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Say no to ‘the new normal’ — Five things you can do about gun violence

The truth is that as much as there’s a sickening amount of gun violence on display today, we’re seeing the end of an era when virtually nobody challenged the blood-drenched greed of the National Rifle Association. That has now changed. Even if Newtown didn’t change our federal laws, it was…

Obama: Congress’ inaction on gun reform is the ‘biggest frustration’ of my presidency

Obama calls for national ‘soul searching’ over gun violence (via AFP) US President Barack Obama Tuesday called for national “soul searching” over gun violence, warning that mass shootings were “off the charts” in a way no other advanced country would tolerate. Obama vented frustration and disbelief that there was no…

Florida sheriff’s news conference on gun violence interrupted by gunshots

A Florida sheriff’s news conference on gun violence was interrupted Monday by gunfire. Sheriff Jerry Demings and Orange County Commissioner Tiffany Moore-Russell were addressing concerns about Orlando’s Tymberskan Apartments, where two homicides have been reported this year and deputies respond to an average of six calls a day, when the…

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…

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