gun control

08.06.2018

Will an anti-terror law prevent school shootings?

Will an anti-terror law prevent school shootings?

In the aftermath of a school shooting scare in Vermont, fears about gun violence became the justification, even among liberal political leaders, for sweeping “anti-terrorism” legislation. Robin Chadwell and Danny Katch look at what conclusions the left can draw. In the aftermath… »

22.05.2018

8 Students & 2 Teachers Killed in Shooting Rampage at Santa Fe, TX High School

8 Students & 2 Teachers Killed in Shooting Rampage at Santa Fe, TX High School

In Santa Fe, Texas, funerals have begun for the victims of Friday’s school shooting massacre at Santa Fe High School, where eight students and two teachers were killed in the Friday morning rampage. The killings began around 8 a.m., when 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis entered the school wearing a trench coat… »

30.03.2018

Change Is coming… and not through the barrel of our guns

Change Is coming… and not through the barrel of our guns

The uncontained force behind the national murder rate is dehumanization, and as this movement grows, it must — it will — look institutional dehumanization straight in the eye. by Robert C. Koehler for Common Dreams The cries of loss and anguish become public, at last. A… »

15.03.2018

1 Million Students Walk Out of 3,000+ Schools to Protest Gun Violence

1 Million Students Walk Out of 3,000+ Schools to Protest Gun Violence

In a historic day of action, more than a million students from over 3,000 schools walked out of classes to protest gun violence on Wednesday. Walkouts occurred in all 50 states as well as some overseas. In Littleton, Colorado, hundreds walked out Columbine High School—site of a 1999 massacre that… »

05.03.2018

Florida school shooting: urgency of gun reform calls for dramatic action from young survivors

Florida school shooting: urgency of gun reform calls for dramatic action from young survivors

Adele Senior, Leeds Beckett University for The Conversation Over the past few days, accusations have surfaced that student survivors of the Florida incident – which saw 17 people lose their lives – are in fact performers playing a pre-written role for the cameras. Since the shooting… »

28.02.2018

As Students Demand Gun Control, Arms Manufacturers Continue Targeting “Next Generation of Shooters”

As Students Demand Gun Control, Arms Manufacturers Continue Targeting “Next Generation of Shooters”

“Even As a Student Movement Rises, Gun Manufacturers Are Targeting Young People” In Parkland, Florida, students returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Sunday afternoon for the first time inside their school since February 14, when a 19-year-old former student named Nikolas Cruz walked into the school and… »

23.02.2018

Teachers’ response to Trump’s proposal to give them guns

Teachers’ response to Trump’s proposal to give them guns

From the United Teachers Los Angels Facebook page “I am a teacher and you want to arm me? President Trump and the NRA say the answer to stop school shootings is more guns. But we say, arm us with more resources not more guns. #KidsNotProfit #SuppliesNotGuns #ARMMEWITH Mary… »

22.02.2018

#NeverAgain: Parkland students lead thousands in rally to demand gun control legislation

#NeverAgain: Parkland students lead thousands in rally to demand gun control legislation

“We may be too young to vote, but soon we will be able to vote and we will vote you out!” by Julia Conley, staff writer for Common Dreams The steps of the Florida State Capitol building were crowded with thousands of students, teachers, parents, and advocates on Wednesday… »

04.10.2017

Demanding more than prayers, resistance groups take on ‘unrepentant’ NRA

Demanding more than prayers, resistance groups take on ‘unrepentant’ NRA

“There’s one reason why Congress consistently fails to take real action on gun violence: the National Rifle Association.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams Following the massacre of more than 50 concertgoers by an assault rifle-wielding gunman late Sunday in Las Vegas, advocacy groups that played a… »

06.01.2016

“Every time I think about those kids it gets me mad”: Obama tears up as he orders new gun control

“Every time I think about those kids it gets me mad”: Obama tears up as he orders new gun control

President Obama has laid out his plans to take executive action in an attempt to cut gun violence. Part of his plan will result in mandatory background checks for individuals purchasing firearms online or at gun shows. The administration is also calling for the hiring of 200 new federal agents… »

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