Gun Control

This is Brett Kavanaugh's first case on the bench as Supreme Court Justice

Newly sworn-in Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh is facing two hot-button issues in his first case on the bench: Criminal sentencing and gun control. Kavanaugh's first day on the court was yesterday, when he began hearing arguments in Stokeling v. United States. The case concerns mandatory...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:52pm

Did Levi Strauss and Michael Bloomberg team up to attack Second Amendment?

The National Rifle Association (NRA) and conservative news sites both released reports claiming that the iconic clothing company Levi Strauss & Co. is joining forces with former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg to attack gun rights. According to the NRA and the conservative news sites...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 5:36pm

50 Miles More Massachusetts: Student gun control activists to march to Smith & Wesson

Like thousands of youth across the country, Felix Brody has marched against gun violence in the wake of the Parkland school shooting. From  March For Our Lives in Boston to the March on the NRA in Virginia, he’s covered a lot of ground — but he’s not done yet. Soon, he’...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 9:34am

What are ghost guns and why are states trying to ban the sale of them?

The parts and instructions to build ghost guns or 3-D printed firearms are available online and can be downloaded by people who have access to a 3-D printer. President Trump said he plans to "look into" 3-D printed firearms that can be built using instructions found online. "I am...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 12:29pm

Is it true that 7 out of 10 police bullets miss their target?

After the most recent school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, which left eight students and a teacher dead, prominent gun control advocate Shannon Watts called for additional reform. In one tweet, she rebutted the popular statement of Second Amendment activists that "the only way to stop a bad...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 4:20pm

New York AG talks gun violence with Manhattan high schoolers

On Friday, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released a video of a recent roundtable he had with Manhattan high school students about gun violence. Schneiderman sat down with students from Bard High School Early College Manhattan after...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:48am

What time does the National School Walkout start today?

It’s April 20, 1999. Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, shoot up Columbine High School, killing 12 students and a teacher within about 40 minutes. They then kill themselves. Today, students across the nation will stage a walkout in honor of the 13 lives lost that day. And exactly what...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:14am

Mass students behind March for Our Lives have planned multiple town halls

The Massachusetts students who organized the recent March for Our Lives have planned another activist event: Town Hall for Our Lives. Working with March For Our Lives Boston and Stop Handgun Violence, students have organized five town halls to take place this Saturday, April 7. “We may not...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 4:09pm

Las Vegas shooting Marilou Danley Paddock Douglas Haig update

We are nearly six months removed from the Las Vegas shooting, the deadliest mass shooting in United States history, and the motive for Stephen Paddock remains mostly unclear. There are however, new details that have emerged regarding the shooting. Search warrants released show that Paddock's...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 12:38pm

Latest on Parkland David Hogg crisis actor conspiracy theory

Idiots on social media continue to believe that the Parkland school shooting was a conspiracy, and that student David Hogg is a crisis actor whose main mission in life is to bring down the NRA. Things reached a climax this week when the conspiracy theorists believe they caught Hogg in a lie. Hogg...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 2:48pm

PHOTOS: Thousands attend March for Our Lives NYC rally

(This article has been updated with photos from the NYCMarch for Our Lives event) On Saturday, March 24, thousands are expected to participate in NYC’s March for Our Lives event to protest against gun violence. Several cities across the country including, Washington, D.C  will also...

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 10:46am

March for Our Lives wants Washington to know ‘we’re voting next’

As with last week’s national school walkouts, thousands of Americans are expected to take part in March for Our Lives on Saturday in cities across the country to protest Congress' inaction against gun violence and mass shootings in our nation’s schools. The March 14 walkouts, which...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 11:43am

Boston March For Our Lives is ready to make a difference

This weekend, Boston area students are continuing their fight to end gun violence by taking to the streets for a march to Boston Common. March For Our Lives is a national movement, and the sister event in Boston is expected to attract around 50,000 people. Here and around the country, students...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 2:31pm

Chris Evans tweets support for students on National Walkout Day

The students taking part in Wednesday's National Walkout Day have an ally in "Captain America" star Chris Evans. The Marvel movie actor and Massachusetts native took to his Twitter account to offer his support to all of the young people who are taking a stand against gun violence in...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 3:36pm

With walkouts, NYC students demand 'no more silence, stop gun violence'

Chanting “Disarm hate,” “enough is enough” and “this is what democracy looks like,” roughly 500 students surrounded Trinity School on West 91st Street on Wednesday morning to take part in the National School Walkout. Wednesday marked the one-month anniversary of...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 1:33pm

WATCH: Students turn their backs on the White House on National Walkout Day

Today, March 14, is National Walkout Day. At 10:00 a.m., schools spanning the nation and across time zones participated in a demonstration that lasted for 17 minutes — one minute for every victim of the Parkland shooting which occurred exactly one month ago today. Schools from NYC to Texas...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 11:10am

New York City students walk out to demand gun control

Today, one month after 17 people were fatally shot at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students across the country will take part in a National School Walkout for 17 minutes at 10 a.m. to remember those victims — and tell lawmakers they’ve had enough inaction...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 6:06am

Boston students broaden scope of walkout against gun violence

On March 14, thousands of students from Boston-area schools are expected to walk out of their classrooms and head to the state house. It’s part of a national action on the one-month anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida — but for these students, the scope of the...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 3:07pm

Bumble bans gun photos in wake of Parkland mass shooting

Bumble announced Monday that they would be banning pictures of guns from their dating app. "As mass shootings continue to devastate communities across the country, it’s time to state unequivocally that gun violence is not in line with our values, nor do these weapons belong on Bumble,...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 5:38pm

New study shows gun-related injures drop during NRA conventions

A new study suggests that gun-related injuries drop by 20 percent when the National Rifle Association (NRA) has its annual conventions. The study, published by the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday suggests that when approximately 80,000 people are attending NRA seminars and other...

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 3:49pm