Tag Archives: gun violence

Civil rights icon Representative John Lewis leads House sit-in to demand vote on gun legislation

In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Orlando that left 49 people dead, Democrats in both houses of Congress have proposed legislation aimed to curb gun violence by expanding background checks to include guns purchased either online or at gun shows, and block anyone on the federal terrorist watchlist from purchasing deadly weapons. […]

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Running out of things to say about mass shootings… well, almost

I tried to write something last night about the Orlando shooting that just left 50 people dead, but I gave up an hour or so into it. I’d sliced my hand open earlier in the day while working on the renovation of 209 Pearl Street, which made it difficult to type. [My right thumb was […]

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Bestselling author Shaka Senghor on redemption and atonement, the making of the Commie High documentary, and civil rights attorney Dick Soble… on this weekend’s edition of the Saturday Six Pack

On this Saturday’s show, we’ll be joined by Shaka Senghor, the author of the New York Times bestseller Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison. A recent Detroit-based fellow at MIT’s Media Lab, Senghor was released from prison in 2010, after serving 19 years for second-degree murder, a crime which he […]

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Four helpful tips on how not to get murdered while teaching college

As I have a number of friends and loved ones who teach college here in Michigan, where our elected officials are always looking for new ways to remove barriers to gun ownership and increase the number of places where deadly weapons can be legally carried, I thought I’d pass along the following incredibly helpful tips […]

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The right would rather mock Obama for his tears than respond to the content of what he was saying about our problem with guns in this country

Today, while announcing the gun control reforms he intends to pass by way of executive order, President Obama became emotional. He got to the point in his speech where he referenced the first-graders who were killed a few years ago in Newtown, Connecticut, and, because he’s a decent man, and a caring father, he began […]

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