Stories tagged: "gun violence"


TOPSHOT - A commuity members silhouette is seen through a Pride flag while paying their respects to the victims of the mass shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on November 20, 2022. - At least five people were killed and 18 wounded in a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in the US city of Colorado Springs, police said on November 20, 2022. (Photo by Jason Connolly / AFP) (Photo by JASON CONNOLLY/AFP via Getty Images)
Mass Shooting at Gay Nightclub in Colorado Follows Surge of Right-Wing Rhetoric and Threats Targeting LGBTQ Community

Republican lawmakers and right-wing media figures have singled out the LGBTQ community with hateful rhetoric.

Advocates say enhanced background checks for gun buyers under 21 might have stopped the mass shooting by an 18-year-old gunman in Uvalde, Texas. Photo by Jinitzail Hernandez
What the First Major Gun Safety Legislation Passed in Decades Means for North Carolina

The bill passed with support from North Carolina’s US Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, both Republicans who have received millions from groups that oppose legislation on firearms.

People attend a protest near Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 8, 2022, sponsored by Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, as gun violence survivors and hundreds of gun safety supporters demand that Congress act on gun safety issues. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
A Sliver of Hope on Gun Reform? Here’s What’s in the Bipartisan Gun Bill.

Gun reform has a long way to go before it’s passed. But 10 Democrats and 10 Republicans, including NC’s Burr and Tillis, are working on it behind the scenes.

People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
America’s Children Live in Fear of Mass Shooters. Will Congress Finally Address Guns?

School children across America have felt the fear that gripped Congress last week. That’s why this NC mom is calling for stronger gun laws.

parents of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim advocate for gun safety
8 Years After Sandy Hook, Gun Safety Groups Are Stronger and Ready to Push Biden to Take Action

As President-elect Biden steps into the White House in January—and with a much more powerful grassroots movement in place—gun-safety activists are pushing him to prioritize reform measures.

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The Gun Lobby Is Profiting Off Your Coronavirus Fears and Putting Kids at Risk

The president of the American Federation of Teachers, along with a member who is a Sandy Hook shooting survivor, discuss how our new reality raises the stakes on the epidemic of gun violence in communities.