Denied Service, Veteran Commits Suicide at Northport VA Hospital

“A Long Island military veteran committed suicide Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center after allegedly being denied service, according to a report in The New York Times.”

Twenty veterans die a day from suicide.

If you, or someone you know has risk factors of suicide, call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255)

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A Year Later, Father Of Slain Reporter Calls Out ‘Treasonous GOP’ For Inaction On Gun Violence

“’Momentum is on our side and it’s only a matter of time until we prevail,’ he said. ‘The needle has moved, and I’m not going to lose this fight. I’m Alison’s dad.’”

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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

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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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