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Rebecca Bond

Entries by Rebecca Bond

Moving Past 'Shock and Blame'

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 5:12 PM

When an incident like the shooting of a mother by her 2-year-old child in an Idaho Walmart occurs, it's amazing how quickly the conversation shifts from safety to politics. Politics triggers pre-programmed emotions. It generates conversation and, let's face it, amps the theater of media and 140-character tweets. But when...

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The Accidental Lions and How They Change Culture

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 7:23 PM

There are moments when a shot is heard around the world and lions are born. On March 30, 1980, James Brady became one of those lions. Not by choice, but by destiny. He didn't volunteer for this mission, but after the shot, he made a choice to stand up and...

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Why I'm Going to the NRA Convention

(160) Comments | Posted April 25, 2014 | 11:00 AM

I'm a gun responsibility advocate and I'll be attending the NRA Convention in Indianapolis this weekend. Sound like an oxymoron? Well, it shouldn't be. Evolve, the gun safety and responsibility organization my husband Jon and I founded, believes that something as important as responsible gun ownership should not...

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A Mother's (Day) View of the Gun Debate

(129) Comments | Posted May 12, 2013 | 2:35 PM

It's Mother's Day, and as I think of all the moms missing their children due to gun violence, I wonder what it is going to take for people in this country to rise up with their voices and protect like a mom.

That's what moms do. They protect. From...

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Public Is the New Private

(3) Comments | Posted April 23, 2009 | 6:21 PM

"Dorothy, you're not in Kansas anymore!" Oh, how those words gathered meaning as I skipped down the road to apply to Public School in New York City this year. I'm a mother who got the hay kicked out of her this year in the "perfect storm" that is the current...

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