U.S. House condemns Atlanta shootings and Asian American racism
House Republicans also argued that the Atlanta measure was partisan and that it blamed former President Donald Trump for the rise in attacks against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
Biden administration to suggest model ‘red flag’ gun laws for states
The administration is not taking action on a ban on assault rifles. But after the mass shooting in Colorado where 10 people were killed, the president called on Congress to ban the weapons.
Mass shootings destroy lives and perpetuate institutional racism against Black and Brown Americans | Opinion
When one group of gun violence victims garners condemnation while another group doesn’t, it is simply another form of structural racism.
Mass shootings are rare. Gun suicides are much more common, and kill more Americans | Opinion
Gun violence as a whole is much more common, and much more deadly, than mass shootings are.
‘Freedom’ is not another word for selfishness and greed. But from guns to the pandemic, we’re treating it that way | Ray E. Landis
Allowing individuals to own military grade weapons is not a path to progress in the United States.
Ban assault weapons. Every last damn one of them. The answer is staring us in the face | John L. Micek
What do we now? Where do we go next? We know the answer. Now legislators need to summon the courage to finally act.
Let’s support these three, commonsense gun violence measures | Opinion
By Ben Sanchez A grocery store in the college town of Boulder, Colorado, at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Various massage parlors in the southern metropolis of Atlanta, Georgia, the most populous capital city in the U.S. A home in Phoenix, Arizona, where a family situation took a deadly turn. A home in Indianapolis, Indiana, where another interpersonal […]
‘We all belong here’: House, Senate Dems rally against AAPI violence; call for passage of hate crimes bill
More than a week after a gunman in Atlanta killed eight people, six of them Asian-American women, Democrats in the state House and Senate rallied Wednesday in support of Pennsylvania’s Asian-American residents, and called for action on a long-sought package of legislation aimed at fighting hate crimes in the state. “Asians are asking who’s next,” […]
She’s a hunter from rural Pa. who supports gun reform. Will lawmakers finally listen? | Wednesday Morning Coffee
This time, advocates are calling in Pennsylvanians who speak Republicans' language on gun reform. Will it work?
We cannot speak loudly enough against anti-Asian hate | John A. Tures
Every American should realize that an attack on one Asian-American is an attack on all Americans.
In the Pa. Senate, an object lesson in how not to respond to a national tragedy | Thursday Morning Coffee
There were any number of ways that state Sen. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson, could have responded to a murderous rampage in Georgia on Tuesday night. He picked the worst one.