Posts tagged "guns"

Marissa Alexander Faces 60 Years In Prison For Firing “Warning Shot”

Florida’s State Attorney is pursuing 60 years behind bars for Marissa Alexander, a Black woman who fired a “warning shot” in the direction of her estranged husband and his two…

Jessica Wakeman | March 4, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Gun Manufacturer In India Exploits Rape Fears With New Purse-Sized Revolver

A gun manufacturer in India has built a small revolver that can fit inside a purse in the hopes that women can use it if they’re about to be…

Jessica Wakeman | January 15, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Renisha McBride’s Parents Speak Out About Murder Charges Against Theodore Wafer

Earlier today we learned about the charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter against 54-year-old Theodore Wafer in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride.

On November 2, the Michigan…

Jessica Wakeman | November 15, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Fashion Can Fight Gun Violence

It’s hard not to feel powerless in the face of the frequent gun violence (especially after today’s shooting at Los Angeles International Airport). Instead of just wishing she could help, Toby…

Claire Hannum | November 1, 2013 - 2:40 pm

2 Dead In Nevada Middle School Shooting

Details remain sparse, but Nevada police say two people are dead after a shooting at Sparks Middle School shortly after 7am local time this morning. The shooter is among the…

Newser | October 21, 2013 - 1:10 pm

Marissa Alexander, Black Woman Sentenced To 20 Years For Firing Warning Shot At Abusive Ex-Husband, Will Get A New Trial

Marissa Alexander, a Florida mother who was sentenced to 20 years in prison in May after firing a warning shot at her abusive ex-husband, will get a new trial.

Jessica Wakeman | September 26, 2013 - 2:00 pm

RIP Society: 8-Year-Old Black Boy In Texas Shot In Face By White Man While Playing Tag

An eight-year-old boy in Dallas, Texas, was shot in the face on Tuesday in yet another horrific act of gun violence. Donald Maiden, Jr. was allegedly playing tag around an…

Jessica Wakeman | September 6, 2013 - 12:20 pm

The Soapbox: Is It Wrong For Kids To Play With Water Guns?

Last weekend, families across the country gathered for hot dogs, fireworks, American flags, and clouds of bug spray. So much bug spray. My family was no different: we had our…

Jessica Wakeman | July 12, 2013 - 11:00 am

Frisky By The Numbers: The Toddler/Terrorist Death Toll

The website Opposing Viewpoints revealed a rather sobering statistic this week: The number of people killed in the first five months of the year from gun deaths involving toddlers was…

Julie Gerstein | June 14, 2013 - 6:00 pm

NRA Panders To Women With A Plethora Of Pink Products

This past weekend, the National Rifle Association held its annual convention in Houston, Texas. Around 70,000, pro-gun supporters turned out to see speakers like Bobby Jindal, Ted Nugent and Sarah…

Julie Gerstein | May 6, 2013 - 2:00 pm

“If Babies Had Guns, They Wouldn’t Be Aborted,” Says Republican Politician

Yeah, that’s an actual thing an elected official said. Like, for real. Republican Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas tweeted the remark today, which is cringeworthy on multiple levels — not…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Please Tell Me This Bra-Clad “Zombie Ex-Girlfriend Shooting Target” Is An April Fool’s Day Joke

I really, really, really want this to be an April Fool’s Day joke.
ZMB Industries, which manufactures shooting targets which all resemble zombies, has a “zombie ex-girlfriend” target of a…

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2013 - 4:20 pm

RIP Society: Fifth Grade Boys Plotted To Rape, Murder Female Classmate

When I was a 10-year-old, the worst thing a boy did to me was put Scotch tape in my hair. If only! Proof that society is going down the toilet:…

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Meet Natalie Foster, The Woman The NRA Thinks Will Make You Buy A Gun

This week, the National Rifle Association debuted Natalie Foster as the new video commentator for its website, the NRA News Network, to drum up support for the Second Amendment.

Jessica Wakeman | March 29, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Addressing Domestic Violence Means Addressing Gun Violence, Says Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden announced 12 grants to programs around the country to protect potential victims of domestic violence at the hands of their abusers. Noting that between 2009…

Jessica Wakeman | March 14, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt Are The Best Argument For Gun Control

Remember Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, the hydra-headed beast that terrorized Lauren Conrad, Brody Jenner and America during the mid-oughts via their appearances on “The Hills” and “I’m A Celebrity,…

Julie Gerstein | February 19, 2013 - 11:20 am

90 Women Murdered By Intimate Partners Or Family Members In The 8 Weeks Since The Newtown Massacre

The gun lobby says us ladies need guns to protect ourselves. But reporter Melissa Jeltsen at the Huffington Post paints a different picture: guns in the hands of abusive…

Jessica Wakeman | February 6, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Hadiya Pendleton, 15, Performed At Obama’s Inauguration And Was Killed By Gun Violence Yesterday

This is disgraceful: a 15-year-old Chicago high school sophomore named Hadiya Pendleton died yesterday in a park where she was murdered as a bystander to gang violence. Less than two…

Jessica Wakeman | January 30, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Cory Booker’s New Jewelry Line Is Made From Melted Guns

Newark, New Jersey mayor Cory Booker has been leading an initiative to get illegal guns off the streets of the city with police seizures and gun buyback programs. So far,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 18, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Tone Deaf NRA Releases New “Practice Range” App

Just weeks after the Newtown tragedy, and merely days after another shooting at a California high school, the fine folks of the National Rifle Association have decided that now is…

Julie Gerstein | January 14, 2013 - 4:20 pm