universal background checks
Since 1963 more than 176,000 children have died from gun violence in America — over three times more than all the soldiers killed in action in the Vietnam War and every external conflict since. Our children have a right to grow up in a caring and decent society that protects their right to live and learn in safety.
The students pictured have all lost their lives to senseless gun violence.
More than half of the fatal shootings of American law enforcement officers in 2013 were committed by people who were prohibited from possessing guns in the first place, according to a new report obtained exclusively by The Huffington Post.
"There has been demonstrable progress," Feinblatt said, although he was quick to add that the new report shows just how much
The best thing Republicans had going for them in this election was the fact that they weren't in the same party as President Obama. But it would be a huge mistake for them to act as though this was an endorsement of their policies -- a mistake they seem likely to make. A mistake that seems destined to be part of the 2016 Republican autopsy.
Although the issue is often painted as partisan, because conservatives are more likely to care intensely about gun rights
I am so grateful to the Seattle Pacific University community for their witness of strength, forgiveness, and deep faith. Yet I am heartbroken that they and so many other children, youths, and adults walk in fear on a daily basis and keep having to worry about experiencing this at all. Why is our nation saturated with guns-- four million in military and law enforcement hands and 310 million in civilian hands? Why are American children and teens 17 times more likely to die from gun violence than their peers in 25 other high-income countries combined? Why is our mental health system still so inadequate to respond to the cries of those needing help? When will we all say enough? We can and must do better.
On the other hand, more specific measures can attract support across party lines. In particular, 92 percent of Democrats
The amendment that passed Thursday was aided by rare bipartisan support, with Reps. Pete King (R-N.Y.), Elizabeth Esty (D
And issued 23 executive actions. It appears that all Congress is capable of doing when it comes to gun control is authorizing
"Couldn't we at least have background checks so that people who are ill mentally, or who are felons, shouldn't be able to
During last year’s battle over gun control, the pro-gun side did more than passionately invoke the Second Amendment: They
Almost 400,000 people tried to buy firearms last year in Colorado, where historic new gun laws went into effect in July, The
Merely expanding background checks is not enough. We must strengthen the system itself so that individuals with a history of dangerous behavior can no longer clear its low bar.
Many of Colorado's elected sheriffs are refusing to enforce new gun laws passed in the state, including universal background