, Indigenous tribal lands and beyond.  

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Students of Color Condemn Proposals to Arm Teachers During #NationalWalkoutDay

Many student activists walked out of class, advocating for responses to gun violence that don’t strengthen the school to prison pipeline.

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Gun Control Advocates Cannot Win Without Fighting Their Own Racism [OPINION]

The National Rifle Association uses racism to make people of color the enemy. But the logic that gun control advocates lean on after mass killings—like Sunday’s massacre in Las Vegas—relies on racist assumptions of a different kind. Here’s what they need to challenge to secure meaningful, equitable gun control legislation.

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REPORT: Missouri Tops List for Highest Black Homicide Rate in U.S.

Violence Policy Center: “This report reveals the devastating and disproportionate impact homicide, almost always involving a gun, has on Black men, boys, women and girls in America.”

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40+ Advocacy Groups Unite to Push for Gun Control

The civil rights, labor and gun safety groups will kick off a large-scale direct action campaign at the NRA’s lobbying office this Saturday.

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Group Files Ethics Complaint Against House Dems for Gun Control Sit-In

From the complaint: “Representatives sent fundraising emails while on the House Floor that discussed the sit-in they were staging and asked for campaign contributions.”

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House Dems Vow to Continue Fight for Gun Control After Holiday

Representative John Lewis: “On July 5th, we’re gonna continue to push, to pull, to stand up and, if necessary, to sit down.”

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Senate Votes Down 4 Gun Control Measures

Senator Chris Murphy: “We knew breaking the NRA’s stranglehold on this Congress would be a long, uphill climb.”

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We Remember: The Charleston Massacre, 1 Year Later

Say their names.

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WATCH: Hasan Minhaj Passionately Denounces Congressional Inaction on Gun Laws

“You get paid almost $200,000 a year to write rules, to make our society better. Not tweet, not tell us about your ‘thoughts and prayers.’ To write rules to make our society better.”

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15-Hour Senate Filibuster Forces Gun Control Vote

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy and 38 of his colleagues stay up half the night to advocate for congressional action in the wake of the Pulse Orlando shooting.