Within hours of the recent terror attack in New York City, Donald Trump and his extremist, racist colleagues in Congress were demonizing the attacker and using the tragedy to ramp up their campaign of fear and hate against Muslims and immigrants. Last Sunday’s heartbreaking massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas and last month’s deadly mass shooting
Tell Congress: No legal immunity for the gun industry The recent mass shooting in Las Vegas was a tragic reminder that we are never going to address the epidemic of gun violence in our country without breaking the gun lobby’s control of Congress. Fortunately, three Democrats – Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Rep.
The gun lobby: See how much your representative gets By TYLER FISHER, SARAH FROSTENSON and LILY MIHALIK | 10/02/17 1:20 PM EDT Attention is being thrust back on the gun lobby as lawmakers give gun control measures a fresh look in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting – the deadliest in modern U.S. history. Gun rights groups overwhelmingly support
Just call NBC (212)664-2333 let them know how disgusted you are that they are giving Jones a national platform to spread his conspiracy theories. Jones has said IN COURT that he is “playing a character” so why are they legitimizing a fictional character as if he’s real. Why not interview Miss Piggy and Ali G
Dear Blog Readers: On Monday, eight days after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, the Senate voted on a bill that would have required universal background checks on all gun sales. Only three Democrats voted against the measure, including Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), the chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). Tester was appointed
Dear Blog Readers, Once again, thank you for all of your hard work leading up to last night’s votes. It is because of voices like yours that these votes were even held, and now all of us know where our senators stand on the vital issue of gun violence. As promised, below are the links
Here is John Oliver telling us why we need to call our Representatives all the freaking time if we want to fight the NRA. Today is the day! Following Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy’s successful filibuster last week, the Senate will vote on two important gun reforms this evening at 5:30PM. These reforms are: 1)
Dear Blog Readers: THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION! Last night’s events on the Senate floor were nothing short of historic. The nearly 15-hour long (9th longest in Senate history) filibuster led by SenatorChris Murphy (D-CT), Senator Richard Blumenthal(D-CT) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) ended with an agreement by Senate leadership to hold votes on
Semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15 have been used in several of the most deadly shooting rampages in the United States in recent years, even before the attack in Orlando. The killers behind the mass shootings in San Bernardino, California, the elementary school at Newtown, Connecticut, and the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, all used AR-15s.
Gun violence kills 80 Americans every day, yet politicians beholden to the NRA refuse to fund research that would help us fight this epidemic of preventable deaths. This is a clear example of the NRA’s inappropriate and dangerous level of influence in Washington. It’s unacceptable that the gun lobby can keep scientists from determining how