Stories tagged: "gun violence"

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Michigan Wants to Use COVID Funds To Get Guns Off the Street

Michigan wants to use COVID relief funds to train police officers as well as to get illegal guns off the street.

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8 Years After Sandy Hook, Gun Safety Groups Are Stronger and Ready to Push Biden to Take Action

As President-elect Biden steps into the White House in January—and with a much more powerful grassroots movement in place—gun-safety activists are pushing him to prioritize reform measures.

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Why Students Organizing to End Gun Violence Are Helping to Register New Voters

Activists with Students Demand Action are working to register 100,000 new young voters before the November election.

Gun violence has soared in cities led by both Republicans and Democrats this summer, and has exacted an uneven toll. Brandon Hendricks-Ellison of Bronxville, N.Y. was shot June 29 two days after he graduated from James Monroe High School. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
We’re ER Doctors. Gun Violence Is a Public Health Crisis That Deserves as Much Attention as COVID.

Sharp rises in gun violence are rooted in economic inequality and decades of systemic racism. The crisis deserves a public health response on par with that of the coronavirus.

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Gun Sales Are Up Because of Coronavirus. So Is the Risk for a Woman to Be Killed in Her Home.

Fears of social fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has led to an 85% increase in gun sales from March of last year.

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The Gun Lobby Is Profiting Off Your Coronavirus Fears and Putting Kids at Risk

The president of the American Federation of Teachers, along with a member who is a Sandy Hook shooting survivor, discuss how our new reality raises the stakes on the epidemic of gun violence in communities.

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Trump Does Nothing Following Yet Another Mass Shooting in America

"Our hearts break for [the victims] and their loved ones. We send our condolences. We’ll be with them."