Posts Tagged gun violence

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 ...

Ted Cruz & friends say Stand your Ground Laws benefit black people

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 plainly stated that “in Florida, the data show that African-American defendants have availed themselves of the Stand Your Ground law more frequently than Anglo defendants.”

And he brought along some friends in this fuckery.

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. ...

Thank You Thursdays: Woman prevents mass shooting at elementary school

On 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 . “I just started talking to him … and let him know what was going on with me and that it would be OK. And then [I] let him know that he could just give himself up. … I told him to put [the guns] on the table, empty his pockets. He had me actually get on the intercom and tell everybody he was ...

On 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 ...

Chilling new ‘Stand Your Ground’ PSA reenacts the night Trayvon was killed

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has a new ad opposing so-called ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws that exist in 26 states.  The ad reenacts the night that Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman.  But for Zimmerman’s actions, Trayvon would be alive and laws like ‘Stand Your Ground’ give people the right to shoot and kill someone with very few consequences by just asserting that they acted in self-defense.  Zimmerman didn’t use ‘Stand Your Ground’ in his defense at trial, but the law is the reason that Zimmerman was allowed to go home the night Trayvon was killed.

Watch the chilling ad below (transcript to come).

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has a new ad opposing so-called ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws that exist in 26 states.  The ad reenacts the night that Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman.  But ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

“Farah Goes Bang.”

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Reclaiming indigenous papahood.

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“Farah Goes Bang.”

Dare to hope again: on incarceration and parenting.

Paternity leave isn’t just about fathers.

Reclaiming indigenous papahood.

Blast from the very recent past: the Great Dad.

Listen ...

Weekly Feminist Reader: Mother’s Day Edition

Happy Mother’s Day!

A Mother’s Day letter by Gloria Malone: “The problem with being a teen mom is that I don’t hate myself nearly as much as you wish I did.”

To celebrate Mother’s Day, give the gift of prison phone justice.

Mamas in the South continue the fight for reproductive justice.

Download a Mother’s Day mix from the CFC.

The Racialicious Crush of the Week is the Strong Families’ Mama’s Day Campaign.

Our mothers know they’re doing a great job.

A love note to black mothers.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac breaks down the history of Mother’s Day.

Birth mothers are too often forgotten, and too rarely

Happy Mother’s Day!

A Mother’s Day letter by Gloria Malone: “The problem with being a teen mom is that I don’t hate myself nearly as much as you wish I did.”

To celebrate Mother’s Day,

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