Guns And Liberty

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

The proliferation of guns in American society is not only profitable for gun manufacturers, it fools the disempowered into fetishizing weapons as a guarantor of political agency. Guns buttress [...]

US Citizens Own 40% Of All Guns In World – More Than Next 25 Top-Ranked Countries Combined

By Carol Schaeffer, Independent.co.uk -

'The biggest force pushing up gun ownership around the world is civilian ownership in the United States,' says author of new report. American citizens now own 40 per cent of all guns in the world [...]

Change Is Coming

By Robert C. Koehler, Commonwonders.com -

The cries of loss and anguish become public, at last. A million young people seize the truth: “Half of my seventh grade class was affected by gun violence. My own brother was shot in the head. I [...]

Gun Debate A Narrow Opportunity For Democrats, A Wide One For The Left

By Bruce A. Dixon, Blackagendareport.com -

Last weekend the March For Our Lives mobilized half a million on the DC mall and a few hundred thousand more combined in dozens of cities across the US. Lyft donated a million free rides to [...]

March For Our Lives Awakens Spirit Of Student And Media Activism Of 1960s

By Errol Salamon, Theconversation.com -

Student journalists used media as a key tool for activism in the widespread social movements of the 1960s, journalism scholar Kaylene Dial Armstrong writes in her book “How Journalists Report [...]

The Largest Protests In US History Are Happening Now

By Heather Dockray, Mashable.com -

Though final count is still being tabulated, researchers Erica Chenoweth and Jeremy Pressman of the Crowd Counting Consortium estimate that over 1.25 million people across the United States [...]

Students, Youth Speak About War, Inequality At DC March For Our Lives Rally

By Tom Hall, Wsws.org -

An estimated 800,000 people descended on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC for the national March for Our Lives rally on Saturday. The turnout for the DC march, the largest of 800 [...]

Shut Down Firing Ranges in US High Schools

By Pat Elder, Popular Resistance -

The Army taught Florida gunman Nikolas Cruz how to shoot a lethal weapon in his high school cafeteria when he was 14. Nik was a member of the school’s U.S. Army JROTC Marksmanship Program. JROTC [...]

Badass Breakfast Club Turns Detention Into Yet Another Gun Reform Protest

By Abby Zimet, Commondreams.org -

Lookit These Kids Redux: Over 200 students at Pennsylvania's Pennridge High who defied their school's ban on joining last week's nationwide walkout have transformed their ostensible punishment [...]

Nation Trying To Figure Out Gun Violence To Hold Military Parade Glorifying War

By Carey Wedler, Steemit.com -

Every time a mass shooting rocks the United States, Americans demand their government do something. Whether it’s confiscating guns, arming teachers, or turning schools into prisons, neither [...]

Today Is The National School Walkout To End Gun Violence. Read Live Updates Here.

By Hayley Miller, Huffingtonpost.com -

Students nationwide are walking out of their schools on Wednesday to protest gun violence on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland massacre. Thousands of students are expected to file out of [...]

Empty Shoes, Empty Schools: U.S. Gun Law Activists Begin Two Days Of Theater

By Ian Simpson, Reuters.com -

Mauser was one of a handful of gun control activists and volunteers who braved a frigid March morning to lay out about 7,000 pairs of shoes on the U.S. Capitol lawn as a makeshift memorial to [...]

Gun Laws Since Sandy Hook Have Favored The Gun Lobby

By Matt Vasilogambros, Pewtrusts.org -

In the two weeks since the Florida school massacre, state lawmakers around the country have introduced bills to ban bump stocks, ban assault weapons, and expand background checks — and also to [...]

Mass Shootings Are A Byproduct Of A Militarized Society

By Elliot Swain, Codepink.org -

An article by Lucian K. Truscott IV, published in Salon last week, addresses the recent Florida mass killing with a novel suggestion. It implores trigger-happy “gun nuts” to forego the civilian [...]

Freedom Rider: Why The Shooting Will Continue

By Margaret Kimberley, Blackagendareport.com -

Apparently there is nothing worse in America than the act of shooting white people. Ever since the latest attack at a Florida high school there has been talk of little else. The school shooting [...]

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