US gun violence: Capitalism is the culprit / by Belén Fernández

Semiautomatic rifles fill a wall at a gun shop in Lynnwood, Washington, the United States [File: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson] Originally published in Aljazeera on July 31, 2022 To fix gun violence in America, we need an assault on capitalism. On July 27, two top executives from prominent US gun companies – Marty Daniel of DanielContinue reading “US gun violence: Capitalism is the culprit / by Belén Fernández”

Opinion: To end gun violence we also need to end poverty / by Stephen Carnahan

Photo: Alex Wong, Getty Images When I’m not feeling angry, I’m sad. When I’m not feeling sad, I’m angry.  The sadness is because of the loss of young, innocent lives. It’s so hard to watch the news and see the faces of the children in Uvalde, Texas or parade goers in Chicago. It makes meContinue reading “Opinion: To end gun violence we also need to end poverty / by Stephen Carnahan”

The Supreme Court’s Gun Ruling Yesterday Shows It Isn’t Pro-Life / An Interview with Adam Winkler

A protester holds up a sign during a rally against gun violence outside the US Capitol on June 6, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer / Getty Images) The Supreme Court isn’t pro-life — yesterday, it struck down a New York State law limiting who can carry concealed handguns in public, a ruling that couldContinue reading “The Supreme Court’s Gun Ruling Yesterday Shows It Isn’t Pro-Life / An Interview with Adam Winkler”

Opinion: The politicians have failed on guns. Time to go to the people / by Ethan Strimling

Photo: Students protest for gun reform outside the White House | Lorie Shaull/Creative Commons via Flickr Because we have a Democratic governor who once earned an A+ from the NRA while serving as a state legislator and as governor watered down the only gun safety initiative she was willing to sign (even gun rights groups endorsed it afterContinue reading “Opinion: The politicians have failed on guns. Time to go to the people / by Ethan Strimling”

NRA convenes in Texas as gun stocks soar on Wall Street / C.J. Atkins

Then-President Donald Trump speaks at a National Rifle Association event in 2019. Trump will be the featured speaker at the NRA’s convention in Houston this weekend. | Michael Conroy / AP The funerals haven’t even been held yet in Texas for the 19 schoolchildren and two teachers murdered at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday. FamiliesContinue reading “NRA convenes in Texas as gun stocks soar on Wall Street / C.J. Atkins”

A country that fails to keep its children safe is a failed state / People’s Forum

A vigil for the victims of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Photo: Billy Calzada/The San Antonio Express-News via AP Marking the 212th mass shooting in the US this year alone, at least 21 people, including 19 children, were killed in a shooting at Robb ElementaryContinue reading “A country that fails to keep its children safe is a failed state / People’s Forum”

In America, There Is Mass Death, Then There Is Nothing / by David Sirota

People become emotional at the City of Uvalde Town Square during a prayer vigil in the wake of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (Jordan Vonderhaar / Getty Images) It doesn’t matter how many people are slaughtered. It doesn’t even matter if they’re children, as they wereContinue reading “In America, There Is Mass Death, Then There Is Nothing / by David Sirota”

Children, teachers shot dead in Texas at yet another mass shooting / by Mark Gruenberg

People mourn in the wake of the Texas elementary school shooting. | William Luther/AP WASHINGTON—After the latest gun massacre in a school, this time at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, teachers unions, Democratic President Joe Biden  and gun control groups are again demanding legislative crackdowns on guns. “Why are we willing to live with thisContinue reading “Children, teachers shot dead in Texas at yet another mass shooting / by Mark Gruenberg”