gun control

Tamera Mowry-Housley Returned To 'The Real' With A Powerful Message About Her Niece's Death

On Monday, Nov. 26, Sister, Sister star and talk show host Tamera Mowry-Housley returned to The Real to speak candidly about the Thousand Oaks shooting which resulted in her niece, Alaina Housley's death. During The Real's live show, she told…
By Meghan DeMaria

We Now Know The Chicago Hospital Gunman Was A Doctor's Ex-Partner

A Monday afternoon shooting in Chicago raised the number of mass shootings in America this year to 317, by the Gun Violence Archive's count. A police officer and two hospital staffers were killed when a gunman, who also died, opened fire at Mercy…
By Lauren Holter

Barack Obama Called Michelle Into The Oval Office Just Once, At A Heartbreaking Moment

If you ever saw the Obamas together, then you know how close they are as a couple. During their working lives, though, Michelle Obama said in her new memoir Becoming that they tend to stay separate — with some notable exceptions. Barack Obama called…
By Lani Seelinger

Some Thousand Oaks Survivors Had Reportedly Been Through A Mass Shooting Before

For some who were inside the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, where a gunman shot and killed a dozen people on Wednesday night, this wasn't their first experience with a horrific mass shooting. Some Thousand Oaks victims were…
By Lauren Holter

This "Mother Of The Movement" Is Headed To Congress After Winning A Very Close Race

After an extremely close race, gun control activist Lucy McBath won her bid for Congress in Georgia's 6th Congressional District, unseating Republican Rep. Karen Handel. McBath decided to run for office after her only son was fatally shot in a…
By Lauren Holter

Here’s How You Can Help Victims Of The Borderline Bar Shooting

At least 12 people were killed on Wednesday night when a gunman opened fire at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. Officials said Thursday morning that multiple others were injured and the gunman was dead, according to The New…
By Lauren Holter

Here’s How You Can Contact Your Newly Elected Congressperson About Gun Control

A Wednesday night shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, that left at least 12 dead raised the number of mass shootings in the United States to 307 in 2018 alone, according to the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive. Congress, however, has yet…
By Lauren Holter

This Is What The 2018 Midterm Elections Mean For Gun Laws Across The Country

When looking at the midterm election results, it's easy to get lost in which party took control of the House and the Senate and forget more detailed questions regarding what each particular race meant for certain issues. As American voters have…
By Lauren Holter

Study: Fatal Police Shootings Are 3 Times As Likely In States With High Gun Ownership

Over the years multiple studies have shown significant evidence to suggest that carrying a gun or having a gun in your home actually increases your odds of being shot and potentially killed. But now, a new study has found that fatal police shootings…
By Morgan Brinlee

A Teen Fighting Gun Violence In Milwaukee Explains Why She Joined March For Our Lives

By now, most of America knows how the gun violence prevention movement March For Our Lives (MFOL) got started. A shooter at a high school in Parkland, Florida killed 17 people, and the survivors decided to turn their grief into change. Well before…
By Lani Seelinger

I Survived Parkland And I Have An Urgent Message For Congress On 3D-Printed Guns

That day, I did everything that I was trained to do as a librarian at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. As soon as I received notice that the school was on lockdown, I alerted my clerk and colleagues, ushered students and…
By Diana Haneski

Gun Deaths By Suicide In The U.S. Are A Bigger Problem Than You Thought

Mass shootings in the U.S. get a lot of press, and rightly so. However, mass shootings and homicides aren't the only way that people can lose their lives to gun violence. There's one statistic having to do with firearm deaths that doesn't get…
By Lani Seelinger

These Parkland Survivors' Tweets About The Jacksonville Shooting Are So Powerful

When tragedy strikes, it's natural to turn to a leader for support. So if you're turning to the current and former students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to hear their words about the Jacksonville shooting that took place on Sunday, you're…
By Lani Seelinger

Bulletproof Clothing For Kids That’s “Fashion-Forward” Is A Thing That Exists Now

One particular company from the protective equipment market is offering young students a “fashion-forward” option to protect themselves during a school shooting. On Monday morning, Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo introduced Carolina Ballesteros…
By Mehreen Kasana

Parkland Students Are Starting A New School Year & Here's How They Want You To Support Them

School's starting back up again for students across the country, and you might imagine that things would be more difficult for one group of students — specifically, those at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, who are going back to a place where…
By Lani Seelinger

Why Twitter Is Sending Its “Thoughts & Prayers” To The NRA

The nation's foremost gun rights advocacy group could be in dire financial straits, and this news has prompted people on opposite sides of the gun control debate to respond a bit differently. While the NRA might be hoping to receive an uptick in…
By Lani Seelinger

This Parkland Dad’s Father’s Day Message Will Break Your Heart In Two

It's been more than four months since 14-year-old Jaime Guttenberg was shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Like so many others after the shooting at the Parkland, Florida, school, Jaime's father has not stopped his advocacy work…
By Caitlin Cruz

Don Jr. Showed Off A Belt With An Actual Built-In Pistol On Instagram

President Donald Trump's oldest son is no stranger to creating controversy, especially on social media. In the most recent case, Donald Trump Jr. posted a photo of a belt on Instagram over the weekend — but it wasn't just any belt. It had a (small)…
By Mehreen Kasana

Parkland Students Have Big Plans For This Summer — Here’s What They’re Up To

March For Our Lives activists are hitting the road this summer. The students fighting to eliminate gun violence in America announced a new initiative Monday morning aimed at registering young people to vote. March for Our Lives founder Cameron Kasky…
By Lauren Holter

This One Tweet From David Hogg On His Graduation Day Reveals Exactly What He's Learned

As high school students become college students, they're still years away from actually having to finish school and get a job where they'll need to apply the knowledge they learned in their classes. Some of the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas…
By Lani Seelinger