Tag Archives: gun violence

Infographic: How gun background checks save women’s lives

TweetEverytown, an organization which advocates for gun safety, published this infographic, as well as a report on how the US’s weak gun laws put domestic violence victims at risk. It found that: Federal law does not keep guns out of the hands of abusive dating partners or convicted stalkers. Many state gun laws fail to protect domestic [...]
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Misogynistic gun extremists are harassing women speaking out for gun reforms

TweetMother Jones has an important and disturbing piece about how gun extremists are harassing women speaking out for gun reforms. Ever since the Sandy Hook massacre, a small but vocal faction of the gun rights movement has been targeting women who speak up on the issue—whether to propose tighter regulations, educate about the dangers to children, [...]
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Watch Nikki Giovanni perform “Ego Tripping” on Melissa Harris-Perry

Tweet Watch award-winning poet and activist Nikki Giovanni perform her poem “Ego Tripping” on Melissa Harris-Perry’s show this weekend. Tweet
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Ted Cruz & friends say Stand your Ground Laws benefit black people

Tweet So many black people are arrested everyday. They obviously benefit more from Stand Your Ground laws right? Just when I think Senator Ted Cruz can’t give me any more reasons to slap my forehead, he does. In this week’s episode of Ted fuckery, Cruz insists that Stand Your Ground Laws benefit African Americans. He [...]
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Thank You Thursdays: Woman prevents mass shooting at elementary school

TweetOn Tuesday, a heavily armed gunman entered an Atlanta-area elementary school, but miraculously no one was hurt. We have Antoinette Tuff to thank for that. A clerk at the school, she spent an hour talking to the young man, who eventually put down his guns and surrendered: “I just started praying for him,” Antoinette Tuff [...]
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