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We Must Work Together To End Gun Violence

Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Neither hate, nor fear, nor violence should be part of daily life. Health care professionals must speak up to protect everyone's civil rights, their lives, and the well-being of our communities.

Obama: 'We Don't Know' If San Bernardino Shooting Was Terrorist-Related

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke out on a shooting that left at least 14 people dead and 17 people injured in San Bernardino, California, saying, "It is p...

Democrats Urge Obama To Slap Stricter Safety Rules On Gun Makers

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders won't take up gun control legislation, so a handful of Democrats are turning to President Barack Obama to get some...

Gun Safety Group Urges Obama To Take Action To Prevent More Mass Shootings

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO, Oct 5 (Reuters) - A gun safety group urged the White House on Monday to take a series of steps it said would help prevent the kind of mass sh...

Politicians Can't Pass Actual Laws To Stop Gun Violence, So They Tweet Prayerfully

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To promote the general welfare, members of Congress have the power to craft laws, pass them and send them to the president for his or he...

Obama: Deaths Of Marines In Chattanooga Shooting 'Heartbreaking'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke on the Chattanooga shooting Thursday, expressing his deepest condolences to the families of the four Marines that died. "...

Sam Stein

The View From The White House As A Mass Shooting Unfolds | Sam Stein | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the morning of December 14, 2012, as news trickled in painfully slowly about a shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut, aides...

Amber Ferguson

Watch Obama Address Homicidal Gun Violence Again, And Again, And Again, And Again, And... | Amber Ferguson | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama found himself in a familiar, dark place on Thursday: addressing the nation about a shooting that had taken multiple lives. ...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Announces New Executive Actions On Gun Background Checks | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress may be in a state of paralysis when it comes to dealing with gun violence, but the White House inched forward Friday with two n...

Sabrina Siddiqui

White House Avoids Gun Control In Navy Yard Massacre | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Jay Carney was reluctant to reopen a debate on gun control Monday after 13 people were killed in a mass shoo...

Michelle Obama Shifts Focus

Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — It's a second term for Michelle Obama, too, and she's shifting her social-issues emphasi...

Gun Violence in America: The Continuing Tragedy

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

Because apparently this tragic shooting did not involve enough victims, the news media gave it ho-hum coverage, I guess because this kind of mass murder is just so everyday, these days.

GOP Senator Defends Obama's Gun Speech

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Thursday defended President Barack Obama's emotionally charged speech decrying the Senate's failure to pass a bipartisa...

Gun Advocate Jabs Obama, Suggests 'Angry Liberals Should Not Have Guns'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

Larry Pratt, executive director of gun advocacy group Gun Owners of America, spoke before a Louisiana tea party group last month and mockingly suggest...

Cruz Blames Obama Admistration For Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) responded to President Barack Obama's latest call for action on gun control Thursday, launching criticism at the White House a...

Sam Stein

Mothers Of Children Killed By Gun Violence Balance Grief And Advocacy | Sam Stein | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At any other time her name would likely be forgotten as just another of the estimated eight mothers a day in the U.S. who lose a child t...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Urges Action On Gun Control Bills In Weekly Address | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama put the spotlight back on gun violence on Saturday, praising senators for taking "big steps" to advance gun bills...

Sam Stein

Reid To Introduce Gun Control Bill Containing Key Provision | Sam Stein | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will introduce gun control legislation Thursday night that includes a proposal for universal ...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Committee Passes Gun Background Checks, School Safety Bills | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two more pieces of President Barack Obama's gun violence package -- a universal background checks bill and a school safety measure -- pa...

Sam Stein

Obama Gun Control Package Likely To Be Broken Into Pieces By Senate | Sam Stein | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the clearest sign that Democrats are worried about the viability of President Barack Obama's comprehensive gun control package, leadi...

Tea Party Protest Effort To Get Boost From Controversial Pro-Gun Activist

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

Larry Ward, the man behind last month's nationwide Gun Appreciation Day, expressed support on Tuesday for an upcoming Tea Party-backed event to protes...

Christina Wilkie

Obama Gets Personal In Proposing Gun Safety Strategy | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a broad and moving speech Friday, President Barack Obama described gun violence as only one part of a web of economic and social chal...

Still Waiting for a Comprehensive Discussion of Urban Gun Violence

Cathy Cohen | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Cathy Cohen

While we mourn Hadiya and all the young people in Chicago who are the victims of gun violence, the Black Youth Project is still waiting for the president to comprehensively address gun violence in the city.

Michael McAuliff

Republican Hits 'Abortion President' For Gun Hypocrisy | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's impassioned State of the Union plea to pass gun laws in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massa...

Mr. President, Come to Chicago and Address the Crisis of Gun Violence in the Black and Latino Communities!

Dallas Donnell | Posted 04.10.2013 | Chicago
Dallas Donnell

It's time to come home, Mr. President, and comfort the over 500 families who've lost loved ones in the past year alone. It's time to call the nation's attention to the need for a solution to this crisis.