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Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Inspiring Lessons from Seattle Pacific University

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I am so grateful to the Seattle Pacific University community for their witness of strength, forgiveness, and deep faith. Yet I am heartbroken that they and so many other children, youths, and adults walk in fear on a daily basis and keep having to worry about experiencing this at all. Why is our nation saturated with guns-- four million in military and law enforcement hands and 310 million in civilian hands? Why are American children and teens 17 times more likely to die from gun violence than their peers in 25 other high-income countries combined? Why is our mental health system still so inadequate to respond to the cries of those needing help? When will we all say enough? We can and must do better.

"Buy a Gun for Your Son" But Let the Neighbors Know About It

Roxane Assaf | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Roxane Assaf

In 1965 Pete Seeger didn't "feel like applauding" at the end of Tom Paxton's live performance of "Buy a Gun for Your Son." Then he added, "But it's...

How Effective Is NY's Ban On Assault Weapons?

THE NEW YORK WORLD | Posted 12.19.2012 | New York

The Sandy Hook shooting last Friday has reawakened calls for assault weapons bans nationwide. Since New York is one of a handful of states to prohibit...