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Parents and Gun Control

Gals, Guns and the Gender Gap

Martha Burk | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

With the next election 18 months away, senators who bucked 90 percent of the public on the recent vote to expand background checks for gun buyers probably think time will fade the memory for voters. But if anything, it's energized the overwhelming majority that favors more controls.

Gun Control Is STILL A Parenting Issue

Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.16.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Just as it is becoming clearer that this might be the start of real change, it is also clear what is making it so: this one is about parents and children.

Gun Control Is A Parenting Issue

Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

More than a dozen children went to elementary school this morning and were dead before lunch. White House spokesman Jay Carney says today is not the day to talk about gun control. I disagree. That's all we should talk about today. We are heartbroken, yes. But saying that will fix nothing. It won't bring anyone back, and it won't keep this from happening again. And of course we know the parents of Newtown could have been any one of us. That's important to remember, but it isn't enough, because the knowing doesn't change the fact that we could still be next. So we can't just do as we did after Columbine, after Virginia Tech, after Aurora. We can't just grieve and hold our children close. We have to demand that our country earn the right to call itself a civilized nation.