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Illustrations by Joe Fournier
December 24, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of readers’ favorite posts on our site this year. Continue reading

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 | Moyers & Company

As the anniversary of the Newtown tragedy approaches, Bill speaks with cultural historian Richard Slotkin about violence in America. Plus, a Moyers essay on our gun culture. Continue reading

In this photo provided Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis has his picture taken inside St. Peter's Basilica with youths from the Italian Diocese of Piacenza and Bobbio who came to Rome for a pilgrimage, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.
December 10, 2013 | Blog

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

The Newtown Concert featuring Peter Yarrow and Dar Williams.
July 19, 2013 | Blog

See the full concert of “caring, healing and togetherness” for the Newtown, Connecticut community that took place February 10 and aired on local PBS stations. Continue reading

A gun-rights activist carries his rifle during a "National Day of Resistance" rally in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 10, 2013 | Blog

Drop your weapons and celebrate that we live in a country where peaceful change is still possible. 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 June 10, 2014 | 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.
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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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May 2, 2013

Newtown parent Francine Wheeler and folk singer Peter Yarrow discuss the power of music to create change. Continue reading

Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn
April 26, 2013 | Blog

It’s become clear that Congress rarely has the voter in mind at all, unless that voter’s a cash-laden heavy hitter with the clout to keep an incumbent on the leash. Continue reading

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