Tag: gun violence

[PHOTOS & VIDEO] Town Hall for Our Lives in Dexter, MI: “We’ve never lived in a world in which we did not do lock-down drills.”

[PHOTOS & VIDEO] Town Hall for Our Lives in Dexter, MI: “We’ve never lived in a world in which we did not do lock-down drills.”

Dexter Town Hall for Our Lives organizers (l-r) Dani Waidley, Gabi Fracassi, Evelyn Hawley, Gigi Eisele, Julia Bell, Savannah Moody, and Sabina Carty Following March for Our Lives events last months, Parkland, Florida student activists put out a call for “Town Hall for Our Lives” events to be held across the country this past Saturday. And students across America responded, […]

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EPISODE 73 – How to fight the NRA’s leadership – with Shannon Watts from Mom’s Demand Action

EPISODE 73 – How to fight the NRA’s leadership – with Shannon Watts from Mom’s Demand Action

The show notes for Episode 73 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/03/episode-73-how-to-fight-the-nras-leadership-with-shannon-watts-from-moms-demand-action.html Shannon Watts on Twitter: @ShannonRWatts Moms Demand Action on Twitter: @MomsDemand Everytown on Twitter: @Everytown Moms Demand Action website: MomsDemandAction.org/ Join Moms Demand Action on Facebook: Facebook.com/MomsDemandAction Shannon Watts’ interview on the terrific Stay Tuned With Preet podcast with Preet Bharara is HERE. The Good: John W. Schoen at CNBC: West […]

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I don’t want to hear about how outraged you are by the latest mass school shooting

I don’t want to hear about how outraged you are by the latest mass school shooting

Before I get started today, I’d like to thank our loyal readers for their patience as I have worked through a rather extended saga of diverticulitis. It started in late January and involved two stays in the hospital as well as an outpatient surgical procedure. It also featured me having a nearly-lethal anaphylactic allergic reaction after the installation of a […]

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Naming the Toxic Male Elephant in the Room

Naming the Toxic Male Elephant in the Room

“I have been training with rifles and pistols since the first time my Dad took me to shoot. Age 8. I know the laws to carry. I have spoken with LEO’s about it. I have a lawyer who works with concealed carry cases only. Truth is I’m more responsible than just point and shoot. I know to identify my target and […]

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ACTION NEEDED NOW – Michigan Republicans vote to allow guns in schools, daycare centers, bars, stadiums, & places of worship

ACTION NEEDED NOW – Michigan Republicans vote to allow guns in schools, daycare centers, bars, stadiums, & places of worship

Pistols in your preschools… In true Orwellian fashion, the author of legislation passed yesterday by the state Senate that allows guns to be carried in so-called “no-carry” or “no gun” zones, said that the church shooting in Texas this past week was actually an argument FOR loosening gun restrictions in Michigan: Despite outcry from Democrats and school groups, people could […]

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Concealed weapons for convicted stalkers? “What could go wrong?” House Republicans say

Concealed weapons for convicted stalkers? “What could go wrong?” House Republicans say

In early June, the Detroit Free Press published a terrifying story about a Michigan woman whose ex-husband has allegedly attempted, repeatedly, to solicit people to kill her while serving a prison sentence for stalking. Two days later, 59 members of the state House of Representatives voted to allow people who’ve been convicted of stalking to carry concealed weapons without even […]

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Michigan Republicans solve problem of open gun carrying without a permit/training by making it worse. Much, much worse.

Michigan Republicans solve problem of open gun carrying without a permit/training by making it worse. Much, much worse.

There’s a messed-up loophole in Michigan’s gun laws that makes it legal to open-carry a firearm without the need for training or a permit. If you carry a concealed weapon, training and a permit are required by law. Republicans have decided now is the time to correct this discrepancy but their approach is to make it worse. Much, much worse: […]

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Guns will be banned in protest zone at the Republican Convention. Water guns, to be specific. Regular guns are A-OK!!!

Guns will be banned in protest zone at the Republican Convention. Water guns, to be specific. Regular guns are A-OK!!!

There is a great deal of fear surrounding the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in a few short weeks. The presumptive candidate, Donald Trump, draws more protestors than the average GOP presidential candidate and, this year, that means there will be more right-wing protestors there to greet them. For example, a white nationalist group that was involved in a bloody […]

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GUEST POST: We have laws regulating voting, why not owning guns?

GUEST POST: We have laws regulating voting, why not owning guns?

The following post was written by a close friend of mine, Mark Ferguson, a self-described “absolutely worst sort of privileged white male with degrees from Michigan State University, Indiana University, and Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.” Enjoy. Let’s talk about gun legislation Are your hackles raised yet? It’s a touchy subject fraught with knee-jerk responses. We need to get […]

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VIDEO: Rep. Debbie Dingell’s powerful House floor speech on guns during Democratic sit-down strike

VIDEO: Rep. Debbie Dingell’s powerful House floor speech on guns during Democratic sit-down strike

Can’t you come to the table? Can’t we have a discussion? Can’t we say enough is enough? Yesterday, starting at 11:25 a.m., House Democrats staged a dramatic sit-in protest on the floor of the House of Representatives, demanding a vote on legislation that would prevent suspected terrorists of being able to purchase a gun and require universal background checks. The […]

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Once again we’re forced to protect ourselves from insane civilians with semi-automatic weapons with ‘thoughts & prayers’

Once again we’re forced to protect ourselves from insane civilians with semi-automatic weapons with ‘thoughts & prayers’

If you’re a politician commenting on the tragedy in Orlando, Florida where the lives of 49 people were extinguished by a madman with a semi-automatic weapon, do us all a favor and do NOT include the phrase “thoughts and prayers” or any iteration of it in your reaction. Thoughts and prayers are like a tissue paper vest when it comes […]

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