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When Shaniqua Doesn't Live in Newtown: Valuing the Lives of Black and Brown Children

June 13, 2013
With the 6 month anniversary of the Newtown massacre upon us it's a good time to self reflect on one of the central issues brought to the forefront, gun violence. On the surface it appears to be a noble crusade. If we could regulate this proliferation of guns then we could get a handle on tragedies...
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NC’s Lack of Gun Sense is Nonsense

June 13, 2013
Photo credit: Francois Polito, Sculpture of “Non-Violence”by Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd He was a braggart about his guns. He told my sons about packing heat and spoke in hyperbolic detail about the other-worldly power and rush that shooting a gun can jolt. He spoke of a violent testosterone fueled...
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Perder un hijo por causa de la violencia de armas lo cambia todo

June 13, 2013
To read this blog post in English, click here . El 28 de noviembre del 2012, mi vida cambió para siempre. Perdí a mi hijo menor por causa de la violencia de armas. Tenía 26 años, estaba casado y tenía una niña de dos años, su mujer embarazada de nuevo con otra niña. No sé todos los detalles de su...
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Guns — New Times, New Solutions

June 13, 2013
Although I do not currently carry a gun, I have twice seriously considered doing so. What I find comforting is that if I choose to own and carry a gun, the Second Amendment ensures that I am able to do so. I find it equally comforting that convicted felons and those who have domestic violence...
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Where the Danger Often Is

June 13, 2013
Have you thought about mass killings when dropping your kids off at school or going to a movie lately? It’s hard not to, given the horrific shootings recently. But do you think of them every time you enter your house? Most mass shootings occur in private spaces, and involve families. Mayors Against...
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That Panicked Race to School that Every Parent Dreads

June 13, 2013
The text came from our school's emergency system around noon. Parents needed to get to the school “as soon as possible, but no need to panic” as there was a wildfire burning nearby. Of course every parent panicked and rushed to the school only to find the small fire was already 100-percent...
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Senseless. Violent. Unexpected. Life Changing.

June 13, 2013
On Friday of this week, June 14th, it will be 6 months since the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school. There will be events across the country to honor the memories of the 20 small children and 6 adults who were shot and killed 6 months ago. 6 months. It's a long time ago. It's a short time ago...
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Enough Is Enough!

June 13, 2013
I have been a New York City public school teacher for the past thirteen years and, during that time, I have attended my share of funerals for past students. Way too many of our children have become casualties of war in this feud between gun companies and our federal government. The sad part is that...
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Ryan's Story

June 13, 2013
For many years I have heard, read and observed the ad nauseam rhetoric, conjecture, and Theater Of The Absurd gun control debate. I find it astonishing that there are still United States citizens who would subscribe to the misguided and intentionally misleading notions espoused by the NRA, the...
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I’m taking a stand against gun violence

June 13, 2013
Hi! I’m a young mom from Virginia and I’m taking a stand against gun violence. I don’t have a personal experience, but I do have a 2 year old with a speech delay that attends an elementary school full time for that reason, so Newtown really hit hard on a relatable level. For a while I was fighting...
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