Topic: gun safety

NRA Responds To 9-Year-Old Killing Man With Uzi By Tweeting ‘Children Can Have Fun At The Shooting Range’

NRA Responds To 9-Year-Old Killing Man With Uzi By Tweeting 'Children Can Have Fun At The Shooting Range'

A 9-year-old girl accidentally shot an instructor at a gun range this week, when she lost control of the Uzi she was learning to fire. I can’t believe I just typed that sentence. Why in the world would anyone think it was a good idea to put a semi-automatic weapon in the hands of a child? The world responded with shock and horror – NRA Women responded by tweeting this story, “7 Ways Children Can Have Fun At The Shooting Range.” More »

9-Year-Old Kills Gun Instructor While Firing An Uzi: Your Move, NRA

9-Year-Old Kills Gun Instructor While Firing An Uzi: Your Move, NRA

Monday night, a 39-year-old firing range instructor named Charles Vacca died after being shot in the head at point blank range by an Uzi fired by his nine-year-old student. This is horrible on every possible level: for Vacca’s family, for the child, and for her parents who were elsewhere on site at the range. And it’s horrible for every single party involved in the utter lapse of judgment necessary for someone to have handed a submachine gun to an elementary schooler. Newflash: small kids plus giant guns does not equal firearm safety. More »

It’s Absurd That Florida Won’t Allow Doctors To Ask Patients If They Own A Gun

It's Absurd That Florida Won't Allow Doctors To Ask Patients If They Own A Gun

Our country loves guns, and it loves respecting the “privacy” of gun owners. So much so, that the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit just upheld a 2011 Florida law that makes it illegal for doctors to ask patients if they own a gun. Apparently, asking someone if they own a gun is more invasive than asking them if they have herpes, suicidal tendencies, or genetic diseases. More »

4-Year-Old Accidentally Kills Father With A Gun A Friend Left Just Lying Around

4-Year-Old Accidentally Kills Father With A Gun A Friend Left Just Lying Around

I don’t want to hear how the dad should have been paying better attention and this was somehow his fault, because any parent with a small child can tell you that they are amazingly observant and can find things well before a distracted adult can. This poor dad and his poor little boy who is far too little to understand what happened. I don’t GET the need to own a gun. I don’t understand it. But even moreso, I really don’t understand gun owners who leave their firearms lying around out in the open and loaded. More »

Parents Have A New Ally In The Battle Against Gun Violence – Gabby Giffords Launches Anti-Gun Campaign

Parents Have A New Ally In The Battle Against Gun Violence - Gabby Giffords Launches Anti-Gun Campaign

Former U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly have a big announcement to make. The national figures have chosen to take their careers in a new direction, but one that seems incredibly fitting. Today, they announced a new campaign to combat the gun rights lobby in our government and to look for solutions to gun violence. And I just have to say that as a parent, I’m thankful to this extraordinary couple for stepping forward and taking the lead on such an important political issue in our country. More »