Tag Archives: mass shootings

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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Everting’s going to hell, but my friend just decided to give up his guns, and I’m feeling that there might be hope for the world yet

I was going to post something about today’s murder of 14 in San Bernardino, and how it was already our 352nd mass shooting so far this year, and how, in spite of this, it was just reported that another 185,345 people had just started the gun buying process this past Friday alone, and how there […]

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