An Open Letter To My Beautiful Brown Son On Mother’s Day

And when I imagine summoning the strength to kiss you goodbye, I can’t help but think of the last kiss mommies like me gave boys like you before they were... Read more

Seven governors launch effort to study gun violence

“The federal government’s continued inaction on this issue has not only allowed the epidemic of gun violence to spread, but it has left it to the states to provide the... Read more

In cities beyond Parkland, gun violence for teens is a daily struggle

I was 10 years old when I realized I would lose friends and loved ones to gun violence. Read more

Texas Disability Group Wants Victims' Voices Heard In Gun Debate

A disability rights group in Texas sent out a survey last month, trying to figure out how many of its members became disabled by gun violence. The group, ADAPT of Texas,... Read more

19 Years After Columbine, Students Again Say ‘Enough’ on Gun Violence

Most of them were not yet born when students shot a dozen people to death inside Columbine High School in Colorado, an atrocity that sparked a national debate over guns... Read more

Gun Control, White Paranoia, and the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Not even forty-eight hours after Martin Luther King, Jr., was murdered, on April 4, 1968, twenty-eight thousand members of the National Rifle Association alighted on Boston for their annual convention. Read more

How to Win an Argument About Guns

Tragically, predictably, infuriatingly, we’re again mourning a shooting —this time at YouTube’s headquarters — even as the drive for gun safety legislation has stalled in Washington.  Read more

How The NRA Worked To Stifle Gun Violence Research

The growing momentum for tighter gun control after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., is highlighting the National Rifle Association's history of aggressively confronting challenges to what it regards... Read more

The N.R.A.’s Complicity in Terrorism

“America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms,” one spokesman for Al Qaeda said in a 2011 recruitment video. “So what are you waiting for?” Read more

Maryland high school shooting: 16-year-old victim remains in critical condition

The 16-year-old victim of Tuesday’s shooting at Great Mills High School — identified by family as Jaelynn Willey — remained in critical condition Wednesday morning, according to a hospital spokesman.... Read more

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