Thursday, June 24, 2021

Tag: gun violence

Ending gun violence in the US

We can have guns on a limited basis – to provide societal and individual protection, but in a way that will prevent people from using the weapons for illegal or violent purposes.

‘Where there are more guns, there are more gun deaths’

CounterSpin interview with Igor Volsky on ending gun violence.

Mass shootings in the US have risen sharply in 2020—why?

There have been 578 mass shootings so far this year, this is already significantly above the 417 mass shootings recorded in the whole of 2019.

Be black, be brave

Let’s return to that idea: we shall arm the militia, and no one else. The Militia shall be comprised of all races and sexes. No one – not even the police – shall have guns.

New Mexico militia member opens fire on protesters demanding removal of...

“This is not the first report of heavily armed civilian militias appearing at protests around New Mexico in recent weeks.”

Canadian prime minister bans assault weapons 7 days after series of...

"There is no use and no place for such weapons in Canada."

‘Heartbreaking statistic’: Thanks to pandemic, last month was first March since...

“All it took was a pandemic and closing all the schools.”

Gun makers and sellers on list of ‘essential businesses’ amid coronavirus...

"Gun retailers are not essential businesses and should not remain open during this pandemic."

Sanders gets backing of march for our lives co-founders for ‘intersectional’...

“He gets that all the issues we fight for are connected, and the gun violence isn't the cause but the symptom of systematic injustice in this country.”

Ceasar: Grief and challenge

The intersection of guns, drugs, poverty, scant education, substandard health care, high unemployment, and corruption are literally producing conditions that invariably redound the hardest and worst on young people of color.

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As Arizona wraps up hand count of 2020 ballots, new questions about accuracy arise

The state Senate’s contractors created 15 subtotals. Outside auditors examined 10,341.

3D printing assisting with the rise of geothermal plants

President Biden plans on expanding all renewable energy sectors, including geothermal plants, as part of his Build Back Better policy.

Former deputies plead guilty to defrauding taxpayers

“Their actions do not represent the values of this organization and absolutely do not reflect upon the contributions and sacrifices of the men and women who have courageously served our country as members of our armed forces.”

Biden has a chance to oversee biggest river restoration project in US history

Removing four dams would promote salmon recovery, clean energy, agriculture and Indigenous rights.

Democrats urge Biden to continue pause of student loan payments

“The scheduled resumption of student loan payments in October could create a significant drag on our economic recovery.”