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Assault Weapons Ban

The Congressional House passed the Assault Weapons Ban bill on the final day of session, July 29, 2022. Not surprisingly, the vote was largely partisan and Gun Violence Prevention advocates anticipate a stall in the Senate.

2024-02-13T15:46:29-05:00July 29th, 2022|National News, States United News|

Steve Dettlebach Confirmed

The Senate voted on Tuesday, July 12th to confirm Steve Dettelbach as President Biden’s nominee for Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Dettlebach’s confirmation in the wake of high-profile mass shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde,  and Highland Park — is a victory for both the Gun Violence Prevention movement and the

2024-02-13T15:46:29-05:00July 12th, 2022|National News, States United News|

Safer Communities Law

The Safer Communities Act swiftly moved through the House and to the President’s desk on June 25, 2022 — less than 48 hours after the Senate voted to pass the first significant gun safety bill in decades. The new law includes: Funds crisis intervention, including red flag laws to keep guns out of the hands

2024-02-13T15:46:29-05:00June 25th, 2022|National News, States United News|

AUGUST 4, 2020

The news out of cities like New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, and St. Louis all reflect the same crisis of gun violence in communities of color. Babies and toddlers have been shot on sidewalks and in moving cars. Fathers, high school graduates, mourners at funerals, young children visiting their grandparents... the stories of the lives lost

2024-02-13T15:46:31-05:00August 4th, 2020|States United News|

JULY 1, 2020

The past six months have been one of the most awe inspiring, as well as retraumatizing, times in my life. For me, as a wounded survivor of gun violence, it is painful to see how our movement has failed Black communities and other communities of color where the wounded try to gather up the pieces

2024-02-13T15:46:32-05:00July 1st, 2020|States United News|

JUNE 19, 2020

Today is Juneteenth, the anniversary of the day in 1865 when more than a quarter-million people enslaved people in Texas learned that they had gained their freedom two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Now, 155 years later, people of color in America are still waiting for liberation--from oppressive systems that have left

2024-02-13T15:46:32-05:00June 19th, 2020|States United News|
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