When President Donald Trump met with lawmakers at the end of February to discuss “school and community safety,” he chided his fellow Republicans for being “afraid” of the National Rifle Association. Now that Trump has revealed his proposal for addressing gun violence in schools, it’s clear that he’s the one who was afraid.
NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch may enjoy pretending that she’s tough, but a journalist who also owns guns is calling Loesch out in a essay that has quickly gone viral. Linda Tirado, author of Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America, has some strong words for Loesch in a piece she wrote for the Daily Beast,
The Washington Post recently published an op-ed by writer Adam Weinstein in which he argues that Second Amendment advocates “use jargon to bully gun-control supporters.” “While debating the merits of various gun control proposals,” he contends, “Second Amendment enthusiasts often diminish, or outright dismiss their views if they use imprecise firearms terminology.”
Why does the left oppose allowing a small number of highly trained teachers and other adults who work at schools to arm themselves? When asked, their response is consistent: “It’s a crazy idea.” And “We need fewer guns, not more guns.”
There are better ways to start the week than having to discuss any topic at all with slippery Rick Santorum, but Chris Cuomo does his best, especially after Santorum kept insisting the real problem was “fatherless homes.”
After the fatal shooting of her fellow classmates, Emma González rose as a voice in support of stronger gun legislation. Since becoming the face of a movement, she’s surpassed the National Rifle Association in at least one area.
By Brian DeLay, Associate Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley. Attendees attend a candlelight vigil for the victims of a shooting at a Florida school. AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee As teenagers in Parkland, Florida, dressed for the funerals of their friends – the latest victims of a mass shooting in the U.S. – weary outrage
In response to Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida, high school students and teachers across the country are planning walkouts this spring to push Congress to act on guns. On Twitter, students used the hashtags #NationalSchoolWalkout, #April20 and #April20Walkout to plan mass boycotts on the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999,
A student survivor of the Parkland school shooting called out US President Donald Trump on Saturday over his ties to the powerful National Rifle Association, in a poignant address to an anti-gun rally in Florida.