Gun control


Biden Commemorates 4-Year Anniversary of Parkland Shooting, Says Congress Must Act on Gun Control

President Joe Biden commemorated the fourth anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and called on Congress to act and pass gun control legislation. “On February 14th, 2018, a gunman stole the lives of 14 students and 3 educators at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,” Biden wrote on Twitter….


Following Mass Shooting, Texas Republican Criticized for Promoting Measure That Makes It Easier for People to Carry Guns

Jared Patterson, a Republican Texas state representative, has been resoundingly criticized after he promoted a measure that makes it easier for individuals to carry guns in the wake of a mass shooting in Austin. Last week, the Texas House approved House Bill 1927, which will allow anyone at least 21-years-old to carry a handgun without a…


Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Support Stricter Gun Control Measures

According to the latest Morning Consult-Politico tracking poll, two-thirds of Americans support stricter gun control measures. The poll was conducted following a spate of mass shootings in Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, and Colorado. Just 28% said they opposed tougher restrictions on gun ownership. The poll also found that 76% support banning gun ownership for those…


Senator Chris Murphy on Mass Shootings: “Congress Has Become Complicit in These Crimes”

Senator Chris Murphy criticized his colleagues for their inaction on gun reform measures just two days after a gunman killed 10 people at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado. “I have just come to the conclusion that Congress has become complicit in these crimes,” Murphy (D-Conn.) told MSNBC. “When Congress doesn’t act, it sends an unintentional…


Gabrielle Giffords’s Gun Violence Prevention Advocacy Group Launches Ad Campaign Supporting Universal Background Checks

Giffords, the gun violence prevention advocacy group created by gun violence survivor and former Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), has launched a new ad campaign to pressure Republicans in the Senate to support a measure that would expand background checks on all firearms purchases. “That’s why we’ve marched, organized, and won. Almost nothing has support from…


Bill to Expand Federal Background Checks on All Gun Sales Reintroduced in the Senate

A bill to expand federal background checks on all gun sales has been reintroduced in the Senate by Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.). The bill, the Background Check Expansion Act, was also reintroduced in the House by Representative Mike Thompson (D-Calif.). The Democrat-controlled House passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act in 2019 but the legislation was…


Parkland Shooting Survivor David Hogg Urges Republicans to Denounce Marjorie Taylor Greene

David Hogg, who became one of the nation’s most recognizable advocates for gun control after surviving the Parkland, Florida mass shooting in 2018, has called on Republicans to denounce Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) after a video of Greene, a noted conspiracy theorist, heckling him went viral. “My message to Kevin McCarthy is this, take…

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Donald Trump Jr. Falsely Claims Biden’s Campaign is “The Most Anti-2nd Amendment in History”

Donald Trump Jr. claimed Democrat Joe Biden’s campaign is “the most anti-2nd Amendment Presidential ticket in history.” “Make no mistake about it: The radical left is coming for your guns!!!” he wrote. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris want to take away your right to defend yourself and your family. They are the most anti-2nd Amendment…

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Trump Claims The Second Amendment is “DEAD” If Biden Wins Election

President Donald Trump claimed the Constitution’s Second Amendment is “DEAD” if his rival Joe Biden wins November’s general election. “Is that what you want from a leader? He will destroy our Country! VOTE NOW USA,” Trump wrote. In the same message, the president claimed Biden will be “ruining” the Supreme Court if Democrats expand the…


For Parkland survivors, a year of political gains and unresolved pain

The student campaign in support of gun control, which featured a massive march on Washington and in other cities around the country, resulted in the formation of a sprawling national network called March for Our Lives.

With some 500 chapters, it has linked tens of thousands of student activists in pushing for political candidates who support their goals of new measures to reduce gun violence.

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