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Marie Kirkendolph: Prevent stalkers, abusers from buying guns

Marie Kirkendolph: Prevent stalkers, abusers from buying guns

Senate hearing on connection between guns and domestic violence is step forward.

August 11, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…
White House to honor former Giffords staffer Pamela Simon

White House to honor former Giffords staffer Pamela Simon

The White House will honor a local woman who has become a vocal supporter of gun reform after surviving the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting spree.

March 31, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Joel Dvoskin: Gun Violence

Joel Dvoskin: Gun Violence

I commend the Star for reprinting the Washington Post editorial on the need for research on accidental firearm deaths of children (“Info vital on scope of gun accidents involving kids,” Dec. 3).

December 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Guns offer the illusion of protection

A mass shooting — another mass shooting — hit the news this week, and any sense of shock is gone. Such rampant killing is no longer an anomaly. The disbelief has given way to inevitability. There is no sense of what the hell is happening to our world, no outrage that we have allowed a societ…

September 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson activist's school supplies to counter McClusky's shotgun plan

A Tucson activist is spearheading a campaign to purchase school supplies for kids who live in the same neighborhoods slated to receive free shotguns.

April 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Rally to stop gun violence

Rally to stop gun violence

Mayor Francis Slay speaks during a rally by the St. Louis chapter of the national group Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America on Saturday, March 30, 2013 in Kiener Plaza in St. Louis. Photo by Stephanie S. Cordle, scordle@post-dispatch.com

March 30, 2013 12:38 pmLoading…

Forum on prevention of gun violence set for Saturday at church

The public is invited to attend a forum on gun-violence prevention to be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 3809 E. Third St.

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Giffords in TV ad urges background checks for all gun purchases

Giffords in TV ad urges background checks for all gun purchases

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is urging key senators to support expanded background checks for gun purchases in a new television ad that is to begin airing Tuesday in Arizona and Iowa.

March 05, 2013 11:28 am Video Related Loading…
Contingent of Tucson survivors of gun violence go to Washington, D.C.,to seek support for closing a gun-law loopholes

Contingent of Tucson survivors of gun violence go to Washington, D.C.,to seek support for closing a gun-law loopholes

A contingent of Tucson survivors of gun violence, including some from the Jan. 8, 2011, mass shooting, traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to seek congressional support for closing a loophole in national gun laws.

February 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Contingent of Tucson survivors of gun violence go to Washington, D.C.,to seek support for closing a gun-law loopholes

Contingent of Tucson survivors of gun violence go to Washington, D.C.,to seek support for closing a gun-law loopholes

Michelle Obama greets Jan. 8 shooting survivor Pam Simon.

February 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Obama is right to go big in reforms to stem gun violence

Don't listen to those who say President Obama's bold plan to reduce gun violence - including an assault-weapons ban - has no chance in Congress. I seem to recall that health-care reform was deemed impossible, too. Until it happened.

January 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Fitz Blog: Tucson survivors to talk about Newtown trip

This is worth attending. Here's the news release I received:

January 16, 2013 11:45 amLoading…

Fitz Blog: The National Bullying Assocation

President Barack Obama's broad effort to reduce gun violence will include a proposed ban on military-style assault weapons,high-capacity clips, paranoia and bullying. The National Bullying Association has vowed to fight this response to the Newtown massacre declaring,”My right to bully shall…

January 16, 2013 10:00 amLoading…

America's defense policies promote violence as a tool

I appreciate your editorial of Dec. 18, “Obama’s first task.” Establishing a commission to inform “data-driven policy” and working to harness “the national will to persuade Congress to act” are important actions for the president to take. Yes, the renewal of the assault weapons ban is impera…

December 21, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…

Now, only the outlaws have guns

Congratulations to all you gun control advocates! You’ve won. You dismissed the idea that if you outlaw guns, only the outlaws would have guns.

December 19, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…
GALLERY: Christ Church Cathedral vigil

GALLERY: Christ Church Cathedral vigil

December 18, 2012 10:31 pm Photos

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Christ Church vigil for Newtown victims

Christ Church vigil for Newtown victims

Rev. Traci Blackmon, pastor of Christ the King UCC Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com

December 18, 2012 10:00 pmLoading…
Christ Church vigil for Newtown victims

Christ Church vigil for Newtown victims

Linda Straub, CSJ of the Catholic Student Center at Washington University, speaks at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown St. Louis on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, during a Vigil for Peace for the victims of the Newtown, Conn. massacre and St. Louis casualties of gun violence. Religious leaders fr…

December 18, 2012 10:01 pmLoading…
Christ Church vigil for Newtown victims

Christ Church vigil for Newtown victims

Rabbi Susan Talve of the Central Reform Jewish Congregation leads a prayer at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown St. Louis on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, during a Vigil for Peace for the victims of the Newtown, Conn., massacre and St. Louis casualties of gun violence. Religious leaders from a v…

December 18, 2012 10:00 pmLoading…

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