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The MAGA storming of the Capitol is two years old. The attempted coup is still happening. The reshaping of the Republican Party as an insurrectionary force and the expansion of armed gangs aim to smash democracy. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2023.

The Ad for the Gun a 5-Year-Old Used to Shoot His 2-Year-Old Sister (Video)

Justin Peters Slate
There is a long tradition in this country of children—primarily in rural areas—learning to shoot at a young age. But there is a point where all reasonable people need to admit that a kid is too young to own and/or shoot a real rifle that shoots real bullets. Four years old—the age the Kentucky boy who shot his 2-year-old sister apparently was when he received a Crickett rifle as a gift—is way, way too young.

The Supreme Court’s Legitimacy Crisis

Molly Coleman and Tristin Brown Teen Vogue
The right-wing supermajority on the Court is the result of a movement determined to seize power at any cost. It's time to critically assess and reconfigure the Court’s role in our society. Our democracy depends on it.

Who Stops a ‘Bad Guy With a Gun’?

Larry Buchanan and Lauren Leatherby The New York Times
“It’s direct, indisputable, empirical evidence that this kind of common claim that ‘the only thing that stops a bad guy with the gun is a good guy with the gun’ is wrong."

The Problem Is the Guns. The Guns. The Guns. The Guns.

Chuck Idelson Common Dreams
It's not school security or mental illness or anything else—it’s just guns. President Biden said on the night of the Uvalde massacre, "when we passed the assault weapons ban, mass shootings went down. When the law expired, mass shootings tripled."

Friday Nite Videos | May 27, 2022

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A Simple Solution: Reduce the Number of Guns. Oye Como Va ft. Carlos Santana & Cindy Blackman Santana. Jacinda Ardern at Harvard: Gun Control and Democracy. How Your Phone Knows If You’re Getting an Abortion. The Hidden History of “Hand Talk.”
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