Today, the president of the National Rifle Association of America, Wayne LaPierre, made his organization’s highly-anticipated statement regarding the shooting at Newtown, Connecticut. Anyone who was hoping for anything less than usual b.s. about how the school system needs more guns should probably stop reading right here. Also, the NRA wants us to note, that it is our culture’s glorification of Splatterdays (what?), Mortal Kombat and Natural Born Killers–specifically–that causes mass shootings, not military-style assault weapons that we can buy online. Read More
This morning, as part of his ongoing quest to end the “gun show loophole,” Mayor Bloomberg announced the results of an undercover investigation into the purchasing protocols at one Arizona show held shortly after the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
The investigation focused on the Crossroads of the World gun show held on January 23 Read More
Daniel Hernandez, the intern who became a national hero when he cared for wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, will be at City Hall tomorrow to call for better enforcement of gun control laws.
“It is my hope that President Obama and Congress will work together right away to reform our gun background check system so that Read More
Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared on the CBS Evening News last night to keep up his push for tighter gun control restrictions, in the wake of the shootings in Arizona earlier this month.
“Giving people the right to be safe and not to be killed on their streets is what elected officials’ primary job is,” Read More
In July of 2009, standing on the floor of the Senate, Charles Schumer delivered an impassioned speech denouncing one of the more pro-gun proposals in recent memory: an amendment that would have allowed concealed firearms to move freely across state lines.
It was, in a way, vintage Schumer–the kind of speech he had honed as Read More