A message from Robin Lloyd, Government Affairs Director, Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence “After the horrific shooting in Las Vegas, Congress did exactly what we’ve come to expect from them: nothing. The shooter used a legal, unregulated accessory called a bump stock to make his semi-automatic rifle shoot like a machine gun, letting him fire more … Continue reading “It’s time to ban bump stocks”
After two of the deadliest mass shootings in modern American history, Congress is finally set to vote on gun-related legislation as soon as this week. Unbelievably, this piece of legislation would actually make it easier for almost anyone to carry concealed weapons. The House Judiciary Committee marked up and passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act on … Continue reading “Tell Congress: Vote NO on concealed carry reciprocity”
So what we can do about gun violence? We can follow the money.
In 2016, I wrote an op-ed in the Boston Globe about the Orlando shooting, then the deadliest mass shooting in US history. Last night, a gunman killed at least 58 people, and injured more than 500, at a country music festival in Las Vegas. This makes it, for now, what Orlando was—the worst of these events our country has seen. … Continue reading “On Las Vegas and the Persistent Challenge of Firearms”
How can journalism, the creative arts, and public health work together to say #Enough? At the Global Health Storytelling event Gun Violence: Beyond the Numbers, activists discussed the personal and societal impacts of gun violence and the need to reframe and advance dialogues. #Enough. After the Orlando nightclub massacre of 49 people in June 2016, Boston … Continue reading “Gun Violence: Stories Behind the Numbers”