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How to write a letter to Congress in a Parkland victim’s handwriting

Manuel Oliver, the father of Joaquin Oliver, one of the 17 people killed during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, wants you to write letters to Congress in his son’s own handwriting. Oliver and Change the Ref, the nonprofit he founded to honor his son, teamed up with ad agency Area 23 … Continue reading “How to write a letter to Congress in a Parkland victim’s handwriting”

How to write a letter to Congress in a Parkland victim’s handwriting
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Kids are walking out of school again, and yes, there’s a good reason

Students are marching out of their schools today to mark the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre. The walkout comes a month after students left their schools in protest over inaction on gun control. The student-led protests come in the wake of the February 14, 2018, shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in … Continue reading “Kids are walking out of school again, and yes, there’s a good reason”

Kids are walking out of school again, and yes, there’s a good reason
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BlackRock’s new funds muzzle gun makers—and sellers like Walmart and Dick’s

When I wrote about funding for smart gun tech last month, I referenced something New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin pointed out recently: As the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock could pressure gun manufacturers to embrace reforms (more stringent background checks, for example). In fact, earlier this year, BlackRock had pledged to hold companies accountable to … Continue reading “BlackRock’s new funds muzzle gun makers—and sellers like Walmart and Dick’s”

BlackRock’s new funds muzzle gun makers—and sellers like Walmart and Dick’s
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Here’s how tech industry leaders reacted to the YouTube shooting

Many sent their condolences via Twitter, while some–including Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey–have openly called for stricter gun control laws. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki There are no words to describe how horrible it was to have an active shooter @YouTube today. Our deepest gratitude to law enforcement & first responders for … Continue reading “Here’s how tech industry leaders reacted to the YouTube shooting”

Here’s how tech industry leaders reacted to the YouTube shooting
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Repeal the Second Amendment? Here’s how it would work—and why it’s so hard

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens published an op-ed in the New York Times today suggesting that the solution to America’s gun problem is simple–repeal the Second Amendment. Stevens argues that the amendment is a “relic of the 18th century,” saying the court screwed up in its 2008 decision in District of Columbia … Continue reading “Repeal the Second Amendment? Here’s how it would work—and why it’s so hard”

Repeal the Second Amendment? Here’s how it would work—and why it’s so hard
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Can students be suspended for gun-control school walkouts? Here’s what the ACLU says

In the wake of last month’s mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school, students at more than 2,500 schools across the United States are walking out of class in a nonviolent protest against lax gun laws. It is the sort of civil disobedience that is typically protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution. However, when it … Continue reading “Can students be suspended for gun-control school walkouts? Here’s what the ACLU says”

Can students be suspended for gun-control school walkouts? Here’s what the ACLU says
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The national school walkout to protest gun violence happens at 10 a.m. today

Students from schools nationwide will walk out of their classrooms for 17 minutes at 10 a.m. local time today, reports the New York Times. The nationwide demonstration by the thousands of students expected to take part is intended to pressure Congress into passing gun control legislation and show solidarity with the students of Marjory Stoneman … Continue reading “The national school walkout to protest gun violence happens at 10 a.m. today”

The national school walkout to protest gun violence happens at 10 a.m. today
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People mostly support Dick’s Sporting Goods rifle ban, Twitter analysis says

Yesterday, one of the country’s top gun retailers, Dick’s Sporting Goods, said it would stop selling assault-style rifles and raise the age restriction on gun sales to 21. The decision—made in the wake of the deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida—sparked a massive response on social media, with Dick’s Sporting Goods trending throughout much of … Continue reading “People mostly support Dick’s Sporting Goods rifle ban, Twitter analysis says”

People mostly support Dick’s Sporting Goods rifle ban, Twitter analysis says
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