A list of some of the most offensive anti-LGBTQ quotes from National Rifle Association leaders, including board members and executives.
In the wake of the the worst mass shooting in U.S. history—at The Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016—the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has been receiving a constant stream of phone calls and emails from supporters asking what they can do to make positive change after this unthinkable tragedy.
[The following is a guest blog post by Kate Ranta, a survivor of gun-related domestic violence who advocates for survivors as a co-founder of Women Against the Violence Epidemic, and on her public Facebook page.] If you read Rolling Stone, like Upworthy, or if you’ve seen “Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA” by Brave […]
Many have written about the NRA’s (National Rifle Association of America) close ties with the firearms and ammunition industry. People have not sufficiently examined whether these ties should impact the tax-exempt status of the organization, however.
None of us would think twice about seeing a stranger pull out a smartphone in a classroom, on a crowded bus, or at a sporting event. Smartphones are now ubiquitous in our society; everyone has one. But what if instead of a phone, they were pulling out a loaded gun?
The past year has been a prolific one for films concerning violence. Among the powerful films coming out are Katie Couric’s documentary about gun violence; “3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets,” the powerful doc about the “Stand Your Ground” murder of teenager Jordan Davis; and “Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA” by Brave New Films.
If you had asked me two weeks ago, I’d have said I was an author, not an activist. But with the recent publication of my novel, “Nuns with Guns,” the lines have become a bit blurred.
Recently, I watched a video that the National Rifle Association (NRA) released in response to a speech that President Obama gave in Chicago at a conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) on October 27.
There are over 7,000 colleges and universities in the United States, the majority of which prohibit students from carrying firearms on their campuses. Unfortunately, I happen to attend a school that has been forced to allow guns in “right-of-way” areas, and which might have to permit them in my classrooms soon as well.
My father hunted game regularly when I was a kid, and we ate venison and pheasant every autumn. I shot rifles and pistols in target practice when we vacationed in the mountains. Guns were part of my life growing up.