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Maddow: Do not accept that we are helpless to stop gun violence against kids

Friday night on her show, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow pointed out that the U.S. could make significantly more effort to protect our children from guns. She issued an impassioned plea to the U.S. public not to accept the idea that Americans are helpless in the face of gun-happy politicians and wealthy…

A year after Newtown, America’s gun carnage continues with no end in sight

The U.S. death toll from gun violence since Newtown is more than 33,000. When will we wake up? One year ago this week, a seemingly unimaginable event took place in Newtown, Connecticut. Adam Lanza, a disturbed and isolated young man took the guns that were legally purchased and kept in…

Chicago families shaken by gun violence mark Mother’s Day in the streets

A large group of mothers who’ve lost children to gun violence took to Chicago’s streets on Mother’s Day to create a public spectacle of their pain in hopes that policy-makers will take matters of gun control more seriously. “If you lose your child, you never feel like doing anything [for…

Gun Violence Vs. Terrorism: We Can Fight Both, Dammit, This Is America

Crosses representing those dead from gun violence since Newtown. Because of scheduling conflicts, the new episode of The Orange Couch covering last night’s Mad Men won’t be going up until late tonight. I apologize, but we’ll have a fun time hashing it out tomorrow! Also, apologies on not posting Friday.…

Watch live: Senators discuss gun violence bill

Senators Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., hold a news conference to discuss their agreement on background checks relating to guns. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on April 10.…

WATCH LIVE: Obama delivers speech about reducing gun violence in Colorado

Speaking at the Denver Police Academy, President Barack Obama makes remarks on reducing gun violence. Watch live video, courtesy of NBC News, below:…

Mothers of gun victims kicked out of NRA headquarters by armed security

The National Rifle Organization (NRA) on Thursday used armed security to force mothers of victims of gun violence to leave the organization’s headquarters. The groups MomsRising.org and the Reston-Herndon Alliance to End Gun Violence traveled to NRA headquarters in Virginia on Thursday to deliver a petition with over 150,000 signatures…

What researchers learned about gun violence before Congress killed funding

President Obama has directed the Centers for Disease Control to research gun violence as part of his legislative package on gun control. The CDC hasn’t pursued this kind of research since 1996 when the National Rifle Association lobbied Congress to cut funding for it, arguing that the studies were politicized…

Watch live: Biden speaks on gun violence in Connecticut

Vice President Joe Biden delivers the keynote address on the federal response to reducing gun violence at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn. Watch live, broadcast on Feb. 21, scheduled to begin at noon Eastern. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Watch live: Obama speaks on gun violence in Chicago

President Obama is expected to address gun violence and other issues when he speaks at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Feb. 15. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

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