Gun Control

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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.

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President Obama Addresses Islamophobia, Gun Control

“We hear language that singles out immigrants and suggests that entire religious communities are complicit in violence. Where does this stop? The Orlando killer, one of the San Bernardino killers, the Fort Hood killer—they were all U.S. citizens.”

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READ: It Took This Writer Just 7 Minutes to Buy the Rifle Used in the Pulse Shooting

Helen Ubiñas on Philly.com: “It likely will take more time than that during the forthcoming round of vigils to respectfully read the names of the more than 100 people who were killed or injured.”

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What You Need to Know About the Orlando Massacre, the Latinx LGBTQ Community and Islamophobia

From Coalición Unida to the Justice Department to the Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity, here is the conversation surrounding the mass murder of members of the Latinx LGBTQ community.

Obama Administration Announces Gun Control Measures

President Barack Obama: “Second amendment rights are important, but there are other rights that we care about as well, and we have to be able to balance them.”

President Obama On Charleston Shooting: 'I've Had To Make Statements Like This Too Many Times'

President Obama delivers statement on mass murder in Charleston, South Carolina church.

Can Doctors Put a Dent in Gun Violence?

A massive collective of doctors from different specialties are pushing to make gun violence a U.S. public-health issue, like smoking and car accidents. Here’s why