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Caroline Sparks

One Year Later

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

One year later, despite Congress's appalling lack of action, there has been important progress in some areas and states. The White House has quietly delivered on most of the executive actions President Obama promised in the aftermath of the Newtown shooting.

We Can Do Better

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Every three days guns kill more than 20 children and teens, enough to fill a school classroom. We have likely had the equivalent of 67 Newtowns in the numbers of child deaths since December 14.

It Didn't Have to Happen

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

A law requiring Levi Reed's grandfather to store his gun safely might have saved Noah McGuire's life. Enough is enough. It is time for responsible citizens everywhere to stand up to the gun lobby and demand that politicians pass common sense gun safety and safe storage laws.

Walmart Is Above Selling Candy Cigarettes -- So Why Does It Sell Children's Firearms?

Nash Riggins | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
Nash Riggins

Perhaps the next time America's biggest retailer campaigns to ban the sale of certain products in order to keep kids safe, it should look to its own sporting goods section.

5-Year-Old Used Child's Rifle To Accidentally Kill Sister

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER and DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 07.02.2013 | Crime

BURKESVILLE, Ky. — In southern Kentucky, where some children get their first guns even before they start first grade, Stephanie Sparks was clean...