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More Cops In Schools Won’t Keep Kids Safe

After last week’s devastating school shooting in Parkland, Florida, students across America are demanding an assault weapons ban, comprehensive background checks, and a promise that young people can be safe in our nation’s classrooms. Students won’t back down and Congress is finally feeling the pressure to act. 

After last week’s devastating school shooting in Parkland, Florida, students across America are demanding an assault weapons ban, comprehensive background checks, and a promise that young people can be safe ...

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After San Bernardino, Examining The Terror of Male Violence

Last week in San Bernardino, a man with a gun walked into a school for students with intellectual disabilities. He murdered a teacher, Elaine Smith, and a student, eight-year-old Jonathan Martinez. He then killed himself.

Last week in San Bernardino, a man with a gun walked into a school for students with intellectual disabilities. He murdered a teacher, Elaine Smith, and a student, eight-year-old Jonathan Martinez. He then killed himself.

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What are you afraid of?

If we actually look at patterns of gun violence in America, we find — much to the dismay of the right — that the greatest threats we face aren’t from outside. It’s right here: On our streets, in our relationships, in our homes.

If we actually look at patterns of gun violence in America, we find — much to the dismay of the right — that the greatest threats we face aren’t from outside. It’s right here: On our streets, ...

Infographic: How gun background checks save women’s lives

Everytown, 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 violence victims. Federal law and the law in most states, allows domestic abusers and stalkers to easily evade gun prohibitions by purchasing guns from unlicensed, private sellers. Forty-one states do not require all prohibited domestic abusers to relinquish guns they already own.

Check out the full infographic after the jump. 

Everytown, 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 ...

Misogynistic gun extremists are harassing women speaking out for gun reforms

Mother 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, or simply to sell guns with innovative security features. The vicious and often sexually degrading attacks have evolved far beyond online trolling, culminating in severe bullying, harassment, invasion of privacy, and physical aggression. Though vitriol flows from both sides in the gun debate, these menacing tactics have begun to alarm even some entrenched pro-gun conservatives.

The women featured in the piece — ...

Mother 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 ...

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