Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., opened a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today on gun violence with a call to action. Giffords was shot in the head more than two years ago in Tucson, and since then she and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, have become advocates for gun control…. Read More →
Watch NRA’s Wayne LaPierre and Mark Kelly, husband of Gabrielle Giffords, testify this morning at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled “What Should America Do About Gun Violence?” The video streams live here at 10 a.m. Eastern: UPDATE: The live stream has ended. Here is a clip of LaPierre’s testimony:
Watch a replay of Vice President Joe Biden’s “Fireside Hangout” discussion on gun violence from this afternoon: During the event, Biden encouraged Americans to speak out on the issue of gun violence and demand change. “Make your voices heard,” he said in a call repeated from President Obama’s inaugural address… Read More →
2:40 p.m. UPDATE: Read a recap of the Connecticut panel’s meeting on lohud.com. PREVIOUS POST: Two discussions on reducing gun violence are happening online today — one featuring experts on the Columbine and Virginia Tech shootings, and the other featuring Vice President Joe Biden. Streaming at 10:30 a.m. on the… Read More →
Much has been written and said by other journalists about a gun map posted on The Journal News’ website, lohud.com, for 27 days beginning Dec. 23. One of the most thought-provoking comes from media consultant and blogger Jeff Jarvis, who dissected his own feelings on the map last week and… Read More →
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The 25 best political cartoons of the week from across Gannett, parent company of The Journal News and LoHud.com, take on Lance Armstrong, the flu and gun control. More opinion from LoHud.com.
This was a busy week for gun control legislation in both Albany, N.Y., and Washington, D.C. Catch up by reading this roundup of news and opinion: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s SAFE Act passed the Senate on Monday night and the Assembly late Tuesday afternoon, and then Cuomo signed itjust… Read More →
Today’s editorial, “Long-overdue action on guns,” refers to an American Academy of Pediatrics article outlining its policy statement on gun violence. The article, “Firearm-related injuries affecting the pediatric population,” was published in the group’s “Pediatrics” journal in October 2012, two months before the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left… Read More →
As we have seen since the slaughter at Sandy Hook, policy makers very often have a hard time keeping their eye on policy fixes that might actually save the lives of other first-graders, city kids, teachers, cops, grocery store clerks, wives, husbands, etc. It’s so much easier to play to… Read More →