Features related to gun control

NRA president Charlton Heston holds up a musket as he tells the 5,000 plus members attending an NRA annual meeting in Charlotte, NC, in May, 2000, that they can have his gun when they pry it "from my cold dead hands." (AP Photo/Ric Feld)
December 16, 2013 | Blog

The grim Newtown anniversary reminded us of the moment when Charlton Heston made his boast that gun control advocates would have to pry his rifle from his “cold, dead hands.” Continue reading

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December 13, 2013

Bill discusses the work of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which has just released a moving video urging people to speak out against firearms violence. Continue reading

Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, from San Antonio, Texas, who lost their daughter Jessica Ghawi, 24, in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting, shows a picture of their daughter. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
December 13, 2013 | Blog

Forget Congress: The real action after Newtown was in 40 states — from assault weapon bans to “volunteer emergency security forces” for K-12 schools. Continue reading

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December 3, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

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November 29, 2013 | Q&A

Carol McDaid, who fought for equality between mental health care and other medical treatments, talks about how this month’s final ruling could affect health care and gun violence. Continue reading

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August 30, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of the stories the Moyers & Company crew are reading today. Continue reading

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July 19, 2013 | Moyers & Company

The author and gun control advocate describes how a lethal combination of self-defense laws and concealed-carry laws makes us more vulnerable to gun violence. Continue reading

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July 18, 2013 | Blog

Mark Fiore takes a look at the role that ALEC and the NRA played in the passage of Stand Your Ground laws in Florida and George Zimmerman’s defense. Continue reading

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May 8, 2013 | Group Think

There are some issues in our body politic where digging in your heals, demonizing the other side and screaming bloody epithets over the high fence won’t get you any closer to victory. Plenty of people have worked to find common … MORE

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May 3, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Newtown parents and a legendary folk singer lift their voices to end gun violence. Continue reading

Click to use an interactive, crowdsourced map visualizing gun deaths nationwide since Newtown, from Slate.
Updated December 12, 2013 | Blog

Take a by-the-numbers look at gun deaths, school shootings, public opinion and legislation in the year since Sandy Hook. Continue reading

Peter Yarrow and the Wheelers perform with other musicians in a concert to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting.
May 3, 2013

Watch Newtown parents and legendary singers raise their voices to uplift a community following the Sandy Hook massacre. Continue reading

David and Francine Wheeler, parents of Sandy Hook School shooting victim Benjamin speak at a news conference at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, Conn., Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. One month after the mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the parents joined a grassroots initiative called Sandy Hook Promise to support solutions for a safer community. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
May 3, 2013
A group started by members of the Newtown community hope you will call your representatives and support common sense solutions to make our schools safer.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., seated right, meets in his office with families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. Seated on sofa from left are David and Francine Wheeler, who lost their 6-year-old son Ben in the shooting, Katy Sherlach and her father Bill Sherlach, whose wife Mary Sherlach was killed. At far right is Mark Barden, father of victim Daniel Barden. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 3, 2013 | Blog

If we’re at a tipping point for movement against gun violence, it’s time to push harder than ever. Continue reading

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May 2, 2013

Newtown parents Francine and David Wheeler talk about how to address gun violence in a way that welcomes diverse viewpoints. Continue reading

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