Category Archives: gun control

Wear Orange Weekend Next Weekend!

Everytown For Gun Safety sponsoring Wear Orange Weekend From the Everytown email: I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss your chance to sign up for a Wear Orange weekend event for June 7th – June 9th! We’re now at … Continue reading

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Tragedy Never Ends With Gun Deaths

Toward the end of last week and the beginning of this week America was saddened once again when two of the most horrific mass killings in our history wrote yet another chapter. As New Zealand was dealing very forcefully with … Continue reading

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“March For Our Lives” In Des Moines Sunday

*SUNDAY: March for Our Lives in Des Moines* Speakers & march scheduled for 1:30 PM at state capitol Des Moines, Iowa — Led by local students, Iowans of all backgrounds will march together on Sunday at the state capitol for … Continue reading

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Shooter Drills

One of the really bad bills that the Trumpublican Party is trying to get enacted in the Iowa legislature this session is a two pronged bill that would first eliminate the need for a concealed carry permit and second end … Continue reading

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Public Health Approach To Gun Violence

On page A5 of Tuesday’s Cedar Rapids Gazette was the headline “75 shot in Chicago last weekend.” From 3 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday 12 people were killed and 63 wounded, mostly on the south and west sides of … Continue reading

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Wear Orange Weekend Starts June 1st

From a Friday email: Last week, 10 students and staff members were killed at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas. 13 more people were injured, and a community — and country — were left grieving. Time and again, we’re … Continue reading

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Statement In Response To Santa Fe High School Shooting

For Immediate Release: May 18, 2018 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0133 Progress Iowa Issues Statement In Response To Santa Fe High School Shooting Des Moines, Iowa — Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in reaction to … Continue reading

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Lockdown!

From Progress Iowa: Des Moines, Iowa — Progress Iowa today released a new video highlighting the need to enact common sense gun laws in Iowa. The advertisement, entitled Lockdown, shows a text message conversation between a parent and student during … Continue reading

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Activism Picking Up Next Week

Columbine Anniversary Believe it or not, this Friday, April 20th,  is the 19th anniversary of the Columbine massacre.  In our now upside down world the horror of the events at Columbine didn’t drive our country to a sober assessment of … Continue reading

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Will An “A” From The NRA Be The New Scarlet Letter?

Last October following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Gavin Aronson over at the iowainformer.com listed the contributions that Iowa senators and congress members got from the NRA. blogforiowa.com ran a story on this shortly after the Parkland shootings. But it certainly … Continue reading

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