Gun Violence

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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.

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Where Does Your State Rank When It Comes to Black Homicide?

A new study ranks states according to the number of Black teens and adults killed.

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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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Teens from Parkland and Chicago Ask: 'How Many More Must Die?'

Student organizers Brandon Dasent and Amina Henderson unite to push for gun control that will keep kids in their communities safer.

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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.

U.S. gun violence is a human rights crisis, says Amnesty International

Under the Gun: U.S. Firearm Violence Is a Human Rights Crisis

A new report from Amnesty International says that gun violence in the United States is a crisis that has an exorbitant toll on communities of color.

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We're Sharing the Work of the Late Student Journalist Bre'Aira Johnson Because She Can't

The Morgan State University junior made a video for her digital journalism class about how media treats Baltimore homicide victims, including her uncle, as statistics. Then she died in a car crash. Here is her final project, “Pain After Murder in ‘Bodymore.’”  

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Youth of Color Demand Racial Justice in Gun Reform During #NationalSchoolWalkout

On the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, activists call for gun violence solutions that don’t further the criminalization of Black and Latinx youth.

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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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WATCH: VICE Video Follows Pastor Who Told Trump He Could Get Chicago Gangs to Put Down Guns

Cleveland pastor Darrell Scott to President Donald Trump in February: “I was contacted by some of the top gang thugs in Chicago for a sit down. They respect you, they believe in what you’re doing.”

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WATCH: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and More Open ESPYs With Anti-Violence Plea

Dwyane Wade: “The racial profiling has to stop. The shoot to kill mentality has to stop. Not seeing the value of Black and Brown bodies has to stop.”

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Some Numbers to Understand How Guns and Racism Go Hand in Hand

As seen with Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, a Black man with a gun can lead an officer to kill him instantly. The same can’t be said for White men.

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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.”

REPORT: Black People Are Primary Victims of Mass Shootings

A new piece from The New York Times analyzed statistics on shootings with four or more casualties and found that—contrary to many popular depictions of mass shootings—Black people suffer disproportionately from mass gun violence.

UPDATE: The Gun George Zimmerman Used to Kill Trayvon Martin Offered for Auction, Then Removed From Site

Bidding will start at $5,000 for the gun that he used to kill the unarmed 17-year-old.

#PeaceOfficerPBS Trends as Network Screens Police Militarization Doc, Panel

The documentary “Peace Officer,” which aired on PBS on May 9, is the first part of a two-part special on gun violence.

READ: Jamilah King's Poignant Analysis of Black Women's Political Agency

King draws on her own experience with gun violence and police neglect.

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.”