gun control

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) f…
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 Hi…
By Lani Seelinger

Congress Said The CDC Could Study Gun Violence After Parkland. So Why Hasn't It?

In the wake of the Parkland shooting, Congress took a baby step forward in the fight against gun violence: It slipped a single sentence into a $1.3 trillion spending package that clarified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did have the a…
By Morgan Brinlee

These 6 Charts About Gun Violence Put The Problem In Perspective

While research on gun violence is lacking, there's little arguing with the fact that gun violence is a serious public health concern. The American Public Health Association estimates that guns kill more than 38,000 people a year, while Everytown For …
By Morgan Brinlee

These National Gun Registry Pros & Cons Show Why The Debate Is So Thorny

Inside America's longtime debate about how best to address gun violence, there's one proposal that wouldn't restrict the guns that adults can legally buy: a national gun registry. The pros and cons of a national gun registry mirror most of the argume…
By Lauren Holter

Why Orange Is The Color For National Gun Violence Awareness Day Makes So Much Sense

The purpose of National Gun Violence Awareness Day is clear: to gather together as many people as possible to combat the ongoing, tragic gun violence epidemic in America. What's less clear, though, is why the color for National Gun Violence Awareness…
By Lani Seelinger

Who Started National Gun Violence Awareness Day Is A Heartbreaking Story

Saturday marks the fourth annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day. The national event started locally, when a 15-year-old Chicago honor student was gunned down, just a week after performing for Barack Obama's second inauguration with her school's …
By Joseph D. Lyons

Watch Sarah Sanders' Emotional Response To A Boy's Question About School Shootings

The White House press secretary got emotional when a child asked what the Trump administration was doing to combat school shootings on Wednesday. Video of Sarah Sanders reacting to the gun violence question appears to show her holding back tears. Her…
By Lauren Holter

Why The NRA Is Blaming The Santa Fe Shooting On Ritalin & Violence In The Media

The National Rifle Association's message following Friday's mass shooting at Santa Fe High School was simple: Guns aren't to blame. The gun rights group has held that same position in the aftermath of each of the 22 school shootings that took place o…
By Lauren Holter

The Santa Fe Shooting Didn’t Happen Because A Boy Got Rejected

Digging into the motives of a school shooter is a messy business, but it inevitably happens following every school shooting that rocks the country. Explaining a tragic event, somehow, sometimes seems like it makes it easier for people to move past it…
By Lani Seelinger

The Incoming NRA President Blamed The Santa Fe Shooting On Everything Except Guns

There have been dozens of school shootings since Columbine broke the nation's heart in 1999, and yet spokespeople for the National Rifle Association have never stopped saying guns aren't the problem. Following the shooting at Santa Fe High School in …
By Lani Seelinger

Obama's Former Education Officials Have A Radical Idea For Fixing Gun Violence In Schools

Gun violence prevention advocates have numerous strategies for spreading their message. However, given the alarmingly high rate of mass shootings in the U.S. — and school shootings in particular — it's clear that the strategies haven't yet succeeded.…
By Lani Seelinger

The NRA Banned Guns For Mike Pence's Speech & Parkland Kids Are Highlighting The Irony

Whenever gun control advocates move to limit firearms in any given public space — universities, malls, movie theaters, schools — there seems to be a chorus of NRA-related voices saying that guns are what make spaces safe, not the other way around. Ho…
By Lani Seelinger

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