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Join a peace vigil to mark Sandy Hook’s five-year anniversary. Then demand action.

Hardly a week goes by without news of a mass shooting somewhere in the United States. But a mass shooting five years ago still leaves a hole in our hearts and anger in our souls. It was Dec. 14, 2012, when Adam Lanza used an assault rifle and a semi-automatic handgun to kill 20 6- […]

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The deadly link between domestic violence and mass shootings

The fight for rational gun safety laws is frustrating. But the information that the perpetrator of the latest mass shooting was also guilty of domestic abuse — a conviction that should have kept him from buying a gun — seems to be opening some eyes. Devin Patrick Kelley, who opened fire with an assault rifle […]

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Not just NRA money: How the gun industry avoids regulation

The aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 and injured nearly 500 people attending a country music festival spurred the same partisan divide as any other horrific mass shooting. Republicans trot out the tired “too soon” memes while repeating talking points supplied by the National Rifle Association. Democrats try — usually in vain […]

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It’s guns, people. That’s it. #GunControlNow

No ties to ISIS. No history of mental illness. No criminal record. No political ideology. No hunting, shooting hobbies, or claims of “trying to protect his family.” Just guns. In the coming days, investigators might discover something related to a “motive” for Stephen Paddock, the 64-year-old white retiree who killed 58 people and injured more […]

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GOP baseball practice shooting: Just another day in America

What’s the correct response to the shooting of a group of Republicans practicing for the annual charity baseball game between congressional Republicans and Democrats? Damned if I know. The shock has yet to wear off: A Democrat, a Bernie Sanders supporter with a history of attacking Donald Trump on social media and of criminal domestic […]

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Faith communities band together to fight gun violence

Across the country, faith communities are joining gun safety groups December 14 through December 18 to call attention to the epidemic of gun violence. Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence is a coalition of more than 50 denominations and faith-based organizations “united by the call of our faiths to confront America’s gun violence epidemic and […]

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Dallas aftermath: How can police and community learn to trust each other?

Sorrow, pain, anger, fear. I don’t even know what to feel anymore. Communities across America—not just Baton Rouge, Minnesota, and Dallas—are reeling from days of viral videos showing the unjustified shooting deaths of two African-American men by police officers, peaceful protests, then the shooting deaths of five police officers in Dallas. Some obvious points stand […]

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Clinton’s gamble on gun safety is paying off

Last fall, after the latest mass shooting—this one at an Oregon community college that killed nine people—Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton decided to go all in on the gun issue. No doubt it was a personal as well as a political decision. This is not a new issue for Clinton. She has been working against […]

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Hillary Clinton gambles on gun control

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton apparently has decided that the shooting at an Oregon community college that killed nine people is the last straw, and she’s proposing several measures to combat gun violence. The proposals — to institute universal background checks and to close the gun show and internet sales loopholes, among others — […]

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