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A Santa Fe Student Called Out Tomi Lahren’s Tweets On Gun Control & It’s So Important

Tragedy struck the United States once again on Friday, May 18, when a school shooting took place in Santa Fe, Texas, leaving 10 dead and another 10 victims injured. It's an occurrence that's become all too common, and many are wondering why Second Am…
By Bernadette Deron

A CNN Contributor Said Students Should Learn This Instead Of Advocating for Gun Legislation

The issue of stricter gun legislation has dominated news headlines ever since the mass shooting that took 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14, 2018. Students took action following the tragedy, and they adv…
By Collette Reitz

Could Gun Control Activists Beat The NRA By Copying Their Playbook?

On Saturday, March 24, an expected hundreds of thousands of students from across the country will march to make their voices heard on the issue of gun control. The students are reacting to a rash of school shootings and demanding that lawmakers hear …
By Alexandra Svokos

Taylor Swift Shared A Political Post About Gun Control On IG & I'm Shocked

March For Our Lives has (understandably) received a ton of support from students, teachers, and humanitarians nationwide. Even some celebrities, like George and Amal Clooney, have donated to the march, and performers such as Jennifer Hudson, Vic Mens…
By Lizzy Rosenberg

Congress Appears Unlikely To Do Anything About Gun Control, Again

As is the case with most mass shootings, the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida prompted a national debate about gun legislation. As is the case with most of those debates, the latest appears unlikely to prompt signif…
By Joseph Milord

The Florida Governor Suggested Gun Control Laws, But Not All Of What Students Asked For

After a week of tense conversations nationwide around the Second Amendment, there may be some developments ahead. In an announcement on Friday, Feb. 23, Governor Rick Scott unveiled a series of proposals, signaling that gun control laws in Florida ma…
By Hannah Golden

Students Are Planning Walkouts For Gun Control & This Is What You Need To Know

After the shooting in Parkland, Florida last week left 17 dead, the topic of gun control and violence has been brought once again to the fore of conversations nationwide. In protest of the violence, students are walking out for gun control and holdin…
By Hannah Golden

The Florida School Shooting Survivors Are Marching On Washington To Demand Action

In the aftermath of the tragedy that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, the survivors of the mass shooting are speaking out and taking action. Witnessing the terrifying events of…
By Collette Reitz

Donald Trump’s Biggest Action On Gun Control Last Year Is So Upsetting Now

In the aftermath of a tragic school shooting, the question of gun control and how to prevent mass shootings is on everyone's mind. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, a former student allegedly unleashed rapid gunfire in a high school in Parkland, Florida, killin…
By Daniella Bondar

Survivors Of The Florida School Shooting Are Calling For Gun Control

The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday, Feb. 14 was the 18th school shooting in the United States since the beginning of 2018. With that high of a number not even two full months into the new year,…
By Collette Reitz

You Can & Should Call Your Reps About Gun Control After The Parkland School Shooting

Here we are, again, as a nation reeling from a devastating mass shooting that left many people dead, all because one man had access to guns. It's easy to feel like the country is stuck in this endless cycle of regular devastating shootings and there'…
By Alexandra Svokos

Donald Trump's Florida School Shooting Speech Missed One Major Point

A day after a shooting at a high school in South Florida claimed the lives of over a dozen students and teachers, President Donald Trump delivered an address on the school shooting that kept focus on consoling families and the subject of mental healt…
By Joseph Milord

This Is Why Congress Is Stuck On Gun Control, & It's Infuriating

After a gunman opened fire in a Sutherland Springs, Texas church on Sunday, Nov. 5, killing 26 and injuring dozens of others, a familiar pattern in American politics reemerged. A tragic event prompts a conversation on gun control, with prominent memb…
By Joseph Milord

In A Surprising Twist, The NRA Says They Support Regulating Bump Stocks

The National Rifle Association (NRA) broke its silence on Thursday, Oct. 5th over the Las Vegas shooting that killed at least 59 and injured hundreds. In a statement on the organization's website, CEO Wayne LaPierre and chief lobbyist Chris Cox said …
By Alex Berg

Donald Trump’s Las Vegas Speech Didn’t Mention Gun Control Once

Three days after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, President Donald Trump traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada to meet with survivors and offer words of condolence. But the words he offered were missing a very notable piece of the puzzle. …
By Lilli Petersen

Even Democrats Aren't Trying Too Hard To Push For Gun Control After Las Vegas Shooting

After a gunman's attack on a crowd of concertgoers in Las Vegas, Nevada resulted in 59 deaths and over 500 people injured, a number of notable politicians made public statements regarding gun policy. Among those politicians were former Secretary of S…
By Joseph Milord

