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We Must Do Better: Look at the Facts

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The gun lobby has been enriching gun manufacturers at the expense of our children's safety for far too long. For years the National Rifle Association has blocked the truth and actively fought against the passage and enforcement of gun safety laws.

A Mother's Day of Action to Protect Children From Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

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.

'We Must Never Give Up!'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The United States Senate's failure to pass common sense gun safety measures -- the Manchin-Toomey Amendment to expand background checks to keep guns away from underage or dangerous people, and amendments to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines designed only to kill as many human beings as possible -- is a moral failure of great magnitude. Once again the safety of children has been sacrificed by political leaders in service to the gun lobby. As Americans do we value guns more than the lives of children? Do we really want to continue to have political leaders who kowtow to the threats and money and half-truths of the gun lobby and who think their political jobs are more important than the right of children to live and learn and grow up in safety?

'I Promise This Time There Will Be Change'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Connecticut last week was not alone in moving forward on gun safety. New York, Colorado, and Maryland have all passed new gun violence prevention legislation in the last four months. In each of these states, ordinary citizens have said no more and lawmakers have displayed the courage to listen and lead. Now it's time for Congress to lead for children and for all of us in every state -- not just some -- to demand action not obstruction and to put protection of child and citizen safety ahead of guns -- especially deadly assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines that should not be in civilian hands. The gun violence prevention bills pending in Congress deserve a vote. This time there must be change.

Gun Control: A Case Study in How Money Has Changed Our Political System

Walker Bragman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

In spite of what the National Rifle Association says, the majority of Americans favor tighter gun control legislation. The hold-up in the Senate represents a failure of our democratic process.

Kelly: Handguns More Dangerous Than Assault Weapons

Posted 01.28.2013 | New York

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has penned an editorial for The New York Post to highlight the danger of illegal handguns in New York City. While comm...