This Week in Gun Violence
Aug21

This Week in Gun Violence

Yesterday, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence released a chilling new PSA, which recreates the shooting of Trayvon Martin. The aim is to gather signatures for their Stand Up to Stand Your Ground campaign:   Another young man with a gun, another elementary school, this time in Georgia. Fortunately, this time no one was hurt — thanks to the heroic efforts of school clerk Antoinette Tuff: Ms. Tuff prevented the people in that...

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The Shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the Language of Violence
Jan09

The Shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the Language of Violence

Before the horrendous assassination attempt on Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the shooting of 20 people, leaving six of them dead, Giffords knew that she had been specially marked by by her opponents.  Tea Party conservatives wanted her out of office, even though she is a conservative Democrat, and weren’t afraid to use thinly-veiled calls for violence against her to achieve their goal. Her opponent in her 2010...

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