gun control

Filibuster Ends With Announcement That GOP Will Hold Gun Votes

Filibuster Ends

After spending nearly 15 hours straight talking about gun control, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and other Senate Democrats relinquished the floor early Thursday morning [June 16], according to Politico. This comes after the tragedy in Orlando, FL, where 49 people lost their lives after a gunman shot up a gay club. The chamber is likely […]

Auction for Gun Used to Kill Trayvon Martin Appears To Have Been Halted

Martin Zimmerman Gun Sale

George Zimmerman‘s online auction to sell the gun that was used to kill an unarmed Black teenager, Trayvon Martin, appears to have been halted and removed from the GunBroker website just minutes after the auction was supposed to begin, according to the Associated Press. The auction was set to begin today [Thursday, May 12] at […]

Facebook Bans Private Gun Sales Through Their Site

Facebook Inc. has prohibited global users from coordinating person-to-person private sales of firearms on its online social network and its Instagram photo-sharing service on Friday[January 29, 2016], countering concerns that it was increasingly being used to circumvent background checks on gun purchases. The move comes as the United States debates the issue of access to […]

Gun Goes Off In A Delaware Junior High School, No One Hurt

Central Middle School

Two middle school students are in custody in Delaware today after a gun is fired inside of a school restroom. No one was injured in the shooting. Police say officers were called to Central Middle School in Dover, Delaware about 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Allegedly, one student brought a gun to the school and may […]

Trayvon Martin’s Mom Endorses Hillary Clinton

sybrina hillary

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed 17 year old that was shot to death by George Zimmerman, endorsed Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton for this upcoming election’s Democratic presidential candidate in an op-ed published Monday on CNN. Fulton wrote that she believed Clinton will keep her promise in being an advocate for […]

Occupation Of Federal Building In Oregon By Armed Militia Continues

bundys

After almost a week being in a standoff with federal authorities, an armed militia continues to occupy a federal building in Burns, Oregon, pushing the envelope of the federal authorities’ compliance into their favor. The Citizens of Constitutional Freedom, an armed, all-white anti-government group, has taken control of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, where […]

Obama Speaks On Plans For Gun Control

Gun Control

President Barack Obama delivered an emotional speech at the White House surrounded by advocates for gun control reform on Tuesday, according to Mashable. Obama became emotional when speaking about the victims of gun violence, especially those from Sandy Hook Elementary School. Prior to his speech, he was introduced by the father of one victim – […]

It’s Time 4 Sum Aksion: President Obama Gets Real On Gun Control

article obama

In President Obama‘s final year in the White House, he’s loading up to go hard against the proliferation of guns in America—specifically, limiting the number of guns in America by taking executive action. The President said this past Friday [January 1, 2016] he will meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday to review how […]

President Obama Prepares To Act On Gun Control

In an executive attempt to further restrict access to guns, President Obama met with former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg yesterday, who has become the arch-nemesis of the National Rifle Association. According to a White House report, Obama and Bloomberg “discussed ways to keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have access […]

Three Year Anniversary Of Sandy Hook Tragedy: How Has The U.S. Changed?

newtown candlelight vigil AP

Today marks a dark day in United States history. Three years ago today, Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut was terrorized by a maniac who murdered 26 people, including 20 children. The story and details surrounding this incident are common knowledge worldwide and have become a sad memory of an issue that this country […]