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Numbness and Numbers

Tragedies produce numbers. This is true of hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and other events that take lives and, at least momentarily, ...
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Every “Oh No, Not Again!” Is a Call for Legislative Action

Scholars who study public policy focus on the stages of the processes for developing laws and policies to address society’s ...
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New Bills Begin to Move Forward in Congress

LEGISLATIVE ACTION: Enhanced Background Checks Act, Violence Against Women Act, and more!On March 11, the U.S. House of Representatives approved ...
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Guns in the News: Sobering Reminders and Protective Actions

With news media coverage dominated by so many important developments concerning COVID, economic relief for struggling Americans, and investigations of ...
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Parkland, a New President, & a New Session of Congress

As noted in recent news reports, Valentine’s Day marked the third anniversary of the horrific mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman ...
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What a Difference a Year Makes (and Not in a Good Way)

One year ago, a majority in the Virginia state legislature aligned with their governor to take actions intended to reduce ...
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The Latest Developments: The State Capitol Commission & the MI Legislature

In the aftermath of the violent invasion of the U.S. Capitol, the members of Michigan’s State Capitol Commission unanimously approved ...
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The Michigan State Capitol Commission’s Modest “First Step”

On Monday, the Michigan State Capitol Commission voted unanimously to support a limited prohibition on citizen-carried firearms inside the state ...
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The Invasion of the U.S. Capitol: Implications for Michigan

Wednesday’s shocking, shameful invasion of the U.S. Capitol by domestic terrorists will long be remembered as one of the worst ...
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Our Moment of Risk… (And Opportunity?)

News reports tell us that 2020 is a record-setting year for sales of firearms. The 17.2 million gun-purchase background checks ...
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Guns at the Capitol: Setting the Default Switch Toward Risk Reduction and Safety

In recent days, the nation’s attention has been appropriately drawn to an important election. As the dust settles in the ...
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Michigan State Capitol Commission—Where Are You?

It is long past time to ban firearms in the possession of anyone other than law enforcement officers in the ...
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Dreading the Unexpected and Pondering Possibilities for Prevention

Two unexpected events have captured my attention in recent days. First, national news reports, including police video, depict officers taking ...
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Concert Across America

We’re very excited for this year’s Concert Across America to End Gun Violence and Celebrity Auction. Musical legends including Jackson ...
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Never-Ending News & the Essential Elements of Democracy

News reports continuously remind us of the varied nature of risks and harms from gun violence, as well as debates ...
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