If you're mad about the Big Nothing that happened in Congress after the murders in Newtown -- no federal gun control measures passed -- well, get ready, because the next big fight over guns and public safety is already brewing. In Colorado.
As Washington turns to scandal rather than policy, gun control seems to be slipping from the public conversation, and the already slim chance of legislation passing is fading to black.
I was a 25-year-old documentary filmmaker from New York working on a show for MTV. He was a 21-year-old dancer in East Oakland trying to move on with his life after the murder of his little brother. I spent a year embedded in his life, and got a front row seat to an American epidemic.
The NRA didn't just throw down the gauntlet to our government in Houston. It also articulated a vision of America and its ideals that is the antithesis of what our Founders intended, and which would mean the absolution of our Constitution.
As bad as drugs can be, Drug Warriors are worse. They raise the stakes of the drug fight, incentivize the drug gangs and push them to greater heights of violence. When a solution becomes worse than the problem it is time to abolish the solution.
On 9/11, Islam jihadists turned four U.S. airlines into weapons of mass destruction and killed almost 3,000 people. Within a month the George W. Bush ...
The NRA's suggestions that the problem of school violence be addressed by bringing armed guards to school campuses or arming teachers is a further attempt to drum up business for the gun companies. What do we need to do?
How can you tell them what peace is? Even better, how can you help them discover peace and non-violence for themselves? If you are a father, this assignment becomes critical, something you need to do now. Today.
I don't know. I'm outraged too. I'm upset too. But when our media chooses random deaths to focus on for weeks; when our president chooses random cities to console -- that brings our perspective into question.
After morning cuddles with my Isabella, I went to San Francisco City Hall this morning to join the Healing Circle to connect with moms who have lost children to gun violence.
On this Mother's Day, it is hard not to feel inspired and hopeful by the robust and sophisticated grassroots movement building of moms across America who have organized to fight for safer gun law legislation.
As "Sandy Hook Moms," we often hear the phrase "I can't imagine what you are going through." Well, please imagine it. Imagine what it's like to lose a son or daughter to gun violence and encourage your elected officials to do the same.
The following piece may seem like comedy but it's really political satire, which basically means it's about serious issues that make Americans so uncomfortable that I need to dress them up in humor just to talk about them.
The "Faces of Courage" campaign is focused on honoring gun violence victims and their families -- and taking action so fewer mothers who are celebrating Mother's Day this weekend will be mourning their own children next year and in years to come.
The Mayor cannot be so entrenched in his position that he is willing to allow a bill to become law that would allow guns, drugs, and violence in shelters with no consequences.
Giving a rifle to a five year old might be a quaint tradition, but with it comes a grave responsibility. That same responsibility should extend to every gun owner.