Here’s an example of the new gun reform campaign shaping up on Social Media, this one from Parkland survivor David Hogg. [Read more…]
There have been 7,000 children lost to gun violence since the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. The activist group AVAAZ made the impact of that statistic materially visible last Monday, March 12th, by arranging 7,000 pairs of empty shoes on a lawn near the Capitol Building, hoping to move the legislators inside to pass meaningful gun reform legislation.
Samantha Bee’s prayers are answered. A generation is coming that won’t repeat our mistakes. [Read more…]
Students from over 3000 schools nationwide and more than 30 in San Diego stopped what they were doing on Wednesday, March 14, to send a message.
This was about more than guns. This was about saying no more business as usual. This was about saying platitudes won’t do. This was about saying personal attacks on survivors just makes their cause stronger.
Making change is a lot of work. I hope and pray they continue on the path of righteousness. [Read more…]
Randy Rainbow refashions a mock “interview” with Dana Loesch into a mocking musical parody of “Kids”, the musical number performed by Paul Lynde from the play “Bye Bye Birdie”. Instead of posing the original’s question of “What’s the Matter With Kids Today?”, he showcases so much of what’s right with kids today.
Lewis Black is known for his impassioned, but crude, diatribes. Here in a February 24th, 2018 monologue he reflects on the surge of passionate activity of today’s kids and notes the similarity with the Vietnam era, and a crucial difference. [NSFW – language]
Analogies are never perfect (or in this case “purr-fect”), but there’s still merit in framing gun reform issues with this approach using cats. [Read more…]
Oh, I love those children.
Those beautiful bright young
high school Floridians,
so needed to dampen
our warped relations with guns,
as one, [Read more…]
March is Women’s History Month. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
Thoughts & Prayers MakeUp Tutorial; a fresh take on an old problem. This was posted on YouTube four days after the Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. [Read more…]
Students in more than a dozen local high schools have announced plans to participate in a nationwide walkout organized by the Women’s March to protest gun violence on March 14th. The 17-minute walkout at 10 a.m. in each time zone is meant to honor the 17 lives lost in Parkland, Florida.
The San Diego Unified School Board unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday calling for federal background checks for gun and ammo purchases, a ban on semi-automatic firearms, high capacity magazines and bump stocks. It also called for the reinstatement of the federal assault weapons ban.
On Tuesday evening, several local high profile groups announced the creation of a new coalition, called San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention. Participating are members of the San Diego Brady Campaign Chapter, Sandy Hook Promise and Survivors Empowered. [Read more…]
Ari Melber, on MSNBC’s The Beat, breaks down the legal issues surrounding claims of Second Amendment protection for weapons such as AR-15s. [Read more…]
By Karin Brennan
Some of my earliest recollections are of my mother smoking. At home, in the car, in restaurants…everywhere. My brother and I hated it, because we were always waving away smoke and avoiding overflowing ashtrays. In those days, it seemed like everyone smoked.
And why not? Our parents grew up watching movies where all the glamorous stars smoked on screen, and all the “manly men” in commercials did too. My generation also remembers being stuck on international flights in the last row before the “smoking section” started. How ridiculous does that seem today? The concept that my rights as a non-smoker could be usurped by someone else who chooses to do something that undeniably creates a risk to MY life? Risk YOUR life if you must, but your rights end where mine begin. [Read more…]
Is it déjà vu all over again? Rubio in 2016 “This could have happened anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, today was Orlando’s turn.” Gov. Rick Scott’s prescription for helping: “I think the biggest thing is pray. … Pray that this never happens again.” Samantha Bee: “Maybe we’re not praying right. Can we check the instruction manual?” Flips Bible to James 2:17 “Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” Samantha: “Oh sh*t! We were supposed to DO SOMETHING while we prayed?!” [Read more…]
The Stoneman Douglas High school drama club performs “Shine,” a song they wrote in the wake of the shooting at their Parkland, Florida, school. Since our platform is about expressing ideas and ideals instead of cash flow, clicks, or fundraising, we have the freedom to include a wide range of topics and formats that […]
Two Deja Vu Showgirls of Nashville highlight the absurdity of the gun laws in the state of Tennessee by contrasting the ease of selling an AR-15 with that of selling a couch dance (fully clothed). [Read more…]