gun control

How An AR-15 Can Be Taken Away From Someone & Still End Up Back In Their Hands

The man who allegedly murdered four people near Nashville on Sunday wasn't supposed to have a gun. The suspected Waffle House shooter's guns had been confiscated from him previously and his gun license was revoked along with them. However, this tragi…
By Lani Seelinger

Emma Gonzalez Says The Tennessee Waffle House Shooting Is Proof America Needs Gun Control

Four people were killed at a Nashville-area Waffle House early Sunday after a gunman shot two people in the parking lot with an assault rifle, and then entered the restaurant to continue firing. Soon after the news came out about the deaths, Parkland…
By Joseph D. Lyons

5 Arguments Against The National Student Walkout — And Why They’re Wrong

On Friday at 10 a.m., students across the nation will leave their schools for the second time in two months as a statement against gun violence. Just like the last walkout, opponents are emerging to advocate against this action as a means of protest.…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

How Parkland & Trump Have Affected Gun Sales So Far This Year

Unlike after many other mass shootings, gun control has stayed in the news thanks to the student survivors of the Parkland, Florida, shooting and their continued activism. And yet this talk of gun control has not affected how many guns have been sold…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Why People Think The Walk Up, Not Out Movement Is So Messed Up

The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, left 17 dead and sparked numerous movements. While several of them have focused on ending gun violence through increased gun control, that can't be said of all of them. You mi…
By Lani Seelinger

A Parkland Teacher Left His Gun In A Public Bathroom — And Someone Fired It

Less than two months after a gunman killed 17 people at Parkland, Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a Parkland teacher left his loaded gun in a bathroom. Sean Simpson is a chemistry teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas; he recently garne…
By Madhuri Sathish

This Town Banned Assault Weapons & The Punishment For Keeping Them Is No Joke

Owners of assault rifles in one Illinois town will need to sell or relocate those weapons ASAP. A local village board voted unanimously Monday to ban assault rifles in Deerfield, Illinois, as well as high-capacity magazines — and they're planning to …
By Jessicah Lahitou

A Photo Of Emma Gonzalez Was Edited By The Alt-Right & You Can Help Stop It From Spreading

A pale-faced bald girl, tearing up a copy of the United States Constitution. Sounds like a picture out of a dystopian movie, right? But this picture is not a Hollywood creation. Instead, it's an image of one of the leaders of the #NeverAgain movement…
By Lani Seelinger

Trump Released His Gun Control Plan & It’s A Return To The NRA’s Wishlist

President Trump has made numerous contradictory statements about what he thinks are the best ways to solve the problem of gun violence. When it comes to actual policy, though, it seems like the White House's gun control proposal mostly follows the NR…
By Lani Seelinger

This Governor Straight Up Told Trump His Gun Control Approach Won't Cut It

President Trump presided over an annual governors' meeting on Monday, and there he met with something he didn't exactly look prepared for: a Democratic governor directly confronting him over an idea he had put forward. Specifically, Washington Gov. J…
By Lani Seelinger

How Much Dana Loesch’s Political Views Have Changed Will Actually Floor You

The recent mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, school has brought the gun control debate back into focus. That means we're seeing a lot of familiar faces in addition to the fresh faces of the teen shooting survivors now leading the charge for gun r…
By Lani Seelinger

The Clever Way Banks Can Make Gun Control A Thing — Without Congress

Congress, over the past several years, has seemed to become an obstacle able to stop any legislation to limit the sale of guns. There is, however, a surprising way gun control could happen that would bypass Congress immediately — and considering the …
By Lani Seelinger

Parkland Survivors Have Formed A New Group & You Need To Know What They Stand For

This time, the survivors of the the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida have vowed that things are going to change. They've already started organizing to prevent gun violence, and if you want to join in their effort, yo…
By Lani Seelinger

How Florida Students' "Unbelievable" Organizing Could Finally Change America's Gun Laws

Mass shootings happen with disturbing regularity in the U.S., and yet each one leaves an indelible mark on the national memory. Where were you for Sandy Hook? For Orlando? For Las Vegas, for Sutherland Springs, for Parkland? Each has left a painful i…
By Lani Seelinger

11 Moments Since Sandy Hook That Show What Has & Hasn't Changed

Even with the astounding rate at which mass shootings happen in the United States, the city of Newtown, Connecticut and the date of Dec. 14, 2012 still tear hearts across the country. On that day, Sandy Hook Elementary School became the site of a mas…
By Lani Seelinger

A New Wisconsin Law Even Lets Toddlers Use Guns To Hunt

As of Saturday, a recently-enacted law in Wisconsin allows all children to hunt with guns as long as an adult is present, regardless of a child's age. The law's primary stipulation is that the adult has to be within arm's length of the child while hu…
By Sarah Friedmann

Sandy Hook Families Are Taking Their Case Against Gun Manufacturers To The State Supreme Court

There may be some hope for gun control activists now that families of the Sandy Hook shooting will challenge the gun manufacturing industry in the Connecticut Supreme Court. On Nov. 14, plaintiffs' lawyers will shed light on the military-style assaul…
By Mehreen Kasana

How Hollywood Regulating On-Screen Guns Could Actually Help Prevent Violence

This fall, both the horrific mass shootings in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs reignited the gun control debate in the United States. By all accounts, the main way to truly prevent another gun massacre by civilians is to enact sensible gun regulatio…
By Olivia Truffaut-Wong

Tomi Lahren Trashed Gun Control Efforts In Texas & Twitter Had Zero Patience

On Sunday, a horrific mass shooting at a baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killed 26 people. Following the shooting, many people are once again calling for enhanced gun control measures to prevent future gun violence atrocities from occurr…
By Sarah Friedmann

9 Anti-NRA Candidates To Know In The 2017 Elections If You Want Gun Control

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, a smattering of state and local elections will be held around the United States. Some of the most high profile elections include governors races and mayoral races in several large cities. In light of the recent horrific mass shoot…
By Sarah Friedmann