Category Archives: gun safety

Wear Orange Next Weekend

Why Orange? Orange is the color that Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor when she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15 — just one week after performing at President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade in 2013. … Continue reading

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Gawd-Awful Legislature Leaves Des Moines Finally

Considering that the Iowa legislature has a long-standing reputation of doing little of the work that Iowa needs done, this legislature far exceeded that reputation this year. I have tried to keep track, but it is nearly impossible. I think … Continue reading

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Extreme 16: Voter Suppression Bill Crushes Competition As Number 1 Seed

A really inventive way from the folks at Progress Iowa    https://progressiowa.org  to illustrate how the Republican dominated legislature in Iowa is screwing over Iowa citizens:   Attacks on working families, women, LGBTQ Iowans, and institutionalizing racism round out this … Continue reading

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Ernst Chooses NRA Over Violence Against Women Act

Laura Clawson over at dailykos.com is doing some fine reporting with her story on Joni Ernst’s  attempt to pull a little shell game by blocking the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and then introducing her own version … Continue reading

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White House Kills Gun Legislation Over Impeachment

This is simply one of the sickest misdirections I have ever heard. We are in a absolute crisis in this country due to guns. Anyone who is concerned about the health and happiness of the majority of citizens in this … Continue reading

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Frustrated Rant

  This week comes to an end with our current president once again – ONCE AGAIN mind you – being accused of some sort of major breach of security. Does it rise to the level of treason? So far we … Continue reading

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Joni Ernst Trashes Gun Laws Americans Want

Looks like the NRA’s second favorite senator behind Moscow Mitch is getting her bona fides in for big donations from the gun lobby in early. They staked her to the tune of $3.1 million in 2014. Perhaps the NRA can … Continue reading

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Why Hasn’t One Republican Stood Up And Called Out The Racism?

Former Republican Congressman David Jolly of Florida calling for Trumpublicans to be defeated next year on the Nicole Wallace Show on MSNBC Monday: (10 minutes)  The link between the Republican Party and racism and violence is not by any means … Continue reading

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Biden Nails It

Former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden simply nailed it Wednesday afternoon in a speech in Burlington. The video is 26 minutes long.  Remember that this was given on the day that the current president was making perfunctory … Continue reading

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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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