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We Can Do Better

June 17, 2013
Guns killed more preschoolers in one year than they did law-enforcement officers in the line of duty. Ask yourself if this is really what we as Americans meant by putting our children first? American companies manufacture enough bullets each year to fire 31 rounds into every one of our citizens...
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Sorrow, Anger, ACTION! — A Gathering of Voices Against Gun Violence

June 14, 2013
MomsRising, PICONetwork, UltraViolet, Children's Defense Fund and the National Network to End Domestic Violence are pleased to present this gathering of voices against gun violence. Gun violence causes more than 30 deaths daily, yet gun manufacturers and their allies hope that the public will...
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Why Did Raymond in the 5th Grade Need Bullets?

June 14, 2013
Raymond is suffering from depression. He doesn’t know that he is depressed. He is 11-years-old and in the 5th grade. He only knows that he is tired of feeling this way. He has no friends with whom he can be himself. School is too hard. His parents only accept “A”s and he can’t come close to getting...
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Bullets are not a safety plan

June 14, 2013
I can’t believe it’s the six-month anniversary of Newtown. I took a moment to read this blog I wrote a few days after the tragic event. It feels as relevant to me today as it did 6 months ago. The conversations are the same and I feel frustrated and stuck. We simply have to move forward. -Traci...
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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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