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Michelle Obama: “Hadiya Pendleton Was Me and I Was Her”

First Lady Michelle Obama visited Chicago yesterday and made an impassioned speech on gun violence, comparing herself to Hadiya Pendleton: “Hadiya Pendleton was me and I was her,” Mrs. Obama said.

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REPORT: Sharp Increase in Anti-Government ‘Patriot Groups’

According to researchers at the Southern Poverty Law Center, there has been a sharp increase in anti-government “patriot groups” opposed to the Obama Administration and gun control.

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New NRA Ad Specifically Targets Black Community; Links Civil Rights Struggle w/ Gun Ownership

The NRA has launched a campaign that specifically targets the Black Community; asserting that African Americans should own guns for protection against the government.

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Hadiya Pendleton’s Mother Featured in New Gun Control Ad

Cleopatra Cowley – mother of slain Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton – is featured in a new gun control ad; she specifically cites universal background checks as a necessary, commonsense reform. Do you agree? What other reforms would you like to see?

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VIDEO: NRA Calls President Obama ‘Elitist Hypocrite’ In New Ad

In a preemptive strike, the NRA has released an ad that asserts that President Obama is an elitist for opposing armed guards in America’s school, since his children are protected by the secret service. Seriously?

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Cornell West: Gun Control Only Becomes An Issue When “Vanillia” People Get Shot

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:34 pm December 26, 2012 Appearing on his Smiley & West show with Tavis Smiley, Dr. Cornell West pulled no punches while discussing the current national conversation surrounding gun control. While he’s happy the discussion is happening at all, he laments the fact that it takes white people getting shot for the […]

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Gun Control Debate Rages In Aftermath of Sandy Hook Massacre

In the wake of the terrible massacre in Newtown, Conneticut, Democrats (and many Republicans) are pushing for the return of an assault weapons ban. Would such a ban go far enough?

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Mass Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary; 27 Dead, Including 18 Children

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:07 pm December 14, 2012 A horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut has so far claimed the lives of 27 people, including 18 children. The gunman was allegedly the father of a student at the school. There are unconfirmed reports that the school’s principal and psychologist are among the […]

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Is Gun Control the Answer?

By tamara @tamaracg 5:17 pm July 25, 2012 In the wake of the Trayvon Martin tragedy and now the Aurora shooting, I’d say it’s hard to justify the lax gun laws in this country. But strict gun control laws don’t necessarily mean a decrease in gun violence. Mexico is a prime example of a country […]

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