Twitter Is Calling For #GunControlNow After Horrifying Las Vegas Shooting

On Sunday Oct. 1, the deadliest massacre in modern U.S. history occurred in Las Vegas. Understandably, many want the United States government to take action — and they want to see it right now. Tweets about gun control are pouring in on the social me…
By Thea Glassman

This Is How You Can Contact Congress About Gun Control After The Las Vegas Shooting

When people hear news of such a horrible tragedy like the Las Vegas shooting that occurred on the night of Oct. 1., there is a desire to want to help. At first, the problem can seem too big for you to do anything, but there are ways to help. If you'r…
By Collette Reitz

The White House Says Now Is Not The Time For A Gun Control Debate After Vegas Shooting

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a press briefing on Monday, Oct. 2, that the Las Vegas shooting, which left at least 58 dead and more than 500 injured, was not the time to talk about gun control, claiming that it was "p…
By Yasaman Khorsandi

Here's How To Support Gun Control If You Want To Make Your Voice Heard

In the aftermath of the horrific shooting in Las Vegas that occurred on Oct. 1, people are rallying for a re-evaluation of the United States' gun laws and regulations. With over 50 people killed and hundreds more injured, the Las Vegas shooting is co…
By Jamie LeeLo

This Is What Trump's Done So Far On Gun Control As President

Americans woke up to horrific news on Monday, Oct. 2, about a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, that claimed the lives of over 50 people and injured more than 500 others the night before. What was supposed to be an evening of country music ended in…
By Danielle Valente

This Is What Donald Trump's Stance On Gun Control Has Been Over The Years

In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, the deadliest shooting in U.S. history that killed at least 58 and injured over 500, it's important to look at how President Trump's stance on gun control has changed over the years. We observe the history as pe…
By Yasaman Khorsandi

People Are Calling Out Trump For Supporting Obama's Gun Control Call After Sandy Hook

After a shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 1 claimed the lives of at least 50 and injured over 500 more, President Donald Trump made statements on social media and gave a formal speech about the incident. The speech had both its fans and critics. …
By Hannah Golden

Trump's Las Vegas Shooting Speech Addressed…

Following a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, Sunday night, President Donald Trump addressed religion but not gun control in a speech on Monday, Oct. 2. This was the second speech in which he was tasked with responding to a mass shooting while in o…
By Hannah Golden

This Clip Of Kim Kardashian Talking Gun Control Before Her Robbery Is Chilling

Kim Kardashian West is as unashamed of her work to advocate for gun safety as she is of her reputation for nude selfies, in true Nasty Woman fashion. In a preview clip from Sunday's upcoming episode of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” Kimmy invites…
By Taylor Ortega

This State Just Took A Major Step Forward For Gun Control In The US

Hawaii just took a major step forward for gun control in the US by becoming the first state to place its residents who own guns on a federal criminal database in order to monitor them, Reuters reports. This means that if these gun owners are arrested…
By John Haltiwanger

Here's The Controversial Gun Control Skit Amy Schumer Deleted From Her Show

Amy Schumer decided to release a previously cut video about gun control this week. The video was made for an episode of "Inside Amy Schumer" called "Welcome to the Gun Show" that aired this spring. It was ultimately cut from airing because of time co…
By Alexandra Svokos

Calvin Harris, Demi Lovato And Others Sign Open Letter About Gun Control

Calvin Harris and Demi Lovato know their voices carry more weight than the average person, and they are using that power to fight for a cause they believe in. Over 150 musicians and industry executives from Paul McCartney to Zayn Malik signed a lette…
By Anna Menta

Kim K Spoke Out About Gun Control And Now People Want Her To Run For Office

On Monday, the Senate couldn't generate enough bipartisan support for four gun control measures brought forward in the wake of the tragedy in Orlando, the worst mass shooting in US history. This came not long after a nearly 15-hour filibuster from Se…
By John Haltiwanger

Here Are All The Senators Who Blocked Gun Control -- And Their Phone Numbers

Republicans in the Senate blocked four gun control measures on Monday evening. This vote came after Senator Christopher Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, held a 15-hour filibuster last week calling for action. Murphy spoke passionately about the s…
By Alexandra Svokos

Chrissy Teigen And John Legend's Gun Control Debate Just Broke The Internet

A little over a week after 49 people were killed in Pulse nightclub in Orlando in the deadliest shooting in American history, the Senate Republicans blocked any efforts to stop something like that from happening again. The Senate rejected four gun co…
By Alexandra Svokos

The Senate Just Blocked Four Gun Control Measures And We've Had Enough

On Monday, the US Senate rejected four gun control measures that would have closed background check loopholes and prevented terrorists from buying guns. Just eight days after a mass shooting left 49 slaughtered in Orlando, senators blocked measures t…
By Kate Ryan

