mass shootings

'Moms Demand Action' Launches Campaign Against Gun Violence
On Saturday, December 14, Moms will gather in more than 35 states to honor the victims of the tragedy in Newtown, and the thousands of Americans lost to gun violence every year. Read more...
Gun Control: Time To Stand Our Ground
The Supreme Court decides in US v Heller how far the Second Amendment goes in protecting our right to bear arms, meanwhile on the street, debate gets pushed into the quagmire of public policy on mental health and patient privacy rights. Read more...
A modest solution for the epidemic of mass shootings Read more...
In February, David and Francine Wheeler, the parents of a child killed in the Sandy Hook tragedy, joined notable musicians including Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary and the folksinger Dar Williams to perform a concert for the community. The Wheelers and Yarrow joined Bill on Moyers & Company to discuss the path forward for gun control advocates and the power of music to bring about both healing and social change. Read more...
A depressed Florida man shot his wife and two children before killing himself after closing his hot air balloon business and facing losing his job as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector because of automatic budget cuts known as "sequestration." Read more...

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Ever since the most recent shooting massacres, we've been subjected to wingnut pundits of every degree preaching how there were no gun laws that could have avoided them. Now The Nation's George Zornick looks at testimony from the trial of Aurora Read more...
Here's something people need to understand about gun nuts: They really think the world revolves around them. And they simply do not care that the loving object of their fetish is certain to inspire fear and terror, or at the very least profound Read more...
I saw these videos posted over at Digby's place earlier this week and thought they were worth sharing. For anyone that believes NRA head Wayne LaPierre's argument that "a good guy with a gun" necessarily makes anyone any safer, maybe they should Read more...
Surprise, surprise... another Republican senator decided to play the part of mouthpiece for the National Rifle Association: NRA-Backed Senator Says Washington Can’t Find ‘Real Solutions’ To Gun Violence: On Fox News Sunday this morning, Read more...
While Wayne LaPierre was holding what has to be one of the most bizarre and otherworldly press conferences ever, a crazed man was roving up and down a rural road in Pennsylvania shooting people. Via WJACtv.com: The Blair County district Read more...