There's scientific consensus on guns -- and the NRA won't like it

"I decided to determine objectively, through polling, whether there was scientific consensus on firearms. What I found won't please the National Rifle Association."

— David Hemenway, Professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center.

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An abuser’s best weapon: The murder that wiped out a Pa. family is a reminder that guns are too easy to get

“’When we say that a gun present in a domestic violence situation makes it five times more likely that the woman will be murdered, that includes instances where the gun was purchased by the murderer, but also cases where the gun was purchased by the woman,”’he added.

"'Over the past 25 years, more intimate partner homicides in the U.S. have been committed with guns than with all other weapons combined,’ explains a report from Everytown For Gun Safety. ‘Women in the United States are eleven times more likely to be murdered with guns than women in other high-income countries.’ As Rosen noted, the presence of a gun quintuples the likelihood of a domestic violence victim being murdered."

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Imam and His Assistant Killed in a Shooting Near a Mosque in Queens

“A gunman shot and killed an imam and his assistant on the street near their mosque in a working-class corner of Queens on Saturday afternoon, the police said.”

Our thoughts and prayers go out to these families and their communities.

This shooting reminds us that easy access to guns makes hate deadly. #‎DisarmHate

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Overseas Travel Warnings About USA Mount

Gun violence in America is now so bad, France, Canada and Germany are issuing travel warnings to tourists.

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How Newtown gave Chris Murphy a mission

“There wasn't one issue that was driving me to get up every day and go to work. There is today." [Senator Chris Muphy - CT]

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Concert Across America to End Gun Violence

One of our partner organizations, Rabbis Against Gun Violence, put together this great toolkit for hosting a local concert for the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence on September 25th.  Please let us know if you would like to organize a concert in your community – ncgv@ncgv.org

http://goo.gl/ooFWvb

 

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Facebook To Gun Dealers: It Doesn't Matter If You Have A License

Great news! Facebook changed its policy to ban sales not only of private transfers but also private transfers from federally licensed dealers.

“Instead, it now reads: ‘We prohibit any attempts by private individuals to purchase, sell, or trade prescription drugs, marijuana, firearms or ammunition.’ With just two new words–‘private individuals’–it’s small as policy changes go."

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The Islamic State likes America’s ‘dumb’ gun laws, defector says

ISIS might hate America, but they love our "dumb" gun laws. #‎ENOUGH #‎FinishTheJob

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Smith & Wesson gives $500,000 to fight Massachusetts assault rifle ban

This is not surprising that a gun manufacture who profits from selling weapons of war would fight a ban on assault style weapons in Massachusetts. Read the excellent description by the MA Attorney General as to why the ban is important and then sign the petition to support this crucial ban - http://goo.gl/Wje5HH.

“Gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson has donated $500,000 to the US’s largest gun industry trade body to help its fightback against the Massachusetts attorney general’s ban on the sale of assault rifles to civilians.

“Maura Healey, the Massachuetts attorney general, last month moved to close a loophole that allowed the sale of assault rifles, which are illegal under the state’s assault weapons ban, after the firearms manufacturers had been given what Healey regards as ‘small tweaks’.

“Healey said that following the horrific atrocity in Orlando, in which 49 people were killed and 53 injured at the hands of an attacker using an AR15-style rifle and a handgun, the state would no longer let gun manufacturers ‘exploit our laws’.

“‘The gun industry has found a way to exploit our laws, a loophole of potentially horrific proportions. And it’s time we act,’ she explained in an impassioned editorial in the Boston Globe. ‘It’s no surprise the Orlando killer chose an AR-15 style assault rifle. It’s a weapon of war, originally created for combat, and designed to kill many people in a short amount of time with incredible accuracy. It’s in the same category as weapons chosen by killers in Newtown, Aurora, and San Bernardino. These are not weapons of self-defense. They are weapons used to commit mass murder. And they have no business being in civilian hands.’”

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Texas professors sue over guns on campus before class begins

“Texas' new law allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms has barely started and already faces a legal challenge seeking to block it before students return for the fall semester.


“The new law makes Texas one of eight states with laws that allow weapons on campus and inside buildings, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Another 23 let their campuses or governing boards decide.”

Let’s ensure that NC does not become the 9th state that allows guns on campus. Join us as we prepare to fight such a bill– ncgv@ncgv.org

http://goo.gl/raQSXv

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