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Gun Violence Prevention

WATCH: Trump Advisor Can’t Defend Donald’s “Moment of Silence” Lie About Dallas Shooter

Last night, serial liar Donald Trump went on Fox News and claimed that “somebody called to a moment of silence to this maniac that shot the five police.” This morning, Trump advisor Sam Clovis was asked about this claim. After dodging the question multiple times, he ultimately conceded that he couldn’t defend his boss’s latest lie. WATCH  Just like his…

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This Week on the Campaign Trail

This was a big news week with some major shifts in the political landscape, but one thing never changes – Donald Trump is still only looking out for number one and no one else. Between his campaign staff shakeup and a trip to Scotland to promote his luxury golf course, we almost forgot about his dangerous plans for the American…

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This Week on the Campaign Trail

This week ended with House Speaker Paul Ryan once again struggling mightily to justify his own weak-willed endorsement of Donald Trump. But at least he isn’t making his fellow GOP-ers suffer with him. Yesterday, he encouraged other members of his party, not to vote for their presumptive nominee, but to vote instead with their conscience. Jiminy Cricket would be proud. Watch…

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VIDEO: Cruz: “Put Two Bullets in [Obamacare’s] Head”

Today, in response to a question on “Obamacare,” Texas Senator Ted Cruz responded, “Take it out in a back alley and put two bullets in the back of its head.” Watch here: “We already know that none of the Republican presidential candidates would do anything significant as president to prevent the horrific gun violence plaguing our communities, and in fact they’re…

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Marco Rubio’s Dangerous and Cynical Position on Guns

Last night during the Republican presidential debate, Marco Rubio took a dangerous position when it comes to gun violence. He recklessly argued against commonsense measures that would protect Americans saying, “we cannot afford to have a president of the United States that supports gun control.” He also said that “about every two weeks” the President “holds a press conference talking…

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This Week on the Campaign Trail

Overview Once again, Democrats demonstrated their leadership this week to carry the country forward. In fact, December’s strong jobs report marks 70 straight months of private-sector job growth, making 2014 and 2015 the best two years for U.S. job growth since the last time a Democrat occupied the White House. There’s still a lot of work to do to lift…

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Rubio’s Lack of Understanding on Gun Violence Shines Through in Des Moines Register Editorial Board Meeting

Rubio’s Lack of Understanding on Gun Violence Shines in Des Moines Register Editorial Board Meeting More Americans die from gun violence per capita than in any other developed nation on earth. Despite this fact, Marco Rubio clearly does not understand how the gun purchasing system in this country works, why gun violence is terrorizing our communities, or how we can…

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The American people support gun violence prevention

In the wake of our nation’s gun violence epidemic, President Obama laid out a common sense action plan yesterday to keep the American people safe. At the same time and without even looking at the details of the President’s plan, Republican presidential candidates stood with the NRA and against 72% of NRA members and 90% of all Americans who support…

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GOP Candidates Aren’t Serious About Gun Violence in America

Today, the President laid out a clear and compelling case to address the crisis of gun violence in America. The facts are clear: America is the only advanced country on earth that sees mass gun violence this frequently. Yet, the Republicans running for president are clinging to the past and standing in the way of measures to keep the American…

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22 years after Brady Bill, Republicans more out of touch than ever on gun safety

Twenty-two years ago today the Brady Bill, a landmark gun safety measure that requires background checks for handgun purchases, was signed into law.  Not so long ago, American leaders from Ted Kennedy to Ronald Reagan recognized the need for commonsense measures to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, terrorists, and the mentally unstable. Fast forward to today. Just…

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