Posts tagged "gun violence"

Sandy Hook Promise Releases Another Haunting Video about Gun Violence in Schools

The Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit organization led by the families of the Sandy Hook primary school, released another heart-wrenching video about gun violence in schools. This new video titled “Back to School Essentials” shows elementary school kids showing the new school supplies they got for the school year in the midst of a shooting....

Ohio Governor Releases Gun Reform Policies in Response to Mass Shootings

This Tuesday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine released a series of policy proposals aimed at reducing gun violence statewide. He addressed the issue from both major perspectives, outlining ideas to ensure better mental healthcare services and to implement gun control reform legislation. The legislative reforms are broad in scope and include many policies that the federal...

Mexican Government Plans to Investigate El Paso Shooter as a Terrorist against Latinx People

On Sunday evening following the El Paso terrorist attack the Mexican government issued statements denouncing the actions of the shooter who attacked Latinx people in El Paso, killing 22 people in a Walmart. Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebraud is evaluating if the Mexican government can charge the shooter on terrorism charges and investigate the seller...

Democratic House Unveils Universal Background Check Bill

Eight years after she almost lost her life in a shooting, former Arizona representative Gabrielle Giffords returned to the Capitol to introduce H.R. 8, a bill to require background checks for all private sales, effectively closing loopholes that allow firearms to be purchased at gun shows and online with minimal oversight. Under current federal law,...

New Brazilian Gun Laws May Pose Risk to Domestic Violence Victims

New Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree to loosen gun laws throughout the country, despite public safety experts concern, a decree that makes it easier for Brazilians to have guns in their homes, as well as waives old standing safety checks such as federal police approval. In addition, Bolsonaro increased the validity period...

Trump Administration Rescinds Anti-discriminatory School Discipline Policies

Today the Trump Administration announced it would rescind parts of the Obama administration’s “Rethink Discipline” school policies, policies that ensured that minority students were not unfairly targeted for harsher punishments or disciplinary practices.

American College of Physicians’ New Gun violence Reduction Recommendations

On Monday, the American College of Physicians (ACP) released new recommendations in the Annals of Internal Medicine for doctors on how to reduce gun violence across the country. These recommendations were released two days after the deadliest attack on Jewish people in the United States at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. In the...

Anti-Semitic Gunman Kills Eleven in Deadliest Attack Against Jewish People in US

On Saturday, a man armed with three handguns and what is believed to be an altered AR-15 carried out the deadliest attack against Jewish people in America at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Eleven people were killed, most of whom were predominantly elderly regulars of Shabbat services, including three women, one 97 years...

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Each year, 10 million people are victims of domestic violence. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will become victims of physical domestic violence in their lifetime.

Lone Shooter Kills Over 50, Injures Over 500

On Sunday night, a gunman on the 32nd floor of Las Vegas’s Mandalay Bay Resort opened fire on a crowd of thousands of people attending the final night of a county music festival. As of Monday afternoon, at least 58 people are dead and over 500 are injured.

Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day

“Every credible scientific study of women and guns in the last two decades strongly indicates that a firearm in a woman’s home is far more likely to be used against her or her family than to defend against an outside attacker.”

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Guns in Abusive Homes

The chance of a woman in an abusive household being killed by her partner quintuples when a gun is in the home.

SCOTUS Upholds Strong Domestic Violence Gun Ban Law

The Supreme Court decided 6-2 in Voisine v. United States to affirm protections for victims of domestic violence by preventing individuals convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence from owning guns.
Three Muslim Students Have Been Shot and Killed in North Carolina in Possible Hate Crime

Three Muslim Students Have Been Shot and Killed in North Carolina in Possible Hate Crime

Craig Stephen Hicks, a 46-year-old white man, turned himself in to the police and is being charged with three counts of first-degree murder.
A Call for Action to Reduce Gun Deaths Among Victims of Domestic Violence

A Call for Action to Reduce Gun Deaths Among Victims of Domestic Violence

Over 250 people gathered inside the Dirksen Senate building on Wednesday to support legislation aimed at decreasing intimate partner homicide through gun violence.
Deadly Shooting at UCSB Motivated by Misogyny

Deadly Shooting at UCSB Motivated by Misogyny

The confirmed suspect claimed it was his "day of retribution" for a lifetime of rejection by women.