We need to weave a cultural narrative that addresses the fact of the world we are making and helps us tell a story that ends differently from the murderous ways our national narratives have been concluding recently.
Just when we thought the National Rifle Association couldn't be any more repugnant, the extremist gun organization rises to the occasion to prove all of us wrong.
The grieving people of Sutherland Springs were treated to the same old rhetoric that blames everything – laws, bureaucracy, and mental health – other than guns.
If you're wondering why Republican leaders refuse to act after such unspeakable violence, just follow the money.
The NRA is coming to Trump’s defense spending millions of dollars to spread lies about Hillary Clinton because they know he will do their bidding."
If you are going to take on the most powerful lobby on earth, why pick a fight over imitation guns rather than real ones?
The NRA's Wayne LaPierre was in favor of universal background checks and closing all loopholes -- way back in 1999.
Paul Ryan promises to take the President to court to put a stop to his violating orders from the National Rifle Association.
To gun zealots, every mass shooting provides another undeniable and convincing argument that what America needs most is more guns, not less
Gun violence comes courtesy of the tireless effort and machinations of Republicans and the NRA to create a structurally violent country
No sane human being would think to regard something normal as awful, except when a common occurrence founded on a group's twisted values and behaviors is exposed for all the world to see; then it is prudent to label "normal" as awful.
Everyone from President Obama to the mayor of Charleston has made a specific point of saying the aftermath of a racially-motivated gun massacre of nine innocent and unarmed African Americans is a time for healing. Although they said the right thing, everyone is certainly sincere and they mean well, and they truly hope to comfort the victims' families, survivors, and distressed Americans suffering the same pain, disgust, outrage, and sadness they feel after every other senseless gun slaughter. However, there is no healing for this sick, violent, and racist nation, and everyone knows it.
There's nothing "well regulated" about an angry white mob of uncoordinated, often untrained, sometimes criminally convicted civilians off firing away at the "other."
In yet another senseless gun episode, a highly respected, accomplished and beloved professor, Raja Fayad, was shot to death on campus on the afternoon of Thursday, February 5, 2015.
There have been 101 school shootings since Newtown. Obama said afteward, "the time is now." It is now well past time, and nothing has been done
Open Carry Tarrant County, a chapter of the gun rights advocacy group Open Carry Texas, created further tension with the group and GOP lawmakers in Texas by publicly declaring the need to "hunt down the Republicans" who aren't pushing a bill in the state legislature that would allow people to openly carry unlicensed handguns.
One might wonder what kind of malcontent opposes a worldwide treaty that limits the transfer of conventional arms and battlefield components to evil dictators who promote and commit genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and attack civilians or civilian buildings such as schools and hospitals. In America, it is Republicans indebted to, and serving, the National Rifle Association.
President Obama has been clear in his advocacy of sensible gun reform at home, as well as balanced global demilitarization. Shamefully, the President has been totally lacking in Congressional partners who want to make the world's streets safer with him.
However, as Americans have witnessed more and more, when police kill citizens, especially unarmed African American citizens, no one is held accountable and failure to praise the killings is an outrage.
During an interview on CNN's New Day Monday Morning, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) fired back at host Chris Cuomo's assertion that the hostage situation in Australia may have been averted if that country didn't have such strict gun control laws.