This 'Daily Show' Comedian Absolutely Ripped Congress Over Gun Control

It takes some guts to be invited to speak somewhere only to basically go after and call out the people you're supposed to speak to. But, that's exactly what Hasan Minhaj, a correspondent on "The Daily Show," did on Wednesday at the 72nd annual Radio …
By Jake Cappuccino

Here's What People Keep Getting Wrong About Obama's Stance On Gun Control

The United States leads the developed Western World in deaths by gun violence. It has now become almost as likely to die in a car accident as it is to be killed with a gun — about 31 per million people. Mass shootings like the recent Orlando and San …
By Audrey Morgan

Here's What The 15-Hour Filibuster's Outcome Really Means For Gun Control

Senator Christopher Murphy held a 15-hour filibuster on the Senate floor on Wednesday. The Democratic Senator from Connecticut held the floor to demand action on gun control. This comes after 49 people were killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Flori…
By Alexandra Svokos

This ‘GOT’ Character Became A Huge Part Of The Gun Control Filibuster

In the wake of the devastating massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Senate Democrats held a nearly 15-hour filibuster that lasted through the day on Wednesday and into the early hours of Thursday. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut spearheaded th…
By John Haltiwanger

This One Fact About Firearms Shatters The NRA's Argument Against Gun Control

The National Rifle Association has frequently argued if more people carried firearms, the country would be a lot safer. As the head of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre, famously stated, The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun. …
By John Haltiwanger

How We Can All Unite To Advocate For Gun Control After Orlando

On Sunday morning, I woke up to a news alert on my phone that notified me of what was soon to be named the worst mass shooting in US history. A wave of emotions washed over me that was so strong, I was unable to breathe easily. I was so stunned. As …
By Sonia Portaluppi

Kim Kardashian Speaks Out About Gun Control Following The Orlando Shooting

Kim Kardashian West is defending more than nude selfies on Twitter these days. Following this weekend's mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando that claimed 50 innocent lives, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star shared her condolences with thos…
By Taylor Ortega

Amy Schumer Was Front And Center During Obama's Gun Control Speech

Anyone who thinks Amy Schumer isn't seriously committed to gun control should probably feel bad about how wrong he or she is. On Tuesday, the comedian sat in the front row at the White House for President Obama's emotional speech in which he outlined…
By Anna Menta

President Obama Gets Super Emotional During Powerful Gun Control Speech (Video)

On Tuesday, President Obama announced executive actions he's taking to reduce gun violence. "People are dying. And the constant excuses for inaction no longer do. No longer suffice. That's why we're here today." —@POTUS — The White House (@WhiteHous…
By John Haltiwanger

Congress Has Not Passed A Single Gun Control Law Since Sandy Hook

Three years ago, on December 14, 2012, a man walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and killed 20 children and six adults. Since then, Congress has not passed any laws restricting people’s access to guns to prevent future tr…
By Alexandra Svokos

What The US Can Learn From Australia About Gun Control

President Obama is considering using executive action to enact heightened background-check requirements for gun sales, the Washington Post reported last week. The suggested plan would make gun dealers who sell more than a certain amount guns a year l…
By Alexandra Svokos

Why Gun Control Laws Might Actually Be Written Into Our Constitution

Gun control has been an ongoing debate in America. It's a debate that resurfaces in the headlines every time there is the all-too-frequent mass shooting. Those opposed to stricter gun control in the US have argued that stronger regulation of firearms…
By Paige Kelly

President Obama Just Made An Extremely Honest Point About Gun Control

President Obama looked visibly shaken as he spoke about the shooting at UCC on Thursday evening. He noted he's had to give press conferences on similar incidents far too many times, a powerful reminder little has changed in this country in regard to …
By John Haltiwanger

Why The US Should Follow Hawaii By Way Of Stricter Gun Control

Mahalo. 'A'ole pilikia. A hui hou kākou. We should all chill out like Hawaiians. \Hawaii has the fewest gun-related deaths per 100,000 people out of all US states, and it also has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. This is not a coinciden…
By Zuri Irvin

How US Politicians And Hollywood Can Unite For Gun Control

Recently, I was at the Hollywood Bowl, a Los Angeles venue where you can enjoy music under the stars. It was a celebration of Tchaikovsky. I was seated next to a gentleman, and it was our first meeting. His eyes told a story, not Tchaikovsky's "Romeo…
By Seanne Murray

Women View The Gun Control Debate Differently Than Men

One of the most heated debates in Washington right this second, is that of Gun Control. Due to the unfortunate increase in gun violence and mass shootings, now is the time to start making changes in our country’s gun laws. For a topic such as gun con…
By Ally Batista

A Father/Daughter View On Gun Control

A few short days later and the massacre that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut still weighs heavy on all of our hearts. The unimaginable incident was the second mass shooting in less than six months in our country. It’s…
By Ally Batista