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We have NOT accepted gun violence.

MY FRIENDS, we have NOT accepted gun violence.

I've wanted to write about this since Wednesday when I saw the same old tweet by Dan Hodges getting trotted out:

"In retrospect Sandy Hook marked the end of the US gun control debate. Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over."[1]

A similar sentiment was expressed by people who were horrified and demoralized by the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. It is easy to conclude that we as a society have accepted gun violence and mass shootings.



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Senator Schumer: Necessary but not sufficient

Senator Chuck Schumer has called for improved firearm background checks by requiring background checks at gun shows and for internet sales; enacting Extreme Risk Protection Orders; and calling for a debate on assault weapons on the Senate floor. (Really?? Dead … read more

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Five years after Sandy Hook, everything has changed.

Five years ago, our nation was rocked by the massacre of twenty first-graders and six women who literally put themselves in front of bullets trying to save those young lives. Just days later, the National Rifle Association dismissed what they called … read more

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Wednesday’s Irony

This Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a session to discuss the gun lobby’s prized gift from the Trump Administration: HR 38, a concealed carry reciprocity bill. The House fails to see the irony of hearing this bill in … read more